January 31, 2013
Eco-luxury Kangaroo Island accommodation at Tanonga
Embrace premier Kangaroo Island accommodation at Tanonga Luxury Eco Lodges in Charlton Gully, near Port Lincoln. Here you’ll find luxurious, fully self-contained accommodation that’s solar-powered, self-sufficient and tucked away in a remote Australian setting.
Situated on a 100-hectare historic property, Tanonga is owned and hosted by Michael and Jill Coates, who’ve created two unique, architecturally designed eco lodges, set amongst a regenerating native forest. Tanonga’s design is contemporary, yet sensitive to the surrounding environment while making the most of the stunning setting and views.
According to co-owner Michael Coates, the design of Tanonga maximises the natural elements of the building’s designs for passive temperature control, by utilising windows, eaves and the heights of the buildings to allow winter sun and to minimise harsh summer sun. A stay at Tanonga is a fantastic way to experience first-hand the principles of environmentally sensitive and sustainable design, and solar power.
Essentially, the luxury Kangaroo Island accommodation facilities of Tanonga enhance the natural beauty of the surroundings. The lodges are also self-sustaining with fresh rainwater on tap, a bank of solar panels and a savvy architectural design that enables easy temperature control. All these design elements are self sustaining, yet nothing is sacrificed in terms of luxury.
The lodges’ living areas have soaring ceilings, glamorous contemporary kitchens, comfortable leather sofas, a super-efficient combustion wood fire and flat-screen televisions. The bedrooms feature king-size beds with an ensuite bathroom, complete with water-saving Japanese-style baths. This Kangaroo Island accommodation option is proof that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort while immersing yourself in nature.
The Tanonga property also has access to over 20 kilometres of walking trails, 250 acres of bush, a billabong, stream, and abundant wildlife and bird life. Tanonga has also planted over 25,000 native trees, shrubs, understorey grasses and sedges, recreating the natural woodlands that once dominated this landscape. Furthermore, there are over 100 recorded bird species in the area, including endangered and rare birds such as the yellow-tailed black cockatoo, which have been encouraged by the new plant life.
The staff at Tanonga can arrange for you to enjoy fishing charters, golf, wine tasting, swimming with sea lions and dolphins, cage diving with sharks or whale watching in Boston Bay. You can also visit the Gawler Ranges, along with many other tours and attractions on Eyre Peninsula and the west coast.
Take a look at the Tanonga Luxury Eco Lodges website for more info.