Earth Day: Eco-Friendly Top Destinations to Visit

Published: April 21, 2023.
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. And 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 mins 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

As part of New Zealand’s efforts to improve its climate footprint, federal legislation supports its environmental health. 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.

Tahiti Vacation Packages

Visit Bora Bora

Many consider a vacation package to Tahiti as an eco-luxury trip! Getting a five-star experience with premium eco-adventures, while staying green is easy on the Islands of Tahiti.

Bora Bora Getaway – The Intercontinental Thalasso Resort implemented the first deep sea water cooling system to provide air conditioning and for the resort buildings. One of the greenest cooling systems in the world!

Tahiti has unreal sunsets, clear oceans and white sandy beaches, making it the ultimate relaxing vacation. Speak to one of our destination specialists and get started on your next adventure to the South Pacific.

Fiji and Samoa Vacation Packages

Visit Samoa Island

In recent years, Fiji has become a world leader when it comes to raising environmental awareness as well as taking action. Fiji is taking on the challenge of environmental sustainability head-on. Here are a couple of vacation packages available in Fiji:

South Pacific Delight – Take the road less travelled. Each of the ten Samoan islands offers travellers unique environments to explore, play and enjoy, from the rainforest-covered volcanic mountain peaks to the vast valleys leading down to a coastline of white sandy beaches.

Yatule & Matamanoa – On this 10-day vacation, enjoy the gorgeous islands of Matamanoa and Yatule! There’s no question that these picturesque resorts offer much and are easily accessible from Nadi. Enjoy a swim or snorkel right from the beach to reduce your impact. Or stay at the eco-friendly adults-only Royal Davui Resort for 5-star luxury.

Eco-Luxury Destinations

These are our top choice 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 friendly destinations specialists, and start planning your vacation today!