A five-hour drive from Sydney, or eight from Melbourne, is paradise. Or rather, two small cabins by a pristine lake surrounded by rolling hills that’s unlike any cabin you’ve ever stayed in before.
That’s the experience Tilba Lake Camp is offering with its new eco-pods.
“The pods are a completely new ‘bucket list’ experience,” says co-founder Rebecca Jones. “You’ll sleep in a loft, look up at the stars from your bed through the skylight in the roof, and you can cook over your own personal fire pit or relax on your private deck.”
Jones has called them “pods” because, she says, they’re a completely different experience from a cabin or a caravan.
For those who aren’t tempted to explore beautiful Tilba, or surrounding towns such as Narooma and Bermagui, the pods are filled with all the necessary comforts, including some of the best local produce.
“Including a full bathroom and fully equipped kitchen,” Jones says. “We provide personalised extras like house-made granola, Tilba milk fresh from the nearby Jersey cows and freshly ground locally roasted coffee.”
And for those who want it, bottles of sparkling wine and local oysters can also be arranged.
There are only two pods available within the 11-acre property, which also has a fire pit and a solar-heated swimming pool for guests to use.
Named Bonnie and Clyde, Jones says each pod has its own personality: “Bonnie is smaller, though she has heaps more space than you’d expect from a tiny home. And Clyde has an internal fireplace.
“We chose [the names] after infamous criminals who managed to evade Texas Rangers for years by hiding out. We think our pods are the perfect escape or ‘hideout’ from whatever you’re running away from – work, life stresses or simply needing to unwind and reconnect with someone you love,” she says.
“It’s a crazy world out there and the pods are the perfect escape plan.”
For those looking to get slightly closer to nature, Tilba Lake Camp also offers spectacular glamping options in spacious, stunningly equipped yurts.
Tilba Lake Camp
64 Sunnyside Road, Central Tilba