Swell Lodge is privileged to exist inside a National Park, beside a RAMSAR protected wetland. Our eco-lodge is governed by strict environmental regulations and so we use the latest technology to ensure your stay in the wilderness has minimal impact on the pristine environment.
Each of our 100% solar-powered eco-lodges have a 1.4KW solar array which saves over 750kgs of CO2/yr entering the atmosphere and our efficient, high-output ceiling fans remove the need for air conditioning. We’re proud of our solar hot water, modern odourless composting toilet, greywater filter treatment system, ph-neutral bio-degradable soaps, shower gels, teabags and bin liners, and even have crab-safe vehicle attachments and a carbon neutral program realised through ‘Greenfeet’, planting native trees to offset our vehicle emissions – so you can enjoy your stay at Swell Lodge guilt-free. Sweet Dreams!
Our eco-lodge has been awarded Ecotourism Australia’s highest level of certification ‘Advanced Ecotourism’ as well as a ‘Climate Action Business’ reserved for exemplary operators in terms of our ecological sustainability, natural area management and provision of authentic cultural experiences, a recognition also approved by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).
Climate Action Business
Global Sustainable Tourism Council
Visiting our eco-lodge for a holiday is a real experience, in more ways than one. Apart from staying in ecofriendly accommodations, using eco products and being respectfully led by our trained naturalist guides… our daily activities around Christmas Island also include some important eco-lessons.
We like to take eco-lodge guests to the remote Greta Beach – one of Christmas Island’s well known turtle-nesting sites – but one which unfortunately receives a heart-wrenching amount of floating plastic from overseas. Marine debris is a growing, global problem and after what we show you at Greta Beach, you’ll never use another plastic straw again.
Our guides will do a beach-cleanup while it sinks in, and you’re welcome to help. A clean beach not only helps the nesting turtles but improves Christmas Island for the many sea birds, red crabs and other wildlife that also call the island home.
What is an Eco-lodge?
Wondering what makes up an eco-lodge? Eco-lodges aim to preserve the surrounding environment by reducing their carbon footprint, investing in sustainable technology like solar, consuming resources wisely and using environemtnally freindly products where possible. Here’s a few things that guests love about our eco-system at Swell Lodge.