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Birdgehls is a responsible travel & permaculture blog. We focus primarily on Australia and offbeat destinations around the world.
We’re passionate about backyard travel in Melbourne (Narrm) and beyond. Come discover this immense, captivating sunburnt country with us.

Latest posts

A man stands with a bike, taking a photo of a view on French Island. Discover 10 day trips from Melbourne by train.

10 excellent day trips from Melbourne by train

A quick guide to the pink lakes of Victoria

How to apply Permaculture Principles to travel

21 best day hikes near Melbourne: lace up your boots

Travel with a conscience
& a sense of humour

Responsible travel doesn’t need to be dry. Learn how you can tread with ease and care across our beautiful planet, while keeping your impact low. As one of Australia’s first sustainable travel blogs, Birdgehls can help you discover eco-friendly tours, products, attractions, accommodation, eateries and more.

RESPONSIBLE travel posts

Take an eco retreat in Victoria: 11 green options

16 sustainable travel blogs you should be following

37 best eco-friendly travel products

Zero waste travel: everything you need to know

What else can you find on Birdgehls?

We cover many topics – musings on expat life, tips on quitting drinking, reading recommendations, articles about culture, art and history. Click on the button below to explore.

Popular posts

What not to do when visiting Australia

Ultimate guide to Victoria’s Silo Art Trail

Quirky & fun London tours: 18 great options

How to spend a week in Melbourne


I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which this blog
is written, and pay my respects to Elders past and present. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.


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