Eco Sustainability

Swell Lodge is privileged to exist inside a National Park, beside a RAMSAR wetland. We're governed by strict environmental regulations and use the latest technology to ensure your stay in the wilderness has minimal impact on this pristine environment.

Each of our 100% solar-powered eco-chalets has 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.

Eco Accreditations

swell lodge eco awardSwell 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).

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Eco Activities

Apart from being respectfully led by our trained naturalist guides, our daily activities also include some important eco-lessons.

We like to take guests to the remote Greta Beach - one of our 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, 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.

Eco Items

Here's a few things that guests love about our eco-system at Swell Lodge.

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Swell Lodge App

We've our own Swell app on your room's iPad, detailing your itinerary, island info and status of your solar-powered house batteries!

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Crab-Safe Vehicle

During red crab migration, we equip our lodge vehicle with special crab-savers that nudge them safely aside!


1.4kW Solar Panels

The sunshine soaked up from each eco-chalet's roof is then stored in a 10kWh bank of super high-tech lithium-ion batteries.


Waterless Loo

Check it out - each Italian-tiled ensuite bathroom has a 100% waterless, odourless and eco-friendly composting toilet you will love.


Bio-degradable Soaps

We use Australian-made, bio-degradable & refillable shower gels, hand soaps, hair products & detergent.


Compostable Bin-liners

We hate single-use plastic so these non-plastic bin-liners are great!

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Solar Hot Water

We use evacuated glass tube technology to transfer the suns heat into our over-size tank to ensure you have plenty of hot water!


Reusable Drink Bottle

Every guest receives a complimentary 700ml drink bottle to keep. Goodbye single-use plastic!

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Greywater Filter

Water from the shower, sink and vanity pass through a grease trap then this 450L sand, gravel and coconut-husk filter.


Compostable Teabags

We provide our guests with a beautiful selection of tea bags from 'Love Tea', which are not only tasty but totally compostable.


Recycled Loo Paper

Soft as, but 100% recycled paper! Save trees and 50% of profits help build 3rd-world sanitation systems. 'Good for your bum, Good for the world!'

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Carbon Offset Program

To offset the CO2 emissions from our lodge vehicles, we invest in planting native trees with Green Feet.