Eco-tourism

Gemtree Wines Wetlands Ecotrail and Tours

Open Every Day

The Gemtree Wetlands Ecotrail is open free to the public everyday. Feel free to wander the ecotrail at your leisure and take advantage of the complimentary BBQ facilities or book a guided eco tour to meet the family, learn about biodynamic farming, taste organic wines at the Gemtree sustainable cellar door and tour the trail.

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Port Macquarie’s feast of festivities in October 2013

Port Macquarie is having a month long festival in October to celebrate the passion, creativity, bounty and variety from its farmers, vignerons, brewers, entertainers and artists.

Event highlights:
· 6 October – Breakfast in the Beds at Near River Produce organic farm
· 6 October - Oasis by the River presents The Vintage Car Vineyard Tour
· 12 October – High Tea on the Hastings
· 18 October – Jazz and Shiraz at Eighteen Thirty Restaurant
· 19 October – World Par-TEA Victorian Luncheon Banquet
· 19 October – Black Duck Brewery Beer and Fine Food Matching Dinner
· 19-20 October – Landcare North Coast TAFE Farm Gate tours
· 20 October – A day at Bago Vineyards with a Treasure Hunt in the Bago Maze
· 24 October – Five plate tastings menu with matching wines at The Corner Restaurant
· 25 October - An Evening on the River Dinner at Port Panthers
· 26 October – Hastings Farmers Market’s 1 to 100 Acre Farming Fest
· 26 October – Artist Market in the Vines at Cassegrain Winery
· 26 October – SBS Feast Sneak Peak Party
· 27 October – Main Event: SBS Feast Tastings on Hastings 2013

Port Macquarie is a four hour drive North of Sydney or a one hour flight from Sydney and Brisbane with connections to the rest of Australia. A range of accommodation is available from 4.5 star waterfront hotels, eco-style tree houses to self contained apartments.

For event details and info on visiting, head to Tastings on Hastings, and to book accommodation and find out more about the region visit www.portmacquarieinfo.com.au

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How to: Ethical and sustainable travel

Monday, 29 April 2013

Founder of G Adventures Bruce Poon Tip shares his top five ethical and sustainable travel tips.

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The green republic of Cuba

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Cuba may not be well known as an eco-travel destination, but its eco-credentials, like its musicians & cigars, are first class.

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