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On Kangaroo Island and elsewhere, beware the lure of the luxury ecotourist

round Australia, and the world, national parks are under threat from the curious paradox of luxury tourism, which demands development in protected wilderness areas to cater for those who want to enjoy the natural environment without any interruption of their lifestyle.

TFE Members offer: Win a free holiday at Tara Blue Mountains Resort

And so this is Christmas … and to celebrate the end of a hard working year for most of us, we’ve convinced the owner of the gorgeous Tara Blue Mountains Resort at Oberon, just over the Blue Mountains, to offer a fabulous two night stay for up to five people.

Hotels start to take sustainability seriously

Some of the biggest operators in the hotel sector are getting serious about sustainability, not only because it can save serious money, but because it’s proving a magnet for green-minded guests.

A green and happy holiday? You can have it all

When you’re on holiday, relaxing on a beach or soaking up a vibrant city’s culture, the last thing you want to think about is your responsibility to the planet.

Sustainable House Day – our wrap for Sunday

Here are all the articles we’ve written to give you the best insight into Sustainable House Day this year: How to develop a community, not just dwellings – Two Perth couples…

How to make old houses energy-efficient

A 100-year old Victorian cottage in Albert Park with terrible thermal and energy performance is now achieving six star NatHERS and high air tightness following renovation and extension.

Blue Mountains launches low carbon tourism program

There’s a strong future for eco-tourism in NSW’s Blue Mountains, following the launch of a CRC for Low Carbon Living-funded program designed to promote businesses that reduce their carbon footprints.