Want to get away from all the stress of urbanity? Want to escape and just be able to breathe? To celebrate Earth Day, Happy Ali is showing you five locations across South Australia where you can do exactly that and just bask in the beautiful natural surroundings that Australia has to offer.
Here are five must-visit off-the-grid locations in South Australia:
Hillocks Ocean Pod, Yorke Peninsula
Leave your phone behind and escape the city for a green getaway on the coast. A deluxe camping experience, Hillocks Ocean Pod is surrounded by coastal bush with uninterrupted views of Butler’s Beach and Hillocks Point. 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
An eco-luxury glamping experience isn’t what you’d expect to find on a sixth-generation outback station. Hidden away in an almost untouched corner of the Flinders Ranges, couples and families can experience the unique outback way of life in a sustainable style at Flinders Bush Retreats. 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.
Tanonga Luxury Eco Villas, Eyre Peninsula
Say goodbye to stress and hello to nature. Tucked on the pristine waters of the Eyre Peninsula just 20 minutes from Port Lincoln, Tanonga Luxury Eco Villas are perfectly positioned for Eyre Peninsula exploration. 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. 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
More than 60 hectares of natural wilderness surrounds Ecopia Retreat, located in the centre of the island. From this Kangaroo Island retreat, guests are given “front row seats” to bushland and native animals that roam the island freely. Choose from three bespoke luxury retreats – two Villas and the Residence – each designed to be eco-friendly using 100% pure Kangaroo Island rainwater and an off-grid solar energy system. 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.
Tent On A Hill, Fleurieu Peninsula
Retreat to luxury after a day sipping your way around some of South Australia’s best wineries at Tent On A Hill, perched high above in the wine country of McLaren Vale. Cosy up in a luxurious bell tent surrounded by gum trees and kangaroos while taking in views across McLaren Vale’s vineyards. Warm-up in winter by the fire pit, explore the surrounding 10-acres of picturesque farm and bushland and watch the sunset over McLaren Vale with a glass of red in hand. All your creature comforts are taken care of with a queen-size bed, toilet and camp-style shower. The ultimate eco-friendly couples retreat.
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