Roaming the world takes us to the most stunning natural spaces on Earth—otherworldly coral reefs, flourishing rainforests, snow-capped peaks, ancient rock formations, and blindingly white shores from all corners of the world. As travellers, no one has a greater interest in preserving the beauty of the environment than us.
As 2021 winds down to an end, KKday Australia makes its mark as the first online travel agency to launch an ecotourism category. By partnering with ECO Certified suppliers, the company makes it easy for travellers to find tour operators who are committed to eco-friendly, sustainable, and responsible practices. Moreover, 50% of the profits from every Eco Tour purchase will go to the Penguin Foundation as an effort to protect Phillip Island’s natural environment and native wildlife.
Here, we share a couple of our favourite Eco Tours in Australia that you can book via KKday.
Discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on a trip to the Green Island aboard the Great Adventures Cruise. Travellers can go snorkelling or scuba diving through the stunning 6,000-year-old coral cay, then explore the island’s lush tropical rainforest on foot.
Known for its pristine beaches, rolling dunes, and unique snorkelling opportunities, Moreton Island is a tropical idyll off the coast of southeastern Queensland. It’s the ideal destination for a fun-filled day trip of swimming, sunbathing, reef and wreck snorkelling, kayaking, and sand tobogganing.
Tully River White Water Rafting
A thrill-seekers favourite, Tully River is well-renowned as one of the best destinations for whitewater rafting in Australia and New Zealand. Conquer the rapids with the help of professional river guides, while marveling at the spectacular views at Tully Gorge National Park.
TreeTops Adventure Park
Satisfy your thirst for adventure at TreeTops Adventure Park, where kids and kids at heart can indulge in obstacle courses and a variety of wildlife. Swing, climb, leap, and soar through the forest canopy at dizzying heights of up to 25 meters in the various TreeTops branches across Australia.
Nelson Bay Dolphin Watching
Take a cruise around the pretty town of Nelson Bay, a tourist haunt that’s home to calm beaches and great diving and snorkelling spots. Visit well-known dolphin spots and keep an eye out for the playful creatures—you can even dive in and swim with them if you want!
Phillip Island Nature Parks
A sprawling conservation park in Victoria dedicated to animal conservation and research, Phillip Island Nature Park consists of a couple of separate areas over 1,805 hectares. One of the most popular attractions in the park is the Penguin Parade, where tourists can watch adorable little penguins waddle from the ocean to their burrows every night. Other animals in the park include koalas, Australian fur seals, possums, wallabies, and more.
Peninsula Hot Springs
Relax and enjoy a little pampering at Victoria’s first natural hot springs and day spa, the award-winning Peninsula Hot Springs in Mornington. Here, guests can enjoy a soak in more than 20 hot springs, plus unique offerings like private pavilions, moonlit bathing, and rejuvenating spa treatments.
Hop aboard the luxury catamaran Big Cat and bask in a sunny cruise from Cairns to the stunning Green Island. Vibrant coral reefs around the isle are well-worth the visit, whether you prefer seeing them by snorkelling or by rowing a glass-bottom boat through the waters—or both!
Low Isles Island
Go on the guided snorkelling tour of your dreams in the picture-perfect Low Isles in Queensland. Just an hour-long boat ride from Port Douglas, this pair of islands is surrounded by 55 acres of colourful reef area. Travellers can also ride a glass-bottom boat to marvel at the rich underwater life around the cays. Low Isles is also home to a spectacular array of birds, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for a glimpse.
Blessed with unspoiled natural beauty, Fitzroy Island is an idyllic tropical destination that’s part of the Great Barrier Reef. It’s home to a dazzling reef perfect for snorkelling adventures, but tourists can also opt to follow the trails around Fitzroy Island and get lost in the magic of the rainforest.
For travellers seeking opportunities to travel greener, choosing Eco Tours by operators who are committed to the best environmental practices is a good way to travel better. Discover more eco-conscious adventures in Australia via KKday. Booking is open from 6 to 21 December 2021, with travel dates from 6 December 2021 to 26 February 2022.
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