RIDGETOP RETREATS

Fleurieu Peninsula Luxury Villas

Ridgetop Retreats, South Australia

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FEATURES

Winner of RAIA award for design excellence

Located right in the heart of Deep Creek Conservation Park

Panoramic views of ancient Stringybark forest

Floor to ceiling windows & bespoke design elements

Easy access to a range of walks including the famous Heysen Trail

All linen, continental breakfast and Park Entry Pass provided

Sleeps up to 4 guests

Close to Kangaroo Island Ferry

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THINGS TO DO
  • Spot the dolphins at Boat Harbour Cove lookout
  • Follow the famous Heysen Trail as it meanders through the Park
  • Enjoy the soothing sound of running water at the year round Deep Creek Waterfall
  • Take in the panoramic views from Cobbler Hill to Kangaroo Island
  • Try counting the western grey kangaroos feeding at dusk at Goondooloo Ridge
  • Bring your camera or paintbrush and be inspired by the prolific bird life and wildflowers
  • Go for a surf at Blowhole Beach or take a mountain bike ride along Tapanappa Ridge
  • Have lunch or dinner at the nearby historic Leonards Mill Restaurant
  • Explore the silver mine ruins at nearby Talisker Conservation Park
  • Visit the Starfish Windfarm overlooking Spencer Gulf
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ENVIRONMENT

From the Owners:

“The Ridgetop Retreats have been used as a template for sustainable tourism accommodation in South Australia and Victoria.  They also received the prestigious Royal Australian Institute of Architects Award of Merit.  Their location in the heart of Deep Creek Conservation Park represents a rare opportunity to showcase good design in a precious environment. Importantly, guests are able to directly experience these benefits and consider how they might translate to their own house or future project.

Key features include;

  • solar passive design
  • high efficiency wood heaters
  • solar hot water systems
  • cross flow ventilation
  • use of rainwater to all services.
  • aerobic waste treatment systems
  • household recycling
  • use of LED lighting throughout the Retreats
  • use of environmentally friendly cleaning products

Deep Creek Conservation Park is the largest area of untouched vegetation on the Fleurieu Peninsula with a wide range of native animals calling it home. In excess of 100 bird species have been recorded with at least 10 species being listed as vulnerable. The Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo uses the Park for breeding after wintering on Kangaroo Island. It can be seen in increasing numbers from October to March and has become synonymous with Deep Creek.
The area near Tapanappa campground becomes a birdwatchers paradise when the Cup Gum (Eucalyptus cosmophylla) is in flower from mid April to late May as Honeyeaters flock to the flowers heavy with sweet nectar. Other good areas for birdwatchers are around the Boat Harbour trail and adjacent to Trig Campground.

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What we love about Ridgetop Retreats

Designed by renowned architect Max Pritchard the Ridgetop Retreats have been custom built to take full advantage of their beautiful location in Deep Creek on the Fleurieu Peninsula and successfully blend sustainability with a high standard of comfort.


Tell me more…

Ridgetop Retreats represent a new benchmark in nature based holiday accommodation in South Australia. Ridgetop Retreats have even been used as a case study in the development of design guidelines for sustainable tourism accommodation in both South Australia and Victoria.

The same attention to detail that saw the Ridgetop Retreats holiday accommodation receive the Royal Australian Institute of Architects Award for design excellence will ensure you enjoy the beauty of Deep Creek Conservation Park in total comfort.


Get the Facts

Where is it? Deep Creek Conservation Park, Fleurieu Peninsula, 80km south of Adelaide.

What? Self Contained Villas

How many?   Three 2 bedroom villas

Who?   Adults and families

How much? 2 People per Night $245.00
Additional Adult per Night $35.00
Additional Child per Night $25.00
Special Conditions: Rates are inclusive of GST and are subject to change without notice.

Disabled access: One of the retreats is wheelchair friendly and complies with Australian Standards for wheelchair accessibility.


Sounding Good?  Read on…

The Ridgetop Retreats were purpose built to take full advantage of their fabulous surroundings as they overlook the Stringybark Forest right in the heart of Deep Creek. Designed by renowned architect Max Pritchard the Ridgetop Rereats won the coveted Royal Australian Institute of Architects award for design excellence. Floor to ceiling windows provide panoramic views of the peaceful bush and nearby wildlife.

The Retreats offer open plan lounge, dining and kitchen spaces in an energy efficient yet luxurious design. Complementing this are two bedrooms separated by a bathroom flooded with natural light from the lofty windows. Parquetry floors, leather sofas, beechwood timber furnishings and cosy stone fireplace all add up to a stylish decor in a location to remember.

Your retreat has a fully self-contained kitchen with all crockery and cultery. All bed linen and towels are provided and provisions are left for continental breakfast. A complimentary park entry permit is also provided during your stay in Deep Creek Conservation Park.

Only 90 minutes south of Adelaide and within easy reach of many attractions including good restaurants,wineries and the Kangaroo Island ferry.

Hosts: Jane and Barry Duykers
Address: Tapanappa Rd, Deep Creek Conservation Park.
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THINGS TO DO

Ridgetop Retreats are located inside Deep Creek Conservation Park, off Tapanappa Road, Delamere. Deep Creek Conservation Park offers a range of activities including sight seeing, bush walking, mountain bike riding, fishing, surfing, bird watching and most importantly, relaxation!

Explore the parks beauty along with its many lookouts and walks including the famous Heysen Trail.

Watch the Western Grey Kangaroos feed in the open grasslands at dawn and dusk.

After a day of exploring one of South Australia’s most important semi-wilderness regions settle in for the night with a glass of wine and watch the sun set over this most spectacular scenery.

ENVIRONMENT

From the Owners:

The Retreats have been used as a template for sustainable tourism accommodation both in South Australia and Victoria and were awarded the prestigious Royal Australian Institute of Architects Award of Merit.

  • solar passive design
  • high efficiency wood heaters
  • cross flow ventilation
  • use of rainwater to all services.
  • aerobic waste treatment systems
  • led lighting
  • use of eco friendly cleaning products

Deep Creek Conservation Park is the largest area of untouched vegetation on the Fleurieu Peninsula with a wide range of native animals calling it home. In excess of 100 bird species have been recorded with at least 10 species being listed as vulnerable. The Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo uses the Park for breeding after wintering on Kangaroo Island. It can be seen in increasing numbers from October to March and has become synonymous with Deep Creek.
The area near Tapanappa campground becomes a birdwatchers paradise when the Cup Gum (Eucalyptus cosmophylla) is in flower from mid April to late May as Honeyeaters flock to the flowers heavy with sweet nectar. Other good areas for birdwatchers are around the Boat Harbour trail and adjacent to Trig Campground.

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