Romantic Getaways in South Australia: Stunning Stays For Two
When craving some alone time with your special someone, these are your go-to romantic getaways in South Australia
From world-class wine regions to a dramatic coastline to Australia’s outback, South Australia’s stunning landscape sets the scene for a romantic getaway. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, a honeymoon or you’re simply in need of some couple only time; there are plenty of stays that you and your special someone can escape to. Here is our edit of the ten most romantic getaways in South Australia.
Wake up to the sound of birds chirping and the waft of fresh, coastal air. South Australia’s Kangaroo Island is awe-inspiringly beautiful, and Lifetime Private Retreats is a cut above the rest when it comes to romance. Perched on a clifftop, the views from each of the four luxuriously appointed villas are out of this world, spanning glittering seas, sandy shores and lush wilderness. Perfect for two, the Beach Retreat is just a minute’s walk from Snelling's beach and features a private outdoor dining terrace and cliff edge entertaining area that was made for sunset drinks and canoodling.
From $499 per night
Rsd 26 Via Kingscote, Kangaroo Island
Like something out of a fairy tale, this storybook estate sells itself. Where old-world opulence and contemporary luxuries collide, Thorngrove Manor stands proudly among the stunning scenery of South Australia’s oldest wine region, just 20 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD. Each of the exquisitely crafted guest suites leans into the property’s unique and idiosyncratic design featuring rare antiques, timeless period furnishings and signature artwork. By far, one of the best romantic getaways in South Australia in terms of privacy, you and your beau can bask in solitude thanks to individual entries, zero common areas and personalised in-suite dining settings that give you very little reason to leave.
From $1399 per night
2 Glenside Lane, Stirling
This rustically chic cottage hails back to the 1890s (one of the first in the region), beautifully restored and achingly romantic. Surrounded by the Adelaide Hills wine region and overlooking an old apple orchard, the two-bedroom cottage is like stepping back in time. Sip wine in front of a cosy wood fire and cook hearty meals on a vintage wood-fired Aga (stove). But nothing quite beats the outdoor clawfoot bath that overlooks the hills. This unique country experience has become the jewel of romantic getaways in South Australia.
From $220 per night
Set aside more than just a weekend for this getaway. It may be seven hours from Adelaide, but the drive is well worth it. Located on 250-acres of oceanfront heritage property, Camel Beach House is an eco-off-grid experience with nothing but absolute privacy. Completely self-contained with a wood fire, this beautifully designed house was made to weather the wild Southern Ocean. From the comfort of your bed or the expansive deck, watch migrating whales, pods of dolphins and stunning sunsets. Bliss.
From $290 per night
1 Mt Camel Beach Road, Mt Camel Beach
One of South Australia’s most romantic getaways, The Louise is a Barossa Valley winery that fuses quality food, good wine and beautiful accommodation. You will be sure to earn a few extra brownie points when booking a stay here, especially with their secluded suites, picturesque surrounds, fine-dining restaurant Appellation, and cellar door. The best way to experience The Louise is by taking a stroll to the vineyards before retiring to your suite of pure luxe.
From $595 pn
375 Seppeltsfield Road, Marananga
An easy 30-minute drive from downtown Adelaide, Pavilions at Lenswood, is Adelaide Hills’ response to a stylishly luxe romantic getaway. The two, one-bedroom self-contained pavilions are designed as the ultimate couple’s retreat. Each comes with an open woodfire, kitchen, freestanding bathtub and king-size bed, all of which overlook the gardens and valley. The Swiss chalet-style pavilion (Ruhe) has a Japanese cedar hot tub. The other pavilion (Merak), is styled after a modern Italian Alps warehouse and has a four-person spa and deck overlooking the dam. Either way, you’re in for a treat.
From $365 per night
Corner of Swamp & Leslie Roads, Lenswood
The dramatic landscape of the Flinders Ranges sets the scene for a romantic getaway in South Australia that neither of you will soon forget. Just over five hours from Adelaide, Arkaba Homestead is not only a wildlife sanctuary but an impressive place to stay. There are five private guestrooms on the property, four of which are in the 1850s homestead, and each comes with its own unique, bush-luxe appeal. Hosted dinners made with local produce and a cosy fire to warm by. Spot galahs, kangaroos and emus from the veranda and take in the breathtaking landscape.
From $1070 per person, per night
Wilpena Road, Flinders Ranges
For a truly exclusive experience in the Barossa Valley, a stay at Cambourne Boutique Accommodation is a must for any romantic getaway in South Australia. Set upon 25 acres of premium Shiraz vineyard, the property dates to the 1840s, with the original cottage serving as the accommodation. Although this rustic-chic property comfortably sleeps six people across the cottage’s three spacious suites, it is equally set up for an intimate stay for two. Boasting beautiful views of the vines, enjoy the day exploring the Barossa and then come back to Cambourne for sunset drinks on the veranda.
From $1200 per night
799 Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield
One of the more unique stays in the McLaren Vale wine region, this luxury micro-hotel is an adults-only escape amongst the vines. Although it’s made from 20 recycled shipping containers on a working vineyard and winery, this off-grid accommodation doesn’t skimp on the romance factor. Three luxury private king suites, each boasting a private deck, soaking tub with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the vines, floating king bed and all the mod cons you could dream of. If you’re feeling social, the cellar door is just steps away, and the common outdoor deck and courtyard is the perfect spot for sundowners.
From $280 per night
377 California Road, Tatachilla
Looking to splash out on a romantic getaway on Kangaroo Island? Then this is it. Set on a 500-acre coastal property atop Redbanks cliffs, overlooking Nepean Bay, is Oceanview Eco Villas. The villas themselves are completely off-grid, yet they have all the trimmings of a romantic getaway; an OEV Sky Window in the bedroom designed for you to watch the sky at night and a three-course gourmet dinner in the privacy of your villa, and cooked breakfast daily. This is our kind of romantic getaway in South Australia.
From $850 per person, per night
31 Point Morrison Road, Nepean Bay
Sitting snug between Victor Harbour and Goolwa, Beach Huts Middleton is one of the coast’s most sought-after romantic stays. Their colourful self-contained huts are individual in style, but all with a coastal theme, some vintage others with a boho vibe, and they’re all set in a village-style atmosphere. The on-site award-winning Blues restaurant also has huge appeal, with its contemporary Australian cuisine, and Middle Surf Beach is only a short stroll away. A winning combo for any romantic getaway in South Australia.
From $167 per night
1 Charles Street, Middleton
Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, honeymoon, or heading off on a weekend getaway with your special someone, then book a night at Mount Lofty House. Located in Adelaide Hills (15 minutes from Adelaide) this luxury boutique hotel is synonymous with romance. A modern heritage design surrounded by botanic gardens, boutique wineries and overlooking Piccadilly Valley. And if the three-hatted restaurant wasn’t a big enough pull, then the indulgent day spa will do the trick.
From $449 per night
1 Mawson Drive, Crafers
From luxury hotels to intimate cottages to eco stays with a view, when it comes to romantic getaways in South Australia, you really are spoilt for choice. Looking for more inspiration for you your next getaway, we have you covered. Check out The best accommodation on Kangaroo Island for a dreamy getaway and Australia’s best winery accommodation.
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