Anacotilla Springs is an ecological and farming rejuvenation project on the western Fleurieu Peninsula (Patpangga, Kaurna-Miyurna name) and our home.

The Anacotilla Weir in full winter flow
Anacotilla Weir in full winter flow

The Annexe is a fully self-contained 2 bedroom  wing of the house which provides a space for an inclusive holiday for all, set within a working cattle farm on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula. An extra bathroom and bedroom is also available if wanted.
The house is designed with liveability and energy efficiency principles in mind which creates a comfortable living area for all people and conditions.

The land is 52-hectares situated 80km south of Adelaide on Main South Road near Second Valley. Straddling the Anacotilla River, the property is dominated by the steep river gorge and rolling hills. Formerly part of an extensive grazing property, Anacotilla Station, we have excluded livestock from the water courses for the first time in over 120 years, enabling natural regeneration from the ancient river red gums. Using other environmental strategies including planting understory species, we believe we are assisting the land to restore, recover and rejuvenate.

We are working toward creating an environmental infrastructure more reflective of the time of European settlement, that is, of majestic river trees and understory with surrounding grasslands and scattered trees. As part of this we also run around 25 Murray Grey cattle for grazing and maintaining the current pasture areas.

A large stone weir on the Anacotilla River, built in 1907 by Garnet Kelly whose family established Anacotilla Station, is a striking feature.

You may like to watch our video of the rugged terrain, majestic River Red gums and beauty of the Anacotilla Gorge.

Further details on ‘The Annexe’, availability and rates.

Website updated 25 Jan 2024