Destination Melbourne, Australia: Looking for eco-friendly accommodation and travel activities in Melbourne? Here you’ll find our favorite sustainable hotels, hostels, tours and activities in Melbourne. We’ve also put together a list of links to the weather forecast for Melbourne and other useful travel info. Enjoy!
About Destination Melbourne
Melbourne is often dubbed Australia’s most European city, rich in culture and boasting a unique relaxed, alternative lifestyle. Sustainability plays a big part both in the city’s official policies and urban planning, but also in events, fairs and exhibitions. Melbourne is also among the most desired city tourist destinations in the world, and ranked high on livability. For more than fifteen years, the City of Melbourne has been working to become one of the world’s most sustainable cities. Melbourne city council’s goal is to for Melbourne to be carbon neutral by 2020.
Eco-Smart Luxury and Boutique Hotels in Melbourne
Alto Hotel on Bourke
“By staying at Alto Hotel on Bourke you are making a commitment to the environment. Alto Hotel protects the environment and leads as one of Melbourne’s few resource smart and environmentally friendly rated hotels. For example we have reduced our carbon footprint to an average of 13.5kg per room, compared to estimate of 24-26 kg as set by the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Council.”
Eco-Friendly Budget Accommodation in Melbourne
On a tight budget? Melbourne Metropolitan YHA (Youth Hostel) has a dedicated programme on sustainability. Some newer and fancier YHA eco-properties are in the surroundings of Melbourne, such as: Apollo Bay YHA in the Grampians National Park.
Eco-Friendly Tours and Activities in Melbourne
Echidna Walkabout Wildlife and Nature Tours
This is our TOP recommendation for Melbourne. Do not miss this day tour with Echidna Walkabout Tours, Janine and her team are absolutely amazing, you will have one of the best days while seeing wild Kangaroos, Koalas, Emus, Cockatoos, Wallabies,….and so much more!
Weather in Melbourne + Other Useful Travel Info
For the latest news on weather in Melbourne, check out weatherzone.com.au.
For all sorts of useful information about Melbourne as travel destination, check out wikitravel.org.
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