16 Romantic Getaways in South Australia: Stunning Stays for Two
When craving some alone time with your special someone, these are the dreamiest romantic getaways in South Australia
From world-class wine regions to a dramatic coastline and through 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 time and a cheeky weekend getaway; there are plenty of stays that you and your special someone can escape to.
You’ll be clearing space in your calendar in no time as you discover our edit of the 16 most romantic getaways in South Australia.
WanderPods, Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island was the second location chosen in Australia to house the stunning and unique WanderPods. This eco-friendly accommodation has been designed for a luxurious experience, minus the environmental impact. Perched atop Tamar Ridge, guests will enjoy picturesque views of the coastline as they relax in their very own off-grid sustainable pod. And - since The New York Times recently named Kangaroo Island in the Top 10 Places to Visit in 2023 - you know this will be a magical trip to remember, and definitely one of the most romantic getaways in South Australia.
From $605 per night
Escape to the breathtaking Australian outback with a romantic getaway at The Frames. Designed exclusively for couples and recognised with a 6-star luxury rating, this award-winning accommodation rests peacefully along the Murray River's serene banks. Personalised hospitality and world-class packages await you. Your stay can be as secluded as a private retreat for two or filled with adventures, like savoring gourmet food and wine crafted from the finest local ingredients, a sunset cruise, or a guided tours through creeks, wetlands, national parks, and iconic locations. After your adventures, unwind in your villa's amenities—including a private spa, pool, sauna, and a balcony with stunning river views. Gourmet meals delivered straight to your room adds the finishing touch to your luxurious escape.
2-night all-inclusive package deals starting at $1,300 per person, per night
Lot 7 Panorama Court, Paringa
Lovers of the gourmet, luxury and fabulous are invited to discover Sequoia – an intimate, adults-only luxury lodge afoot the iconic Mount Lofty House. Set in the highlands of the Adelaide Hills, you can take in panoramic views either from your private balcony or from your huge bathtub. Immerse yourself in wellness with the semi-private hot pools and infinity pool filled with healing minerals of the estate’s natural springs, or treat yourself and your love to a treatment at Gatekeeper’s Day Spa for some pampering. This is the true definition of luxury in the hills, and a guarantee of the one of the best romantic getaways in South Australia.
1 Mawson Drive, Crafers
A sanctuary in the heart of a village, you'll be swept away (and into each other's arms) at Pago Middleton. This luxurious private retreat in the Fleurieu Peninsula is a place for restoration, recovery, reconnection and exploration... making it the perfect place for a little romance! You'll also feel the labour of love that went in to restoring and curating the space, with the owners having breathed new life into the old bones of what were once stables.
From $900 for 2 nights
29 Mill Terrace, Middleton
Lifetime Private Retreats
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 $1,174 for 2 nights
Rsd 26 Via Kingscote, Kangaroo Island
Looking 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 a short 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 $1,499 per night
2 Glenside Lane, Stirling
Ode to the Orchard
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 $625 per night
Lenswood, Adelaide Hills
Camel Beach House
You’ll want to set aaside more than just a weekend for this stunning getaway. It may be seven hours from Adelaide, but once you arrive you will see the drive was worth it. Located on 250-acres of oceanfront heritage property, Camel Beach House is an eco-off-grid experience with nothing but absolute privacy and luxury on offer. Completely self-contained and complete 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 $390 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 $1,400 per night
375 Seppeltsfield Road, Marananga
Pavilions at Lenswood
A 35-minute drive from the city, Pavilions at Lenswood, is Adelaide Hills’ response to a stylishly luxe romantic getaway. The scattered one-bedroom self-contained pavilions are designed the be the ultimate couple’s retreat. Each comes with an open woodfire, kitchen, freestanding bathtub and king-size bed, all of which overlook the lush gardens and rolling valley. Each pavilion offers a unique touch, from a free-standing hot tub or a plunge pool – so your biggest dilemma will be choosing which best suits your style! Whichever pavilion you choose, you will be in for a blissful escape.
From $415 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 exquisite 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 only add to the appeal of this rural escape. Spot galahs, kangaroos and emus from the veranda and take in the breathtaking landscape.
All-inclusive rates from $2,600 per room (max 2 adults)
Wilpena Road, Flinders Ranges
For a truly exclusive experience in the Barossa Valley, a stay at Cambourne Boutique Accommodation is a must for a stunning 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 and a cheeseboard on the veranda.
From $1200 per night, minimum 2-night stay
799 Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield
Hotel California Road at Inkwell Wines
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. Stay in one of 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 $299 per night
377 California Road, Tatachilla
Oceanview Eco Villas
Looking to splash out on a romantic getaway on Kangaroo Island? Then this is the place to do it. Set on a 500-acre coastal property atop the cliffs at Red Banks Beach 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, a three-course gourmet dinner in the privacy of your villa, butler's pantry generously provisioned before arrival, and cooked breakfast daily. With gorgeous views out across Nepean Bay, this is our kind of unforgettable romantic getaway in South Australia.
From $3,6345 per person, for 2 nights
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, 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 $192 per night
1 Charles Street, Middleton
Immerse yourself and disappear into nature with the architecturally designed Esca pod accommodation in Fleurieu Peninsula, and coming soon to Clare Valley. The bespoke tiny house brings nature to your doorstep, with vast windows overlooking some of South Australia’s spectacular landscape. Considered details are found throughout, from the fit pit to cosy up around, to the locally sourced gourmet goods provided with your stay.
From $549 per night, 2-night minimum stay
Inman Valley, Fleurieu Peninsula
From luxury hotels, intimate cottages and 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? Check out the best accommodation on Kangaroo Island for a dreamy getaway and Australia’s best winery accommodation.