Building Solar Panels

Our Environmental Efforts

Admin Environment Initiatives

Are you a green traveller? These days more and more Australians are keen to reduce their carbon footprint by taking active measures and decisions for the sake of the environment and for future generations. A prominent pioneer in sustainable tourism, The Observatory Hotel was honoured more than two years ago with NSW’s top tourism award for Excellence in Environmental Sustainability. Today, guests can be confident their visit is 100% carbon neutral, thanks to a wide range of measures we’ve implemented.

Just one aspect that demonstrates our care for the planet: On our rooftop, a massive bank of some 230 solar panels provides the entire energy consumed by 5,000 of our guests each year! In a first for Port Macquarie and the region, the panels were installed by the owners of the hotel as just the latest in a number of technological advancements made over the past 10 years since The Observatory’s opening.

Our green program has made us far and away the NSW North Coast’s leading destination for sustainable tourism, and one of the first and few green deluxe-standard hotels in Australia.