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Oceana B&B's Green Revolution: Embracing Eco-Friendly Tourism in Tasmania

Updated: Jan 23

Oceana B&B, nestled in Hobart’s stunning landscapes, is not just a retreat but a pioneer in environmental stewardship in the hospitality industry. With a deep commitment to sustainability, Oceana B&B has recently taken significant steps to reduce its carbon footprint in line with our previous “Local Carbon” recommendation to transition to an electric vehicle. This move resonates with Tasmania's vision of becoming a leading eco-conscious travel destination.


Transition to Electric Vehicles: A Bold Step Forward

In a landmark decision, Oceana B&B has replaced its previous hybrid vehicle with a state-of-the-art Mercedes EQB 250 electric vehicle (EV). This move not only exemplifies the B&B's dedication to reducing emissions but also aligns with the growing global trend towards electric mobility. The Mercedes EQB 250, known for its efficiency and eco-friendliness, serves as a testament to Oceana B&B's resolve in embracing green technology.


Mercedes EBQ 250

Advanced EV Charging Facilities: Catering to the Eco-conscious Traveler


Electric Vehicle Charging Facility

Understanding the importance of convenience in promoting sustainable practices, Oceana B&B has installed cutting-edge EV charging facilities on its premises. These charging facilities are primarily powered by our solar installation, ensuring the use of solar-generated energy whenever possible, except when fast charging is required. These facilities are not just for the B&B's use but are also available to guests, encouraging them to consider electric vehicles as a viable option for their travels. This initiative, highlighted in a recent post on southerntasmania.com.au, demonstrates Oceana B&B's role in fostering an eco-friendly travel culture.


Sustainable Power Solution

Government Support and the Tourism Emissions Reduction Grant Program

These significant environmental initiatives have been bolstered by the support of the Tasmanian Government through the Tourism Emissions Reduction Grant Program. This program, part of the broader Department of State Growth efforts, aims to reduce carbon emissions in the tourism sector, aligning perfectly with Oceana B&B's vision and actions.

Aligning with Tasmania's 2030 Visitor Economy Strategy

Oceana B&B's efforts contribute directly to Tasmania's ambitious 2030 Visitor Economy Strategy. This strategy envisions Tasmania as a leading destination for climate-conscious travellers, and Oceana B&B's adoption of sustainable practices is a shining example of this vision coming to life.

A Commitment to Continuous Improvement

Oceana B&B is not stopping here. They plan to continually evaluate and implement new ways to reduce their environmental impact. From exploring renewable energy options to engaging in community outreach programs, their journey towards a sustainable future is ongoing.

Inviting Others to Join the Journey

Oceana B&B’s initiative is more than a business decision; it's a call to action for others in the industry. By demonstrating that sustainability and luxury can coexist, they inspire other businesses to embark on their own green journeys.

Conclusion: A Beacon of Sustainable Hospitality

Oceana B&B's journey towards sustainability is a testament to their commitment to not just providing exceptional hospitality but also preserving the natural beauty of Tasmania. As they continue this path, they invite guests and industry peers alike to join them in making a positive impact on the environment.

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