Top 8 eco-friendly and sustainable getaways • Glam Adelaide

South Australia is home to some of the country’s most exquisite natural habitats and environments. The state has also respected sustainable living and tourism, with Adelaide becoming the world’s first carbon neutral city. There’s plenty to offer visitors who want to dine and relax sustainably – here are some of our top picks.

Upper deck at Snelling Beach

Luxury and sustainability meet at Topdeck Sanctuary at Snelling Beach, just above the Kangaroo Island coastline. Topdeck is designed to get away from hectic modern life and is the perfect travel destination if you want to relax with peace of mind.

Location: Middle River on the north coast of Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

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Find the Topdeck Sanctuary website here.

Glenberrie Place “ECO Retreat” in Kangarilla

Photographer: David Williams

If you are looking to connect with nature, Glenberrie Place in Kangarilla is a must. The eco retreat is perfect for a romantic getaway for two. The owners have taken many steps to reduce the property’s carbon footprint, including installing a large solar system with a Tesla battery, which satisfies about 70% of their energy needs. The owners even grow their own produce!

Location: Kangarilla, South Australia (exact address revealed when booking).

Find the Airbnb listing of Glenberrie Place here.

Eco Pod Spindrift in Port Gibbon

Eco-friendly Eco Pods from eco-tourist accommodation provider Eco Eyre are the perfect guilt-free getaway. Located in Port Gibbon, Spindrift (one of two pods) is located just steps from the foreshore, offering stunning views of the beach stretching from Lucky Bay to Tumby Bay and Moonta Bay.

Location: Port Gibbon, South Australia (exact address revealed when booking).

Learn more here.

Find the Eco Eyre website here.

Eco Suites at Byrne Vineyards

Byrne Vineyards in Morgan has opened a range of eco-suites with lovely views of the surrounding wetlands, vineyards, bushland and cliffs. Walking trails are also offered for those wishing to explore the history of the property as well as its native flora and fauna. If you desperately need a getaway from the city, this is the place to go!

Location: Morgan, South Australia (exact address revealed when booking).

Learn more here.

Find the Airbnb Eco-suites listing here.

Bills Boathouse at White Sands

This beautiful, sustainable boathouse offers a fully self-contained and modern floating eco-pod. Bill’s Boathouse is permanently moored on the Murray River – the perfect place to cook up a BBQ or bring a fishing pole. Get back to nature and enjoy this peaceful river getaway!

Location: White Sands, South Australia (exact address revealed when booking).

Find Bills Boathouse’s Airbnb listing here.

Earthship at Ironbank

Located in the Adelaide Hills, this eco-friendly bed and breakfast will take you away from the grid and back to nature. Earthship owners have their own solar panels and batteries to store electricity, along with solar hot water and rainwater tanks to ensure your experience is sustainable. The venue is also made from natural and recycled materials, which means this getaway is a must!

Location: 462 Ironbank Road, Ironbank (note that some maps may refer to this as Lot 100 Ironbank Road)

Find the Earthship site here.

CABN at various locations

Pictured: Elsie CABN (Marananga)

CABN is known for releasing awesome off-the-grid eco-friendly pods across South Africa. What better way to relax than falling asleep surrounded by bush? There are currently seven CABNs available in South Africa: Elsie (Marananga), Chloe (Marananga), Jude (Kuitpo), Mila (McLaren Flat), Matilda (Kuitpo), Georgia (Kuitpo) and Bella (McLaren Flat). There are also two “Mysterious Wilderness Escapes” coming to Clare Valley.

Find the different CABN options on the Cabn website.

Flinders Ranges Eco Tent Retreat

Tucked away in a quiet, untouched corner of the Flinders Ranges, the Bush Retreat eco-tent offers a luxurious glamping experience. The unique eco tent offers a comfortable way to camp, with scenic views and an abundance of native wildlife. The perfect backcountry getaway!

Location: Willow Waters Gorge, 21 km east of Hawker.

Find the Flinders Bush Retreats website here.

South Australia continues to offer unique and exciting travel opportunities. If you want to explore this wonderful state more, check out five Airbnb destinations you must visit.

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