A watering can pouring water
Close up view of a rock lily

Sustainability and 1% for the planet

We try to run Rock Lily as sustainably as we can, acknowledging that a human way of life inevitably has some impact on the environment. The choices we’ve made in fitting out the cottages and our own home look to minimising our footprint, reducing waste, and sourcing from suppliers that seek to do good for the planet including using B Corporations, lower carbon miles, and Australian and Bega Valley sources where we can.

Product Choices

Our bedding, furniture, and bathroom linen is focussed on using sustainably grown, renewable and natural fibres, with cotton, cork, bamboo, and wool as key choices. Where possible we use suppliers with verifiable supply chains.

Our cleaning products are all from ecostore, a New Zealand-based company that focuses on minimal environmental impact with plant and mineral-based ingredient choices, sustainable palm oil, a low-carbon, 100% recyclable, sugarcane-based plastic, and a range of other low-impact packaging. Ecostore provides deep detail about their products and practices on their website.

We buy our tissues and toilet paper from Who Gives A Crap. They’re a B Corporation, use sustainable materials with traceable supply chains, ship carbon neutral, and donate 50% of their profits to help build toilets in developing communities; toilet poverty is a big deal and can prevent kids getting an education and their communities from being healthy and able to develop safely.

Food for our hampers comes from local growers as much as possible, including Bega Valley Meats, Tilba Real Dairy, and Bega Valley Eggs.

Family enjoying a walk at Rock Lily

1% for the Planet

Rock Lily gives 1% for the Planet, with one percent of our gross sales going to environmental causes.

"Mountain Cottage at Rock Lily is a true delight. Fantastic views, very comfortable bed, spotlessly clean, and filled with so many thoughtful touches. We had a wonderfully relaxing time, loved the breakfast items provided, and even our dog was able to stay with us on this pet friendly property. Would definitely recommend and can't wait to get back someday soon! Thanks Steve, Alli and Craig for your hospitality."

Daria, Tasmania

"Out of all air bnb's I have stayed at, this one exceeded our expectations. Amazing hospitality, amenities and one of the most amazing views in Australia. Brogo Dam is down the road and has amazing bass fishing. The host also puts a couple of special little touches of the experience. We will definitely be visiting again. Hands down 5 out of 5."

Steven, NSW

"Just a perfect place to sit back and relax in nature. If you’re looking for a cute and cosy cottage with a great view that you can recharge in, then this is a must visit destination."

Ross, ACT

"This is one to not miss!! The pictures don’t do it justice to how incredible the view is and the house. All the hard work these guys have done to make it so welcoming is worth everything and more. For us the hosts and the small touches made it that more special! Can’t wait to come back with friends and family!!"

Hollee, NSW

"Comfortable cottage, fully equipped and a generous hamper. We were grateful for the host's care and attention and quick communication. Beautiful views and very restful. Nearby Brogo Dam is worth visiting."

Judy, ACT

"This would have to be one of the best places we have stayed so far in all our travels. We can’t praise enough the peaceful setting and so many environmentally sensitive thoughts and things to educate the public. Well done and look forward to returning."

Jeff, NSW

"Stephen, Alli and Craig are wonderful, caring hosts. It was so special to walk into a beautiful rustic, clean and welcoming little cottage. We were so impressed with the comfy bed beautifully made up, yummy breakfast and so many other little touches such as shampoos, goodies in the fridge, coffee pods and everything you might need. Loved the steep walks to the valley, the native animals and stunning bush scenery. Great hospitality. Thank you!"

Ada and Henk, ACT