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Meet Karl Plunkett

Karl Plunkett goes by many titles. A Developer, who established a successful building company, Australian Eco Constructions Pty Ltd, in 1996. An Owner, specifically of Eco Beach Resort in Broome where he first commenced working on the prototype eco tents, eco modules, and gazebos that have now become Eco Structures Australia’s core products. But above all, he is a Discoverer.

When others ask, “Are we there yet?”, Karl asks “Where to next?”. With a motto of building for the future, Karl draws on more than 25 years of building and construction experience, coupled with a proven ability to complete projects on time and within budget. He understands the unique challenges of tourism developers looking for cost-effective solutions based on environmentally sustainable principles.

For Karl, designing eco tents is about seeing the world through the eyes of his clients in order to expose travellers to new experiences, teach life lessons, switch off, disconnect, and reconnect with nature. It’s all about reciprocal trust – by making people available, standing by his product and doing the right thing first time, Karl creates platforms to create powerful experiences that burn into traveller memories.



  • British Airway’s Tourism for Tomorrow Regional Winner
  • WA Tourism Awards in the categories of:
    • Unique Accommodation Development
    • Ecotourism
    • Sustainable Tourism
    • Indigenous Tourism
    • New Tourism Development
  • Gold Medal Winners (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Inducted into the Australian Tourism Hall of Fame (2013)