Bay of Plenty Lodges derives its name from the Aboriginal word "Booderee" meaning 'bay of plenty' or 'plenty of fish'.
Bay of Plenty Lodges, reached after a 13 kilometre drive through the rainforests of Booderee (Jervis Bay) National Park, aims to provide guests with a rare escape from the stresses of modern life.
The sound of the ocean replaces the noise of traffic; native wildlife abounds as kangaroos hop through the grounds and colourful parrots skim through trees; the backdrop is of forest, not buildings.
While Bay of Plenty Lodges can be used as a base to explore the historic surrounding districts, its relaxed atmosphere and tranquil beachfront location surrounded by Booderee National Park lead most guests to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of swimming, bushwalking, boating, reading, and, in the evening meeting fellow guests at the central barbecue facilities.
Put simply, just relaxing! All within an easy drive!
Bay of Plenty Lodges is Advanced Ecotourism Certified
What is ECO Certification?
ECO Certification is a world first. It has been developed by industry for industry, addressing the need to identify genuine nature tourism and ecotourism products in Australia. Nature tourism and ecotourism experiences offer stimulating insights into Australia's natural areas, leaving minimal impacts afterwards. Choosing a product that displays one of the three ECO certification logos means you will enjoy an experience with a quality operator. The three certification levels provide experiences ranging from:
Nature Tourism: Tourism in a natural area that leaves minimal impact on the environment.
Ecotourism: Tourism in a natural area that offers interesting ways to learn about the environment with an operator that uses resources wisely, contributes to the conservation of the environment and helps local communities.
Advanced Ecotourism: Australia's leading and most innovative ecotourism products, providing an opportunity to learn about the environment with an operator who is committed to achieving best practice when using resources wisely, contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities.
Booderee National Park took out a global responsible tourism award in London