Looking for an escape from the city?
This week, the world celebrated Earth Day, and what better way to celebrate by spending some time in nature.
If you’re the type of person that likes the unconventional, or enjoys the tranquillity of nature, this list of five unique off-grid accommodation options will help you plan your next trip.
Hillocks Ocean Pod, Yorke Peninsula
Sleeps 4 | From $136 per night
There are two Hillocks Ocean Pods to choose from, which provide a glamour camping experience for those venturing down to the foot of Yorkes. The contemporary designed accommodation is situated in coastal bush with magnificent views of Butler’s Beach and Hillocks Point.
Enjoy the peace and beauty of a remote coastal location with the ambiance of camping and the luxury of modern amenities.Solar powered and kitted out with eco-toilets, it’s the perfect destination to get back in touch with nature if you’re not ready to give up all your creature comforts.
And the location? On the doorstep of Innes National Park, here you can watch whales pass by your dining room window (during the winter months) and be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the surf.
Flinders Bush Retreats Eco Tent, Flinders Ranges and Outback
Sleeps 2 | From $220 per night
An eco-luxury glamping experience isn’t what you’d expect to find on a sixth-generation outback station.The recently refurbished Eco Tents are designed with minimal environmental impact, creating the perfect nature based experience, offering couples a secluded and peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Offering a boutique farm stay experience with self-contained houses, glamping and camping options, cosying up in the eco tent is the perfect retreat for nature lovers who aren’t ready to rough it. Complete with a queen-sized bed, luxurious linen, small kitchenette and ensuite, everything is taken care of.
Positioned on a small rise and surrounded by some of the oldest hills in the Flinders Ranges, you can really appreciate nature and the local flora and fauna as kangaroos and emus graze alongside you.
Tanonga Luxury Eco Villas, Eyre Peninsula
From $330 per night
The architecturally and ecologically impressive villas offer the perfect escape for city-slickers looking to shake up their 9-5 routine and embrace a slower-paced lifestyle.
Tanonga is a unique place, created to enhance and enjoy nature. Indulge in the luxury of Tanonga. Two unique, architecturally designed eco lodges, each completely private and approx 1 km from each other and the homestead, set amongst regenerating native forest, create a luxury eco experience unique to this area.
When you’re not making the most of the incredible surroundings, head indoors and soak in the Japanese style bath while taking in the views, curl up by the woodfire or lay a little longer in bed and watch the sunrise from the huge north-facing windows.
Ecopia Retreat, Kangaroo Island
From $595 per night
From this Kangaroo Island retreat, guests are given “front row seats” to bushland and native animals that roam the island freely. Ecopia Retreat is perfectly positioned to explore Kangaroo Island; Seal Bay is located just 15 minutes away and Flinders Chase National Park is just 45 minutes.
Meticulous attention into the design of the rammed earth villas, has made it possible to achieve the softest footprint achievable when it comes to luxury off-grid living. Warmth in the winter, coolness in the summer is harnessed within the surrounds of the monolithic 300mm thick rammed earth walls, while the full height double glazed windows bring the outside in.
From $250 per night
Want to experience the picturesque Clare Valley wine region without giving up luxuries such as a bed, or working shower and toilet?
Bukirk Glamping may be right up your alley, located in the Clare Valley, two hours from the Adelaide CBD, nestled amongst stunning farmland and vineyards. Bukirk makes you feel as though you are in the middle of nowhere, while still having access to restaurants, pizza deliveries and wineries.
The tents are spaced away from each other allowing you to reconnect with your loved ones. You can also explore the Clare Valley by visiting incredible wineries, playing mini-golf, or riding a bike along the Riesling Trail. There are five different tents to choose from, each with a private ensuite.
For a full list of off-grid accomodation options, check out this website.