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Luxury guide to eco-living on the Gold Coast

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When you live amongst the Gold Coast’s stunning green and gold landscapes, you can’t help but look for ways to take better care of the planet to preserve its beauty. The good news is, your fellow Gold Coast locals are on the same page and there are plenty of eco-conscious establishments to eat and play at. Even better, you can look after Mother Nature’s best interests while still living a life of luxury. Here’s how!

Solar panels

Eco-living at home

Adapting a greener lifestyle should first start at home. Our latest Mater Prize Home lottery No. 304 will help you get off on the right foot thanks to its solar panels, which provide a more eco-friendly (and affordable!) way to power your modern 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, two-storey prize home. As a renewable source of power, solar energy is a vital step forward towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution and helping slow climate change.

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Make your commute count

Since there’s no shortage of sunshine to go around on the Gold Coast, it makes sense to drive an electric car—both to minimise your carbon emissions and maximise your free solar energy supply. Our home lottery comes with a prestigious Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Charger to make your daily commuting easy and eco-friendly, not to mention luxurious! This all-electric car combines beauty and cutting-edge features: You can use your smartphone as a key, and access all driver controls in the central 15-inch touchscreen. But the feature you’ll really appreciate while driving through the stunning Gold Coast scenery is the all-glass roof that extends from front to back for the best views from every seat.

Good to know: There are currently over 35,000 Tesla Superchargers worldwide, with six new locations opening every week!

E-Foil Surfboards

Preserve the planet while you play

Now to have some fun in the sun! Enjoying the best of the Gold Coast doesn’t have to cost the earth. If you want to reduce your negative impact on our marine life, without compromising on your own entertainment, then E-Foil surfboards are the way to go. Included in our prize lottery are two electric surfboards which are powered by lithium-ion batteries for a faster ride through the waves, without producing any emissions.

For an up-close encounter with Australia’s beautiful birdlife amongst the tranquil setting of native bushland, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a great day out for the whole family. The 27 hectare sanctuary for wild animals also happens to be one of Australia’s most eco-friendly businesses—the heritage-listed establishment has been a part of Eco Tourism Australia for 12 years and puts every cent it earns back into caring for animals and conservation. O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat in the Gold Coast Hinterland is another way to appreciate nature while minimising your footprint. Located in the World-Heritage listed Lamington National Park, the O’Reilly family who own and operate the retreat are pioneers of ecotourism. Home to the world’s first Treetop Walk in the canopy of the rainforest, you can appreciate its beauty without disrupting the natural habitat. They also offer a daily Advanced Eco-accredited ‘Discovery Program’ of guided rainforest activities.

Fruit and Veg

Earth-friendly eating ideas

Yes, you can still go out and enjoy fine dining while keeping the earth’s best interest at heart. Restaurant Labart in Burleigh are constantly evolving their menu to take advantage of fresh seasonal produce sourced from local suppliers. If you’re after a more low-key eco meal, try Greenhouse Canteen in Miami. Their meat-free approach to dining will change your mind about plant-based eating with its delicious menu of wholesome must-haves, like Cauliflower Wings dipped in a smoked house relish and ranch, Cajun Jackfruit Tacos, and Mushroom Cheeseburger with brie cheese, crispy kale and shoestring fries on the side.

When at home in your modern sun-drenched open plan kitchen, make sure you’re cooking with the freshest produce from your fellow ‘neighbours’ by getting your fruit and veggies from local markets.

Sustainable fashion

Dress for sustainable success

That’s right, you can even give your style an eco update. The Gold Coast boasts some gorgeous local designers whose fashion prioritises the planet. Peony Swimwear was founded by former criminal lawyer and Gold Cost local Becky Jack because she wanted to create beautiful swimwear using recycled and sustainable fabrics. And she has! Since 2019, her entire range is made from 100% recycled materials.

Another sustainable fashion brand local to the Gold Coast is Outland Denim. The jeans brand uses organic cotton (which uses 91 percent less water to produce) and doesn’t use harmful chemicals in its manufacturing. It’s also committed to using less energy and sourcing only sustainable raw materials to make its cult range of designer denim.

Ready to live a life of eco-luxury on the Gold Coast? Buy your tickets today to win this waterfront $3.3million Mater Prize Home lottery and appreciate Mother Nature’s beauty daily. Plus, for every ticket you purchase you’re supporting the vital medical research and patient care at Mater.

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