Ecotourism

What is Eco Tourism?  

The definition of ecotourism adopted by Ecotourism Australia is:

"Ecotourism is ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas that fosters environment and cultural understanding, appreciation and conservation."

The ECO Certification logo is a globally recognized brand which assists travelers to choose and experience a genuine and authentic tour, attraction, cruise or accommodation that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.  

The ECO Certification program assures travelers that certified products are backed by a strong, well managed commitment to sustainable practices and provided high quality nature-based tourism experiences.

Mt Barney Lodge has retained Ecotourism for many years.  In 2010 Ecotourism Australia recognised over 40 Australian tourism operators as Green Travel Leaders as part of the Year of ResponsibleEthical and Sustainable Tourism. 

Mt Barney Lodge was one of these trail blazer in responsible travel having being Eco certified for 10 years or more.  Long before most people were thinking about green issues, these businesses saw the importance of the environment to tourism, and wanted to ensure they behaved in a responsible ethical and sustainable way.

Today, Mt Barney Lodge combines a personal and business philosophy to be as sustainable as possible, and bring you a genuine Ecotourism experience.

We at Mt Barney Lodge follow the principles of ecotourism as outlined below:



Vegetarian Meatloaf

prep time 10 mins cook time 30-45 min, plus an extra 10 min to cool serves 4 to 5

Ingredients:

1 cup cooked/tinned lentils or black beans

1 cup breadcrumbs

1 small onion, diced

1 cup of quick cooking oats

¾ cup of grated cheddar cheese

2 eggs, beaten

½ cup spaghetti sauce or tomato sauce

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp of dried or fresh basil

1 tsp of dried or fresh parsley

½ tsp of seasoning salt

¼ tsp of black pepper

Directions:

Drain and partially mash lentils

Stir in onion, oats, breadcrumbs and cheese until mixed

Add egg, tomato sauce, garlic, basil, parsley, seasoning salt and pepper

Mix well

Spoon into loaf pan that has been greased and lined

Smooth top with back of spoon

Bake at 250 degrees for 30-45 minutes until top of loaf is dry, firm and golden brown

Cool in pan on rack for about 10 minutes

Run a sharp knife around edges of pan then turn out loaf onto serving platter

*able to be frozen