Eco-friendly accommodation is one of the crucial steps we must take to preserving our environment. These days, sustainable accommodation isn’t just limited to camping or glamping. In fact, you can find numerous luxury resorts in Australia committed to environmentally friendly practices.
Check out these luxury resorts in Queensland which are leading the sustainable accommodation movement.
Rest Easy at Queensland’s Best Eco-Friendly Luxury Accommodation
1. Mt Mulligan Lodge
When you stay at Mt Mulligan Lodge, it’s easy to see why this eco resort has become one of Australia’s most beloved destinations. The lodge upholds high standards for eco-friendly accommodation with its removal of single-use plastics and use of water tanks. It also adheres to principles that make for a cleaner, greener holiday experience.
This outback retreat offers you the chance to escape from it all and enjoy organic, free range, fair trade and biodynamic products while being surrounded by the rugged outback. The “nose-to-tail” dining principles mean nothing will be wasted during your visit, with none of the delicious food going uneaten or into waste bins.
Mt Mulligan Lodge is also a supporter of Farmers for Climate Action, the Morris Family Foundation Reef Keepers Fund and the Australian Marine Conservation Society. It supports these important sustainability groups through regular donations.
2. Daintree Ecolodge
At Daintree Ecolodge, you can enjoy luxurious rainforest accommodation and help save the planet. The eco-certified property is partially powered by solar panels that reduce its carbon footprint. It also donates $50 per guest to the Morris Family Foundation Reef Keepers Fund, which is integral to preserving the Great Barrier Reef.
Staying at this amazing resort helps preserve a pristine habitat for endangered species such as cassowaries and giant tree ferns without having an adverse impact on your wallet or conscience. Environmentally conscious foodies will also appreciate the resort’s sustainable dining practices. It uses eco-friendly products sourced from sustainable artisans and its very own on-site veggie patch.
3. Orpheus Island Lodge
Orpheus Island Lodge offers some of the best sustainable accommodation in Australia. This private island resort on the Great Barrier Reef is committed to reducing waste by removing single-use products and providing washable slippers, stainless-steel water bottles and ceramic Keep Cups to all guests. Don’t even mention plastic straws! It’s paper-only straws here.
You’ll also contribute to protecting and preserving the Great Barrier Reef, because a percentage of your room fee goes towards the Morris Family Foundation Reef Keepers Fund. If you want to be more hands-on, you can join eco-friendly tours and excursions, such as the Picnic Bay Beach Clean-Up outing and eco-educational snorkelling and scuba diving. You can even purchase a rashie made from recycled plastic to wear when snorkelling, with all profits going to protecting the reef.
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