Airlie Beach YHA, Whitsundays

Airlie Beach YHA, Whitsundays and Sustainability

 Airlie Beach YHA is committed to reducing its environmental footprint through a mix of conservation and sustainable practices. Our initiatives cover reducing energy and gas emissions, minimising waste and saving water. 

 Energy/Greenhouse Gas Reduction:

  • Low energy lighting used throughout the hostel 
  • Low energy lighting used throughout the hostel 
  • Bathroom exhaust operated only when required
  • All unused computers and monitors turned off at night 
  • Participate in annual Earth Hour event
  • Promote the use of public transport 


Waste Minimisation:

  • Recycling stations in kitchens, lift landings and office areas 
  • Recycle paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminium and steel cans, batteries, clothing and printer cartridges 
  • Have a dedicated area for guests to leave things they don’t need but other people might 
  • Use recycled paper in hostel office 
  • Sell refillable water bottles and fabric shopping bags 


 Water Saving Measures:

  • Water efficient taps and showers (3 star WELS rating) 
  •  Dual flush toilets  
  •  Signage in bathrooms encouraging guests to minimise water usage 
  •  Drought resistant planting in gardens 

You can help us to reduce your environmental footprint when travelling too!

YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We acknowledge and pay our respects to Elders past, present, emerging and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community.

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