Having the business eco-certified is not the whole picture however. At Freycinet Retreat our concern for the environment starts with the property: This is slowly being regenerated from a clear-felling exercise undertaken by a previous owner in the mid 1990’s. Whilst that logging exercise was clearly devastating for the nature on the property, it brought with it a few benefits – the main ones being the dams which number 18 in total. The other benefit today of the logging exercise is CO2 sequestration in which the young trees are particularly actively involved; It is estimated that the 1200 acre property sequesters around 2000 tonnes of CO2 annually. The property is designated “Land for Wildlife”, and today it forms a useful buffer for wildlife migrating into and out of the National Park. In establishing a tourism business on the property approximately 1.2% of the land area has been developed, which in turn supports setting aside the vast majority of the property for regeneration.