Angler’s Rest is a small family owned and operated Australian business. We follow practices that minimise both our and our guests’ environmental impact in line with “RRR” (Reduce, Re-Use, Re-Cycle). In practice what we do is work towards having positive impacts on the environment and on the community because it feels like the right thing to do.
Each year we improve our eco-tourism and community initiatives so we can get better socio-economic outcomes through employment, the use of appropriate goods and services and community support.
We do little things like provide espresso coffee for guests by donation to Noah’s Shoalhaven. We have stopped selling a lot of fishing tackle as it seems to make its way to landfill too quickly. Instead we lend fishing tackle to guests where possible.
We do bigger things like donating to charities and going through our bins before pickup and resorting misplaced garbage and recyclable items. Each year improve energy self-sufficiency through the use of efficient appliances and the installation of solar panels. Over the years we have thrown away thousands of little shampoo (et al) bottles, so recently we introduced our own refillable, carbon neutral bottles for the provision of high quality, eco-friendly amenities.
We provide cabin information guides to advise our guests how to minimise their environmental impact both here and at home.
On our tours we support, educate & carry out tasks directly relevant to the protection, preservation & promotion of the natural & cultural environment.
By growing Angler’s Rest responsibly we aim to enhance the cultural integrity of local people and places by the creation of economic and social opportunities. We provide our guests with insights into the impact of human beings on the environment and on the indigenous population. For example –one of the earliest memories of one of our employees is hiding in the fishing nets at Jerrinja Mission, Culburra Beach to avoid being found and taken away / stolen by the “Gubbah”(police).
We hope that our efforts will help everyone foster a greater appreciation of our natural habitats and our impact on each other, the community and the environment.