Climate Action

Lightning Ridge's own 'Black Queen' is shining a light on responsible tourism in Outback NSW. The Black Queen has become one of only four businesses in New South Wales to achieve Climate Action certification.

A product of Sustainable Tourism Australia, Climate Action certification assists travellers to easily identify businesses who aim to reduce or eliminate the carbon footprint of their operation. The multi award - winning 'Black Queen' has achieved the highest level of certification 'Leader'.

cal"We are proud to have joined a very select group of businesses in NSW that have achieved Climate Action certification" said Gale Collins owner of the 'Black Queen'

The 'Black Queen's' passion to deliver a quality experience is supported by Gold accreditation in AussieHost and the addition earlier this year of National Tourism Accreditation. The 'Black Queen' was the first tourist attraction in NSW to gain National Tourism Accreditation.

From the beginning the Black Queen was built with 14,000 recycled bottles.

Continuing on to be eco sustainable.

  • All power is produced via solar and wind. No electricity bills
  • Lighting is in the form of a 12 volt system
  • Power through an inverter system becomes 240w power outlets.
  • Water is captured rain water into 5 storage tanks in excess of 25,000ltrs.
  • Sanitation: separating composting toilets.
  • We are saving the environment with the planting 1000 Moringa Oleifera trees
  • We provide courtesy transport for our visitors; providing great saving on petrol