Ecotourism

Our environmental aims and objectives are based on the general philosophy…

Reduce-Reuse-Recycle.

As an operator based within the Great Barrier Reef region, we understand the importance of preserving and protecting the area’s ecosystems and natural resources, and to inform our guests of potential impacts and how they can make a difference.

We are lucky to be located in a region in which the environment is held in high regard and as such, the people in the area are very environmentally conscious. All our staff are very motivated about our environmental policy which has made training very easy and widely accepted.

Our environmental aims and objectives:

Ensure compliance with all environmental legislation and requirements.

Identify and minimise all possible environmental risks associated with the operation of BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort.

Ensure there are no long term environmental or cultural impacts from the operation of BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort.

Minimise the consumption of energy.

Minimise the consumption of water.

Minimise the generation of waste.

Reduce contributions to greenhouse gas emissions and improve resilience and adaptation to climate change.

Educate our guests and tourists travelling to the Whitsundays on how to reduce their impact by developing their appreciation and understanding.

Support our local tourism partners in contributing to the conservation objectives of the Whitsunday Islands Marine Park.

To source products locally where possible.

To continue to employ local staff.

To partake in local environmental initiatives, including local recycling programs.

To support local flora and fauna.

To monitor and assess environmental opportunities, risks and impacts regularly.

To continue to improve the environmental performance of our operation.

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort is located 5km from Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays, the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and home to the 74 Whitsunday Islands. Set on 26 acres, our gardens add that extra special something to the holiday experience with thousands of plants used to create an enchanting tropical wonderland. Cabins range from simple studio style rooms, through to 3-bedroom Poolview Condos, whilst enormous outdoor balconies allow space to soak up the balmy outdoors and garden surrounds. Caravan sites are adored for the serenity and privacy of the individually landscaped gardens surrounding each site.

Flora: The resort’s on-site nursery propagates every plant used throughout the park including rare palms, gingers, haliconias and bromeliads.  Neem trees have been planted as a native deterrent for sandflies as well as numerous flowering tropical trees and shrubs to attract native butterflies and birdflife.

Fauna: The resort has quite a few beautiful green tree frogs which can usually be spotted at night time and are very important to the local environment. The resident ducks and possums are gorgeous and so friendly, but guests are discouraged from feeding them. Wallabies, bandicoots, scrub turkeys and native birdlife also call the resort home.  Whilst snakes are very rare there are some sightings during summer. They are usually harmless tree snakes (green or brown).  Dogs or other pets are not allowed to be brought into the resort by guests to ensure the resort’s native animals and bird life is not affected.