Australia is a destination that is proud and protective of its natural habitats. With this in mind, we’ve found three activities that’ll ensure you make the most of the country’s wonderful environments. Go on, become an eco-warrior.
Bushwalk in the Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains, arguably New South Wales’ most spectacular landscapes, can be explored in a number of ways (private helicopter, anyone?) but if you’re looking to keep it eco-friendly, a day or two spent bushwalking here will more than satisfy your adventure craving. The mountains will offer you anything from easy-going jaunt to challenging descents that’ll tackle waterfalls and rainforests. It just depends how hard you want to push yourself. You can even head out on a night time walk to spot glow worms, bats and wallaroos (cue google search and subsequent ‘awww’s’). It’s close to Sydney too, so you can easily get your Blue Mountains fix in a day and be back on the beach in no time.
Kayaking in Byron Bay
Byron Bay is the sort of place everyone wants to live. Beautiful houses overlooking the sea, a quaint village feel and great nightlife. What’s more, the wildlife in the area is truly incredible, and one of the best ways to experience it is on a kayak. Head out to sea powered by your own muscle and enjoy spending hours floating around Byron Bay Marine Park, where you’re likely to spot anything from dolphins and whales to turtles.
Eco-living at Banu Banu
We know we’re not being very specific with this one, but the NT’s Banu Banu Wilderness Retreat has too much to choose from. Located just north of Darwin, this eco-resort will allow you to indulge in laid back living and if you’re so inclined, fishing and cultural experiences. Honestly, nothing can quite beat catching the fish you’ll be eating that night. Sustainable living at its finest.