Perched on top of cliffs overlooking the gorgeous Butler’s Beach sits one of the most unique accommodations we’ve ever had the pleasure of staying in — Ocean Pods! This is glamping at its finest. Ocean Pods is completely off the grid, and designed to leave a low environmental footprint with their high energy efficiency rating, using solar power, rain water and plenty of recycling. In saying that, it still has all the mod cons you need. Inside both Pods, you’ll find a heater (which is a must-have in winter), a gas stove, a grill, an oven, a BBQ and even all the utensils you’d need to cook on the open fire if you wish. They also have a TV, a kettle, a shower, and two beds (a single and a double).
If you can’t live without your fur baby, they are welcome too — for just $20 a night. And if you’d like your friends to join you in a camper-van, caravan, or tent alongside, they can! Just enquire on their website or over the phone. You’ll probably chat to the owner Pam, she’s lovely.
The Pods offer linen, bedding, bath towels and beach towels, so in summer all you need are your bathers, surf boards, and a bucket and spade for the obligatory sandcastles. In winter, your only prerequisites are marshmallows and puffer jackets — because Yorkes does get chilly! In winter, the sunsets and sunrises are especially beautiful and you can also warm up by doing Walk the Yorke. You can adventure into the bush and marine environment by fishing, lazing on the beach or if you’re lucky, you might see whales from your window as they swim past Butler’s Beach on their way to their breeding ground. I mean, that’s just all part of the experience… the whales are just the cream on top!
Pam’s tips on what to bring:
Water sports equipment
iPad or iPhone, CD’s or DVD’s
Wood in winter (30th April to 1st November)
A love and respect for the coast and native bush