Boroka Downs offers couples five star luxury, nature-based accommodation and romantic getaways in a secluded environment in the majestic Grampians. Sensitivity to the nature is a feature.
As a nature based retreat Boroka Downs has been designed, built and is operated with environmental sustainability as one of its main objectives; the property is an Ecotourism accredited business. Boroka Downs also has a Trust for Nature overlay on the property. Using a perpetual covenant, the Trust will protect the wildlife and the habitation on the property forever.
Boroka Downs is also a member of Land for Wildlife promoting the establishment of habitats for wildlife and is also an active Landcare member.
The residences have been designed and built with environmental sustainability as one of its main goals. To this end, the concept embraced the following initiatives:
Ongoing environmental initiatives include:
Boroka Downs is also a member of Jallukar Landcare, one of 4,500 autonomous community groups Australia wide promoting sustainable land and water management. Over the 15 years of its existence, supported by Federal Government Natural Heritage Funds, the Landcare organisation has changed Australia's approach to rural landscapes. Increasingly, Landcare members focus on whole catchment and regional themes, rather than confining themselves to their own properties.
At Boroka Downs we are concerned about climate change and as you can see we already have many measures in place in an effort to minimise our "carbon footprint" however we are continuing to monitor our fuels usage with a view to reducing our emissions further; a handy tool you may wish to use to do the same is the GBRMPA Emissions Calculator; click to check it out.
We also do our best to stay in touch with what's happening in our region, the Wimmera, you can do the same for your area through this government site. Understanding Climate Change
Every little bit helps!
With romance and luxury in mind Boroka Downs has been widely recognized for its ongoing commitment to excellence and its provision of luxury facilities and service. Boroka Downs is an inductee into the Victorian Tourism Hall of Fame.
The range of experiences and activities we offer are based around the natural wonder of the Grampians National Park and our own nature based facilities. This is achieved without any compromise to the romantic ambience and luxury expected of a world class retreat.