Proudly we have attained Australia’s highest ecotourism certification and long term operational permits granted by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority in recognition of our commitment to environmental sustainability and best practice.
Everything that we do is in full commitment to protecting, nurturing and maintaining the critical balance between the resort and the diverse eco-system of Pumpkin Island and its surrounding waters.
Pumpkin Island's Advanced Ecotourism Certified and Climate Change Action Leader certification is Ecotourism Australia's flagship program. Launched in 1996, it was the world's first ecotourism certification program. Ecotourism and nature tourism accreditation provide travelers, industry, protected area managers, and local communities with an assurance that an accredited product is backed by a commitment to best practice ecological sustainability, natural area management and the provision of quality ecotourism experiences.
ECO Certification was designed and developed for the Australian tourism industry. ECO Certification includes comprehensive coverage of the triple-bottom line Sustainability method: economic, environmental and social/cultural sustainability. The credibility of the program is maintained through a comprehensive and transparent independent assessment and audit process. Sojourn Properties PTY Ltd - owners and operators of Pumpkin Island, is creating a greener, more sustainable business.
Pumpkin Island enthusiastically seeks ways to support its environmental performance in all areas of operations by working with suppliers, clients, partners, customers and the community.
Best environmental practices
Special environmental measures are incorporated into our daily operations to protect and nurture the reef’s health. Biodegradable cleaning products are used and organic certified guest amenities manufactured in Byron Bay, Australia.