At Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat a once degraded dairy farm has been transformed into a rainforest paradise. The roperty has undergone significant revegetation and the focus is now on educating visitors on the importance of our natural environment and sustainable use of resources. The property also provides visitors with the opportunity to offset their travel emissions by participating in a tree planting project. Last year, this resulted in the property having carbon credits of 325 tonnes. Since 1994 when Jon and Peta Nott purchased the site of what is now Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, they had a goal of converting the once degraded dairy farm into a rainforest paradise.
The couple wanted to put into practice their strong environmental values and they have been more then successful in this pursuit. Over the past 15 years they have developed Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat into a successful ecotourism accommodation provider. They have planted over 20,000 rainforest trees which sequester over 400 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere. They actively engage their guests in their passion through education and carbon offsetting. For more information on Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat click here