The modern environmental movement was officially born with the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. Twenty years later, Earth Day became a global event that has since been celebrated every year on the same date to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the environment. It has become a day to truly reflect on our impact on the planet while we appreciate the beauty of the place we call ‘home’. Speaking of beautiful places, Australia is known for its unique wildlife and vast landscapes, and the country has taken significant steps to preserve its natural resources, thus playing an essential role in maintaining the health and well-being of our planet. At Dash Access and Inclusion Services, we are thrilled to join this global celebration for Mother Earth, and while we commit to do our part in protecting the environment, we also want you to enjoy the beauty of our country. We can provide an escape and take you to discover charming views, long and short walks, a weekend away, or simply find a place to sit and have companionship and a good conversation.
Here are some of our favourite places that we have visited in Victoria, Australia:
Mornington Peninsula, located in the southeast of Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula is a popular tourist destination with stunning beaches, beautiful landscapes, and a rich biodiversity. There are several environmental initiatives in place in Mornington Peninsula to protect the local flora and fauna. Visitors can explore the area’s natural beauty by hiking, cycling, and kayaking. There are also several eco-friendly accommodation options available for those who want to stay overnight.
Phillip Island is a small island located in the southeastern part of Victoria. It is home to several unique species of wildlife, including the famous Little Penguins. Visitors can watch the penguins come ashore at sunset and witness this amazing natural phenomenon. Phillip Island also has several conservation programs in place to protect the island’s diverse wildlife.
The Grampians is a mountain range located in western Victoria. It is home to several endangered species of flora and fauna, including the Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby and the Grampians Peppermint. The Grampians also has several hiking trails that offer stunning views of the mountains and the surrounding landscapes. There are several initiatives in place to protect the area’s natural beauty and biodiversity.
The Great Ocean Road is one of the most scenic drives in the world, located in the state of Victoria. The road stretches for over 240 km along the coastline, offering stunning views of the ocean and the surrounding landscapes. The Great Ocean Road is home to several unique geological formations, including the Twelve Apostles, which are limestone stacks that rise out of the ocean. The area is also home to several species of marine wildlife, including seals and whales.
Bright is a small town located in northeastern Victoria. It is surrounded by the Victorian Alps and is a popular destination for outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, and skiing. The area is also home to several species of wildlife, including the endangered Alpine Tree Frog. The town has several environmental initiatives in place, including waste reduction and recycling programs.
These five locations in Australia offer stunning landscapes and unique wildlife that are worth celebrating on Earth Day. You can enjoy the natural beauty of our country while also learning about the environmental initiatives in place to protect them. But more importantly, by taking some time off to have an outing or enjoy a short trip, you are also taking care of your health and well being, just like we must do for our planet!