Coorong.Life is far from a traditional hotel stay…….But far from everything is exactly where you need to be.
no chocolates on your pillow, more peace of mind.
no dinner reservations, more campfire under the stars
no traffic, more connecting with nature.
no spreadsheets, more pelicans.
no budgets, more kangaroos.
no work, more creativity.
and deadlines, more you!
Here you have the luxury of time. Sweet, long-lingering Coorong time.
Ours is a space where you can get back to nature and explore what makes you ‘you’. A creative sanctuary where dreams can be realised, love can flourish, and souls can rejuvenate. An environment to follow new inspirations, celebrate something special, or even do as little as possible.
We’re a place for all motivations, and all kinds.
Welcome, you wonderful human being!
We offer three different accommodation packages, so you can choose the best length-of-stay for your needs.
3 Night Nature Retreat – Friday- Sunday night
For those that make their own rules. Tell the boss you’re having Friday off to relax in nature, or just put in for leave without explanation.
4 Night Nature Retreat – Monday-Thursday night
A mini-break for those who prefer fun of the weekday variety. Break away from your normal routine and head to The Coorong for some R&R.
7 Night Nature Retreat – Friday-Thursday night
The package for the bold. Take an extended break amongst the nature and wildlife, and fully recharge over an incredible seven nights in paradise.
We don’t believe in ‘weekend rates’ or charging more over the holidays. Because out here, every day is equally as special. That’s why all of our pods are $180 per night.
We offer a variety of add ons to enhance your stay and customise your experience, which you can view at the booking stage or in online shop
Our one-of-a-kind KipPods are designed to inspire your mind and ensure your comfort, while letting nature shine as much as possible. After all, the wild and beautiful Coorong is the real attraction here. So go ahead, cosy-up in one of our one-of-a-kind pods, but be sure to discover the true experience that awaits you outside.
While we pride ourselves on our minimalist accommodation philosophy, we do offer a range of creature-comforts:
- Bed Linen
- Bath Towels
- Gas Cooker
- Bar Fridge
- Indoor/Outdoor Kitchen Essentials
- Shared Bathrooms
- 12V Solar System
- USB rechargeable Lamps
- Onsite Studio Shop (featuring pantry items and creative finds)
We recommend that you bring the following items with you:
- Outdoor Clothing (incl. wind/raincoat)
- Shoes (we love the barefoot lifestyle, particularly along the sandy Coorong waters, but shoes are quite handy for bushwalks)
We don’t believe in ‘weekend rates’ or charging more over the holidays. Because out here, every day is equally as special. no single surcharges! cleaning included.
That’s why all of our KipPods are $180 per night, period!
3 Night DIY Nature Retreat – Friday-Sunday
For those that make their own rules. Tell the boss you’re having Friday off to relax in nature, or just put in for leave without explanation. $540
4 Night DIY Nature Retreat – Monday-Thursday
A mini-break for those who prefer fun of the weekday variety. Break away from your normal routine and head to The Coorong for some R&R surrounded by nature. $720
7 Night DIY Nature Retreat – Friday-Thursday
The package for the bold. Take an extended break among the nature and wildlife, and fully recharge over an incredible seven nights in paradise. $1260
Check In / Check Out Details
All bookings have a check in time of 4pm and check out time of 11am. If you require aternative arrangements, please contact us by email at the time of booking.
Add Ons / KipPod Extras
We offer a variety of add ons to enhance your stay and customise your experience, which you can view at the booking stage.
How do I get there?
Address: 6906A Princes Hwy, Coorong SA 5264
From the Adelaide Toll Gate take National Highway M1 92km, then turn right onto Princes Highway B1 (just outside of Tailem Bend). After 69km turn right at road side sign 6906A Princes Highway and follow unsealed dirt road until you reach the gates on the left – the entrance to Coorong.Life
How far from Adelaide is it?
From the Adelaide Toll Gate it is approximately 160km (about 1hr 40mins in the car).
Is there an airstrip?
Meningie has a local aerodrome — let us know in advance if you need to be picked up.
What is a KipPod?
Unique to Coorong.Life, our KipPods are custom built spaces. ‘Kip’ relating to sleep and ‘Pod’ relating to the size — it’s an experience like no other.
How do I book?
Use our online booking system at the bottom of this page to view available dates.
What’s provided in the KipPods?
Our KipPods come with a Koala queen mattress, two pillows and beautiful linen thank to our friends at Kip & Co and Pony Rider. You’ll also be provided with two towles and Pony Rider yoga boosters. Dishwashing liquid, hand soap and a few essentials such as salt, pepper and oil are available in all kitchen areas. You can store your bags in the large draws under the booth seating, approx. 40cm (w) x 1m (d). We suggest soft canvas bags.
Do the KipPods have an ensuite?
The KipPods are designed for sleeping and light cooking only, and aren’t fitted with bathrooms to minimise the environmental impact. Shared toliets and showers are located within metres of the KipPods.
Can I park next to my KipPod?
Our KipPods are nestled into the landscape without roads to maximise your experience. We ask that our guests park their cars on the flat land near by — just follow the signs.
Where do I check in and out?
It’s easy as — your KipPod will be set up with everything you need ahead of your arrival so there’s no need to check in/out or contact the owners Kate and Tim unless you need. Kate will be about in the Studio Shop and Tim can often be found in the garden if you’d like to say hello. When leaving, please leave your key in the door.
What about power?
Each Kipod is fitted with South Australian owned Redarc solar systems and lithium batteries, with multiple USB and USB-C charging ports for your phones, laptops and cameras. You are welcome to download the Redarc Manager30 App to control your KipPods’ external lights. If you need to use something on 240v plugs, visit the shared space under the main lodge.
What’s there to cook on?
Each KipPod has a two burner gas stove top, rain water (cold only) and plates, pots and pans. BBQ pits and firewood can be provided for outdoor cooking at an additional cost. If you’re an avid camper feel free to bring along your own kindling and wood, we will supply matches and a few starters, we don’t supply axes for safety reasons. If you’d like access to a full kitchen, you’re welcome to use the shared kitchen under the main lodge. Perhaps offer to share a meal with your Coorong neighbours… the more the merrier!
Is there a fridge in the KipPods?
Our KipPods are fitted with an 85L bar fridge. We have an onsite Studio Shop with some deli items available to purchase should you get peckish, or our closest town Meningie is only 15 minute away by car. Check out our Friends page to see what the town has to offer.
What do we do with waste?
Each KipPod is fitted with a small green waste bin and a general waste bin. Your green waste will be fed to our Coorong.Life chooks or composted in our gardens. Your general waste bin can be emptied at the main lodge as required. Paper, cardboard, and bottles/cans can also be recycled at the main lodge.
Is there drinking water?
Coorong.Life is off grid, meaning we rely solely on our beautiful rain water. You can drink from all of our taps, however please be mindful of only using what you need.
What products can I use?
Coorong.Life runs on a septic system and we advise that you use natural body products where possible. If you are interested in swapping to natural products check out our range of selfcare products available via our Shop page.
Is there WIFI?
We don’t provide free WIFI. To connect with the rest of the world, we use phone data.
Can kids come?
Our KipPod experience is best enjoyed by adults. Our KipPods are fitted with a queen bed for one or two, perfect for those seeking a solo escape or a weekend away with a partner or friend. For those seeking a location the whole family can enjoy, we suggest looking into other great accommodation providers on the Coorong.
Can I bring my pet dog?
We love our furry friends at Coorong.Life and are happy for you to bring them with you, as long as you’ve emailed us in advance. We have two resident dogs — a chihuahua and dachshund — so require your dog to be comfortable with other animals. We also ask that your dog is with you at all times and never left alone on the property or in a KipPod.
What is there to do?
Our Philosophy at Coorong.Life is ‘nature is the real luxury’. With our lives becoming increasingly busy, many of us work to live and live to work. We would like to give you permission to focus solely on relaxing and reconnecting with what makes you, you. A few of our top suggestions include: regular naps, cooking an outdoor meal, enjoying the outdoors with a walk along the properties’ 5km of remote Coorong beach frontage. Paint, sing, practice yoga, dance, read, write, breathe! Check out our KipPod Extras for some DIY retreats enhancers.
The weather doesn't look great — what do I do?
The Coorong is magical even on rainy days. Billy Connolly put it perfectly when he said “I hate all those weathermen, who tell you that rain is bad weather. There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing, so get yourself a sexy raincoat and live a little.”
Can I swim in the Coorong?
Yes! It can be very shallow out the front, but if you’re up for a dip nothing is stopping you. We encourage you to bring your kayak or canoe to explore more of the Coorong waterway, or your stand up paddle board for calmer days. For safety reasons please let us know if you’d like to trek to the sand dunes in the Coorong National Park. As it’s a full day’s effort, we would hate for you to be unprepared. Mobile service is available with Telstra, however it’s SOS only on the beach side of the dunes.
Can I smoke?
There’s no smoking inside the KipPods. If you’re smoking outdoors, we ask that you respect the natural environment and discard of your waste responsibly.
What if I need to reschedule?
We understand things pop up at the last minute and plans can change. If you provide more than 2 weeks notice via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) we will help you to find a new date.
What if I have to cancel? What’s the refund policy?
If you provide at least two weeks notice we will refund your stay with a 10% processing fee. Alternatively, you may wish to gift the stay to a friend on the same dates. If you need to cancel within 7 days we’re unable to offer a refund.