Make Your Next Weekend Eco-Friendly at These Victorian Escapes

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Make Your Next Weekend Eco-Friendly at These Victorian Escapes

Ecotourism is a rising industry nationwide as awareness about the importance of protecting the planet rises. If you’re looking to help make the Earth a little healthier and do your bit to be green while having a relaxing weekend away, you can have the best of both worlds with these spots scattered across Victoria.

Wilderness Retreats, Gippsland

Run by Parks Victoria, these escapes are all Advanced Eco-Certified, meaning they’ve met the highest global standards for sustainability. Not only that, but they’re set in modern cabins and with locations in Wilsons Prom, Cape Conran and Buchan, there’s one to suit everyone’s ideal of the perfect nature setting.

Eco Bush Retreat, Callignee

Here’s one for all your property nerds – this accommodation was featured in an episode of Grand Designs (in fact, it was the very first), and this home certainly fits the bill for a *grand design*. Located in the heart of Gippsland, this retreat runs solely on solar power, and with an AirBnb SuperHost owner, you know you’ll be in for a great stay.

Shacky, Yarra Valley/High Country/Grampians

Shacky services three adorable, mini eco-houses through Victoria, all providing stunning views of secluded and scenic landscapes that will help you reset your mind and body from the stress of city life (or just life in general).

Bracken Lodge, Grampians

A 70’s style log cabin hidden away in the heart of the Grampians National Park, you’re in luck if you’re partial to a kangaroo sighting when staying here. Bracken Lodge is regularly visited by Skippy and his mates, and well positioned around plenty of local attractions.

There are few excuses not to pack up and head on a road trip to one of these destinations that will give you the break you deserve while also cutting the planet some slack. Let us know if you have any other eco-friendly getaway recommendations!


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Elli Murphy is a Law/Arts student, born and bred in Melbourne, with a passion for creative communication/media, politics and policy change. Her overt childhood confidence first led her to journalism after discovering that acting wasn’t the only way to get in front of a camera. While a camera is not now vital to her plans, she aims to work towards a career in media presenting and long-form writing. Her hobbies include cooing over dogs, chocolate-eating, podcast-listening and cooking.