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Eco-friendly accommodation

Eco-friendly accommodation

Eco-friendly accommodation is becoming a popular choice in Victoria, with an increasing number of people wishing to minimise their impact upon the environment when on holidays. Eco-friendly properties pursue sustainable environmental initiatives including energy efficiency, waste minimisation, water management and guest education.

Ecotourism Australia certified

Ecotourism Australia certification reflects a strong and well managed commitment to sustainable practices. The Nature Tourism certification recognises tourism activities which have minimal impact on the environment. The Advanced Ecotourism certification highlights a strong commitment to nature conservation and helping local communities. A tourism activity with a Climate Action Innovator certification demonstrates procedures are in place to reduce carbon emissions.

  • Apollo Bay Eco YHA

    Eco certified nature tourism

    Located just a short walk from the beach and shops at Apollo Bay, you will find quality and value for money accommodation. The property is landscaped with indigenous flora and features a passive solar building design to ensure energy is captured and distributed.

  • Habitat HQ

    Climate action innovator

    St Kilda is a vibrant and exciting beachside suburb which is home to the award-winning Habitat HQ. This carbon neutral and environmentally sustainable property is committed to making less of an impact on the environment through leading energy efficiency, water conservation and management practices, assessed using EarthCheck. There's also a "green stand" in the lounge which details methods, ideas and goals for future conservation.

  • Venus Bay Eco Retreat

    Eco certified advanced tourism

    This luxury retreat is located on 6 hectares of native coastal bushland at Venus Bay - a beautiful area of Victoria with pristine beaches and the opportunity to observe wildlife living free in a protected natural habitat. This is a unique holiday experience where guests can truly experience sustainable living. The retreat is solar powered, rain water is harvested and waste is composted or recycled. Organic breakfast provisions, beverages and bathroom products are supplied.

Eco-friendly STAR accommodation

Green star environmentally friendly

Certified as environmentally friendly by AAA Tourism, these accommodation properties are recognised as being socially responsible and committed to reducing the environmental impact of their daily operation. The standards which they must adhere to have been developed in conjunction with Green Globe.

Practical environmental actions these properties take include the use of energy-efficient lighting and appliances, zone heating/cooling, towel and linen re-use option, the use of environmentally-friendly cleaning products, water-efficient cleaning procedures and the use of recycled water on gardens.