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1. Eat at restaurants utilising locally sourced ingredients

There are so many benefits to locally sourced ingredients. This choice will assist local farmers during a difficult time, but also helps to minimise your carbon footprint by lowering the amount of miles from farm to table. Not only will this decision support the local environment and community, it will also enhance your travel experience. Locally sourced ingredients will provide you with the freshest dishes and give you a taste of the local culture. After all, the best part about travelling is trying things that you can’t back home. Read our blog post on the tastes of the Daintree to find out how you can support local businesses.

 

2. Book sustainable accommodation

Look into how sustainable the property you are looking at booking is. What are they doing to reduce their carbon footprint? How are they supporting the local community? As a consumer, your choices are powerful – choose wisely.

 

3. Flick the switch

Minimise your energy consumption by turning off all lights and unnecessary appliances whilst you explore the surrounding areas. A small and simple action for a big gain.

 

4. Reusable drink bottles

It’s important to stay hydrated whilst travelling. Bring your own drink-bottle with you wherever you go to minimise your plastic usage – a much more sustainable choice.

 

5. Bring your own reusable bag

If you are planning on doing a bit of shopping, be sure to bring your own reusable bag. Plastic bags can take up to 1000 years to decompose and can cause harm to our precious flora and fauna.

 

6. Turn the aircon off whilst you explore

Whilst we all want to return to a cool room, is it really worth the hours of energy wasted? Closing the blinds can help keep your room cool whilst you are out. Whilst you are relaxing in your room, be mindful of how long you are using the air-conditioning and at what temperature it is set to.

 

7. Travel by foot

When possible, choose to travel by foot instead of by vehicle to reduce carbon emissions. By walking, you will also be able to see things that you would not have otherwise seen. The best way to experience the Daintree is by hiking through the Rainforest.

 

8. Refrain from having your linen and towels washed everyday

A good general rule is if you wouldn’t do it at home, why do it when you’re away? Hang your towels up to save water.

 

9. Opt for eco-certified activities and tours

The Eco Certification Program assists tourists in identifying organisations with a strong commitment to sustainability and that provide high quality nature-based tourism experiences. Some eco-certified activities in the region include the Daintree River Cruise and Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours. Speak with our staff to arrange an itinerary that allows you to explore the Daintree without having a negative impact.

 

 10. Do not feed the wildlife

It is inevitable that you will come across the majestic wildlife of the Daintree during your stay. When encountering any breed of animal, do not feed them. Feeding the wildlife can lead to negative health impacts and can also lead to aggressive behaviour toward humans.