Brisbane’s Ecotourism Escapes

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by Hertz AU - 04 August 2017

With the rising awareness of eco-issues, more and more travellers are demanding that their accommodation and activities while away from home take sustainability into account. Here are some great options to consider if you’re determined to go green on your next trip out of Brisbane for the weekend.

Nightfall Camp

This exclusive ‘glamping’ experience sits at the juncture between Lamington National Park’s stunning rainforests and the clear cascades of Christmas Creek. Permanent safari tents offer a luxurious camping experience. You can join your hosts on a foraging mission to add some local flavours to your meal, and learn more about the ecosystem of the conserved environment you’re staying in. Lunches are provided as a ‘backpack picnic’ so you can take advantage of Lamington’s many beautiful walking tracks and explore the area as you please. Back at camp you can enjoy a menu of delicious fire- cooked cuisine, and a view of the stars that will take your breath away.

The Chenrezig Institute

This internationally recognised centre for Buddhist study and meditation offers a range of courses and retreats for the ultimate enlightened getaway. Study the precepts of Buddhism, or choose one of their secular programs and concentrate on perfecting meditation and relaxation techniques. The Big Love Café offers a range of organic vegetarian meals for you to enjoy during your stay.

Kondalilla Eco Resort

Located right near Kondalilla National Park in the Sunshine Coast, these fully self- contained cabins can accommodate couples or large families with equal ease. You can choose from bush cottages, treehouses or villas. Committed to supporting local providers, they offer food and beverage hampers for you to order in, as well as locally made bath and pampering products. All the runoff water from your stay is used in local revegetation projects, and they have put many systems in place behind the scenes to ensure the entire property is as self-sustaining as possible.

Hire a car from Brisbane Airport today to check out all of the ecotourist destinations listed above.