Certified as a “Green Travel Leader” by Ecotourism Australia
Accredited by Eco Tourism Australia, Aquila Eco Lodges offer interpretive trails and a resource library.
We collect our own water, generate power and deal with all waste on site.
Our aim is to run Aquila Eco Lodges in line with principles of sustainable living and with a minimum impact on the environment.
The flora and fauna at Aquila have been surveyed by Trust For Nature, and include many species unique to the Grampians.
In recognition of its quest for continuous improvement Aquila has received business and environmental management awards.
We invite you to come and explore the considerable achievements and outstanding visitor experience of Aquila Eco Lodges.
As we very proudly say:
Energy has been a huge challenge at Aquila, with no networked energy sources linked to the property.
Low wattage appliances and lighting have been carefully selected, with guests encouraged to conserve power. The sources of energy are:
All water is collected on site, using the roofs of all buildings. The total storage capacity is almost 300,000 litres, including 40,000 litres reserved for fire fighting. We are constantly looking at ways to improve the capacity, storage, and usage of water.
At Aquila, we follow the ‘3 R’ principle of recycling, reusing, and reducing, with less waste, pollution and environmental impact. Our actions include:
The building materials have been carefully selected for their sensitivity to the surrounding environment and fire considerations, whilst enhancing an environmentally-responsible living experience.
Where possible, local suppliers from within the Grampians have been used to supply various products such as red-gum flooring and sandstone paving and brickwork.
Environmentally-friendly features include: