Off-site Activities

Adventure Touring while at Naiko Retreat

Naiko Retreat Off-site Activities

While some guests prefer to relax and not leave the tranquillity of Naiko Retreat, others may seek some off-site experiences.

Besides exploring the Talisker and Deep Creek National Parks there are a host of activities only minutes from Naiko Retreat.  Naiko has partnered with a number of local award-winning tour operators who offer a variety of experiences.

Fishing Charters

Off-Site Experience

The waters between Naiko Retreat and Kangaroo Island are home to the famous King George Whiting and provides some of the best fishing in South Australia.  Fishing charters are available out of Cape Jervis which is a short drive from the Retreat.

Fleurieu Charters: Gary Lloyd has 30 years’ experience in fishing charters

08 8598 0264

Lands End Pro Charter: Mark Rilestone is a professional fisherman.

0408 805 543


Off-Site Experience

Links Lady Bay is situated on the edge of beautiful Lady Bay and next to the seaside town of Normanville.  This championship course with stunning ocean views is a highly ranked course and rated amongst Australia’s Best 100 Golf Courses.  Designed by Jack Newton and modelled in part on St Andrews’ Golf course in Scotland, Links Lady Bay is just 30 minutes from Naiko.  For the “19ᵗʰ hole”, the restaurant is open for lunch Monday to Sunday and for dinner Sunday to Tuesday, or head into Normanville for a light meal at one the local cafes.

Lady Bay Resort

08 8558 0650

Lady Bay Bar & Restaurant

08 8558 0644

Helicopter Tours, South Australia

Off-Site Experience

For a special once in a lifetime experience, Helivista offer exceptional helicopter tours of the Fleurieu Peninsula.  With a range of flight options, guests have the opportunity to plan the perfect day, dropping in at a variety of cellar doors, lunching at some of the regions award winning restaurants, a picnic in a remote area or a day trip to Kangaroo Island.

Helivista also provide transportation between Adelaide Airport and Naiko Retreat.

Helivista - Fly high with Helivista

+61 427 583 027

The Backyard Universe

Off-Site Experience

Far away from bright city lights the stars shine brightly down on the Fleurieu Peninsula.  The Backyard Universe offer multicultural night sky tours using a very large telescope and laser pointer.  Experienced host and guide, Fraser Farrell, is an astronomer, geologist and story-teller.  Tours are held at Wirrina Cove, a short drive from Naiko Retreat, and guests can enjoy an evening of traditional stargazing and modern astronomy.  Depending on the weather forecast, night sky tours can be arranged at Naiko Retreat.

This group also offers a range of other experiences and services such as nature, scenery and geology tours as well as day tours to wineries.  A shuttle service between Adelaide and Cape Jervis is also available.

The Backyard Universe

Multicultural night sky stargazing & astronomy tours. Heysen Trail & Fleurieu Peninsula shuttle bus services.

0488 705 224

Talisker Mine

On-Site Experience

As guests approach Naiko Retreat along Rarkang Road, they will see the sign for Talisker Mine off to the right along Talisker Road.  This abandoned silver mine operated from 1862 to 1872.  The area has a rich Cornish history and the ruins are still clearly visible.  There are also remains of exploratory shafts and tunnels on Rarkang which can be seen if guests walk the private Talisker Mine Trail from Retreat.

Kangaroo Island

Off-Site Experience

World famous Kangaroo Island, also known as the Galapagos of Australia, is just across the water from Naiko Retreat.  The island is renowned for its unspoilt wilderness, abundant wildlife and food and wine industry.  Kangaroo Island can be reached by Sealink Ferry from Cape Jervis or to allow more time on the island, a quick flight across by Helicopter.  Flights can be arranged with Helivista

4WD Tours from Naiko Retreat

Off-Site Experience

Ben Neville of Off Piste 4WD Tours offers upmarket, off-road adventures to hidden, hard to reach areas around the Fleurieu as well as bespoke wine tours of McLaren Vale.


On-Site Experience

The crystal clear waters of the secluded beach just a short stroll from the Retreat is excellent for swimming when weather conditions are suitable.  The beach is perfect for a picnic and watching the sun go down with a glass of wine. 

Naiko Retreat Rates

Monday – Thursday: $1320 per night
Friday – Sunday: $1590 per night
  • Exclusive use of Naiko Retreat
  • Three King-size bedrooms, which can sleep a maximum of 6 guests in either king size or king single configurations
  • Full breakfast provisions
  • Children of any age are welcome, however, we believe the Retreat may not be suitable for children under the age of 12 given the nature of the furnishings and the activities available
  • The Retreat is part of a working sheep farm situated between two national parks and pets are strictly prohibited
  • A two night minimum stay applies

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