Earth Day: Eco-Friendly Top Destinations to Visit

Published: April 5, 2024.
Written by: Jason - Destination Specialist, Calgary

With Earth Day coming up on April 22nd, it is a good reminder of how to explore the most stunning places the world has to offer and leave a smaller footprint! It’s always recommended to travellers to try and be an “eco-visitor” by being conservative with energy and water, being
mindful of recycling, using eco-certified accommodations, and supporting the protection of natural places.

Downunder Travel is here to provide you with vacation packages from Canada to Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti and the Fiji Islands. These are our top places to visit and appreciate our Earth while celebrating eco-awareness!

Australia Vacation Packages

Visit Queensland, Australia

With blue carbon as a leading contributor to climate change mitigation and economic growth, Australia plays a key role in championing greater blue carbon cooperation and charging a small environmental management fee to help protect the Great Barrier Reef for visitors who
snorkel or dive on the reef. More than 650 National Parks are helping protect the unique bush, coast and many marine areas.

Here are three destinations to consider when planning your vacation package to Australia:

Queensland – Explore the oldest tropical rainforest in the world, Queensland’s Daintree Rainforest. Also a World Heritage site, the Daintree Rainforest is such an attractive region that its ancient ferns, emerald green vines, and lush canopy inspired James Cameron’s hit 2009 movie Avatar.

New South Wales – This famous state is distinguished by its many national parks, such as the glorious Blue Mountains and its many forests, rugged bush, coastal towns such as Byron Bay and outback regions like Broken Hill.

Victoria – Victoria has much to discover regarding wildlife experiences and the spectacular coastal scenes along the renowned Great Ocean Road. 90 minutes away from Melbourne is Phillip Island, where you can witness some of the most incredible coastal beauty and view the island’s native penguins!

New Zealand Vacation Packages

Visit New Zealand

Federal legislation supports New Zealand’s environmental health as part of its efforts to improve its climate footprint. By 2050, New Zealand aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, except biogenic methane from agriculture and waste.

Here are the two island destinations when building your vacation package to New Zealand:

North Island – Kauri forests meet beautiful beaches, endless miles of walking/biking trails, rich in Maori culture, wine, gourmet food, adventure and wildlife all await you in The North Island!

South Island – The South Island of New Zealand has lush temperate rainforests, rugged
coastlines, incredible marine wildlife, mountain alps and exceptional wine and food. Enjoy some day touring by bike rather than by vehicle.

South Pacific Vacation Packages

Rangiroa Divers Dream

Dive into the ultimate South Pacific adventures with Downunder Travel! Each package offers unique, breathtaking experiences that highlight the South Pacific’s rich cultural, adventurous, and relaxing traditions. Whether luxury, family-friendly, or adventure-seeking, there’s a package tailored to every type of traveller looking to explore the idyllic islands of Fiji or Rangiroa.

Fiji – The antidote to a busy life, pure island time at one of Fiji’s most special hideaways. This is the ultimate way to experience the South Pacific Islands and truly disconnect, nourishing your body and mind.

Rangiroa – Rangiroa offers a world-class diving and snorkelling experience, with attractions like the pink-sand Bird Island, the thrilling Tiputa Pass, and local pearl farms, set in an underwater paradise hailed by Jacques Cousteau for its rich marine life, including dolphins, rays, and various sharks.

Eco-Luxury Destinations

These are our top choices for eco-friendly destinations. We recommend taking your time to appreciate the different environments of your trip to celebrate National Earth Day!

If you have any questions or need further suggestions, contact one of our  Downunder Travel specialists and start planning your vacation today!