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Eco Tourism

Alice Springs Reptile Centre was awarded ‘Advanced Eco Tourism’ status in February 2012. In recent years we have made a commitment to reduce our energy consumption and carbon emissions. We have achieved this through several means.

We signed up to the Alice Solar City program in 2008 and immediately went to work ‘painting ourselves green.’ Initiatives we have implemented since 2009 which has reduced our electricity consumption by 20% include:
  • Painting our roof white
  • Installation of a solar hot water system coupled with a one-shot booster
  • Airlock front door
  • Whirly birds on the roof and insulation installed
  • New, fully insulated off-display facility to replace an ageing structure
  • Smart pumps
  • Upgraded electrics, lighting, timers and smart power boards
  • New energy efficient freezers
  • Using lights only when required
  • External wall shading and window tinting
All these initiatives are coupled with a massive 11.2 kW Solar PV system which provides over 45% of our electricity needs. Tourism NT assisted the Reptile Centre in obtaining our Solar PV system through substantial Grant funding made available through its Environmental Enhancement Fund. This has enabled us to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions per annum by 22 tonnes.

Alice Springs Reptile Centre is a proud supporter and member of Wildcare Inc. Alice Springs. We collect and recycle plastics, glass bottles and cans which helps keep the environment clean, re-uses materials and monies raised through recycling are donated to Wildcare to support their worthy cause of rehabilitating sick, injured and orphaned native fauna back into the wild.

Our core focus is nature, specializing in reptiles where a visit to the Reptile Centre can be a rewarding experience helping people to understand the role of reptiles in the greater environment.

We will continue to reduce our energy consumption as much as possible and we are now focusing on our water usage and ways to minimise its wastage.

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9.30am to 5pm daily

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