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Eco Certification

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We would like to share with you, the very exciting news, that we are now an Eco-Certified business, by our industry body Ecotourism Australia.

Ecotourism Australia certification programs are designed for businesses and operators in the tourism supply chain, to showcase their commitment to sustainable and responsible tourism. Tourism businesses are certified using international best practice standards. Certification assures you, our guests, that our business is backed by a strong, well-managed commitment to sustainable practices. 

One of our most significant changes contributing to this new certification is working with a team of sustainability and data specialists, from Impact Sustainability. They are passionate about making it simple for businesses like ours to create, deliver, and be in control of their sustainability strategy. We now measure, manage, track and report our emissions through their easy-to-use software.

Since opening in 2007, we have focused on building on our sustainability processes. We are dedicated to growing as much of our own produce as possible and sourcing as much local produce as we can, to ensure quality and seasonality are achieved. More than 15% of the restaurant menu products come directly from our garden. In addition to the onsite kitchen gardens, we have approximately 40 chickens that keep the kitchen well-supplied with fresh eggs. You can read more about how we incorporate sustainability into our business model here.

In 2023 when we started our Ecotourism Certification journey, we discovered the importance of partnering with other like-minded organisations, to help achieve the outcomes we are all wanting. We found the incredible Aussie team at Groundswell. They work hard to fund climate action by pooling donated money, and distributing it into several grants to then give to hard-working organisations who are tackling the climate crisis in Australia.

We ask our guests when booking to stay with us if they'd like to make a small voluntary contribution to Groundswell. 

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