Congratulations to Swell Lodge on achieving Advanced Ecotourism and Climate Action Business Certification for their Swell Lodge and Nature Tours!
Swell Lodge is a low-impact set of elegant, completely off-grid, 100% solar-powered, glass-fronted, raised luxury safari eco-chalets. Nestled in the Christmas Island National Park, surrounded by wildlife and overlooking the ever-changing ocean, Swell Lodge provides guests with a variety of signature experiences during their stay.
Devoted to emission mitigation without sacrificing room convenience and comfort, Swell Lodge uses the latest in technology: Each of the eco-chalets in Swell Lodge is 100% solar powered (saving over 750kgs of CO2 from entering the atmosphere every year) and to handle the heat and humid weather on the island, air-conditioners are substituted by energy efficient, high-output ceiling fans in each eco-chalet, saving an additional 1,500kgs of CO2 annually, compared to staying in a regular hotel room.
Swell Lodge also features purely solar-heated hot water, a modern odourless composting toilet, crab-safe vehicle attachments and a carbon-offset program realised through Greenfeet with native trees planted to offset the CO2 emissions from lodge vehicles. Guests are involved in climate action through a smartphone app which helps them track their power usage during their stay in Swell Lodge.
Swell Lodge also provides guided walks and other nature tours and experiences for their guests to enjoy the unique natural scenery of Christmas Island. Guests can choose from several guided walks of different length, difficulty and featuring a variety of points of interest, go snorkelling or diving, enjoy a movie under the stars or get some photography experience with Swell Lodge owners, award-winning Australian Geographic photographer Chris Bray and his wife Jess, and the team.
In addition, Swell Lodge also participates in the conservation of local habitats of Christmas Island, including regular beach clean up events and monetary donations to Christmas Island National Parks’ Bird Rehabilitation Centre & Lizard Lounge. Guests are also encouraged to contribute to the conservation activities during their stay.
We are excited to welcome Swell Lodge to Ecotourism Australia and once again congratulate them on their achievement!