Cairns is a beautiful place and we feel a responsibility to protect it for future generations. On a practical level, this means we use products and services that are locally-produced in sustainable ways and reduce waste, whenever possible.
While we have some solar panels, we’re still dependent on the grid, which is fuelled by coal-fired generators. Guests are encouraged to turn off the A/C and lights when not home.
Tap water in Cairns is safe and tastes good. We provide filtered, chilled water in reception and encourage you to bring a water bottle.
Cairns has a modern waste treatment facility, and we try to make it easier for the wonderful people who sort our waste by separating:
Each apartment has a magnet on the fridge to show what goes in what bin.
We grow basil, mint, coriander, and other seasonal herbs at City Terraces. Guests are welcome to help themselves anytime.
Guests are welcome to take and leave books of any language on the community bookshelf during their stay.
To reduce waste, we have a basket for guests to drop off what they no longer need (food, clothes, shampoo etc.) and to take what they can use..
Our toilet paper is made from locally-grown sugarcane pulp, a by-product of sugar production.
Our soap comes from Natural Earth. It is petroleum-free, 100% vegetable-based, and contains Active Manuka Honey (AMH).
Our consumable products (shampoo, conditioner, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent) are in refillable pump packs to reduce waste.
To combat plastic bag waste, we have our own “Boomerang Bags” for you to borrow in the reception area and use degradable plastic bags in our rubbish bins.
When you go next door for a coffee, ask Joe for a City Terraces ceramic mug. You’ll reduce waste and Joe’s famous coffee will taste even better.