Spotlight on Sustainability

Heading to this years Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in the Sustainable Tourism Award Category is Lady Elliot Island. The Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is a family run and operated eco-tourism business.

Peter Gash, family and several partners have held the lease from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to operate the resort since 2005. Since this time, enormous strides have been made to introduce sustainable initiatives to convert the resort to renewable energy with the goal to be 100% renewable by 2020. The Resort prides itself on educating guests about the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and how together, we can help protect it. All tours are ‘low impact’ and the Resort adheres to strict Great Barrier Reef Marine Park guidelines for all activities.

Research has shown that 77% of guests surveyed after leaving the island reported that they had positive behavioural changes as a result of their stay.

Best of luck to the Lady Elliot team as they take on Nationals!!