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Eco Stars: 5 star
Stars: 4 star
Location: Oceania
Country: Australia

Platypus Park Country Retreat

Platypus Park Country Retreat is situated on a 40 acre property on the edge of seaside town, Bridport, in North East Tasmania. Your fifth generation Tasmanian hosts will welcome you to experience the friendly, relaxing and homely atmosphere at the ECO certified self catering B&B. Romantic spa cottages and family 1,2,3 bedroom units and ensuite rooms are awaiting your visit.


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Overall Rating: ★★★★★ (5)

Energy Rating: ★★★★ (4)
Staff Comment - Solar energy is used for heating some of the hot water throughout the complex, as well as heat exchangers and wood heaters with water jackets. Long life globes are used in all areas as well as sensor lights. Some rooms are fitted with special energy keys. Front load washing machines, which are water and energy efficient, are installed in 3 guest laundry facilities. We encourage the outdoor drying of washing and limit the number of dryers on the premises. Guests are reminded that we are ECO tourism certified and that saving on energy use is important during their stay.

Water Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Platypus Park Country Retreat relies totally on rain water for all water servicing the property, guests are reminded to conserve water at all times. We use a Ecnocycle type water treatment system and therefore do not use harmful chemicals for cleaning. Guests are encouraged to reuse towels and all other linen is sent to a commercial laundry facility which also minimises water usage. All waste water is treated on site and reused onto the extensive native gardens.

Disposal Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - The refill dispenser method is being introduced for bathroom amenities, other supplies are carefully considered for their recycled packaging properties. Guests are encouraged to sort and recycle all waste on the property. All paper, glass, plastic and aluminium containers have deposit bags, organic waste is deposited to the composting worm farm, or fed to the free range chickens. All other waste is collected and transported fortnightly to the recycling transfer station.

Eco-Active Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Platypus Park Country Retreat is ECO tourism Australia certified. We encourage and invite guests to learn more about sustainability within the tourism product. We encourage guests to purchase organic produce from the onsite garden and to walk rather than drive the car to the local beach. We also show them how easy it is to compost and grow their own produce at home. We have donated linen to charities, and offer our surplus goods to be reused. We source energy efficient appliances at all opportunities.

Protection Rating: ★★★★★ (5)
Staff Comment - Platypus Park Country Retreat is a Land for Wildlife member and encourages guests not feed native animals. Part of the property is fenced and preserved to allow re-growth of native vegetation and provide a natural habitat for native animals. We are members of the “Buy Locally” promotion within Northern Tasmania and endeavour to purchase everything we need within a 100km radius. Vehicle trips are limited and several tasks are performed if a vehicle has to be driven to a larger city. The grounds are extensively planted with native vegetation which encourages native birds to feed in the garden.

Contact Details

Name:
Platypus Park Country Retreat
Address:
20 Ada St, Bridport,
Tasmania, 7262
Australia
Telephone:
+61 363 561 873
Website:
www.platypuspark.com.au
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