PINETREES, LORD HOWE ISLAND
With no pesky mobile coverage or on-site internet service, you can be assured of relaxed digital freedom when you visit Pinetrees Lodge on idyllic Lord Howe Island (pictured above). This will give you more time to concentrate on the things that really matter. The food, wine and service are all world class at Pinetrees, and you are surrounded by a plethora of activities for all ages. In fact hiking, tennis, golf, fishing, swimming and snorkeling are all recommended in this sub-tropical paradise! Treat yourself to a day spa, climb Mount Gower or laze with a good book by the lagoon, it’s up to you. pinetrees.com.au.
HUON VALLEY, TAS
As one of the southernmost locations in Australia, the Huon Valley is remote – therefore it’s the perfect detox from the stresses of a digital life. These bush retreats are truly eco-friendly and offer a range of accommodation deep in the untamed wilderness of Tassie. Self-contained cabins, comfortable teepees and private campsites all feature composting toilets and solar power. Kick back in front of a roaring re with no distractions apart from the wildlife and the stars above. Heaven! huonvalleyescapes.net.
CABN, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
A player in the tiny house revolution is Cabn, promising an eco-friendly offline getaway location in the Adelaide Hills, among some fabulous wineries. This Scandinavian-inspired trailer home is fitted with modern appliances, a comfy double bed and crisp, luscious linens. With composting toilets and solar power, this off-grid, small-footprint home is super comfy, with the good
news that dogs are welcome too. All you need to bring is food, drink, a good book and a sense of adventure. Once you’re here, kick back and take in the stunning wilderness and forget the outside world even exists. cabn.life.
MAITRAYA, ALBANY, WA
This resort, near Albany on the southern coast of Western Australia, offers intimate accommodation for groups of up to 16 people to relax and unwind in one of three stunningly appointed properties. Choose from the eight-bedroom grand Maitraya Homestead, the scenic Fishermen’s Lodge, which has its own private fishing jetty, or the cosy and comfortable Aviator’s Cottage, which sleeps four. Turn off your phone, unplug from the daily reality of the 24/7 cycle, and enjoy the company of family and friends as you discover this region’s myriad of local delicacies while basking in the serene beauty of coastal south WA. maitraya.com.
UNYOKED TINY HOUSES, VIC
Unyoked is a new start-up offering supremely chilled, off-the-grid short stays. Using tiny houses with a tiny footprint, they offer all the comforts you need while keeping their environmental impact to an absolute minimum. From Melbourne, Unyoked offer two options, Wal and Yogie: both are located in private, lush bushland less than an hour and a half from the city. Eco-friendly facilities such as composting toilets and solar-powered light and hot water mean you’re completely disconnected from the grid and able to enjoy peace and quiet. Check out the Unyoked tiny houses located in NSW too. unyoked.co/melbourne.