MUNTIRI LODGE

South Australian Eco Retreat
Ketchups Bank Glamping
Ketchups Bank Glamping
FEATURES
  • The cottage has an airy open plan with a large lounge/diner/kitchen.
  • Log fire
  • The master bedroom is part of the main room – hidden behind a rammed earth modesty wall.
  • A separate bedroom has two single beds.
  • Bathroom, toilet and laundry.
  • TV, DVD player, hi-fi and digital radio are provided.
Ketchups Bank Glamping
Ketchups Bank Glamping
ACTIVITIES
  • Numerous books and publications are provided to assist with plant, insect and bird identification, and guests are encouraged to add to the site flora and fauna register.
  • Walk slowly, breath, open your senses.  Explore areas of pristine scrub filled with spring flowers, birds and kangaroos and echidnas.  Hunt for rare orchids – there are many species at Muntiri – or sit back in the garden or the scrub, glass in hand, and let the birds and wildlife come to you.
  • See kangaroos feeding at dawn and dusk around the cottage and in the paddock.
  • At night, experience starlight so bright you’ll cast a shadow.
  • If you must tear yourself away, a short drive will take you to Milang. Once a large and bustling inland port, it is now a quaint lakeside town sitting quietly across Lake Alexandrina from the Coorong.  Here is where you will find the local bakery, pub and general store, beyond which a quiet country drive will take you to the Langhorne Creek wine region where you can enjoy boutique vineyards, restaurants, local providores, or simply a leisurely meal in a local café.
  • The Sunday markets and restaurants of Goolwa and Strathalbyn, the wines of McLaren Vale or the surf beaches of the Fleurieu are also well within reach and maps, guides and information are readily available.
Ketchups Bank Glamping
Ketchups Bank Glamping
THE ENVIRONMENT

From Muntiri owners:

  • Our recycling initiatives include the minimisation and separation of waste materials which is encouraged through the provision of separate bins and client information.  Organic waste is recycled through existing farm facilities while cardboard and bottles are recycled in support of our local community initiatives.
  • We are also conscious of the impacts of packaging.  Consumables are replenished from refillable bulk packs so that individual packaging of products is avoided.
  • Household and cleaning materials must be low impact, and the nature of our biological waste processing means that chemicals are prohibited.
  • In terms of energy, the property is off grid with a self-contained solar power electrical system capable of delivering 10kWh/day.  The property has LED lighting throughout and consumption is monitored to enable us to provide guests with a profile of their energy consumption, enabling education and discussion of demand side management.
  • The property is self-sufficient in water with rainwater harvesting and filtering systems providing ample domestic supplies.
  • The thermal mass of rammed earth keeps the cottage cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
  • Muntiri is Registered with Trees for Life and Bush for Life as an environmental study initiative, and is also a study site for PhD students and regeneration specialists.
  • Numerous books and publications are provided to assist with plant, insect and bird identification, and guests are encouraged to add to the site flora and fauna register.
  • Named after the muntries (a wild fruit, also known as emu apples or bush cranberries), the Muntiri Heritage Area contains over 200 native, and 30 non-native species.  Of the native species, 64 have been recognised as having conservation significance, and of the non-natives just four are considered a threat to the integrity of the reserve, which has been granted a Heritage Order in recognition of its importance to the environment.
Ketchups Bank Glamping

What we love…

Muntiri Lodge epitomises the environmental principles lived by the owners and wish to share with their guests. Although easily accessible, it’s not on the way to anywhere – making it a perfect relaxing hideaway.  Beautifully secluded, the heritage listed woodland is essentially a private conservation park containing the architect designed rammed-earth cottage sitting in perfect harmony with its surroundings.


Tell me more…

From the moment you enter, the environment of Muntiri is spacious and tranquil.  The rammed earth cottage is fully off-grid and meets the sustainable practices in building design for which local architects Angus and Dowie are famous, including low impact materials and passive solar thermal design.

Large picture windows overlook the 100 acres of cropping paddock while to the rear, the pure natural environment of the heritage woodlands is there for you to enjoy.


Get the Facts

Where is it?   On the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. Muntiri Lodge is close to Clayton Bay, a quiet holiday hamlet off the beaten track.   Across the water from Hindmarsh Island, Clayton Bay is a hub of the Lower Murray Wetlands which have gained prominence as a migratory bird habitat of world renown.

What?  Eco Lodge Luxury Cottage

How many?  Just one! with two bedrooms (1 queen, 1 twin)

Who?   Bird watchers, naturalists, romantic couples and discerning guests looking for privacy and  relaxation (no pets or young children please).

How much? From $220 per night (2 people)


Sounding Good?  Read on…

An easy 1 hour drive from the old Adelaide tollgate, Muntiri Lodge is an architect-designed country cottage on 275 secluded acres of bushland and cropping paddocks. The property is off grid and self-sufficient and features furniture built from plantation hardwoods which have been selected to enhance the natural beauty of the building and its materials.  Interiors have been thoughtfully designed to create a harmonious, luxurious and romantic ambience which has been complemented with fine linen, quality bedding and the personal touches of your hosts who live far enough away to give you privacy, but close enough to provide support if needed.

As the balmy Mediterranean climate of the southern Fleurieu Peninsular is so conducive to the outdoor life, the patio and garden of Muntiri come complete with al fresco furniture, barbeque and fire pit.

Not only ideal for bird watchers and botanists, the low light pollution of the area allows astronomical observations denied to those in urban areas.  Without city lights nearby, you can often see an everchanging display of fascinating objects such as constellations, bright planets and the Magellanic Clouds in the dusty spirals of the Milky Way.

Host: Chris and Allie
Address: Kindaruar Road, Clayton
South Australia

Muntiri Lodge

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FEATURES
  • The cottage has an airy open plan with a large lounge/diner/kitchen.
  • Log fire
  • The master bedroom is part of the main room – hidden behind a rammed earth modesty wall.
  • A separate bedroom has two single beds.
  • Bathroom, toilet and laundry.
  • TV, DVD player, hi-fi and digital radio are provided.
  • Furniture built from plantation hardwoods has been selected to enhance the natural beauty of the building and its materials. Interiors have been thoughtfully designed to create a harmonious, luxurious and romantic ambience which has been competed with fine linen, quality bedding and the personal touches of your hosts, the owners.
ACTIVITIES
  • Walk slowly, breath, open your senses.  Explore areas of pristine scrub filled with spring flowers, birds and kangaroos and echidnas.  Hunt for rare orchids – there are many species at Muntiri – or sit back in the garden or the scrub, glass in hand, and let the birds and wildlife come to you.
  • See kangaroos feeding at dawn and dusk around the cottage and in the paddock.
  •  A short drive will take you to Milang. Once a large and bustling inland port, it is now a quaint lakeside town sitting quietly across Lake Alexandrina from the Coorong.  Here is where you will find the local bakery, pub and general store, beyond which a quiet country drive will take you to the Langhorne Creek wine region where you can enjoy boutique vineyards, restaurants, local providores, or simply a leisurely meal in a local café.
  • The Sunday markets and restaurants of Goolwa and Strathalbyn, the wines of McLaren Vale or the surf beaches of the Fleurieu are also well within reach and maps, guides and information are readily available.
ENVIRONMENT

From Muntiri owners:

  • Our recycling initiatives include the minimisation and separation of waste materials which is encouraged through the provision of separate bins and client information.  Organic waste is recycled through existing farm facilities while cardboard and bottles are recycled in support of our local community initiatives.
  • We are also conscious of the impacts of packaging.  Consumables are replenished from refillable bulk packs so that individual packaging of products is avoided.
  • Household and cleaning materials must be low impact, and the nature of our biological waste processing means that chemicals are prohibited.
  • In terms of energy, the property is off grid with a self-contained solar power electrical system capable of delivering 10kWh/day.  The property has LED lighting throughout and consumption is monitored to enable us to provide guests with a profile of their energy consumption, enabling education and discussion of demand side management.
  • The property is self-sufficient in water with rainwater harvesting and filtering systems providing ample domestic supplies.
  • The thermal mass of rammed earth keeps the cottage cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
  • Muntiri is Registered with Trees for Life and Bush for Life as an environmental study initiative, and is also a study site for PhD students and regeneration specialists.
  • Numerous books and publications are provided to assist with plant, insect and bird identification, and guests are encouraged to add to the site flora and fauna register.
  • Named after the muntries (a wild fruit, also known as emu apples or bush cranberries), the Muntiri Heritage Area contains over 200 native, and 30 non-native species.  Of the native species, 64 have been recognised as having conservation significance, and of the non-natives just four are considered a threat to the integrity of the reserve, which has been granted a Heritage Order in recognition of its importance to the environment.

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