Austrop: Australian Tropical Research Foundation


The Research Station has two well-equipped airconditioned laboratories and a workshop, as well as extensive field equipment (HPLC, GC, Gel Electrophoresis, microscopes, histological facilities, and so on).

The Research Station can accommodate up to 20 people in 4 comfortable, if basic, two-room bunk houses. The cabins are furnished with bunk beds, 2 or 4 persons per room. Some double rooms are available for couples. All linen, pillows and blankets are provided. The facilities are basic and fairly spartan, but comfortable.

Showers and toilets are located a short walk from the cabins; toilets are composting type (non-flushing) and represent a low environmental impact method of waste disposal. Water for the showers is solar heated so the availability of hot water is weather-dependent. Water is from a local spring - the best water you are likely to drink.

Power (mains-equivalent 240V ac) is produced primarily by solar – a 2.5 KW solar array with a diesel back-up generator.

We attempt to live 'gently' on the landscape and practice and demonstrate low impact “sustainable” living. © 1988 - 2015 -