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Travel guide South Australia for Eco-friendly


Eco destinations to savour without guilt
Australia
By Lisa Monk

  We all love to relax and get away from the stresses and responsibilities of everyday life, but more and more we realise the fragility of the many wonderful eco systems that comprise the Australian continent. We want to be able to leave our troubles behind and there is an inspiring way to do that, make memories and leave only footprints on our stunning landscape.   We have rounded up five of the top eco-friendly destinations on takeabreak.com.au to help you choose a holiday that leaves you – and our country – in good shape.   Anketell Forest, NSW Anketell Forest has history, location and eco awareness all rolled into one lovely property. All the timber used in the extensions, fittings and furniture was salvaged from fallen trees and milled and handcrafted ... Read more

Review - Yondah Beach House
By Lisa Monk

Tucked into the sand dunes of Yorke Peninsula’s ‘shipwreck coast’ is an absolute jewel – Yondah Beach House. This architect-designed home is set in 300 private acres and offers spectacular sea views across rugged limestone cliffs to Kangaroo Island. The winner of the ‘Self-contained’ category in the 2009 TakeABreak Best Places to Stay Awards, this property offers everything you need for a wonderful holiday experience in a glorious location and is only 25 kms from Marion Bay and the stunning Innes National Park. Stroll from the front steps along the cliff tops and you may see whales or sea lions playing in the surf, or make your way down the cliffs and bask on a perfect sandy beach of your very own. Wander through the pristine mallee scrub and marvel a... Read more

Spotlight on- Tanonga Luxury Eco Lodges
By Lisa Monk

Tanonga Luxury Eco Lodges Imagine a region the size of Tasmania, one that stretches from Whyalla to the Nullarbor, from the Gawler Ranges to Port Lincoln - with nearly 2000kms of unspoilt coastline, it is home to sheltered bays, surfing beaches, fabulous sailing and fishing. Imagine exploring from the limestone cliffs to the national parks, watching whales and dolphins and enjoying the birdlife that abounds… well don’t imagine it – visit the Eyre Peninsula and see it all. Another treasure tucked away into this magical region is Tanonga Luxury Eco Lodges. Its aboriginal name means ‘sweet water’ and refers to the permanent springs and billabong on the creek, which runs through the historic 200-hectare property.  This is purpose-built luxury accommod... Read more

Best eco-friendly holiday destination in Australia
By Penny Parsons

What is the best eco-friendly holiday destination in Australia? Here are some of the finalists - as voted by you! Just some of the TakeABreak Eco Destination Finalists Kangaroo Island, SA 26.87% Frankston, VIC 2.24% Capricornia region, QLD 2.24% Royal National Park, NSW 3.73% Kuranda, Far North, QLD 11.19% Ningaloo Reef, WA 14.93% Flinders Ranges, SA 6.72% Wilsons Promontory, VIC 10.45% Rainb... Read more

Review - Allure Beach Retreat
By Hannah Kothe

Allure Beach Retreat - best eco-friendly holiday accommodation When you find a property that fully embraces the eco-friendly philosophy and still manages to provide charming and well-appointed holiday accommodation, it is no wonder it wins the best eco-friendly accommodation section of the TakeABreak Awards. Surrounded by 50 acres of bushland, Allure Beach Retreat minimises the mark it leaves on the environment while still allowing you to relax in luxury and comfort and leave with memories of an unforgettable holiday in a magnificent location, Pennington Bay on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Kangaroo Island is Australia's third largest island (after Tasmania and Melville Island) and is seven times the size of Singapore, stretching 155 km from east to west, 55 km at its widest point. I... Read more

Safety tips for travelling in Australia
By Lisa Monk

Those of us who live in Australia grow up understanding the joys, dangers and safety rules that make it such a great place.  However, many visitors to our country find Australia an alien, but starkly beautiful country, and they have little or no understanding of the best way to stay safe and enjoy their time here. A few very simple rules can help to make a visit to Australia a safe and pleasurable experience, and Tourism Australia has a brochure available for download that lists safety tips in a variety of languages. Driving tips One of the first things to remember is that speed limits are strictly enforced in Australia, more so than in many countries overseas.  Generally, when driving in urban and suburban areas, the speed limit is between 50 and 60 kilometres per hour. When ... Read more

Travelling with Teens
Australia
By Lisa Monk

We know that our teenage children can be delightful, exasperating, funny, sullen, adventurous, shy, talkative, slothful and manic – and sometimes that is just in the space of an hour!  All these moods are magnified when it comes to travelling, be it in Australia or overseas, as teens and parents are forced into one another’s company without a ‘get out of jail free’ card, such as time with friends. Travelling overseas with teenagers tends to be a better experience for a number of reasons, such as the brilliant entertainment systems now available on most flights, menus that let them eat things they like, resorts that have activities that cater for most age groups and the “wow” factor.  So let’s concentrate on surviving travelling in Austra... Read more

 
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