Business With Purpose

An increasing number of travellers and our lodge guests are interested in and want to be aware of sustainable tourism best practices, including environmental preservation, sustainable operation, and the well-being of local communities.

Purpose and positive impact is at the core of what it means to be a Luxury Lodge of Australia. From leadership in conservation and environmental sustainability; to engagement with indigenous and often remote local communities, makers, craftspeople, local to each region; to the encouragement and support of hundreds of local producers; and economic empowerment of regional communities through excellence and sustainable highest quality tourism.

Some of the lodges are recognised globally for their work. As the lodges are owned and operated independently of each other, and operate in vastly different environments, these practises of course cover a wide gamut of activities.

Here is a snapshot of these best practise initiatives…

Arkaba – A myriad of successful conservation programs have been implemented since 2009 focusing on eradicating feral species and reversing the impacts of over a 100 years of livestock grazing. More

Bamurru Plains – Their strongly held belief is that tourism should help foster conservation of Australia’s natural and cultural heritage and the rate includes a contribution to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy. More

Capella Lodge – Collaborates closely with the Lord Howe Island Board to implement management policies in keeping with the destination’s World Heritage listing. More

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley – was the first carboNZero©™ certified hotel in the world. Recently awarded a Banksia Award for its ongoing commitment to a cleaner environment, the carbon-neutral wildlife reserve combines One&Only ultra-luxury style with a quintessentially Australian bush experience with conservation at its heart. More

Lizard Island’s – Advanced Ecotourism Certified and GreenPath Ambassador Ecotourism Certification is Ecotourism Australia’s flagship program. Launched in 1996, it was the world’s first ecotourism certification program More

Sal Salis – is a model ecotourism development camp operated under The Department of Parks and Wildlife. By virtue of the small size and the extreme care takenin operation, (9 luxury tents) the impact on the environment is minimal. More

Southern Ocean Lodge – is situated on an important wildlife corridor between two National Parks – Kelly Hill Caves and Flinders Chase National Parks. A dynamic environmental management plan steers lodge operations and ultimately enhances each guest’s experience. More

The Louise – Their produce purchasing policy and philosophy is regional, seasonal, local. Best practice for water, irrigation and waste is implemented through daily activities and initiatives..More

True North – Adventure-cruising is an environmentally sensitive means of accessing wilderness by being able to provide access to environments without the intrusion of roads. More


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