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about louth island

Our History.
Our Story.

Once an untamed sheep farm established in 1802, Louth Island reveals its storied past and natural splendour just a 10-minute journey away from the coast from Port Lincoln.

From its humble beginnings in the early 19th century, this enchanting island has evolved through the ages, bearing witness to the ebb and flow of time.

Rumi is a project born from a deep respect and reverence for this historical gem. It was created as an ode to the island’s two century long history, with two core principles:

1. To restore and reinvigorate the ancient island where Rumi calls home. This involves meticulous restoration and an ongoing commitment to revegetation and conservation.

2. To open the island’s unique beauty to the world, and share it wholeheartedly with intrepid guests who not only seek an exceptional getaway, but also hold a genuine respect for the island’s ecology.

At present day, Rumi on Louth offers the promise of an
extraordinary island experience.

An opportunity to explore the wild.
An opportunity to indulge in the luxurious.

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rumi reveal

A Nod To The Future.

Catering to thrill-seekers and day dreamers alike, Rumi Reveal offers curious guests an exclusive ‘peek behind the veil’ of our eco paradise.

Intrepid travellers can enjoy being among the first to step foot on the island and experience a taste of what’s to come on our untouched island, through a mix of truly immersive experiences or by luxuriating in a two night stay.

From exclusive accommodation packages, Odyssey Catamaran cruises and 6-course degustation in our fine dining restaurant, to island tours by buggy, kayak fishing expeditions and beach picnics – what awaits is an extraordinary island adventure, surrounded by untouched wilderness.

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Rumi on Louth | RUMI Island | Port Lincoln Island | RUMI Experience | Dine on RUMI

Rumi on louth

A World Of Wild
Indulgence.

In an age where a moment of quiet respite and a new adventure are both equally sought after experiences, Rumi on Louth, South Australia’s first ever private luxury eco accommodation is set to offer intrepid travellers a world of wild indulgence.

What started as a personal project for owner and fierce protector, Che Metcalfe, has evolved into an exclusive island utopia that is currently under development, unveiling in 2025.

The full Rumi on Louth offering will include of a series of fully off-grid luxurious eco-accommodations, two fine-dining culinary offerings, an exquisite day spa, and immersive activities that grant access to the whole island.

Guest can expect a wildly indulgent experience, an escape from the ‘real world’ and a suspended state of deep discovery.

Become a Member of our Foundation for exclusive access to updates on our progress, offers and insights into the Rumi experience.

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mission statement

Restoration, Preservation And Inspiration.

 

Rumi on Louth is committed to Sustainability & Ecology and providing Unique, Quality, Immersive Experiences. We balance the restoration of an ancient island, with the creation of wild indulgence and unforgettable adventure. Not only in seamless harmony, but where each benefits from the other’s existence.

We invest in our People & Culture to create Empowered & Dedicated Teams to show Genuine Care, Professionalism and to deliver Memorable Experiences with elements of Delight & Surprise.

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Location

A World Away - Yet Only 10 Minutes From The Mainland.

Louth Island sits in a prime location, as the closest island to the mainland, with easy access to the city of Port Lincoln and many other popular tourist towns, locations and islands, including the Sir Joseph Banks Group Marine Park.

With Louth Bay jetty 1.8 nautical miles to the north west and the extensive boating facilities of Port Lincoln only 9 nautical miles south west from the island you can enjoy an island retreat minutes from city living and services.

Port Lincoln and the surrounding areas are becoming increasingly well known as an international tourism destination of choice for those seeking world class seafood, wildlife and nature based tourism experiences.

The city of Port Lincoln airport is only 4 nautical miles from the island, or 8 minutes by car from the Louth Bay jetty, and offers regular direct and onward flights to Adelaide (35-40 minutes) and further afield.

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