Minimal Impact

Nightfall is genuine sustainable eco-accommodation which gives back to its Queensland environment, minimising daily-emissions to achieve close to a zero-carbon footprint.

Sustainability is a priority, clearly evident both in design of the camp and  its operation. Nightfall camp is committed to –

  • Deliver an exemplary nature-based tourism opportunity, in keeping with the highest standards for environmental best practice
  • Minimised emissions through use of renewables (5KW on-site grid-connected solar system,  with consideration of future micro-hydro power generation)
  • Maximising energy efficiency through design,  energy conservation and guest/staff education
  • Minimising waste through a reuse,  recycle,  reduce and recover practices
  • Minimising transport emissions through considered vehicle use,  bulk buying and provision of an electric buggy on site
  • Minimising water use through design,  low-flow fittings,  low-water toilets,  education
  • Minimising noise pollution by limiting cars to entry car park and ʻsilentʼ electric buggy
  • Minimal chemical pollution  – chemical-free camp site,  education,  provision of biodegradable toiletries and cleaning agents; organic/biodynamic food gardens, emphasis on manual weed control
  • Using only native plants for re-vegetation work, with local provenance preferred
  • Minimising soil erosion through careful management and rehabilitation
  • Meeting advanced certification requirements of Eco-tourism Australia
  • Increasing understanding of the importance of conservation activities,  emissions reduction and minimal impact living