WANDER PODS

Kangaroo Island Getaway

WANDERPODS

Kangaroo Island Getaway

Outdoor bath
View of Columba ecopod
view
Outdoor bath
FEATURES
Your Eco Pod features:

King bed & Cultiver linen
Kitchen with cooktop, oven, full size fridge
Rain shower, flush toilet & luxe Leif amenities
BBQ
Deep soak in your outdoor stone bath
Solar air-conditioning
Pod&Parcel coffee-pods & Tea Drop tea
Forgot to bring your book? There’s wifi too
SubPod composting with native edible bush herbs
Tunes from your bluetooth speaker
Cool off with the ceiling fans
Wrap yourself in a Kangaroo Island wool blanket
Reconnect over old card games
First aid kit for any little emergencies
Check-in remotely with your secure pin code

What is not included and why…

Everything about the WanderPod is designed to create connection to nature and to each other. TVs rarely help here, so you won’t find any at the Wander Pods.
Your food – You will have a chance to order your delicious Tastes of the Island Pantry Box from Gastronomo before your arrival. Or of course, bring your own favourite ingredients and cook up a storm. Basic pantry items such as local olive oil, salt and pepper are provided.
Most of the water used during your stay is captured and stored by the WanderPod. The hosts ask that you consume power and water modestly, and hope you understand that high energy appliances such as hair dryers and toasters can’t be supported.
The kitchen doesn’t feature a microwave – but you can use the BBQ or the oven as a great alternative for cooking.

Bedroom
living area
photo of kitchen
photo of bathroom
ACTIVITIES

Wander on Kangaroo Island is located in the middle of the north coast and is the ideal base camp for a day trip into the wilderness. The island is huge, so we recommend allowing a day for each point of the compass. Take your time and find a great spot to have a picnic – there are people to meet and treasures to discover along the way.

Kangaroo Island has many walks and hikes that can be done any time of year. From a casual stroll through one of the Island’s town centres to a saunter along a sandy beach at sunset, there is plenty to entice you out of your vehicle and take in the world at a much slower pace.

Outdoor bath
columba sign
view
ENVIRONMENT

From the Owners:

“Wander is committed to a positive impact on the landscape we love and the communities around us. More than ever, we are mindful of our impact on the environment, the local economy and the lives of those living in the destination that we visit.

Life in an eco-aware Wanderpod, is simple, intuitive and efficient. It allows you to focus on what matters. By showcasing old and new technology we care for our land and inspire guests to implement sustainable practices in the rhythms of their home and work.

WanderPod construction.
Robust and repairable, Wanderpods are eco-aware cabins built to perform in Australia’s harsh and varied climate for generations. Like Wanderers, the Pods thrive on country.
Pods are double glazed and wrapped in lightweight structural wall panels resulting in high thermal performance – ideal for low energy climate control in extreme temperatures.
Pods are constructed efficiently with modular systems and delivered to site to reduce waste material.

Pods are installed using an innovative footing system resulting in minimal ground disturbance and no need for excavation or concrete slabs.

The day to day.
Depending on their location, some Wanderpods are completely off the grid. We harvest and store solar energy and water, and recycle greywater. Greywater passes through a treatment system before being released into a subsurface absorption trench planted out with native shrubs.
We have supplied each location with a Subpod composting bin so you can keep your organic waste out of landfill and back into restoring the earth.

With the help of our supply partners and guests, we’re aiming for a zero-waste system by recycling, composting and restricting the use of single-use packaging.
When we clean, we do it all using natural cleaning products. We take pride in serving our guests while caring for our team and protecting the environment.

Impact on landscape.
We don’t just believe in reducing our ecological impact. We want to have a positive influence on its renewal.
Wander offers landowners an opportunity to diversify their revenue by returning a portion of their land to the wilderness or leaving existing natural systems untouched. This includes regenerative planting, species protection and earthworks to stabilise and rehydrate soil.
If we ever move out of a neighbourhood, we’ll leave it better than when we found it.

Wander has partnered with Bush Heritage Australia to ensure our projects are environmentally appropriate and increase biodiversity in the areas we operate in.
Bush Heritage is a national not-for-profit that buys and manages land for conservation and partners with Aboriginal groups and other landowners (such as farmers and pastoralists), to help them plan and achieve conservation goals on their land too.
Independent and informed by science, Bush Heritage’s purpose is to return the bush to good health. Every time you book a stay in an off-grid cabin in the Wander network, we donate $10 so support their conservation work.

Sustainable community.
We’re not about becoming self-sufficient. We like the idea of cooperating with each other as a purpose-driven community. The skills, resources and wisdom of our partners are valued and used collaboratively to empower and care for people.
We celebrate the culture, story and practices of the people who make up this ecosystem and recognise that Australia’s indigenous community and traditional land management practices play a vital role in our country’s future.

We believe that committed and generous relationships are the basis for sustainable communities that have a positive impact on our planet. Our WanderPods are just one part of that.”

photo of seal
photo of beach sunset

What we love…

The design and extraordinary setting of these gorgeous pods with views of Snelling Beach on Kangaroo Island is absolutely stunning. We can hardly imagine a more romantic place for a couple’s getaway or a few days of solitude on your own.

Walk the island to discover its remote coastlines, vast national parks, seasonal waterfalls, and fabulous fresh air. Indulge in the stunning outdoor bathtubs made of natural stone and finished in a dark grey terrazzo, with curved oval-shaped sides looking straight out across the ocean.


 

Tell me more

Sitting high up in the heavens, there are three one bedroom WanderPods: Columba, Pyxis and Carina. They all overlook the Great Australian Bight and are named after constellations which are only seen in the southern skies. Part of the Heavenly Waters family of stellar formations, their names relate to the great oceans, rivers, sea creatures, and ships. There is also a two bedroom Pod: Vela, which is available for two couples or small groups.


 

Get the Facts

Where is it?  Stokes Bay,Kangaroo Island.

What?  Pods

Style of Accommodation? Self contained one bedroom pods. There is also a two bedroom Eco Pod, Vela, which available for two couples or small groups.

Who? Singles or couples

Accessible? Please enquire

Minimum Night Stay? Yes – two nights. Three nights on long weekends.

Rates and Availability

Check Rates and Availability


 

Sounding Good?  Read on…

Listed by the New York Times as one of the Top 10 Places to Visit for 2023, Kangaroo Island is home to breathtaking diversity, striking coastal rock formations, and a vibrant vanguard of locals who celebrate and protect this iconic destination.

Here on this magical island, just a short ferry or flight from Adelaide, the Wander Pods rest atop the northern bluff overlooking Snelling Beach and the biodiverse waters of the Great Australian Bight.

Enjoy the best of food from the local community, with a Tastes of Island Pantry Box that’s available for pre-order. There are also two excellent restaurants nearby: Gastronomo’s Sensorium and (during the warmer months) Enchanted Fig Tree.

Famed for its wildlife, ranging from sea lions to kangaroos, koalas, humpback whales to peregrine falcons, Kangaroo Island sits 14 kilometres from the Australian mainland. It also boasts a smattering of wineries, plus distilleries producing elegant gins and crisp rosés.

Stokes Bay is a 50-minute drive from Kingscote, the island’s largest town, and 80 minutes from the Sealink ferry that delivers tourists from the South Australian mainland.

Hosts: Wander

Address: Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island

PRICE RATE POLICY

Green Getaways does not add any service fees to your stay, saving you those hard earned dollars to use to support businesses in the local area of your stay. Plus, every enquiry and booking through GREEN GETAWAYS AUSTRALIA shows your support for the fab environmental initiatives undertaken by this property.

FEATURES

Your Eco Pod features:
King bed & Cultiver linen
Kitchen with cooktop, oven, full size fridge
Rain shower, flush toilet & luxe Leif amenities
BBQ
Deep soak in your outdoor stone bath
Solar air-conditioning
Wake up to Pod&Parcel coffee-pods & Tea Drop tea
Forgot to bring your book? There’s wifi too
SubPod composting with native edible bush herbs
Tunes from your bluetooth speaker
Cool off with the ceiling fans
Wrap yourself in a Kangaroo Island wool blanket
Reconnect over old card games
First aid kit for any little emergencies
Check-in remotely with your secure pin code

What is not included and why…

Everything about the WanderPod is designed to create connection to nature and to each other. TVs rarely help here, so you won’t find any at the Wander Pods.
Your food – You will have a chance to order your delicious Tastes of the Island Pantry Box from Gastronomo before your arrival. Or of course, bring your own favourite ingredients and cook up a storm. Basic pantry items such as local olive oil, salt and pepper are provided.
Most of the water used during your stay is captured and stored by the WanderPod. The hosts ask that you consume power and water modestly, and hope you understand that high energy appliances such as hair dryers and toasters can’t be supported.
The kitchen doesn’t feature a microwave – but you can use the BBQ or the oven as a great alternative for cooking.

ACTIVITIES

Wander on Kangaroo Island is located in the middle of the north coast and is the ideal base camp for a day trip into the wilderness. The island is huge, so we recommend allowing a day for each point of the compass. Take your time and find a great spot to have a picnic – there are people to meet and treasures to discover along the way.

Kangaroo Island has many walks and hikes that can be done any time of year. From a casual stroll through one of the Island’s town centres to a saunter along a sandy beach at sunset, there is plenty to entice you out of your vehicle and take in the world at a much slower pace.

ENVIRONMENT

From the Owners:

“Wander is committed to a positive impact on the landscape we love and the communities around us. More than ever, we are mindful of our impact on the environment, the local economy and the lives of those living in the destination that we visit.

Life in an eco-aware Wanderpod, is simple, intuitive and efficient. It allows you to focus on what matters. By showcasing old and new technology we care for our land and inspire guests to implement sustainable practices in the rhythms of their home and work.

WanderPod construction.
Robust and repairable, Wanderpods are eco-aware cabins built to perform in Australia’s harsh and varied climate for generations. Like Wanderers, the Pods thrive on country.
Pods are double glazed and wrapped in lightweight structural wall panels resulting in high thermal performance – ideal for low energy climate control in extreme temperatures.
Pods are constructed efficiently with modular systems and delivered to site to reduce waste material.

Pods are installed using an innovative footing system resulting in minimal ground disturbance and no need for excavation or concrete slabs.

The day to day.
Depending on their location, some Wanderpods are completely off the grid. We harvest and store solar energy and water, and recycle greywater. Greywater passes through a treatment system before being released into a subsurface absorption trench planted out with native shrubs.
We have supplied each location with a Subpod composting bin so you can keep your organic waste out of landfill and back into restoring the earth.

With the help of our supply partners and guests, we’re aiming for a zero-waste system by recycling, composting and restricting the use of single-use packaging.
When we clean, we do it all using natural cleaning products. We take pride in serving our guests while caring for our team and protecting the environment.

Impact on landscape.
We don’t just believe in reducing our ecological impact. We want to have a positive influence on its renewal.
Wander offers landowners an opportunity to diversify their revenue by returning a portion of their land to the wilderness or leaving existing natural systems untouched. This includes regenerative planting, species protection and earthworks to stabilise and rehydrate soil.
If we ever move out of a neighbourhood, we’ll leave it better than when we found it.

Wander has partnered with Bush Heritage Australia to ensure our projects are environmentally appropriate and increase biodiversity in the areas we operate in.
Bush Heritage is a national not-for-profit that buys and manages land for conservation and partners with Aboriginal groups and other landowners (such as farmers and pastoralists), to help them plan and achieve conservation goals on their land too.
Independent and informed by science, Bush Heritage’s purpose is to return the bush to good health. Every time you book a stay in an off-grid cabin in the Wander network, we donate $10 so support their conservation work.

Sustainable community.
We’re not about becoming self-sufficient. We like the idea of cooperating with each other as a purpose-driven community. The skills, resources and wisdom of our partners are valued and used collaboratively to empower and care for people.
We celebrate the culture, story and practices of the people who make up this ecosystem and recognise that Australia’s indigenous community and traditional land management practices play a vital role in our country’s future.

We believe that committed and generous relationships are the basis for sustainable communities that have a positive impact on our planet. Our WanderPods are just one part of that.”

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