Sustainability

Our Mission

To provide opportunities for quality nature immersion and inspiration for sustainable living. We aim to:

Provide a place to escape, relax, unplug and reconnect with nature.

Nurture appreciation of wild places and promote environmental stewardship.

Promote and inspire sustainable living.

Responsible Tourism

Tanja Lagoon Camp has always been a product based on responsibility to the host environment, communities and culture, never a purely commercial venture. At its conception the only reason it was not set up as a not-for-profit entity, is the limitations this presented in collaboration with other industry groups and the complexity of structure. The founders are not motivated by gathering wealth, they are driven by the desire for rich quality life experiences and activities that contribute to the greater good.

Every step along the way so far, decisions have been based on sustainability, limited only by lack of endless set up funds. We see the product as an opportunity to enhance the well-being of all those who visit the camp. We provide a wonderful nature experience to a very broad demographic of visitors.

Conservation

Since arriving here in 1998, we have been on a constant journey of restoring native habitat. Developing Tanja Lagoon Camp has created even more incentive to restore habitat so that our guests can experience a vibrant community of Australian native flora and fauna.

We are strongly committed to creating a safe environment for the native wildlife so we do not allow predatory non-native animals on the property. We have been working with the Local Land Services on planting projects, weed eradication, fox and wild dog control programs and wildlife monitoring projects.

One of our most important conservation projects has been restoring a wildlife corridor to allow native animals to safely travel across the property to access important habitat within the national park. The vulnerable Eastern Long-Nosed Potoroo is one of these.

TLC is participating in the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative, which strives to create wildlife corridors and foster species diversity. We have become a property recognised in the “Land for Wildlife” project.

 

Conservation

Since first taking ownership of the land we have been on a constant journey of restoring native habitat. Developing Tanja Lagoon Camp has created even more incentive to restore habitat so that our guests can experience a vibrant community of Australian native flora and fauna.

We are strongly committed to creating a safe environment for the native wildlife so we do not allow predatory non-native animals on the property. We have been working with the Local Land Services on planting projects, weed eradication, fox and wild dog control programs and wildlife monitoring projects.

One of the most important conservation projects on the property has been restoring a wildlife corridor to allow native animals to safely travel across the property to access important habitat within the national park. The vulnerable Eastern Long-Nosed Potoroo is one of these.

TLC is participating in the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative, which strives to create wildlife corridors and foster species diversity. We have become a property recognised in the “Land for Wildlife” project.

 

Minimal Impact and Sustainable Living

Loz and Sam have worked as outdoor educators with NOLS, since August 2000. NOLS are the founders of Leave No Trace™. At TLC we are highly committed to putting the  LNT principles and ethics into practice in our operations.

The tents are constructed on raised platforms stumped with local hardwoods to sit lightly on the land. We consulted the Local Aboriginal Land Council whenever we turned over any earth.

Materials have been locally sourced whenever possible. All major structural timber was milled in the local area by TLC.

The design of the tents allows great shelter and airflow during warmer weather so that there is no need for cooling energy needs. The kitchens and bathrooms are well sealed and easily ventilated so there is no need for fans.

The kitchens are sealed from the environment to prevent wildlife habituation.

 

 We have installed an A&A worm farm waste management system. This powerful organic wastewater treatment system effectively processes sewage, greywater and organic waste.

We generate enough solar power to cover power use at the tents (7kw). By 2025 we aim to produce enough solar power to cover all our domestic and business needs on the property.

All our water use on the property is from rain water collected in tanks and dams. Where possible we use gravity to provide pressure.

We live on site and are doing our best to practice the principles of permaculture, growing our own food and providing guests with freshly laid eggs. We welcome visitors into our world to encourage the sharing of ideas about sustainable living.

Ecotourism Accreditation

In our first years of operation it was an important operational goal to achieve Ecotourism Australia certification. We have been an ecotourism accredited business since 2017.

The Long Run

Since 2017 we have also been a fellow member of The Long Run – a global community of nature-based tourism businesses committed to driving sustainability..

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