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The Lake District - UK

Famous not only for its lakes, but for its heaths and forests, mists and meadows, farmlands and poets, The Lake District is Romantic country. Home to William Wordsworth some 250 years ago, his house is still open for visitors with handwritten excerpts of his work on display, and in the late winter and early spring, one is still delighted by hosts and hosts of golden daffodils crowding beside the lakes and beneath the trees, 'Fluttering and dancing in the breeze'.

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The Windmills of Kinderdijk

Any green travellers visiting the Netherlands should make the journey out to Kinderdijk to be blown away by the largest concentration of old windmills in the world.Renewable energy can often be thought of as a modern concern, but these mills were constructed around 1740 to drain a polder, and as such have since been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park for the eco tourist visiting the Northern Territory

Known to many as Ayers Rock, Uluru is probably the most famous landmark in Australia and a wonderful location for any green traveller visiting Australia. However, this beautiful world heritage site is much more than just a rock. There is a world of caves, paintings and springs to explore, as you enjoy Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Swiss National Park - A Swiss haven for the green traveler

Any eco tourist visiting Switzerland should spend some time at the Swiss National Park. Located on the Swiss/Italian border, this is Switzerland's only national park.

With regards to accommodation, you have a number of options. The first is to book a hostel, hotel or cottage outside of the park. The second is to stay at the Chamanna Cluozza, the only accommodation available within the boundaries of the park.

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Paparoa National Park - New Zealand's retreat for the green traveler

Any eco-tourist travelling to New Zealand should consider Paparoa National Park. Established in 1987 as a means to protect the limestone environment from mining, Paparoa is one of the world's newest national parks. However, the fact that it is still in it's infancy as a national park doesn't make it any less worth a visit than any other. Popular with tourists, the park stretches from the coastline to the Paparoa Ranges and covers over 300 km2.

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The Galapagos Islands - A world heritage site for the green traveller

An ecotourism haven, the Galapagos Islands are in the Pacific Ocean, around 550 miles west of Ecuador.

The Finch Bay eco-hotel is as close to a perfect location to stay whilst on holiday as you are going to get. Rated as one of the top 25 hotels in South America, this stunning hotel will provide you with everything you need during your stay.

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Fiordland - A stunning location for the eco-tourist

Any green traveller planning a trip to New Zealand would do well to visit the stunning Fiordland National Park. A world heritage site, Fiordland is, as the name suggests, an area where narrow rivers are surrounded by beautiful steep cliffs and snow-capped mountains.

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The Serengeti National Park - a haven for the green traveller

One of the biggest and best wildlife reserves in the world, the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, is a must for anyone interested in wildlife or taking a Safari. At over 5,000 square miles the park is really something to behold; however, with 1000's of Lions being among the natural habitat, you will definitely want to plan this trip and not just go hiking through the desert.

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