Eco Accommodation Victoria

Ethical, Sustainable & Supporting Local

Yurt Hideaway Glamping Victoria

Our Guiding Principles

Zero waste.
Consumables to be natural and packaging biodegradable/compostable.
Suppliers & partner selection based on: sustainability focused business, ethically sourced & natural products, local business.
Source second hand and upcycled rather than new (reuse earth’s precious resources).
Source high quality, long lasting items & furnishings (reduce landfill).
Give back to support community and environmental initiatives & action groups.

Giving ethical & eco luxuries to spoil our guests

  • High quality & luxurious, all natural linen, towels & robes.
  • Natural, local food & products given in welcome pack – to reduce transport, support local and showcase the products of our local businesses.
  • Bathroom products, 100% natural, handmade in Melbourne by Denu. Large refillable containers, eliminating small single use.
  • Australian Madura tea, fair trade hot chocolate & sweeteners.
  • Quality, ethically sourced coffee in compostable pods by Urban Brew.
  • Compostable shower caps & sanitary bags by HealthPack.
  • Natural, biodegradable slippers by Seedling Sole.
  • no-trees, bamboo bathroom & kitchen papers by Certified B Corporation, Who Gives a Crap.
Eco Certified Accommodation Victoria

We took the Ecotourism Australia’s Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard – a program to gain a snapshot of our current sustainability practices and where we can improve against the four pillars of sustainability:

  • sustainable management,
  • environmental impacts,
  • cultural impacts, and
  • socio-economic impacts.

We’re thrilled with our 91%, but also keen to improve to 100% next time.

Thank you Ecotourism Australia for providing this awesome program.

Powered by the Sun

The space is powered by solar power (5KW PV grid-connect) & includes outdoor solar lighting

Low Water, Edible Garden

The small but lush garden surrounding the yurt, is designed to be:

  • Low water garden, when needed is bore water is used
  • Seasonal fruit & herbs to be picked fresh by guests
  • Supporting insects, bees & native birds with flowering plants and water source
  • Organic fertilizers, no pesticides, no roundup

Supporting Guests’ Eco Choices

We provide:

  • Re-usable shopping bags
  • Glasses, cutlery, crockery & serving dishes
  • Recycling & compost bins

Pictured: Yurt Hideaway’s Kelly and Oliver volunteering at an MP Koala’s tree planting day.

“With Fifteen Trees, we sponsor local tree planting projects right here on the Mornington Peninsula. Its amazing to see first hand how we can regenerate land, creating wildlife corridors for a wide range of animals, including the local koala population.”

Planting 1 Native Tree For Each Booking

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Many thanks to:

Behind the Scenes

  • Zero waste cleaning with Tirtyl, Go For Zero & eco-friendly homemade.
  • Line drying of linen
  • Solar powered laundry & office
  • Paperless office
  • Carbon neutral Wifi provider

Continuous Improvement

We are proud to have achieved a good level of sustainability in the space, products and services we provide to guests. But there is always room to improve! We are constantly on the lookout for ways we can do even better.

Yurt Hideaway acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we operate, the Boonwurrong people of the Kulin Nation.
We recognise their living connection and continuing custodianship of the land and waters, and pay our respects to their culture, knowledge and Elders past, present & future.

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