New South Wales is blessed with breathtaking
wonders, unique communities and
In order to preserve these areas for the future, we need to minimize our
impact and reduce our travel footprint. There are a number of
simple steps you can take to ensure your journey has a positive effect
and the local community:
Water Conservation & Pollution Prevention
Only use chemicals that are formaldehyde free in your RV waste holding tank
Do not pour oils and fatty liquids down the sink or in waterways.
Wash your recreational vehicle on a grassed area
Conserve water and always use a plug in the sink or bucket at campsites when washing dishes
Use phosphate free washing detergents (detergents labelled NP) and flush away wastewater at least 30 meters from creeks or waterways
Take shorter showers (4 minutes or less)
Report leaky taps and showers to staff
Always dispose of holding tank waste in designated dump points
Think before you buy - choose products that have less packaging, are made from recycled materials, can be recycled and do not contain harmful chemicals
Use your own reusable shopping bags and refuse plastic bags
Recycle all glass and plastic bottles, metal tins and paper and cardboard (no cardboard containing food stains)
Don’t litter and dispose of waste properly– even small items such as bread tags, bottle tops and cigarette butts, really choke up the environment.
Save energy and money when you go on holidays by turning off all appliances at the power point (except the fridge)
Plan your trips to reduce your fuel use
Open a window and let the natural breeze in before you turn on the fan or air conditioning
Ride a bike, walk or use the local transport to go to the shops and local attractions
Wash your clothes on a sunny day and hang them out to dry
Turn off all lights and power points when you leave a room and turn off appliances at the power point when not in use
Use a fan before you use the air conditioner
Put on a jumper before you turn on the heater
If you need to use the air conditioner or heater, close all doors and windows and remember to turn off when leaving.
Support the Local Community
Shop at local businesses and buy local produce where possible
Learn about the history and indigenous cultures of the area
Support local charities and community organisations
Use public transport , walk or ride when out and about to avoid producing emissions
Protect Flora and Fauna
Do not feed wildlife. Wild animals feed on naturally occurring foods. If fed they can become ill and in the worst cases, will die a slow and painful death. If they are fed often, they may become dependent on humans resulting in going hungry when the people are gone. They may also teach their young to be dependent rather teaching them to forage and hunt for themselves.
Try to avoid driving at dusk and dawn as this is when most wildlife is out and about. If you need to drive, drive slower and keep an eye out for animals crossing the road.
Stay on designated tracks to avoid causing erosion and degradation and introducing weeds to sensitive areas.
Check with your park about accommodating pets before travelling and never take domestic animals into National Parks
Obey all conservation zone rules and do not remove any flora or fauna from protected areas, marine reserves or national parks.