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Beauty and the Bush: A Quiet Haven Down Under

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Tanonga Luxury Eco Lodge.

By John Grossmann

After you swim with the sea lions or dolphins or southern bluefin tuna, or possibly even brave a cage-dive encounter with great white sharks off South Australia's waiting-to-be-discovered Eyre Peninsula, there's now an alluring spot to retreat to back on terra firma. That is, if it's seclusion and peace and quiet and harmony with nature that you seek.

Opened in 2009, Tanonga Luxury Eco Lodges easily makes good on its first two qualifiers, but just barely earns its plural.  Owners Michael and Jill Coates, who bought a run-down, 500-acre farm in 2002, first built themselves a house, then survived the great bush fire of 2005, and more recently, have erected two stunningly designed, solar-powered and environmentally friendly havens about 20 minutes from Port Lincoln, Australia's seafood capital and a budding eco-oceanic tourism destination.

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