Amity Eco-Shacks

Landscape Design

N Stradbroke Island, Australia.

Fronting the calm waters of Moreton Bay in North Stradbroke Island – Queensland, Australia, Amity Eco-Shacks offer spectacular sunsets over the bay islands. Dolphins, pelicans and koalas are seen in and around the campground. The shacks are a short drive to the island’s surf beaches. The campground is owned by the aboriginal Quandamooka people who are the traditional owners of the island.

HM Design was the lead Landscape Architect and worked with a local Landscape Architect of Record. The existing camping site is in a fragile location and with high visitor usage (one of the most popular camping sites in whole of Australia). The team’s approach was to demonstrate how an integrated master site planning and eco-design approach can increase the level of environmental protection, recognise cultural heritage values and improve the quality of holiday experience. The planting palate featured only native trees and shrubs comprised mainly of bush-tucker and koala bear food. The Overall Camping Site master plan included accommodations (eco-shacks, camper trailer and caravan sites, cabins, powered and unpowered tents), cooking stations, restrooms, play areas, beach boardwalks etc. The First-phase project – Eco-Glamping Shacks opened to the public in August 2014.

AWARDS:
2014 – 1st in Queensland in Australia’s Favourite Holiday Park
2014 – 2nd in Australia in the CAMPING Category
2014 – 3rd overall in Australia’s Favourite Holiday Park
MEDIA:
Ecotourism Australia
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