Our Community & Environment

We rely on our community of local suppliers to bring the Lon experience to our guests and invite our guests to enjoy the best our region has to offer both on our farm and beyond. Lon Retreat supports the philosophy of promoting local businesses and supporting local suppliers where possible.


Our Honesty Bar and Makers & Growers Pantry stocks a wide range of local food and wine with a focus on the Bellarine region. These suppliers include:

Baie Wines

Annies Kitchen

The Food Purveyor

Flying Brick Cider

The Whiskery

Leura Park Estate

 

When guests hold an event at Lon, they are provided with an exclusive suppliers list with our recommended local florists, photographers, caterers and more.


Lon Retreat considers itself as caretaker of the beautiful land it is surrounded by, therefore it has been built using a framework of environmental sustainability. Material and product selection is subtle in its response to environmental stewardship with natural materials, such as sandstone and local timbers used where possible. Consideration has also been given to bush-fire management, collection and conservation of rainwater, energy efficient cooling and heating practices and the long-term maintenance of the site and natural eco-system that it occupies.


The property owners pride themselves on the initiatives undertaken to protect the environment through sustainable farm practices. We support the work undertaken with local council, the Department of Sustainabilty and Environment and Bellarine Landcare to restore and maintain the sand-dunes, control weeds and vermon and provide an internationally recognised nature reserve for birds of conservation significance at Lake Victoria.