Sick and tired of your daily routine? Are you dreaming of making a positive impact on the environment you live in? It could sound like an overwhelming task when stuck in a rut and in need of a well-deserved break. But, guess what? There’s now a way to save the world while simply taking a break – it’s called ecotourism.
While your first thoughts may take you back to tedious camping trips with hopeless tents and itching bug bites, we advise you to think again. Because, in the remote areas of northeast Australia’s Queensland region there’s a hidden gem in the form of a luxury boutique accommodation called Bloomfield Lodge. This pacific coast paradise offers a rejuvenating experience that brings new energy to both your mind and soul, all while at the same time helping to make our beautiful green planet a little healthier.
With its environmental sustainability policy, the lodge promotes an alternative to traditional travelling that reduces your environmental footprint while letting you enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Ocean along with the mysteries of a tropical rainforest. Bloomfield is accredited as an Advanced Ecotourismoperator by Ecotourism Australia, a globally recognised program devoted to help travellers find destinations and activities that are environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable.
The lodge thus offers all kinds of eco-friendly activities including local river cruises and fishing tours, boat trips and snorkelling adventures to the Great Barrier Reef, revitalising beauty and massage treatments, and guided rainforest walks and bird watching tours among many other things.
In line with the ecotourism commitment, Bloomfield Lodge has taken several steps to help preserve the environment. Some of these include recycling and minimising waste, using recycled products and materials, minimising and tracking emissions and their carbon footprint, providing regular service to their vehicles and vessels to maintain optimal fuel efficiency, and utilising solar energy to heat their pool and run their telephone system.
In addition to this, guests of the resort are encouraged to engage in more eco-friendly practices both in their everyday life as well as on trips away from home. Things like using local energy and water efficiently, as well as checking that soaps and detergents are biodegradable are just a few things that are promoted. No-brainers like recycling whenever possible and never to litter are regularly encouraged in order to make sure it sticks even after you leave from your luxury holiday.