Above and beyond because we care

What Wayoutback is doing to clean up its own back yard

Wayoutback Desert Safaris is an Advanced Eco Accredited tour operator with a continuing commitment to the environment. We have already taken the following pro-active measures to reduce our carbon footprint:

  • Reducing cooling and heating emissions by installing a tropical roof in the office
  • Replacing office PCs with laptops to reduce the carbon footprint
  • Recycling office paper
  • Reducing fuel usage by upgrading the vehicle fleet from 9 seats to larger capacity vehicles
  • Reducing power usage by installing skylights in the operations/vehicle shed and therefore utilising natural light
  • Using recycled materials in the building and maintenance of campsites where appropriate
  • Re-vegetating campsites at regular intervals to minimise visitor impact on areas
  • Reducing water usage by purchasing front loading washing machines for washing
  • Using sunshine to dry sleeping bags instead of commercial dryers
  • Reducing plastic bags & excess packaging by centralising food ordering and supply for tours
  • Using non-plastic tour crockery – cups/plates, etc
  • We use refillable cartridges for all our printers
  • Reusing of discarded water containers as ice bricks instead of purchasing cooler blocks
  • We recycle all Aluminium cans and glass drink bottles from all tours
  • We use old newspapers for cleaning vehicle windows
  • We recycle all our engine, differential, gear box oils and oil filters
  • We recycle all vehicle batteries, scrap metal and steel
  • All our late model vehicles comply with the most up-to-date emissions regulations
  • We encourage our staff to walk or cycle to work a few times a week

And last but not least the Boss, Don Wait, has committed at a personal level to cycling to work two days a week to reduce our daily operations vehicle carbon footprint – once his leg has mended itself. Other staff members are also walking or cycling to work to help make a difference.