Couple walks their bicycles alongside green grapevines in the Barossa Valley © Tourism Australia

Barossa Valley © Tourism Australia

7 eco-friendly day trip ideas

Couple enjoys sweeping views from the top of Mt Wellington © Tourism Tasmania / Glenn Gibson

Views over Hobart, Mt Wellington, Hobart, Tasmania © Tourism Tasmania / Glenn Gibson

Silhouettes of people gazing at the stars at Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre © Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

Stargazing in the desert, Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

When to go

The winter months (June to August) bring peak stargazing conditions, with less humidity and clear night skies.

Cycling alongside grapevines at Boyntons Feathertop Winery © Victorian Wine Industry Association

Cycling through Boyntons Feathertop Winery, Porepunkah, Victoria © Victorian Wine Industry Association

Aerial view of the Byron Solar Train moving through bushland © Byron Solar Train

Byron Solar Train crossing Belongil Creek, Byron Bay, New South Wales © Byron Solar Train

Maria Island, Tasmania © Tourism Australia

Maria Island, Tasmania © Tourism Australia

Man with snorkel and fins swims over coral reef © Darren Jew

Snorkelling off Lady Elliot Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland © Darren Jew

Did you know?

Lady Elliot was the first island on the reef to ban plastic water bottles, and its solar panel to person ratio is almost 4:1.

Manjimup, Western Australia © Offshoot Creative

Manjimup, Western Australia © Offshoot Creative