Muntiri Lodge Eco Retreat

Retreat Clayton Bay From $220/night


Check In: 14:00
Check Out: 10:00
Hours: By appointment, as this is a working farm

Relax in style in your own private conservation park.

A rammed earth, off-grid escape offering privacy and seclusion close to nature.


Who would have thought such precious wilderness would exist just over an hour from the centre of Adelaide? Muntiri Lodge Eco Retreat is a unique combination of heritage wilderness, quality accommodation and farm stay, applying the principals of sustainability to good living.

Relax in style with exclusive access to our own private conservation park where your perfect accommodation has been created with the natural environment in mind. Architecturally designed, Muntiri Lodge is a delightful rammed-earth cottage that has been constructed to the finest ecological principals to sit in harmony with its surroundings, with interiors that take their inspiration from its pristine country setting.

The cottage has an airy open plan with a large living area and a master bed room hidden behind a rammed earth modesty wall. A separate (twin) bed room, bathroom, and laundry complete the accommodation.

Furniture built from sustainable plantation hardwoods has been selected to enhance the natural beauty of the building and its materials. Interiors have been thoughtfully designed to create a harmonious, luxurious and romantic ambience which has been competed with fine linen, quality bedding and the personal touches of your hosts, the owners.

The thermal mass of rammed earth keeps the cottage cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Pure rainwater, a log fire, gas hob and oven provide for your personal comforts and the whole property is off-grid and self-sufficient in electricity and services adequate for your personal needs and essential services.

In summary, the property is a modern, light and spacious cottage in a tranquil and peaceful setting allowing you to make those difficult choices: relax and do nothing, jog the 3.5km sandy trail or explore the 175 acres of native woodland where you can discover rare native plants, marvel at the diversity of bird life, see kangaroos, rare hopping mice, lizards, echidnas and many other native species. We have even provided a few games and some thought provoking books as alternative to television, which is really only there because you may expect it!

With quality self-contained facilities and the unusual combination of both privacy and relaxing views, your hosts, Chris and Allie, have created a luxury eco-experience unique to the area. Mild winter days and cool summers make Muntiri Lodge ideal for the ultimate romantic couple’s getaway or a short break to simply reconnect with nature at any time of the year.

For the more active, the property is a short five minute drive from Clayton Bay, a quiet holiday hamlet off the beaten track. Across the water from Hindmarsh Island, Clayton Bay is a hub of the Lower Murray Wetlands which have gained prominence as a migratory bird habitat of world renown. It is also the perfect place to play in, or by, the water and even has a large area set aside for non-motorised recreation! For the day visitor the foreshore reserves provide a café, playground, picnic spots u


  • BBQ
  • Full Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Open fire place
  • Self Contained

Map & Directions

214 Kindaruar Road, Clayton Bay SA 5256, Australia


From Strathalbyn follow signs south to Milang. When faced with the lake, turn right and follow road to find Kindaruar Road in the right (on a series of tight bends). 214 can be found on the left out 1k past a sharp left ha d be d.

Cancellation Policy

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Cancellations and Refunds

If AVS has taken a booking for the Operator’s Product and the Operator is then unable to supply the Product the Operator must provide Product of a similar standard and quality acceptable to the Visitor or at the Visitor’s election AVS shall promptly refund the monies paid by the Visitor.
If the Visitor cancels their booking for Product more than 30 days prior to the first date on which the Product was due to be supplied AVS shall refund to the Visitor all monies paid in advance by the Visitor (including any deposit paid).
If the Visitor cancels their booking for Product less than 30 days and greater than 14 days prior to the first date on which Product was due to be supplied AVS shall retain 12-15% of the total price of the Product and refund to the Visitor the balance of monies paid in advance by the Visitor.
If the Visitor cancels their booking for Product less than 14 days prior to the first date on which Product was due to be supplied AVS shall retain the amount of its commission (12-15%) and shall pay the balance of the money held to the Operator. The Operator agrees that if following a cancellation it secures a new booking for the Product for part or all of the cancelled period it shall refund to the original Visitor the amount paid to it by AVS less a reasonable amount on account of the costs or losses sustained by the Operator as a consequence of the cancellation.
Once a sale has taken place AVS accepts no responsibility for a cancellation or double booking.