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KARIJINI ECO RETREAT

Outback Safari Experience

Karijini Eco Retreat, Western Australia

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FEATURES

Unpowered Campsites: Campsites are available for campers, campervans and caravans. (Max 1 vehicle plus tent, trailer, caravan and up to 6 guests per site) Please Note: Children up to 12 years of age stay free with a minimum of 2 adults on campsites. For children aged 13 and above please class as adults in your booking details to ensure your booking is processed correctly.

Deluxe Eco Tent with Ensuite: The comfortable and well appointed deluxe eco tents feature ensuite bathroom, quality bedding and linen and a deck. Includes continental breakfast for 2 people. Perfect for a unique glamping experience.

Unpowered ‘Dorm’ Style Eco Tent: Unpowered ‘Dorm’ style Eco Tent featuring bunk beds and decked seating area. Sleeps up to 8 guests Use of shared ablutions

Dorm Eco Cabin: ‘Dorm’ style Eco Cabin.Suited to groups of up to 8 people, compact Eco Cabins are in blocks of 2 and sleep 4 people per cabin in bunk beds with shared decked seating area.Use of shared ablutions.

Alfresco Licensed Restaurant: unique outback barbecue style restaurant offering all meals plus hot take away meals for guests to take back to their tents. (Open April to October)

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ACTIVITIES
  • Kids Club – During school holidays, Karijini Eco Retreat runs a daily Kids Club (excludes summer holiday Nov-Mar). There is a kids menu all year round offering delicious bites for little appetites.
  • Tours – All of the gorges are within easy driving distance of the Retreat. For those wishing to join a guided tour, there are a range of options available, such as West Oz Active. This company works in conjunction with the Eco Retreat in Karijini NP. West Oz Active is designed for guests who are after a hands-on adventure. It includes activities such as: climbing, hiking, abseiling, waterslides, swimming/jumping and floating through the gorges on inflatable rafts.

 

 

Karijini Gorge
THE ENVIRONMENT

From KARIJINI ECO RETREAT:

  • Use of natural products (No use of chemicals).
  • Use of solar panels/Eco-friendly waste water treatment systems/sewerage systems.
  • Collection of recyclables.
  • Recycled rubbish bags are provided.
  • More Eco-friendly policies and educational signage have been erected for visitors throughout the Retreat & the park to encourage eco-friendly practices.
  • Education on the history & cultural significance of the area
  • Hot water bottles are provided (No heater).
  • The Retreat is made of recycled materials & is designed to maximize natural ventilation via tropical roof.
  • Eco-friendly products available for guests: Branded Aluminum water bottles, canvas backpacks, tin mugs for tea/coffee, natural soaps & creams.
  • Noise and Vehicle control and use.
  • Indigenous employment and involvement.
  • Support of local business and groups.
  • The staff are trained and briefed in the sustainability principles that govern the operation of the retreat.
  • The on-site manager has commenced conducting tours of the ecosystems & site operations for staff and guests to be informed of the fragile environment and the requirements to ensure eco sustainable operational practices.

Water Resources

  • Water is provided by an installed bore. Use is monitored and logged daily to ensure the per visitor consumption target is not exceeded.
  • Interpretation/signage is displayed at all water usage points that encourage guests to actively conserve water, i.e. keep all showers to a maximum of four minutes.
  • Use of low flow showerheads and spring loaded taps to minimise water volumes.
  • All linen is laundered in Perth and the laundry (Prime) was selected because of its water recycling principles.
  • Dishes are washed by hand.

Electric vehicles are used extensively throughout the retreat as a means of service and guest transportation:

  • Staff use push bikes or walk to reduce vehicle usage throughout the retreat.
  • All off site transport is coordinated so that multiple tasks are completed collectively such as Post & Banking, shopping, rubbish removal, staff shift and roster changes and guest transfers.
  • Guests are encouraged to “Park and Walk” when in the Retreat area. Solar system:

The main power source for the retreat is delivered via a Hybrid Solar System. This comprises of 150 x BP solar 150w panels, with a total generating capacity of 22.5kWp. These charge a large battery bank providing the majority of the power required by the retreat. This hybrid solar system uses photovoltaic technology backed up by diesel generator.

Tree revegetation program:

The retreat, in conjunction with DEC senior officers is now managing a tree revegetation program utilising its waste treatment system. This program was brought about after a significant area of the national park, including much of the retreats outer leased area was severely burnt out in November 2009 and January 2010. The waste treatment system is designed to separate solid and liquid waste, the liquid waste after treatment is pumped to a 30m x 30m evaporation pad. The pad was chosen as the ideal location to propagate endemic plants that will later be used in the revegetation of the burnt areas.

 

Karijini Falls
Karijini Tents
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What we love about Karijini Eco Retreat

The campground and facilities have been designed with the area’s fragile environment in mind and incorporate practices which ensure environmentally sustainable management of the natural and cultural values of this extraordinary area.


Tell me more…

Alongside the outback bush camping experience, the multi award winning Karijini Eco Retreat is the first and only facility to offer comfortable glamping accommodation in the Park. Offering quality accommodation and facilities, Karijini Eco Retreat offers environmentally friendly, affordable accommodation and camping options with a touch of luxury and a taste of genuine mateship and hospitality in outback Western Australia.


Get the Facts

Where is it? Joffre Gorge  in the heart of the world class Karijini National Park.

What? Eco Resort

How many?  82 campsites, 5 group campsites, 40 upmarket eco tents with ensuites, 10 ‘Dorm Style’ eco tents, 8 ‘Dorm Style’ cabins

Who?   Great for everyone, including groups and school, excursions.

How much? Check latest rates and availability here


Sounding Good?  Read on…

Karijini Eco Retreat is a unique, environmentally friendly and ecologically sound accommodation development located in the depths of the breathtaking Karijini National Park just 35km from the Karijini Visitors Centre in the nature-based destination of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Karijini Eco Retreat operates within Karijini National Park in collaboration with the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) and the Traditional Owners, to contribute to the management of the environmental, geographical and cultural values of this world class park. A portion of your tariff goes towards the management and conservation of the park for your next visit and future generations. Guests are treated to a range of accommodations and on-site facilities. Karijini Eco Retreat offers an authentic outback experience at an affordable price whilst operating in perfect harmony with the environment. The goal is to act as a leader in sustainable tourism principles by meeting the highest possible standards of environmental responsibility. Owned by the Gumala Aboriginal Corporation (GAC), and developed by Eco Constructions, the Karijini Eco Retreat was borne to develop a portfolio of substantial and diversified commercial assets. The development was an essential part of the long-term commitment of Gumala to bring socio-economic benefits to the region whilst acknowledging the wider tourism industry benefits Hosts: Address: Savannah Campground, (off) Weano Road, Karijini National Park State Western Australia 6751

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FEATURES

Unpowered Campsites: Campsites are available for campers, campervans and caravans. (Max 1 vehicle plus tent, trailer, caravan and up to 6 guests per site) Please Note: Children up to 12 years of age stay free with a minimum of 2 adults on campsites. For children aged 13 and above please class as adults in your booking details to ensure your booking is processed correctly.

Deluxe Eco Tent with Ensuite: The comfortable and well appointed deluxe eco tents feature ensuite bathroom, quality bedding and linen and a deck. Includes continental breakfast for 2 people. Perfect for a unique glamping experience.

Unpowered ‘Dorm’ Style Eco Tent: Unpowered ‘Dorm’ style Eco Tent featuring bunk beds and decked seating area. Sleeps up to 8 guests Use of shared ablutions

Dorm Eco Cabin: ‘Dorm’ style Eco Cabin.Suited to groups of up to 8 people, compact Eco Cabins are in blocks of 2 and sleep 4 people per cabin in bunk beds with shared decked seating area.Use of shared ablutions.

Alfresco Licensed Restaurant: unique outback barbecue style restaurant offering all meals plus hot take away meals for guests to take back to their tents. (Open April to October)

ACTIVITIES
  • Kids Club – During school holidays, Karijini Eco Retreat runs a daily Kids Club (excludes summer holiday Nov-Mar). There is a kids menu all year round offering delicious bites for little appetites.
  • Tours – All of the gorges are within easy driving distance of the Retreat. For those wishing to join a guided tour, there are a range of options available, such as West Oz Active. This company works in conjunction with the Eco Retreat in Karijini NP. West Oz Active is designed for guests who are after a hands-on adventure. It includes activities such as: climbing, hiking, abseiling, waterslides, swimming/jumping and floating through the gorges on inflatable rafts.

 

 

THE ENVIRONMENT

From KARIJINI ECO RETREAT:

  • Use of natural products (No use of chemicals).
  • Use of solar panels/Eco-friendly waste water treatment systems/sewerage systems.
  • Collection of recyclables.
  • Recycled rubbish bags are provided.
  • More Eco-friendly policies and educational signage have been erected for visitors throughout the Retreat & the park to encourage eco-friendly practices.
  • Education on the history & cultural significance of the area
  • Hot water bottles are provided (No heater).
  • The Retreat is made of recycled materials & is designed to maximize natural ventilation via tropical roof.
  • Eco-friendly products available for guests: Branded Aluminum water bottles, canvas backpacks, tin mugs for tea/coffee, natural soaps & creams.
  • Noise and Vehicle control and use.
  • Indigenous employment and involvement.
  • Support of local business and groups.
  • The staff are trained and briefed in the sustainability principles that govern the operation of the retreat.
  • The on-site manager has commenced conducting tours of the ecosystems & site operations for staff and guests to be informed of the fragile environment and the requirements to ensure eco sustainable operational practices.

Water Resources

  • Water is provided by an installed bore. Use is monitored and logged daily to ensure the per visitor consumption target is not exceeded.
  • Interpretation/signage is displayed at all water usage points that encourage guests to actively conserve water, i.e. keep all showers to a maximum of four minutes.
  • Use of low flow showerheads and spring loaded taps to minimise water volumes.
  • All linen is laundered in Perth and the laundry (Prime) was selected because of its water recycling principles.
  • Dishes are washed by hand.

Electric vehicles are used extensively throughout the retreat as a means of service and guest transportation:

  • Staff use push bikes or walk to reduce vehicle usage throughout the retreat.
  • All off site transport is coordinated so that multiple tasks are completed collectively such as Post & Banking, shopping, rubbish removal, staff shift and roster changes and guest transfers.
  • Guests are encouraged to “Park and Walk” when in the Retreat area. Solar system:

The main power source for the retreat is delivered via a Hybrid Solar System. This comprises of 150 x BP solar 150w panels, with a total generating capacity of 22.5kWp. These charge a large battery bank providing the majority of the power required by the retreat. This hybrid solar system uses photovoltaic technology backed up by diesel generator.

Tree revegetation program:

The retreat, in conjunction with DEC senior officers is now managing a tree revegetation program utilising its waste treatment system. This program was brought about after a significant area of the national park, including much of the retreats outer leased area was severely burnt out in November 2009 and January 2010. The waste treatment system is designed to separate solid and liquid waste, the liquid waste after treatment is pumped to a 30m x 30m evaporation pad. The pad was chosen as the ideal location to propagate endemic plants that will later be used in the revegetation of the burnt areas.

 

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