We round up some of the best eco accommodation options for those wanting to get back to nature across the ditch.
Eco Beach, Western Australia
Making waves on Australia's west coast is new eco wilderness retreat Eco Beach. Owner Karl Plunkett says building the fully sustainable retreat, just over an hour's drive from Broome, fostered an innovative approach to designing sustainable waste management, grey water and solar power options.
Wilson Island, Great Barrier Reef
Wilson Island is a private place in the Great Barrier Reef - untainted, untouched and understated with luxurious safari-style tent accommodation.
Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safaris, South Australia
South Australia has its eco-cap firmly on, too. Just outside the 165,000ha of unspoilt bush that makes up the Gawler Ranges National Park, Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safaris' permanent African safari-style tents, known as Kangaluna Camp, offer a comfortable way to get back to nature and have been designed to have minimal impact on the environment.
Bothfeet Walking Lodge, Victoria
In Victoria, Bothfeet Walking Lodge is Australia's first dedicated walking lodge on the Great Ocean Road Walking Trail. Walks and lodge are Advanced Eco-Certified by Eco Tourism Australia, and are committed to sustainable operation. This retreat is near Johanna Beach at the midpoint of the Great Ocean Walk.
Bay of Fires Lodge, Tasmania
Set on a hilltop in North East Tasmania, 40m above the sea and surrounded by national park, Bay of Fires Lodge is the only building on 20km of outstanding coastal wilderness.
IF YOU GO
Fly with: Air New Zealand.
Find out more at: myaustraliapassion.co.nz.