Responsible Travel

Responsible travel is about choosing destinations and tourism products based on ethical, political, cultural and environmental considerations. It requires operators, governments, local people and travellers to take responsibility and take action to make tourism more sustainable. 

 

Tanja Lagoon Camp has always been a product based on social, cultural and environmental responsibility. Gathering wealth is not our motivation for being in business. Our inspiration comes from the desire to live here and care for this beautiful land and provide opportunities for ourselves and others to connect with the earth. We see our product as a force for good.

 Our Mission

  • To provide accessible and inclusive opportunities for quality nature immersion, environmental stewardship and inspiration for sustainable living
  • To minimise the negative impact of tourism and create a positive influence on the natural and cultural environments in which we operate for the long-term

     

  • To be a social enterprise role modelling transparency, accountability and ethical choices in our business governance

Conservation

Since first moving onto 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. With support from the Local Land Services we have created a substantial wildlife corridor to allow native animals, including the vulnerable Eastern Long-Nosed Potoroo, to safely travel across the property and access important habitat within the neighbouring National Park.

 

Conservation

Since first moving onto 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. With support from the Local Land Services we have created a substantial wildlife corridor to allow native animals, including the vulnerable Eastern Long-Nosed Potoroo, to safely travel across the property and access important habitat within the neighbouring National Park.

 

 

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.