Soak in Kangaroo Island’s Rugged Surrounds From These Stunning New Eco-Pods

Wander eco-pods Kangaroo Island

If the stunning coastal scenery, abundance of wildlife and long list of adventures to embark on weren’t enough, South Australia’s Kangaroo Island has given visitors one more reason to visit in the form of four eco-pods, opening this December.

Called WanderPods, each pod is named after constellations only seen in the southern skies — Columba, Carina, Pyxis and Vela. The one and two-bedroom pods are walkable to each other, but spaced out enough to have privacy, and all overlook Snelling Beach and the Great Australian Bight from their floor-to-ceiling windows.

“Your Wander experience is lucky enough to be located on one of the best beaches on the north coast of Kangaroo Island,” says Wander CEO Cassandra Sasso.

Wander eco pods Kangaroo Island
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Once you’ve booked your stay, you’ll be emailed a map, along with instructions on how to enter the property.

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Each is equipped with a gas cooktop, oven, dishwasher and outdoor BBQ, as well as a fridge and basic supplies like olive oil, salt and pepper. Bookings include breakfast, as well as a welcome drink by Kangaroo Island Spirits.

Sasso says the company has had amazing guest feedback from its first location of pods, which were situated in Queensland’s secluded bushland, an hour-and-a-half drive from Brisbane.

“Our scaling process is not based on a cookie cutter approach, and we will always aim to have a more sustainable product and operation than our last project,” Sasso says.

Wander eco-pods
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A stay at Wander’s pods helps guests to connect with the country, community and themselves. They’re built with light-earth touch, including large rainwater tanks that filter the water you’ll use for drinking, cooking and cleaning, and “thrive on Country”. Each pod is fitted with technologies that help to inspire guests to implement sustainable practices back in their home and work lives.

“Kangaroo Island is a massive, untamed place, so we recommend giving yourself plenty of time to both explore and experience,” says Sasso. “Start planning your trip today by looking at airline and ferry schedules so that you can get your preferred date right when booking.”

Wander eco-pods
Image: Wander

Those travelling in a group can book out all four pods, which fit 10 adults. The pods on Kangaroo Island open on December 1, 2022, but are available for bookings now.

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