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Hunter Valley YHA and Sustainability

Hunter Valley YHA is committed to reducing its environmental footprint and being a responsible community member through a mix of conservation and sustainable practices and services.  Initiatives include:

Energy/Greenhouse Gas Reduction:

  • Solar hot water system with electric booster
  • Low energy lighting used within the hostel
  • Sensor activated lighting in laundry and outside
  • Bathroom exhaust linked to lighting
  • Low energy electric heating
  • Hostel dryer has moisture sensor to turn off when linen is dry
  • Large outdoor clothes lines for drying clothes
  • Computers turned off at night
  • Promotion of public transport
  • Participate in Earth Hour


Waste Minimisation:

  • Recycling stations in kitchens, common areas and office areas.
  • Recycle paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminium and steel cans and printer cartridges
  • Use environmentally friendly cleaning products
  • Use 100% recycled paper
  • Sell refillable water bottles and do not sell bottled water
  • Reduce packaging by buying in bulk
  • Participate in Clean Up Australia Day


Water Saving Measures:

  • Rainwater tank on site used to flush toilets, supplement showers and laundries and water gardens
  • 5 star WELS rated taps and showers
  • Dual flush toilets
  • Signage in bathrooms and kitchens encouraging guests to minimise water usage
  • Drought resistant plants in the garden.



  • Low formaldehyde wood products
  • Low volatile paints
  • Café built with 90% sustainable building supplies including many recycled items
  • The property has two dams and a creek running through it with a pathway throughout so that guests can get close to nature and enjoy the fields, waterways and wildlife.
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YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We acknowledge and pay our respects to Elders past, present, emerging and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island community.