Penguins at Phillip Island Nature Park, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

Wherever we go and whatever we do, we have an impact. But you don't have to stay at home with last year's holiday snaps to be green. Being a green traveller simply means treating resources, such as water and energy, with the same consideration as you would at home.

If we can adjust our travel attitudes and general habits so that we incorporate simple things like using local products and car-free days naturally into holiday arrangements, we can make a real difference.

Being greener during your holiday doesn't have to be a hassle, or mean that you won't enjoy your visit, it just helps to ensure that you can come back to enjoy the same things time and time again.

With a number of accredited and award-winning 'green' tourism businesses and events throughout Victoria, it's easy to put together your environmentally friendlier stay. Going green in Victoria has never been easier.

Choose a green champion

Choosing one of an increasing number of Victorian tourism businesses and events that have made genuine efforts to reduce their energy and water consumption and waste production is one of the best ways you can limit your impact when travelling.

Aquila Eco Lodges, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Sleep green

Experience the best of Victoria's green accommodation with eco-certified operators committed to sustainable practices.

Hiking along the Great Ocean Walk, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Tour green

Experience the best of Victoria's natural attractions with an eco-certified operator committed to sustainable practices.

Healesville Sanctuary, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Visit green

Experience the best of Victoria's natural attractions with an eco-certified operator committed to sustainable practices.

What can you do?

Hybrid taxi, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Curb your emissions by travelling smarter

Whether you travel by plane, train or car, you leave behind a carbon footprint. However, there are lots of ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions...

Cycling at Point Nepean, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Have a car free day

Jump on a train, hire a bike or hit the road on your own two feet – incoroprate car free days into your holiday to help the environment.

Alto Hotel on Bourke, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Minimise your carbon footprint

From being water wise to reusing and recycling – learn how to save energy and minimise your carbon footprint when travelling.

Volunteer, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Volunteer

Victoria is a great place to do volunteer work. Help out a furry or feathered mate and lend a hand in conservation projects.

Grampians National Park, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Ecotourism

Experience the best of Victoria's natural attractions with an eco-certified operator committed to sustainable practices.


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