YHA Stradbroke Island | Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre

YHA Stradbroke Island | Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre and Sustainability

Stradbroke Island YHA is committed to reducing its environmental footprint and being a responsible community member through a mix of conservation and sustainable practices and services.  Initiatives include:


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Energy efficiency:

  • Solar panels generating power for the property funded by the Sustainable Hostels Fund 
  • LED lights throughout the hostel
  • Bike storing and renting available at the property
  • Signage throughout the property promoting water & energy conservation

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Waste minimisation:

  • Co-mingled recycling system in use (paper, glass, plastics, aluminum)
  • Reusable water bottles sold through our reception

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Water Saving:

  • Signage throughout the property promoting water & energy conservation

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Social sustainability:

  • Participation in Earth Hour and Clean Up Australia Day
  • Offer a Dive Master Internships to students who receive professional Dive Master training, accommodation at the hostel and unlimited dives all free of charge over a 3 month period.
  • Fundraising collection point for Volunteer Marine Rescue and Sea Shepard Australia

Help protect the environment

With a donation of $2, you can help fund sustainability projects to reduce the environmental footprints of both our properties and our travellers.

Did You Know?

Every night you spend in a hostel creates an average of 9 kilograms of carbon emissions
(Certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute).

YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to the elders, past and present, and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We recognise their custodianship of the land, sea, & water for over 60,000 years.

YHA Australia is a proud member of Hostelling International - a network of more than 2,650 hostels across 57 countries that share the mission of making travel more sustainable & accessible.