Gwinganna Lifstyle Luxury Retreat: Green Initiatives for the Win
Having achieved Ecotourism Certification in 2010, Gwinganna Lifestyle Luxury Retreat has continued its pathway to success by winning multiple awards. Along with excellence in their product offering, these awards recognise Gwinganna’s ecological achievements and commitment to sustainable practices and conservation. Gwinganna offers itself as a green alternative when competing in international awards competitions. In 2016, the resort won the International Spa Innovate Award in the Experiences category, the Eco-Spa of the year award with AsiaSpa awards and was the best the luxury destination spa in Australia with World Luxury Spa Awards.
Gwinganna’s commitment to sustainable environmental practices has shaped the resort in many ways. Ten years ago, the retreat employed two full-time specialty staff; a botanist/social ecologist and an organic gardener and beekeeper, this has allowed them to further understand the surrounding local environment and produce a variety of local, fresh and organic produce on the property. Gwinganna aims to produce and grow as much of their own produce as possible, including fruit, vegetables and herbs which the chefs use daily to prepare fresh and delicious meals for the guests. The property also has a composting program, worm farms, chickens and four active beehives. These beehives purpose is to increase pollination and provide organic honey.
To ensure the protection and conservation of wildlife in the area, Gwinganna is registered with Land for Wildlife, a voluntary program that encourages and assists landholders to manage wildlife habitat on their properties. Gwinganna have also created their own Wildlife Survival Program and work with and support Wildcare Australia who rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured native wildlife. They also raise money to help this cause by offering guests to make a donation.
The spa has created an extensive environmental program that concentrates on energy efficiency, water treatment and recycling; This included their impressive self-sufficient water storage capacity of 3.5 million litres of water!
These features have made Gwinganna a truly stunning place to stay, relax and enjoy nature knowing that the business, facilities and values are in the spirit of ecotourism. We look forward to hearing more success stories such as Gwinganna. If you would like to visit their
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