Turn your next weekend travels into a sustainable and eco-friendly getaway retreat.
Travel is the ultimate human experience helping broaden our horizons to new cultures and adventures, however a lot of time, this can be at the cost of our environment. With the emergence of ecotourism, travellers are now more sustainably-conscious than ever and the travel experience has adapted accordingly with a rise of luxe eco-friendly resorts.
To help you immerse and explore the stunning landscape of Western Australia, we’ve found 10 eco-friendly and sustainable retreats that will help you go green on your next weekend getaway.
Eco Beach Resort
An hour out of Broome lies Eco Beach Resort, a multi award-winning eco resort that’s situated in the unspoiled environment of the Kimberley region. Nestle yourself in one of their eco villas or tents that leave minimal impact on the landscape and experience a wilderness escape that complements the natural surroundings. With solar powered villas, a local bore water system and use of eco-friendly building materials, Eco Beach Resort lets you indulge and relax with little cost to the environment.
Red Bluff at Quobba Station
With a campsite overlooking directly onto the Indian Ocean, Red Bluff is the ideal location where the desert meets the sea. Long known as a mecca for surfers and fishers alike, Red Bluff offers a range of eco-friendly accommodation including their bungalow-like Safari Tents, perched above vegetation and powered by the sun. This off-the-grid experience features isolated beaches that are perfect for surfing and some of nature’s best attractions along a pristine coastline.
Margaret River Retreat
Explore one of Western Australia’s most renowned craft brewery and wine regions thanks to the Margaret River Retreat that offers authentic, sustainable and accessible accommodation. Less than a 15-minute drive south of Margaret River, the retreat is in close proximity to some of the best nearby wineries, galleries and natural attractions – all offering something to suit your vacation style. Whether you’re looking to explore nearby caves and hike along nature trails or taste the region’s famous cabernet sauvignon, this eco-friendly retreat has a mix of accommodation options designed to help you travel responsibly.
Discovery Rottnest Island
Discovery Rottnest Island is a beachside eco-tent resort that’s the first of its kind on this island oasis. Rottnest Island’s first low impact glamping experience, guests can sleep under the stars of the iconic Pinky Beach in luxury eco-tents designed for low environmental impact. For those seeking a closer connection to nature with the offerings of a resort, this is the perfect combination of luxury and eco-living.
Known as where the outback meets the reef, Sal Salis is an exclusive eco-friendly luxury camp that lies on a remote stretch of Western Australia’s Ningaloo Coast. Nestled in the dunes of the Cape Range National Park, this beach safari camp hosts 15 eco-luxe wilderness tents where guests can fall asleep under canvas to the sound of the beach and wake up to nature. With UNESCO’s World Heritage Ningaloo Reef so close by that you can discover Australia’s stunning flora and fauna with activities to suit the weather and tides – from swimming with whale sharks to snorkelling among 500 species of fish. This relaxing oasis is the ultimate luxury escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Experience one of the world’s most remote wilderness retreats at Faraway Bay. Boasting an oasis of comfort in the bush, Faraway Bay offers an authentic Australian outback experience within the stunning Kimberley region. Overlooking the Timor Sea, this isolated haven is accessible only by air and accommodates a maximum of 16 guests at any time within cabins set alongside undisturbed natural vegetation. As a leader in nature-based low-impact tourism, Faraway Bay maintains the integrity of the environment with strict environmental care and sustainability measures whilst crafting a unique wilderness experience of its guests.
Kooljaman at Cape Leveque
Indigenous owned, Kooljaman is a wilderness camp surrounded by a diversity of wildlife, all with the stunning backdrop of Cape Leveque. Owned and operated by the communities of Ardyaloon (one arm point) and Djarindjin, Kooljaman uses solar power and local bore water to maintain the natural beauty of Bardi Jawi country. The retreat offers a truly unique experience, inviting guests to enjoy a range of nature-based cultural activities such as bush tucker tours, whale watching and the region’s breathtaking sunsets.
Maitraya Private Retreat
Luxury retreat Maitraya is a private haven on the Albany coastline spread across 650-acres of secluded and sprawling bushland. Offered as a self-catered residence, guests are encouraged to separate food waste for chicken feed and are welcome to collect their own eggs and pick fruit from the orchard. With picturesque views of the Southern Ocean, this secluded paradise comfortably houses 16 people and is a perfect destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.
Karijini Eco Retreat
Within Western Australia’s Karijini National Park lies the traditionally owned Karijini Eco Retreat, a great base to explore the natural attractions of the park and all it has to offer. Close to the red cliffs, gorges and swimming holes, the retreat provides eco-friendly accommodation at the heart of Joffre Gorge for an authentic glamping staycation. With a landscape that’s been carved out over two billion years, Karijini Eco Retreat allows you to immerse yourself in the stunning landscape of the national park and descend into ancient gorges, take in the view at Oxer Lookout or swim in freshwater pools and waterfalls.
Yelverton Brook Eco Spa Retreat & Sanctuary
Yelverton Brook is a sprawling green getaway consisting of 100-acres of natural bushland to protect the native fauna. This multi award-winning eco retreat doubles as a conservation sanctuary, with friendly wildlife right on your doorstep and the beauty of the Margaret River wine region surrounding it. Wake up to the sounds of native bird species, take a nature walk or indulge in a spa treatment in the privacy of your chalet. Boasting an advanced eco certification, this family owned resort and sanctuary offers private retreats with large hydrotherapy massage spas designed to combine comfort and environmentally friendly design.
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