Eco Friendly Accommodation - Airlie Beach - Whitsunday Islands
Organic Bed & Breakfast is set amongst tropical
gardens with ocean views over the Whitsunday Islands.
Creating a relaxed and friendly holiday atmosphere, we offer only
6 rooms that are spacious, modern and light filled.
Relax in a hammock on the balcony, or in the organic garden.
Our house has been designed with sustainable features in mind
and reflects our philosophy of sustainable living.
To minimize the impact on our environment we have harnessed energy
efficient sources and have used solar panels and an eco-friendly
cooling insulation system. We also have a fresh rainwater tank
for cooking and drinking water. We have used recycled building
materials and organic finishes and products. The timber that features
in our house is Camphor - Laurel. We also use biodegradable, chemical
free cleaning products.
20 % of our profits are invested in sustainable agriculture and
enviromental projects and we support Green Power.
The building has been completely renovated and redesigned by Jonathon
and Penny Taylor-Brett 'Functional
Art Designs Studios' Qld. The
interior design includes beautiful art features from their workshop
and Art Gallery in Cooroy.
Please feel free to view their site: http://www.designworksnoosa.com
Location Of Organic
Bed & Breakfast
Our Organic Bed & Breakfast overlooks Airlie Beach – the
gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. It
is only 250m to the village with its choice of cafes, restaurants
and shops and the Airlie Beach Lagoon, yet our house is quietly
positioned in a natural setting of organic fruit and nut trees
and tropical plants.
The Whitsunday region is home to the Aboriginal inhabitants – the
Ngaro and Gia people. The Ngaro homelands encompass the Whitsunday
Island chain and take in the part of the mainland including Airlie
Beach. The Ngaro and Gia people were saltwater people
and expert seafarers and feasted on shellfish, turtle, dugong,
fish and native
bushfoods which were all found in great abundance in the reefs,
waters, mangroves, and rainforests of The Whitsundays.
We exhibit and sell original art by the local Aboriginal people
in our Bed & Breakfast.
The Whitsundays is located in central Queensland, approximately
1100km north of Brisbane and 600km south of Cairns.
By Air - The Whitsunday
Coast Airport at Proserpine and Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton
Island are your main options. Virgin Blue and
Jetstar offer direct fligths from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
A Shuttle service/taxi from Whitsunday Coast Airport will bring
you straight to our Organic B&B. If you fly into Hamilton Island,
you can catch a regular ferry service to Shute Harbour on the mainland.
It is then a 10 min bus or taxi ride to Airlie Beach.
You can also fly to Mackay which is 150km from Airlie Beach. There
is a connecting shuttle service to Airlie Beach (approximately
2 hours). One way car hire is also available at the Airport.
By Rail - Proserpine (26km inland of Airlie Beach) is the rail
link to the Whitsundays and Queensland Rail operate regular services.
Coach - Leading coach companies (Greyhound/Pioneer, McCafferty's
and Premier) operate multiple daily services between most major
cities and Airlie Beach.
Road - The Bruce Hwy passes through the Whitsundays at Proserpine
(26km from Airlie Beach). Follow the signs to Airlie Beach.