We purchased the “Angler’s Rest Riverside Caravan Park” in 2009 as a solution to escape the city and spend more time together as a family. Before then, we had been working in the corporate sector, the NGO sector and travelling. Since then, we have been improving accommodation offerings at South Coast Retreat whilst keeping the place unspoilt and beautiful.
South Coast Retreat now provides Waterfront Accommodation across over an acre of landscaped grounds in nine cabins, one waterfront house and six safari tents on the tip of Greenwell Point.
We are a member of Eco-Tourism Australia and 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. We use efficient appliances, recyclable, biodegradable high quality, eco-friendly amenities that are free of animal-derived by-products and are never tested on animals. We also have some herbs and leaves ready to pick from the garden behind reception.
We have been awarded Certificates of Excellence by TripAdvisor since 2012 as well as a Platinum Award for implementing eco-friendly initiatives at the highest level.
We offer all guests free WiFi, bike hire, games, books, DVDs and have two fire pits with complimentary fire wood. We also welcome up to two dogs in all our accommodation options all year round.
We do bigger things like donating more than 10% of our profit to charities such as Miracle Babies, Sea Shepherd, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Animal Welfare League of NSW, Amenesty International, Oxfam and more.
As well as accommodation we can also assist with entire property bookings as well as corporate events. Please e-mail us if you are interested in further information.
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” – Helen Keller