In recent years, there have been more and more sustainable accommodation options springing up around the country. Although many of these places are not located in the centre of major cities, by chartering a bus, you can easily get around without any hassle and it will be cheaper than relying on taxis. Look for accommodation options that are committed to lowering their energy consumption, water usage and that incorporate sustainable practices in their properties.
Australia is somewhat ahead of the game in this regard, as the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains was the first hotel in the world to receive CarbonZero’s internationally accredited carbon-neutral certification. Other hotels, hostels and resorts are now following their example, so be sure to research your options before you set off.