Australia's Paradise Bay and Phillip Island
Australia is famous for its Outback, a wild and untamed refuge where nature rules. If your vacation dreams include an adventure Down Under, then there are eco-friendly options available for you here, as well. Smack dab in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park lies a beautiful and environmentally friendly island resort. This resort uses their own solar power plant, and employs a seven principled approach to eco operations, including water use, waste collection, construction practices, design concepts, and carbon offsetting, to name a few. Exclusivity, small size, and heavy involvement with the indigenous maritime culture are the hallmarks of Paradise Bay.
Melbourne, Australia is considered the epicenter of Australian art and culture, but it is also home to many environmentally friendly and green living initiatives. Likewise, close neighbor and fellow environmental protector, Victoria is home to Phillip Island, just off the coast and 150km from Melbourne Airport. Phillip Island features an environmentally responsible and family friendly resort community. With private villas made from recycled materials and fitted with energy-saving appliances and amenities, the resorts owner, Accor took great care to restore much of the natural flora and fauna of Phillip Island through reforestation. From conserving a woodland area full of mature gum trees to establishing wetlands for storm drainage, All Seasons Eco Resort made a valuable neighbor for Phillip Island’s famous “Happy Feet" penguins.