10 Greens In Australia

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Coastal walking in Australia.  Photo credit: Greater Port Macquarie Visitor Information Centre.

Fancy a coastal walk in Australia?  If you head to coastal city Port Macquarie, north of Sydney, you can go on a new Aboriginal guided coastal walk at the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre.

The coastal walk is one of the city’s tours, accommodation and cultural experiences which may inspire travelers to see the region in a more sustainable way.

“Design your own green adventure on a holiday in Port Macquarie,” says Linda Hall, spokesperson. “The region has it all – golden beaches, lush rainforest, pretty riverbanks, gushing waterfalls, and a variety of wildlife.”

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Jimmy. Photo credit: Greater Port Macquarie Visitor Information Centre.

Attractions + Tours

  • Bago Maze: Love gardens? Then you’ll be inspired at Bago Vineyards which is opening the largest hedge maze in NSW in October 2012.
  • Amber Healing Farm: Foodie? At this tranquil retreat, you can take cooking classes, morning and afternoon teas, ‘health in a bag’ nutritious, organic food packs and healing sessions.
  • Birdwatching at Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park: Birdwatcher? This park and its natural bushland, wetlands and mangroves is home to 165 species of birds.
  • Eco History Cruising: River cruiser?  Cruise the Hastings Rivers with Port Venture and learn about the region’s history and natural environment.

Accommodation

  • Diamond Waters Nursery and Open Garden: Treehugger? Stay in a tree house in this rainforest and natural koala habitat.
  • Ozone’ Accommodation Package: Luxury eco traveler?  Then book a room at the 4.5 star Observatory which offers backpacks with picnic sets for a Coastal Walk, environmental books and a tree planting.

Experiences

  • The Koala Hospital: Koala spotter?  This wildlife hospital is dedicated to the care, protection and conservation of wild koalas. Go on the daily ‘Walk and Talk Tour’ at 3 pm every day.
  • Rock Pools and Walking Trails at Willi Willi National Park: Swimmer? This park is known for its picnic areas, ‘Waterfall Walk’ and swimming in the rock pools.
  • Boorganna Nature Reserve: Walker? One of the oldest state nature reserves, its walking trail to Rawson Falls Lookout and five forest types are popular.

For more travel ideas, visit the Greater Port Macquarie Visitor Information Centre.

 

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