Our Daintree Eco accommodation is set in the very heart of the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park .
Murray’s dream and passion when buying this property was to free himself of the reliance on utilities such as power and water and to dramatically reduce his carbon footprint. The centerpiece of this plan was the permanent, spring fed creek, which proved to be perfect for the installation of a small hydro-electric power system. This system works amazingly well, and provides more than enough power for day to day use whilst having virtually no impact on the environment.
Little Cooper Creek runs through the middle of the property and supplies us with a beautiful clear swimming hole, unlimited electricity and all the chemical free, mineral rich water you can drink. It is spring fed and comes from a source high up on Thornton’s Peak.
The retreat has its own septic tank system that is fed by natural enzymes and for this reason only environmentally friendly, phosphate free, cleaning products are used.We also stock only recycled toilet paper, organic soap and encourage our guests to recycle where possible, and to use our compost facility for their organic food scraps so we can feed our earth!
When landscaping is undertaken around the property, only naturally occurring native plant species are used. This serves to provide food for birds and other wildlife; attract butterflies; re-establish rare and/or endangered species; and educate our guests the benefits of natural vegetation.
Stonewood Retreat understands the necessity of maintaining and upgrading current conservation standards. When landscaping is undertaken around the property, only naturally occurring native plant species are used. This serves to provide food for birds and other wildlife; attract butterflies; re-establish rare and/or endangered species; and educate our guests the benefits of natural vegetation . Any development initiated by us involves minimal clearing of native vegetation.
We believe to be contributing and creating an environment that is healthier for our planet and healing for our souls.
Eco Certification – Advanced Eco tourism
Stonewood Retreat has been awarded the Advanced Eco Certification Certificate, which illustrates our commitment to maintaining an Eco Friendly & Luxury accommodation at the same time.
At Stonewood Retreat we are passionate about conserving the environment so that people from all over the world can experience it now and in the future. We have an ongoing commitment to reduce and neutralize the impact of CO2 emissions.
Everything we do at SR reinforces the need to preserve this very special World Heritage area. We practice water conservation, waste management, recycling and project an eco-friendly design that is not only functional but also aesthetically appealing.
Stonewood Retreat has increased community awareness by helping our guests understand climate change impacts and how to better manage protected areas.