As the world mobilises, an increasing number of travellers and so many of our lodge guests actively seek experiences that allow them to have positive impact while travelling. Positive impact is recognised as a fundamental part of the luxury and privilege of travel. Our guests are interested in and want to be aware of not just sustainable tourism best practices and sustainable operations, but to know that their visit is in some shape or form is an active contributor to environmental preservation and regeneration, and the enrichment and well-being of local communities and cultures.
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, the ‘makers’, skilled craftspeople, local to each region; to the encouragement and support of hundreds of local food and beverage 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 for each lodge…with a link to further information on each to learn more about both the legacy stories, and the lodge interpretations of the mandatories of sustainable business today.