We get it.
Travel has changed.
Let’s embrace this opportunity to reset and make a positive commitment to sustainable tourism in Australia.
This pause has given us time to reflect on our relationship with nature and to consider how we can travel more consciously. The past few years have taught us to slow down, step back and appreciate what we have.
Green Getaways is the meeting place for people like you, looking to travel differently.
You want travel to be better – with respect for the local people and wildlife, and the planet as a whole.
Welcome. You are in the right place.
Green Getaways offers the best collection of sustainable and responsible accommodation in Australia.
About Green Getaways
Our aim is to promote and encourage green travel and sustainable accommodation environmental practices in Australia. By carefully selecting and curating the accommodation that is listed on this site, you can rest easy that any accommodation you select on Green Getaways is making a genuine effort to minimise its environmental impact.
The Green Getaways team searches out those unique places where we know you would love to stay: all with high standards, passionate owners and of course, respect for the environment.
Every enquiry and booking through GREEN GETAWAYS shows your support for sustainable travel in Australia and the environmental initiatives that the accommodation has undertaken.
So what does sustainable travel actually mean? Is it even possible?
Sustainable travel means travelling in a way that minimises the negative impact our travel has on the environment. This includes taking care not to harm or change the destination’s cultural and natural environments, so that they can be maintained long-term.
“Consider this – many of the most fun and rewarding travel experiences can also be planet-positive. Think camping, hiking, food tours with locals or indigenous guides, hanging out at cafes and spending money in communities, visiting artists, taking long train journeys, or helping scientists do research as part of a visit to the Great Barrier Reef.” Lee Tulloch.
Being a sustainable traveller helps us to continue exploring and taking enjoyment from the planet while preserving its untouched beauty, healthy ecosystems and diverse communities. And yes, we think it is possible.
About Green Getaways
Our aim is to promote and encourage ecotourism and sustainable environmental practices in Australian accommodation.
We search out those unique places where we know you would love to stay: all with high standards, passionate owners and of course, respect for the environment and ecotourism as the key criteria.
Every enquiry and booking through Green Getaways shows your support for sustainable travel in Australia and the environmental initiatives that the accommodation has undertaken.
What does sustainable travel mean?
Sustainable travel means travelling in a way that minimises our negative impact on the environment and climate on the Earth as a whole.
It also includes making sure that travel is beneficial to the destination it operates in for generations to come. This includes taking care not to harm or commodify the destination’s cultural and natural environments so that they can be maintained long-term.
Being a sustainable traveller helps us to continue exploring and taking enjoyment from the planet while preserving its untouched beauty, healthy ecosystems and diverse communities.
Responsible Travel in Australia
Properties listed on GREEN GETAWAYS AUSTRALIA are taking steps towards making tourism accommodation more sustainable, whether water or energy conservation, recycling, or reducing the consumption of natural resources through bulk amenities and eco friendly cleaning.
This means less waste of the world’s precious resources for future generations, as well as cost savings which can be passed on to travellers.
Many of the properties listed on this site are situated in vulnerable areas. We support their efforts to undertake environmental management plans and minimize their impact, while contributing as positively as they can to rehabilitation and landcare programs.
We support responsible tourism by promoting accommodation which provides facilities which enable travellers to minimize energy use, conserve water, recycle and reduce waste.
We believe that all of us have an ethical responsibility to treat all guests and staff, regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation with dignity, with fair wages and respect for worker’s rights.
We do our very best to encourage the businesses that we deal with to be as open as possible about their environmental claims. We could all do better – there is no denying this fact. We don’t accept listings from properties unless they meet our basic criteria and are able to publicly display their environmental initiatives, enabling travellers to judge for themselves. On this website, each property has an individualised list of their initiatives publicly displayed on their listing page. Just check the green box!
We do our best to maintain the accuracy of the information displayed on this site, but please let us know if there is an environmental issue with any of the properties listed.
Green Getaways offers the best collection of sustainable accommodation and responsible travel experiences in Australia. Every property listed on our website publicly displays their environmental policy.
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