Awards

We are very honoured and thankful to have been presented with the following awards in recognition of our dedication and commitment to sustainable eco-tourism and customer service excellence:

2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 – Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort
2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence - Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort
2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence - Lady Elliot Island Day Tour
2014 Gold Award - The Steve Irwin Award for Ecotourism, Queensland Tourism Awards
2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 - Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort
2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 - Lady Elliot Island Day Tour
2013 Silver Award – The Steve Irwin Award for Ecotourism, Queensland Tourism Awards
2013 Inducted in to the Hall of Fame for Environmental Tourism, Fraser Coast Tourism Awards for Excellence
2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 - Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort
2013 September Magic T.E.A.M.’ers Award for 'WOW exceptional service'
2012 Finalist The Steve Irwin Award for Ecotourism, Queensland Tourism Awards
2012 Winner of Fraser Coast Tourism Regional Awards for Excellence in Environmental Tourism
2011 Winner of Fraser Coast Tourism Regional Awards Best Tourism Business
2011 Winner of Fraser Coast Tourism Regional Awards for Excellence in Environmental Tourism
2010 Winner of Fraser Coast Tourism Regional Awards for Excellence in Environmental Tourism
2010 Winner of Chairman's Award for Best Submission - Fraser Coast Tourism Awards

‘Advanced Eco’ and ‘Climate Action Business’ Accreditation

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort and Lady Elliot Island Day Tours achieved Advanced Eco certification with Ecotourism Australia in 2009 and the Resort achieved Climate Action Business certification in 2014. The day to day operations and interpretation program of Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort meets the requirements of the Advanced Eco Tourism and Climate Action Business certification.

The ECO Certification program assures travellers that certified products are backed by a strong, well managed commitment to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences. The ECO Certification Program is a world first and it has been developed to address the need to identify genuine nature and ecotourism operators. Advanced Ecotourism accreditation is awarded to tourism operators with strong interpretation values, commitment to nature conservation and helping local communities.

The Climate Action Certification is designed for all sectors of the tourism industry including hotels, attractions, tours, transport, restaurants, travel agents, tourism commissions and industry bodies. The Climate Action Certification program is dedicated to reducing carbon emissions and assuring travellers that certified products are backed by a commitment to sustainable practices related to addressing climate change.

http://www.ecotourism.org.au/  

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is also a foundation member of Eco Lodges of Australia launched in October 2010. http://www.ecolodgesaustralia.com.au/

TripAdvisor GreenLeader

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort also achieved GreenLeaders status with TripAdvisor in 2015.

The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders programme was developed so that it functions as a transparent system - one that allows anyone to learn more about any programme member's green practices. This means that, in addition to displaying a TripAdvisor GreenLeader badge on their property page, participants will also provide a full, publicly-viewable, detailed list of green practices currently in place. This ensures that travellers can see exactly which green practices they can expect at your property (eg. If your hotel recycles; types of materials that are recycled; and where these materials are recycled). The set of required green practices for GreenPartner properties will also be publicly-viewable.

http://green.tripadvisor.com.au/survey/integrity