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An island paradise and special parrot that needs our help

An island paradise and special parrot that needs our help

Norfolk Island is an idyllic paradise located in the South Pacific. Steeped in heritage and natural beauty, Norfolk Island is holiday-makers dream. Whether it's relaxing on a white sandy beach or exploring the rich history, Norfolk Island offers something for everyone.

Much of Norfolk Island's natural forest has been cleared overtime to make way for farming and housing. National Park makes up just 10% of the island's area and is home to some unique flora and fauna including the Norfolk Island Green Parrot. This species of parrot is found nowhere else in the world. Sadly, due to the introduction of...


Weekend travel escapes at your doorstep. Part 1: Wilsons Promontory National Park.

Weekend travel escapes at your doorstep. Part 1: Wilsons Promontory National Park.

We have only recently moved to Victoria but on our weekends off work, we’ve made an effort to get out and explore some of the attractions that this state has to offer. In this series of blog articles, we thought that we’d share some of those experiences.

Just recently we took a weekend trip to Wilsons Promontory National Park in south-east Victoria. This gem of a park is only 3 hours from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne city, yet it feels like a lifetime away. The park offers some breathtaking scenery with huge granite mountains giving way...


A change for the better

As of the first of September we are announcing a change to our operating practices. Since launching our travel accessories brand in the middle of 2014, we have been committed to collecting a nominal amount from each sale to donate to environmental conservation charity. Currently we have been collecting $1 from the sale of each Traveller Towel and $2 from the sale of each Everyday Adventure Backpack. We’ve done the sales figures from last financial year and we’ve chosen our designated charity. Shortly we will be paying them a visit to share the good news and hand over...


What being an 'eco-business' means to us.

When my wife and I first established Sandy Cove Trading Company almost 1 year ago, we wanted to ensure that sourcing and stocking eco-friendly products was at the core of our company ethos. As individuals and business owners, we believe that making ‘green’ choices is paramount to the future success and sustainability of any brand. We don’t, by any means, claim to be a perfect eco-business but we are committed to continually improving the way we operate in an effort to reduce our impact on the planet. Here’s a few of the green initiatives we have already...