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Our Philosophy

We are passionate about making a positive contribution to the local environment and community. We believe that turning a profit and supporting these two areas can go hand-in-hand so we are actively working to improve the social and environmental conditions in the spaces where we operate and beyond

Sustainability is not just a word that we toss around for brownie points with our guests. It is a concept that is at the core of who we are as a business.

Our approach at Mount Mulligan Lodge:


Without a healthy local environment we would have nothing. Managing our impact on this fragile ecosystem is a responsibility we place on ourselves as guardians of our local environment. We do this through impact minimization initiatives on site, investing in research and management programs to support the reef, educating our guests and providing an opportunity for people to reconnect to nature.


We are a family business therefore our culture is that of family values. Our employees live in isolation on the property so they become family to one another. A happy family means happy customers and so we strive to create a workplace that is healthy, supportive, caring and rewarding.


We see an environmentally, socially and economically diverse and healthy community as a key part of our business success. To support the local community our foundation supports projects that aim to generate sustainable employment in the region, as well as provide training and support to young indigenous Australians who we aim to become a part of our future workforce.


We want to work with our industry to learn and encourage change. We aim to invest in innovative projects that support the health of the reef and subsequently, the diverse tourism industry in Queensland. We do this by working with Governments, philanthropy, community groups and other tourism operators for better outcomes in the region.

The Morris Family Foundation

The Morris Family Foundation is a private charitable foundation investing in projects and organisations with meaningful social, economic and environmental impact both at home in Australia and internationally.

Learn more about the foundation and its initiatives.


Ongoing conservation is at the heart of Mt Mulligan and the Northern Escape Collection philosophy. As part of our continuing endeavors to safeguard the environment we have implemented eco-sensitive measures:

  • Majority solar-powered site
  • E-water, chemical-free cleaning
  • Sophisticated waste minimization programme including limited use of packaging, composting and glass crushing
  • Working with local suppliers to source produce
  • Water tanks
  • On-site orchard and vegetable garden
  • Eggs sourced from our happy chickens on site