Tanonga Luxury Eco Lodges
Property Locality: Eyre Peninsula
Type of Property: Two self contained eco-lodges
Maximum Persons in each lodge: 2-3
Children: suitable for children
Rates (per couple per night)
Price Range: from $320 to $360 per night
Rates are inclusive of GST and are subject to change without notice.
Located near Port Lincoln, at the southern end of Eyre Peninsula, Tanonga luxury eco lodges are situated on a 200 hectare historic property, ‘Tanonga’ owned by your hosts Michael and Jill Coates.
Two unique, architecturally designed eco lodges, set amongst regenerating native forest, create a luxury eco experience unique to this area. Modern and sensitive environmental design, stunning views, japanese-style bath, delicious local food and beverages, and luxurious self-contained facilities enhance the natural beauty of your surroundings.
At Tanonga, deliberate plantings of over 25,000 native trees, shrubs, understorey grasses and sedges recreate the sheoak grassy and sugar gum woodlands that once dominated this local landscape.
There are over 100 recorded bird species in the area and specific attention has been paid to plantings which encourage birdlife, particularly for endangered, vulnerable and rare species such as the Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo.
Truly an eco paradise!
Features of the property include:
Tanonga eco lodges offer an intimate sanctuary of luxury, style and comfort. You have a choice of two luxury eco lodges, each with their own unique outlook.
Feel “on top of the world” perched high on the hilltop with 360° panoramic views all the way to Boston Bay at our ridge site, or, “be nurtured by nature” and nestle into a park like setting with magnificent native bush views all around you at the valley site… the choice is yours.
Interiors feature natural limestone walls, large north facing windows, king sized beds, Japanese style bath (and yes… there is a view from here too!), a wood fire in winter, all set and ready to go, entertainment system with mp3 player connection, full catering facilities, (of course there is an espresso coffee machine!), a delicious breakfast of farm fresh eggs, cereal, jams, fresh fruit, milk and yogurt, bar facilities (stocked with local delights, charges apply), washing machine, dishwasher and ceiling fans.
Tanonga eco lodges are designed as one bedroom, but can accommodate extra guests or children on a high quality fold out double sofa bed and one single folding bed. Add to all this the option of fresh local seafood, produce and beverages, and you have all the ingredients for a truly indulgent retreat.
Environmentally Friendly Initiatives:
Committed to the health of their environment, and to environmentally sensitive and sustainable tourism, Michael and Jill engaged the professional services of Gianni Zandel, architect of Adelaide, to purpose design the luxury eco lodges accommodation based on eco sensitive consideration.
The principles applied to the eco sensitive constructions include;
• Inground slab for thermal mass
• Reverse veneer using limestone block interior as high thermal mass with careful attention to ventilation, retaining winter sun, and limiting summer sun
•Insulation R2 up to R5, double glazing in south facing windows, attention to window orientations and size ]
• Biolytix organic worm treatment for all waste water
• Large north facing windows
• Minimum water use fittings and energy efficient appliances
•A stand alone power supply with the principal power source coming from solar energy and approx 4.8 hours available per day and a three day supply in summer
• Rainwater harvested in this pristine environment
• Location interference minimised
Amenities including Perse organic hair products and body wash derived wholly from pure natural ingredients are dispensed to avoid wasteful packaging. Recycled or recyclable (PET) material is used for other guest amenities where packaging is unavoidable.
Breakfast and snacks are locally sourced and organic wherever possible.
Bed linen, towels and robes have been chosen to maximise the use of natural products and to ensure a quality experience.
Local indigenous and other artists’ work is featured on the walls.
Host: Jill and Michael Coates
Address: Charlton Gully, S.A
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