The 4 Best Family-Friendly Eco Resorts In NSW

Keen to combine your passion for sustainability and environmentalism with your family’s next holiday? These green getaways in NSW pride themselves on their conservationism-centric focus, whilst also being great vacation spots that are kid-friendly to boot. 

Here’s where to head for your next family break:

1. Emirates One And Only Wolgan Valley - Blue Mountains

Most definitely one for lovers of luxury, Wolgan Valley Resort occupies just one per cent of a 7,000-acre nature reserve in the Greater Blue Mountain World Heritage Area. Amongst all of the opulent hallmarks of a luxury resort, Wolgan Valley strives to make their commitment to sustainability a reality. It’s the first hotel in the world to achieve internationally accredited carbon-neutral certification by CarbonZero, a distinction it continues to receive every year.

For kids, the Junior Rangers (under 8 years) and Senior Rangers (8 years and older) programs will encourage them to engage with nature through fun outdoor and indoor activities. Themes include bush survival, fossil hunting, adventure hikes, yabbying, orienteering and a whole lot more. 

With a range of villa types to choose from, the grandeur of the heritage buildings makes Wolgan Valley the ideal spot for a secluded family vacation—memories of which will last a lifetime. 

More information here.

2. H Boutique Hotel - Hunter Valley

Nestled in the stunning vineyards of NSW’s most popular wine region, the H Boutique Hotel is committed to protecting the environment, wisely utilising natural resources and being self-sufficient.

Boasting no emissions, no greenhouse gases, no pollutants, no wasted water or energy coming from huge power stations, H Boutique Hotel has seriously raised the bar in green credentials. The selection of two bedroom quarters or homestead accommodation makes for comfortable family fun, and the tranquil backdrop of the Brokenback Ranges provides the perfect setting for exploring all that the Hunter Valley has to offer. With the Hunter Valley Gardens, Hunter Valley Zoo and a whole lot more right on the doorstep, a stay at H Boutique Hotel promises fun for the whole family. 

More information here. 

3. Diamond Waters Treehouse Retreat - Mid North Coast

Situated on the Camden Haven River on the mid-North Coast of NSW, Diamond Waters Treehouse Retreat comprises luxury treehouse accommodation with a stunning twelve-acre garden that kids will love to explore, kitchen garden and chicken house for fresh eggs. The family-friendly accommodation is perfect for small families and have been awarded Dual Accreditation through Ecotourism Australia for Ecotourism and Climate Action Business.

The Camden Haven is the perfect location for family fun, with national parks, fishing, freshwater swimming, pristine beaches, horse riding and more all located nearby. 

More information here. 

4.  ecoCrackenback - Snowy Mountains

ecoCrackenback is nestled among gently rolling hills on the Alpine Way, just 15 minutes from both Thredbo and Jindabyne, meaning that skiing, snowboarding, swimming, mountain biking, horse riding, tennis, squash and golf are all just minutes away. It’s also located on more than 40 acres of land that features beautiful local flora and fauna that makes for the perfect screen-free afternoon exploration. 

ecoCrackenback is an eco-certified 4 Star resort, and the on-site eco trail is a fantastic highlight for the whole family. Kids will love spotting kookaburras and kangaroos as they wander around the picturesque property. 

More information here. 

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