Q: Where is Earth Sanctuary?

A: Earth Sanctuary is situated just 15 minutes South of Alice Springs, Central Australia.


Address:

Lot 4005 Colonel Rose Drive
Alice Springs
NT 0870.

Map to Earth Sanctuary

Please remember that entry is by booking or inquiry only, see below.

Q: How can I visit Earth Sanctuary?

A: Earth Sanctuary caters for free independent travelers (F.I.T) as well as group visitors.

Earth Sanctuary offers day and night tours including a dinner and show. We also cater for special events and tailored tours at Earth Sanctuary’s exclusive license bar and restaurant

Q: How do I contact Earth Sanctuary?

A:

Email: earthsanctuary.tours@gmail.com

Phone (from Australia): (08) 89 53 6161

Phone (International): +61 8 89 53 6161

Q: How has Earth Sanctuary embedded sustainability principles and practices in its business?

A:

Earth Sanctuary has embedded sustainability principles and practices into its business by focusing on the 6 core areas of sustainability identified by the Falzon family as crucial to the practice of sustainable living.

These core areas are: (1) energy, (2) water, (3) shelter (4) food, (5) utilities and (6) wellbeing.

Q: What makes Earth Sanctuary World Nature Centre Different?

A:

Earth Sanctuary is one of the only known carbon neutral tourism businesses in the Northern Territory to incorporate sustainability education into its tour formats in a unique, engaging and memorable way.

Q: What do visitors say about Earth Sanctuary?

A: You can visit Earth Sanctuary's social media pages to find out more on our shared campaign for a sustainable future. Here are just some recent examples of feedback from Earth Sanctuary’s guest book:

“Amazing time. Wonderful company. Very enlightening” – Mira Churchue, Wisconsin United States of America.

“Amazing night. Great food and information. Love the eco-education too” – Brooke G. New South Wales.

I had an awesome time!!! This was the best thing I have done in ‘Outback Australia’! Woot! Woot! – Lauren

Industry representatives and Alice Springs identities have made the following comments about Earth Sanctuary:

“Earth Sanctuary is one of the most highly respected and innovative operators that work in the eco-tourism accommodation and activities space in Australia. An Earth Sanctuary experience is so much more than just an attraction in Alice Springs. It provides a ‘hands on’ education of a “living” commitment to being carbon neutral.” – Peter Grigg, former general manager of Tourism Central Australia

“…the quality of the Earth Sanctuary venue is excellent, their guides are very knowledgeable and they have a niche market for sustainable living.” – Letitia Polychronopoulos formerly of Tourism Central Australia.

“We were captivated, it was entertaining and engaging. I got more than what I thought I would. The knowledge they have blew me away. They took me on a journey, I had a real experience” Gerry Lyons CAAMA Radio.

“Earth Sanctuary is of high quality.” – Brian Elmer, former general manage of Alice Solar City.

How is Earth Sanctuary a triple bottom line business?

A triple bottom line business is one that delivers results environmentally, socially and financially.

Earth Sanctuary achieved a profit in the last financial year. While not generating a substantial amount of profit in comparison to larger tourism operators, the capacity for Earth Sanctuary to turn a profit while remaining committed to its core sustainability principals and practices is an achievement of which the Falzon family is proud.

Q: How does Earth Sanctuary reflect and respect local culture and communities?

A: In 2013, Earth Sanctuary obtained certification under Ecotourism Australia’s Respecting Our Cultures program, reflecting the business’ commitment to respecting local cultural integrity and promoting indigenous experiences.

In its programs, Earth Sanctuary seeks to foster a better understanding of local culture, which it hopes will inspire visitors to seek out and support indigenous communities as those visitors continue their travels around central Australia. Earth Sanctuary's astronomy programs place a significant emphasis on indigenous stories of creation in the night sky and highlight the role that indigenous Australians played as the first astronomers.


Q: How does Earth Sanctuary contribute to local community development?

A: Earth Sanctuary is a proud supporter of central Australian people and businesses. Earth Sanctuary recognises that a key to continuing prosperity in the local community is to preference local people, services and products. This commitment further supports local autonomy and helps to reduce added environmental costs inherent in the transportation of goods or services to central Australia.

Whilst still being a small business, we are growing, and Earth Sanctuary chooses wherever possible, to use consultants, guides and local service providers in connection with its business.

Q: What’s install for Earth Sanctuary in the future?

A: Earth Sanctuary plans to grow responsibly into the future and in doing so, continue to develop its sustainable technology and practices.

As a key destination in the Northern Territory tourism and education market, Earth Sanctuary is committed to channelling a significant proportion of its future income into developing and growing the sustainable technologies and facilities at the venue. This is not only key to maintaining Earth Sanctuary’s carbon neutrality but also to keep its tours and programs up to date and informative for visitors.

Earth Sanctuary continues to develop its 6 core areas of sustainability, being energy, water, shelter, food, utilities and well being. It is these areas that Earth Sanctuary seeks to develop as the business grows. Plans for developing these areas include:

1. upgrading existing renewable energy systems;

2. investing into and installing technologies as they develop;

3. installing new rain water collection tanks;

4. installing more modern waterless toilets;

5. investigating the development of a purpose-built multi-purpose room using sustainable design and technologies;

6. growing Earth Sanctuary’s horticulture area to include a greater range of produce capable of being responsibly grown in the semi-arid climate;

7. upgrading existing utilities such as generators, appliances and equipment where possible to more efficient technologies;

8. growing the number of Earth Sanctuary’s information boards and interpretive signs to provide more information to visitors about the sustainable technologies and practices used at the venue; and

9. growing Earth Sanctuary’s education programs, including its school-based ‘Earths Cool’ sustainability trailer and ‘Earths Cool’ sustainability manual as well as online education and information to increase the quality of the information presented and the number of people who receive that information.