The Australian landscape is simply breathtaking. Spanning endless coastlines, romantic vineyards and the rugged outback, there is awe-inspiring scenery around every corner. With overseas travel still looking like a remote possibility, we're taking a peek in our own backyard for some delightful getaway inspiration.
Whether you're planning a trip or just want to indulge in some wanderlust from the comfort of your couch, take a look at our roundup of beautiful eco-friendly Australian getaways.
Currajong Retreat - Sapphire Coast, South Coast NSW
Currajong Retreat is a luxury glamping experience, designed with sustainability front of mind. These luxury tents use solar energy, natural water sources and holistic farming practices to bring you a unique and memorable getaway. Don't let 'tents' fool you, this ultra plush retreat is full of luxurious touches. From the plush queen size bed, to the outdoor bathtub, this is one getaway you won't want to leave.
Aspect Villas - The Grampians
These luxurious, architecturally designed villas are set amongst acres of wildlife, making you feel wonderfully isolated even though you're only a stone's throw away from the main street of Hall's Gap. With floor to ceiling double glazed windows overlooking the magnificent mountainous views, these energy efficient villas are designed to blend into their rustic surroundings.
Silky Oaks Lodge - Port Douglas, Queensland
This treehouse style lodge adjoining the Daintree Rainforest lets you live out your Tarzan-inspired fantasies, but in luxury. With floor to ceiling windows overlooking either the rainforest or the river, this eco-accredited accommodation is an excellent base to explore Far North Queensland. Plus they have a full spa treatment centre, so you can skip the hike and simply dose away to the tranquil sounds of the Daintree.
Cabn - Adelaide Hills
This tiny house sure packs a punch. Furnished with luxurious touches that'll leave no comfort behind, these tiny houses include plenty of kitchen amenities so you can cook up your own gourmet feast without needing to head into town. Plus the owners use mainly solar energy and rain to power the cabins, meaning that you'll be living almost entirely off the grid.
Bamurru Plains - Kakadu National Park
These safari bungalows are three hours away from Darwin, overlooking the magnificent wildlife in the surrounding bushland. The water is solar heated and most of the energy is generated by solar panels. The hosts believe strongly in sustainability, offering reusable water bottles, chemical free amenities and organic cotton sheets for the duration of your stay.
The Trig - Launceston
This boutique sustainable accommodation offers two choices of lodgings, a glamorous shack or a recycled container. Set on a small farm just outside of Launceston, these cabins are furnished with locally designed and crafted furniture. The hosts are passionate sustainability advocates, and you can even pick your dinner from their on-site veggie garden.
Eco Beach Resort - Broome
Choose from either the villas or safari style tents, right on the doorstep of one of Broome's most unspoilt beaches. Guests can enjoy the infinity swimming pool, daily yoga or whale-watching tours. Built with sustainable materials such as bamboo flooring and energy efficient lighting, these villas are designed to blend into their surroundings.
Ovolo Nishi - Canberra
You wouldn't typically guess a large, upscale hotel would be so sustainability minded, but the Ovolo Nishi in Canberra is a real surprise. The beds are all made with reclaimed oak, and the walls are a blend of cork, concrete and clay. The furniture has all been either salvaged or custom made by local artists, and the mini bar is stocked with local and organic treats. Maybe a visit to Canberra isn't just for politicians and school excursions anymore?
We hope this list has provided you with some travel inspiration off the beaten path. Have you been to any of these? Or do you have any other eco-friendly gems you can recommend? Let us know in the comments below!