Right from the outset, Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures recognises that our most important asset is the sustainability of the forest and how we present that in a unique way to our visitors.
Our commitment to environmental sustainability
The beauty and majesty of the rainforest remains paramount to the ongoing success of the Illawarra Fly. With an ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability through its day to day operations and the long term operation the treetop walks. This commitment values the importance of the natural habitat from concept of design through to operation. The design of the treetop walks was based on the use of existing logging tracks within the forest both for the final alignment and access for construction.
This ensured that all construction for the treetop walk could be undertaken without the clearing of native vegetation. Many of our visitors are surprised when they hear that the Fly was built by cranes using the existing tracks. Guests continually comment in regard to the minimal impact the treetop walk has had on the forest. Support facilities for the attractions are located nearby the visitor centre including water supply, sewage holding tanks, maintenance sheds, access tracks and car parking have all been located so as to ensure that no native vegetation clearing was required and so that buildings were not focal points for our visitors.
The Illawarra Fly is committed to sustaining our environment and plants many trees and ferns on site each year. Improvements to how we treat our waste and implementation of recycling have been introduced. Separation of cardboard, plastics, cans, glass, organic and general waste is now occurring and appropriate pick up services taking place. Organic waste produced by the kitchen being used as compost in garden bed areas for some smaller plants.