South Australia


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About South Australia

Life in South Australia centres upon artsy Adelaide, close to the coast in the region’s verdant south. Brilliant for foodies and wine lovers, the lush landscape around Adelaide is studded with sensational vineyards and farms. Head north into the scorching wilderness of the Ikara-Flinders Range National Park or hop across to Kangaroo Island for unparalleled wildlife experiences. Fabulous hotels, B&Bs and farmsteads abound in this wonderful part of Australia. Whether you’re dreaming of a romantic wine country escape or an outdoorsy adventure with the whole family, our list of the best places to stay in South Australia has it all.

Proud to have been set up as a free colony, Adelaide has a more conservative history than certain other Australian cities. It has grown, however, into a youthful city with a lively arts, culture and foodie scene set against its graceful heritage architecture. Do take the time to explore the leafy heart of the city on foot or by bicycle, and catch a match at the Adelaide Oval or a live show at one of the summer festivals.

Just beyond the city are the tranquil Adelaide Hills, dotted with country house hotels. Head slightly further out to discover the world-class wineries of the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale, many of which offer tours and tastings. A few hours drive to the north are the drier, hotter landscapes of the Flinders Ranges — perfect for challenging hikes, wildlife-spotting and an immersion into the region’s Aboriginal past. Finally, Kangaroo Island — Australia’s answer to the Galapagos Islands — remains picturesque and untamed, and very much worth visiting. Remember that the best places to stay in South Australia fill up fast during the summer holidays!

The Best Places to Stay in South Australia

For City Style

  • Oval Hotel offers a seriously special stay in a stylish modern building, wrapped around the iconic Adelaide Oval. Swish rooms and suites face the city's leafy parkland and the cathedral. The Five Regions Restaurant is an Adelaide favourite, serving mouth-watering gourmet cuisine and collaborating with South Australian wineries.
  • The Mayfair Hotel, tucked behind a landmark 1930s façade in Adelaide, has sophisticated rooms and suites with a classic contemporary feel. Decorated in cream and grey tones, this feels like a very grown-up hotel. The Mayflower Restaurant highlights top regional produce, and the Hennessy Bar is a cracking starting point for an evening out.
  • The Playford Hotel is an elegant Art Nouveau property with glamorous rooms and suites featuring organic shapes and soft pastel shades. Think velvet-upholstered armchairs, brass accents and dark marble bathrooms, perfect for a romantic Adelaide city break.
  • The Watson, in Adelaide's lively Walkerville district, showcases the work of celebrated Aboriginal artist Yannima Tommy Watson. Airy suites and studios have white-painted walls and soothing earthy tones, allowing the art to take centre stage. Guided art tours and talks will delight keen culture aficionados.

For an Opulent B&B

  • Jacobs Creek Retreat is a tranquil seven bedroom B&B set around a refreshing pool & leafy gardens in the Barossa Valley. Pick this place for the opulent interiors and real sense of privacy. Private cellar door tours are not to be missed.
  • Cladich Pavilions B&B offers three expansive modern suites with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking verdant surroundings. Romantics will adore kicking back on private terraces or hiding away in big bedrooms after days of sightseeing in the Adelaide Hills. A gorgeous escape.
  • Thorngrove Manor Hotel has just five sumptuous suites housed within a whimsical, antique-filled residence in the Adelaide Hills. The focus here is on absolute privacy — you may not even spot other guests! Primarily a B&B, the property also offers sensational in-suite afternoon teas and occasional gourmet dinners.
  • Hotel California Road at Inkwell Wines comprises three spacious contemporary suites, each with dazzling vineyard views. Set above the vineyard's own tasting room, all have big bathtubs, private balconies and every mod con. Even more unusual: they're crafted from upcycled shipping containers. A very cool B&B hideaway for wine lovers and romantics in McLaren Vale.

For Foodies

  • The Louise is a cool, contemporary hotel in the heart of the Barossa Valley. Guest rooms feature modern art pieces and vineyard views, but the real highlight is the acclaimed Appellation Restaurant. Chef Daniel Murphy's tasting menus are reputedly the best in the region, and the Tscharke and Two Hands wineries are within walking distance.
  • Mount Lofty House is a romantic gem in the Adelaide Hills. Indulgent rooms & suites sit within 18 acres of lush gardens, in an 1852-built summer residence. Foodies will be thrilled by the garden-to-table ethos, with ingredients grown and foraged on site, then paired with top-notch South Australian wines.
  • Kingsford The Barossa, a restored 19th century homestead, offers seven glamorous suites. The gourmet restaurant crafts innovative dishes from local ingredients, and the exceptional private wine cellar has rare vintages from Barossa, Clare, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale. Sensational.
  • Sticky Rice Villas offers three airy, contemporary villas in the Adelaide Hills. Set around a popular cooking school, these are brilliant for keen foodies looking to hone their skills with private classes. Characterful, Asian-inspired and very romantic.

For an Island Escape

  • Lifetime Private Retreats offers three indulgent private villas, all overlooking Snelling's Beach on Kangaroo Island. Book the three-bedroom Cliff House for a fantastic trip with family and friends, or retreat to a one-bedroom villa to unwind as a couple. Perfect for longer self-catering stays.
  • StowAway has four cosy cabins, tucked within 250 acres of family-owned farmland close to Kangaroo Island's northern coast. Think fresh, airy interiors, a real sense of seclusion and private hot tubs for dazzling evenings under the stars. Cook up a storm in your hideaway's kitchen before curling up by the crackling woodfired stove. Romantic bliss.
  • Sea Dragon Lodge is a collection of contemporary rooms, suites and villas promising panoramic views over Pink Beach Bay. Spot wallabies from your private terrace or sink into your hot tub after delicious dinners of top-notch South Australian produce paired with local wines. Five-star style with a strong eco-conscious ethos on Kangaroo Island.

For Exceptional Luxury

  • Sequoia Lodge is a dazzling 14-bedroom retreat in the Adelaide Hills. Open-plan suites showcase original artwork by Stephen Trebilcock, and have handcrafted furnishings, swish bathrooms & private balconies with panoramic views. Enjoy gastronomic delights in your suite or at nearby Hardy's Verandah. Design-led luxury with a spa.
  • Arkaba Station sits on a private 63,000-acre conservancy close to Flinders Ranges. Reconnect with nature through the legendary Arkaba Walks, feast on gourmet fare and unwind in style at the restored 1850s homestead, which has just five guestrooms. A magical, once-in-a-lifetime experience.


  • The Franklin, in Adelaide, has just seven quirky rooms, each with moody, dark-painted walls and an industrial feel. Small and friendly, the hotel is set around a buzzy pub, where you can expect cracking craft ales, live music and sports broadcasts. An affordable choice with a sociable atmosphere.
  • Marion Hotel is a hip, contemporary spot in south-western Adelaide. Light-filled rooms have an industrial edge, whilst indulgent bathrooms have big, sink-into tubs. The real appeal is the convivial feel, with acoustic sessions, regular events and a lively bar. Well-priced and great for trips with friends.
  • Wilpena Pound Resort is a budget-friendly choice for guests of all ages eager to explore the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. Simple accommodation options range from self-catering studios to glamping tents, each with access to the shared pool and restaurant. The real stand-out is the impressive focus on Aboriginal culture and history.


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  • Want to fly to Adelaide?
  • Fly to Adelaide International Airport, just under 6km from the city. Alternatively, catch a train to Adelaide with rail links across Australia including to Melbourne and Sydney. You can venture into the Adelaide Hills and beyond by road from the city. There are direct flights from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island's Kingscote Airport.
  • South Australia is wonderful for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Visit during the summer, spring or autumn months for sunshine and pleasant temperatures. Winters (June to August) are cooler and can be rainy. Do be aware that temperatures rise significantly the further north you venture. The Flinders Ranges, for instance, reach 35-40°C during the summer, so avoid the peak of the heat if you're planning a hiking holiday.



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Best Hotels in South Australia

  • Marion Hotel Adelaide (South Australia) 59 rooms from £78

    Wine tasting  -  Join terrific wine tastings & champagne masterclasses, some held alongside three-course dinners in the hotel's cellars
    Value chic  -  A great value choice for anyone looking for a hip Adelaide base with a convivial vibe & a reasonable price tag
    Groups  -  Group rates, flexible rooms, swish event spaces and a lively buzz make this a brilliant group holiday pick
    Restaurant  -  Gather with other guests at The Garden, for big brunches and light bites, or tuck into to delicous dinners in The Dining Room
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    Hip and fresh, this contemporary spot in south-west Adelaide is famed for its convivial feel as well as the fantastic series of events held at the onsite wine cellars. Expect light-filled rooms with an industrial edge, indulgent bathrooms & lively shared spaces with acoustic gigs aplenty. See More

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  • The Franklin, Adelaide Adelaide (CBD) 7 rooms from £91

    Great walks  -  Experience Adelaide on foot with the fabulous street art trail route, showcasing some of the 100+ pieces on the city's walls
    Value chic  -  With rooms for under £100 a night, this is a very reasonably priced base for a stay in the heart of the city
    City Style  -  An intimate hotel with just seven rooms & an industrial-chic feel, perfect for a city break
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Live music nights, art exhibitions and sports broadcasts create a buzzy evening atmosphere
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    A quirky bolthole in Adelaide's CBD, with seven industrial-chic rooms featuring original artwork & pops of colour against moody, black-painted walls. White-tiled bathrooms are very swish. The real hub of the hotel is its lively pub, where guests & locals gather for live music & sports matches. See More

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  • The Studios by Haus Hahndorf, South Australia 3 rooms from £101

    Great walks  -  Delve into the history of the town on a guided walking tour of Sharon Pippos, learning about key figures & heritage architecture
    Local exploring  -  Brilliantly located in the heart of Hahndorf, this is a top spot for exploring on foot or bicycle
    Families  -  Two-bedroom studio apartments set in landscaped gardens on Main Street are ideal for family trips
    Museums  -  Hahndorf Academy, a regional arts hub, showcases pieces by local artists with lively exhibitions
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    Three cool, contemporary studios set in leafy gardens on Main Street. Expect crisp, clean lines, soothing earthy tones and modern bathrooms as well as lots of light. Soak up the sun on your private terrace, feast on local produce at Haus Restaurant & immerse yourself in the charm of Hahndorf life. See More

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  • Largs Pier Hotel Adelaide (Largs Bay SA 5016) 38 rooms from £107

    Groups  -  The bar has hosted the likes of AC/DC & Cold Chisel; laid-back Sunday live music sessions are perfect for trips with friends
    Watersports  -  Just 15 minutes’ walk from Semaphore Beach, perfect for water sports enthusiasts of all ages
    Close to nightlife  -  Set on a lively stretch of the seafront, the hotel also hosts its own gigs and live sessions
    Beach Life  -  15 minutes’ walk from Semaphore Beach, which is wonderful for watersports
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    A colonial-style seafront hotel harking back to the city's Art Deco past. Interiors are elegant and feature plenty of retro style. With bars and restaurants boasting gourmet menus, it is a popular venue with guests as well as locals for gigs and atmospheric late-night DJ sets. See More

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  • Longview Vineyard Macclesfield, South Australia 17 rooms from £114

    Foodies  -  A working vineyard, this is a top spot for keen wine aficionados looking to savour the region's best produce
    Wine tasting  -  Taste the winery's own single-vineyard estate-grown wines in the tasting room for the ultimate SA experience
    Groups  -  Great fun for groups of food-focused friends, who can book the lodge or homestead, with multiple rooms
    Cycling  -  Hire bicycles to explore the Macclesfield area on two wheels, cycling between stunning vineyards
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    Luxury vineyard accommodation in the Adelaide Hills. Homestead rooms are classic & cosy, whilst the new luxury suites have clean lines & a more minimalist feel; all are finished to the same high standards and most have private deck and vine views. For groups the stunning new lodge sleeps up to 8. See More

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  • Wilpena Pound Resort Flinders Range, South Australia 75 rooms from £117

    Groups  -  Fabulous rates and flexible options for groups eager to experience adventurous activities & kick back in the wilderness together
    Trekking  -  Embark upon a day-long hike to St Mary Peak, the highest point in the Flinders Ranges, or venture to dramatic Edeowie Gorge
    Learning  -  Guests are invited to a traditional welcome by a Yura guide each evening, offering an introduction to the land and culture
    Active Holiday  -  Hike, mountain bike, enjoy four-wheel-drive excursions or take to the skies at this outdoorsy resort
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    The only resort in the Flinders Ranges, including well-equipped self-catering units, motel-style rooms, glamping tents and campsites. The fabulous focus on Aboriginal culture and history is a real stand-out, imbuding treks and excursions with rich meaning. A budget-friendly choice for adventurers. See More

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  • The Soho Hotel Adelaide (South Australia) 29 rooms from £125

    Local exploring  -  Centrally located just moments from East End Park, the hotel is perfect for exploring the city on foot or by bicycle
    City Style  -  A swish city bolthole with ultra-modern interiors in its 29 rooms
    Restaurant  -  Dine at onsite restaurant S2 Modern Thai or enjoy coffee and pastries next door at The Flinders Street Project
    Great walks  -  Stroll to nearby East End park, or venture to the leafy Botanic Gardens for a scenic walk
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    A chic 29-bedroom hotel close to East End Park, with crisp white & grey interiors and all the mod-cons. The best rooms have spa tubs and private terraces boasting striking views of Adelaide's skyline - also impressive when seen from the rooftop pool! Cool, contemporary and super-central. See More

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  • The Crafers Hotel Crafers, South Australia 7 rooms from £147

    Wine tasting  -  With 10,000 bottles in the cellar & a team of superb sommeliers, the hotel — and its surroundings — are a top spot for tastings
    Groups  -  Centred around a buzzy gastro-pub, this is a great base for friends eager to explore the wineries of the Adelaide Hills
    Families  -  Cots can be added to spacious rooms for little ones, who will adore the hotel's convivial atmosphere
    Restaurant  -  The Crafers Hotel Bistro fuses top local produce with French inspiration to create a fantastic gastropub experience
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    A restored heritage hotel in the heart of Crafers, fusing old-school charm with a very cool modern buzz. Centred around a lively gastro pub & bar with superb wine list, spaces have stacks of character. Grown-up rooms feature leather headboards, black-and-white photos & swish bathrooms. Excellent. See More

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  • Cladich Pavilions B&B Aldgate, South Australia 3 rooms from £148

    Local exploring  -  Brilliantly placed for exploring the best of the Adelaide Hills, particularly if you have a car for short trips
    Local markets  -  Visit fabulous local markets, including the Adelaide Hills Farmers Market and the Adelaide Hills Country Market
    Museums  -  Discover artist Hans Heysen’s historic home and studio — The Cedars — which is now open to visitors
    Romantic Break  -  This gorgeous little hideaway is perfect for romance with its beautiful interiors and intimate feel
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    A chic owner-run B&B with three contemporary designer pavilions set on a leafy slope in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Interiors are modern and fresh with floor-to-ceiling windows for full immersion with nature, garden-facing decks & lovely bathrooms. A luxurious, relaxing and romantic retreat. See More

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  • Oval Hotel Adelaide (Australia) 138 rooms from £150

    Foodies  -  Five Regions Restaurant collaborates with a new South Australian winery every 8 weeks - paired tasting menus will thrill foodies
    Other Activities  -  Cross the rooftop of the iconic Oval’s Western Stand with a guided RoofClimb experience, admiring stunning city views
    Active Holiday  -  Perfect for sports fans, who will find the legendary Adelaide Oval just steps away on match days or for private tours
    Restaurant  -  Feast on gastronomic delights at the Five Regions Restaurant, pub grub at the Malt Shovel Taphouse & coffee at Koffee Ink Café
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    A superb contemporary hotel wrapped around the iconic Adelaide Oval, overlooking the city's leafy parkland and the cathedral. Chic rooms & suites have floor-to-ceiling windows, stylish bathrooms & dazzling views. Plus there's mouth-watering dishes paired with SA wines at the Five Regions Restaurant. See More

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  • The Watson Adelaide (South Australia) from £150

    Local exploring  -  Well-located for exploring Adelaide's leafy centre and the CBD, as well as getting a sense of its vibrant art scene
    Families  -  A great family hotel, with two-bedroom suites, self-catering facilities and a refreshing swimming pool
    Learning  -  Take guided tours of the hotel's collection of artist Watson's work with in house Art Advocates
    Artworks  -  Conceptualised around the works of iconic Aboriginal artist Yannima Pikarli Tommy Watson
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    Decorated with the vibrant artwork of iconic Aboriginal artist Yannima Tommy Watson, this Walkerville hotel offers fresh, modern studios & suites with white-painted walls, smart pops of grey and red textiles and expansive views of leafy Adelaide. A friendly and lively art-centred city base. See More

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  • The Farm Willunga Willunga, South Australia 5 rooms from £154

    Families  -  The apartments — Olive Branch & A Vine Romance — can sleep up to 4 guests, perfect for self-catering trips with little ones
    Cycling  -  The team can arrange bicycle hire, so that you can wind your way through the rolling countryside on two wheels
    Local exploring  -  Relaxed rooms & apartments on a 15 acre farm offer a brilliant opportunity to unwind & explore independently
    Local markets  -  The bustling Saturday morning farmers' market in Willunga is not to be missed
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    A handful of rooms and self-catering apartments set in 15 acres of striking vineyards and olive groves on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Comfortable interiors encourage guests to unwind, soaking up views of the gardens from shaded terraces. The farm's fresh produce and superb Shiraz are a real treat! See More

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  • Bella Cosa Bed & Breakfast McLaren Flat, South Australia 3 rooms from £162

    Local exploring  -  45 minutes from Adelaide and in the heart of the McLaren Vale wine country, this is a top spot for keen foodies & explorers
    Wine tasting  -  Wine aficionados will adore the abundance of nearby cellar doors for tastings — speak to Mel & Craig for recommendations
    Families  -  Book the two-bedroom Cottage for a relaxed getaway with family, or all three hideaways for a larger trip with friends
    Great walks  -  Follow the sculpture trail through the property's 4-acre pine forest to admire work by local artists
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    Three charming cottages on the edge of a four-acre pine forest in food & wine hotspot McLaren Vale. A pretty, family-owned collection of hideaways with chic, inviting interiors & plenty of characterful touches. The surrounding sculpture trail is a highlight & our favourite cottage has its own pool. See More

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  • Mayfair Hotel Adelaide (South Australia) 170 rooms from £170

    Business meetings  -  Private meeting & conference spaces, plus the option to reserve the gourmet Mayflower Restaurant make this a top business hotel
    Other Activities  -  Three minute's drive from the Adelaide Convention Centre & the Adelaide Oval, this is a fabulous base for business travellers
    City Style  -  A smart city hotel with white and cream interiors and a excellent dining options in the heart of the city
    Local markets  -  Adelaide Central Market is a must-see, perfect for foodies, keen shoppers and those eager to support local initiatives
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    An iconic 1930s building turned luxury boutique hotel in the centre of town. Expect crisp white & cream elegant interiors, with furniture made by the city's top craftspeople. This stylish hotel's gourmet food & wine also reflect the best of South Australia. A proud Adelaide icon. See More

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  • Hotel California Road at Inkwell Wines Tatachilla, South Australia 3 rooms from £175

    Eco break  -  A winery with an eco focus, regeneratively farming 12 hectares of organically certified grapes & aiming to be carbon negative
    Wine tasting  -  Savour superb wine tastings at the vineyard itself, or explore the many wineries of the acclaimed McLaren Vale
    Romantic Break  -  A romantic adults-only escape with generous suites on a working vineyard, perfect for a wine country weekend
    Architectural  -  An unusual two-storey building made from 20 recycled shipping containers
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    Three superb suites in an unusual building made of stacked upcycled shipping containers. Above the vineyard's wine tasting room, spacious suites have light-filled contemporary interiors, private balconies & big bathtubs facing floor-to-ceiling windows. A hip hideaway for wine lovers in McLaren Vale. See More

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  • The Fire Station Inn North Adelaide SA 5006, 4 rooms from £178

    Local exploring  -  Close to the Adelaide Oval, the Botanic Gardens and the pubs, shops & restaurants of O’Connell Street
    Families  -  With its playful fire-station theme & spacious rooms, this is a hugely popular choice for families
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Carrick Hill, the General Post Office and Victoria Square for a sense of the city's history
    Cycling  -  Hop aboard the hotel's free bicycles to discover leafy north Adelaide on two wheels
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    A quirky 19th-century converted fire station. Consists of three self sufficient apartments all featuring spa baths and one kitted out with fire engine and fun fire-station themed decor. Centrally located within easy walking distance of restaurants, bars and sights. A unique stay. See More

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  • Jacobs Creek Retreat South Australia 7 rooms from £183

    Wine tasting  -  Stroll across to the cellar door at neighbouring Moorooroo Park Vineyard, or take a guided tour of little-known cellar doors
    Foodies  -  A wealth of top-notch restaurants, fine dining options, breweries and wineries await in the local Barossa area
    Hideaway  -  With its seven suites, lush gardens, rolling vineyard views & outdoor pool this is a perfect weekend hideaway
    Golf  -  Play a round at the nearby Barossa Valley Golf Club
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    An opulent B&B nestled in the tranquil Barossa Valley with seven luxurious suites surrounding a glorious outdoor pool & lush gardens overlooking the vineyards. Savour generous breakfasts and wine & cheese tastings, while top-notch foodie spots are found locally. Don't miss private cellar door tours. See More

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  • Pirralilla Estate Aldgate, South Australia 5 rooms from £189

    Romantic Break  -  Couples can hide away in absolute tranquility in a cosy cottage or chic apartment, complete with sitting room and kitchen
    Country Escape  -  A collection of cottages & apartments in the grounds of a 1902-built summer residence, offering an idyllic country escape
    Great walks  -  The Aldgate Valley Nature Walk is a wonderfully relaxing way to experience the landscape surrounding the town
    Full of character  -  The cottages are particularly charming, with lots of heritage decor and a very cosy feel
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    A heritage manor house-turned-family home, with three charming cottages and two swish apartments in restored buildings set amidst leafy grounds, this tranquil hideaway promises warm Australian hospitality aplenty. Expect thoughtful touches, individually designed interiors & top local tips. Lovely. See More

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  • Mount Lofty House South Australia 35 rooms from £151

    Wine tasting  -  Discover award-winning micro breweries, wineries & boutique distilleries, enjoying tours & tastings across the Piccadilly Valley
    Great walks  -  Mount Lofty Botanic Garden awaits at the bottom of the estate, and the celebrated Mount Lofty hiking track is just up the hill
    Foodies  -  Food is grown and foraged onsite, with a menu showcasing fresh, seasonal produce paired with South Australian wines
    Romantic Break  -  A romantic escape in a gorgeous country house surrounded by flower-filled landscaped gardens
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    Set in the rolling Adelaide hills, this impeccable country house hotel promises a luxury escape to remember. A 19th-century summer residence, the house offers indulgent rooms & suites within 18 acres of leafy gardens. The emphasis on home-grown produce & top local wines is very impressive. A gem. See More

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  • Seascape Retreat Hindmarsh Valley, South Australia 3 rooms from £201

    Back to Nature  -  Tune in to the sound of birds from your terrace, and immerse yourself in nature as you amble through the farmland and wilderness
    Great walks  -  Explore the property's 75 acres of land on foot, following well-worn trails or going your own way along hilltops and riversides
    Birdwatching  -  Spot laughing kookaburras, fairy wrens, wedge-tailed eagles, grey currawongs & parrots in the grounds
    Hideaway  -  A tranquil hideaway for couples, with contemporary villas on 75 acres of grounds
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    A beautiful family-owned escape with just three one-bedroom villas set amid 75 acres of grounds overlooking Victor Harbour. Half of the land has never been farmed, and promises a magical wildlife experience. Interiors are comfortable and contemporary, ideal for a rejuvenating adults-only retreat. See More

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  • Beresford Estate McLaren Flat, South Australia 17 rooms from £201

    Romantic Break  -  The Shiraz Villa and Grand Reesrve Suites offer a luxurious, adults only escape, ideal for romantic couples
    Wine tasting  -  Gather in groups of up to 12 for a private wine tastings at the slick Beresford Tasting Pavilion
    Weddings  -  A gorgeous venue for intimate vineyard weddings, complete with fabulous wine & sumptuous suites
    Great walks  -  Enjoy scenic strolls through the Manning Fauna & Flora Reserve or hiking the Onkaparinga River National Park or Onkeeta Trail
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    Seriously impressive luxury suites and villas on a working winery in the acclaimed McLaren Vale. Expect chic contemporary interiors clad in cream tones with vineyard views, enormous bathtubs and all the mod-cons. Adults-only, this is a magical SA wine country hideaway with stacks of style. See More

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  • The Playford Hotel Adelaide (South Australia) 182 rooms from £216

    Romantic Break  -  A chic hotel for romantics looking seeking Art Nouveau elegance & fabulous food in the heart of the city's cultural district
    Great walks  -  Follow Adelaide history & art walks — such as the Hindley Street Heritage Trail — spotting key city sites as your meander
    Restaurant  -  The acclaimed Luma Restaurant and Bar is one of Adelaide's top dining spots, with a modern, European-inspired menu
    Lively area  -  In Adelaide's cultural neighbourhood, brimming with great shops, cafes and galleries
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    An elegant hotel fusing Art Nouveau elements with soothing pastel shades & contemporary comforts. There's a romantic feel to rooms and suites with velvet-upholstered armchairs, brass accents and dark marble bathrooms, plus a gourmet restaurant and spoiling spa. Glitzy & gorgeous. See More

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  • The Stirling Hotel Stirling, South Australia 5 rooms from £240

    Foodies  -  Foodies will adore the bistro's sensational regional fare, paired with award-winning wines from South Australia and beyond
    Romantic Break  -  A wonderful base for romantic couples in Stirling, with five elegant guestrooms and a trendy bistro
    Restaurant  -  Savour superb regional cuisine at the bistro and mouth-watering cakes in the relaxed patisserie
    Cooking classes  -  Cook up a storm with fun-filled culinary classes at the excellent Sticky Rice Cooking School
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    A hidden gem in central Stirling, this little hotel features five elegant white-on-white guest rooms set above a buzzy bistro & wine bar. Light-filled spaces are cool & contemporary, with cosy armchairs facing crackling fireplaces and big bathrooms with free-standing tubs. Restful and relaxing. See More

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  • Sticky Rice Villas South Australia 3 rooms from £194

    Learning  -  Visit the celebrated Australian painter Hans Heysen’s historic home among the gum trees which feature in many of his paintings
    Great walks  -  The Warrawong Earth Sanctuary offers guided walks where you can see endangered animals in their natural habitat
    Foodies  -  The adjoining Sticky Rice Cooking Skills will delight keen foodies, who can hone their skills with the experts
    Romantic Break  -  Chic, Asian-inspired one-bedroom villas are perfect for couples looking to hide away in the Adelaide Hills
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    A cookery school with three elegant Asian-style villas. A foodie haven: private chefs or dinner trays can be organised and classes taken at the school. Interiors are contemporary with plenty of glass and indulgent bathrooms. A fabulous base from which to explore the Adelaide hills. See More

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  • Athelney Cottage B&B Adelaide (Hackney SA 5069) 3 rooms from £256

    Great walks  -  Stroll to the Adelaide Parklands, a perfect setting for walks, jogging, cycling, bird watching or a picnic
    Local exploring  -  Many of Adelaide's main attractions are within walking distance, perfect for exploring on foot or bicycle
    Museums  -  The South Australian Museum, Migration Museum and State Library are all in easy distance of the property
    Hideaway  -  A charming little hideaway close to the heart of Adelaide, with stacks of character & plenty of privacy
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    Three self-contained B&B cottages on a quiet leafy street in the heart of Adelaide. Charming interiors are cosy and traditional with wood burning stoves, antiques and soft hues. Each offers a private courtyard, and a real sense of privacy. A tranquil and romantic home-away from home. See More

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  • The Old Chaff Mill Retreat Sellicks Hill, South Australia 2 rooms from £305

    Groups  -  The Millery sleeps up to four guests — perfect for small groups of friends, who can also spill over into The Granary
    Local markets  -  Pick up fabulous fresh produce at the popular Willunga Farmer's Market, voted the best in the Southern Hemisphere
    Romantic Break  -  Hide away in The Granary, with gorgeous views and a particularly indulgent freestanding bathtub for long soaks
    Wine tasting  -  With 80 cellar doors within a 25 minute drive, this is a superb destination for keen wine aficionados
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    A restored 19th-century mill in the heart of McLaren Vale. There are two totally private, luxury suites, complete with sink-into tubs (one outdoor), modern kitchens and living rooms and marvellous views of the property's organic vineyards. 80+ cellar doors await. An intimate wine country hideaway. See More

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  • The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale Blewitt Springs, South Australia 6 rooms from £320

    Wine tasting  -  Savour SA wines at top nearby spots including d’Arenberg Cube, Kay Brothers, The Currant Shed, Beresford Wines & Shottesbrooke
    Families  -  The two-bedoom Manhattan Villa is perfect for families, who will also appreciate the self-catering facilities
    Romantic Break  -  Hide away in a beautiful private cabin and stargaze from the hot tub on romantic couples' retreats
    Great walks  -  Speak to the team about private, day-long tours of the McLaren Vale area, including a delicious three-course gourmet lunch

    Six dazzling private cabins overlooking the vines in McLaren Vale. Elegant, light-filled interiors offer plenty of privacy for romantic couples, with wood-burning stoves in sitting rooms, modern kitchens, complimentary minibars & cosy bedrooms. Plus there's an outdoor hot tub with a view. Stunning! See More

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  • Lifetime Private Retreats Kangaroo Island 3 rooms from £322

    Families  -  Book three-bedroom Cliff House for a fabulous family trip, with heaps of outdoorsy activities & access to Snelling's Beach
    Snorkelling  -  Take a two-hour guided boat & snorkelling safari to see dolphins, whales, birds and seals out on the ocean
    Hideaway  -  The Beach Retreat or Sky House are ideal for a tranquil escape in a magical setting overlooking the ocean
    Wildlife Area  -  Flinders Chase National Park is brilliant for hiking and walking, as well as spotting birds and seals
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    Luxurious private villas set atop the cliffs overlooking Snelling's Beach on Kangaroo Island. Families and friends will adore three-bedroom Cliff House, whilst couples can hide away in blissful tranquility in one-bedroom rammed-earth villas with mesmerising views. A gem, promising absolute privacy. See More

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  • Kingsford The Barossa South Australia 16 rooms from £454

    Wine tasting  -  Enjoy tastings in the private cellar, with a collection including vintages from Barossa, Clare, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale
    Great walks  -  Navigate your way through Kingsford's undulating hills, ambling along the North Para River to spot a family of kangaroos
    Foodies  -  A gourmet dream, with top-notch cuisine and world-class wines to match in the restaurant or private vaults
    Romantic Break  -  A romantic escape with stacks of history, big cosy beds and claw-footed tubs
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    This stunning 19th century homestead has been converted into a luxurious hotel with seven exquisite ensuite rooms on the edge of the Barossa Valley. Facilities include a swimming pool and restaurant specialising in local ingredients. Try the bush bath for the ultimate romantic experience. See More

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  • StowAway Kangaroo Island 4 rooms from £462

    Hideaway  -  Four gorgeous hideaways within 250 acres of family-owned farmland close to Stokes Bay — utter bliss!
    Honeymoons  -  Honeymooners will adore kicking back in chic cabins with private hot tubs under the stars
    Great walks  -  Take scenic strolls along Stokes Bay, where you can also swim or enjoy a picnic of mouth-watering island food & wine
    Birdwatching  -  The nearby Lathami Conservation Park is home to the rare Glossy Black Cockatoo, perfect for keen bird watchers
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    Four stylish hideaways on 250 acres of verdant farmland, owned by the same family for three generations. Expect fresh, airy interiors with natural textures, crackling fireplaces, pretty kitchens & dazzling views. Star-gaze from your hot tub, glass of South Australian wine in hand. Bliss. See More

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  • The Louise South Australia 15 rooms from £732

    Wine tasting  -  Stroll to the Tscharke and Two Hands wineries, or drive to the Seppeltsfield Winery and Murray St Vineyards for tastings
    Foodies  -  Appellation Restaurant is regarded as one of Australia's finest eateries; chef Daniel Murphy's tasting menus are superb
    Honeymoons  -  An enormously luxurious boutique escape for romantics and keen foodies - perfect for a memorable honeymoon
    Golf  -  Play a round at the Barossa Valley Golf Club, just 15 minutes' drive away
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    An exceptional Barossa Valley boutique hotel, boasting the acclaimed Appellation Restaurant - reputedly the best in the region. Expect swish contemporary interiors with modern art pieces, clean lines and uninterrupted views of the vineyards beyond. Unparalleled luxury. See More

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  • Sea Dragon Lodge Cape Willoughby, Kangaroo Island 13 rooms from £748

    Wildlife Area  -  Dolphins, seals & whales swim by the beach, whilst kangaroos & wallabies hop around the grounds, delighting wildlife enthusiasts
    Birdwatching  -  Kangaroo Island is home to 260 bird species — 30 can be spotted on walks or from your deck. Take guided tours for more!
    Back to Nature  -  Spot kangaroos and wallabies, whales and seals from your terrace — or take private birdwatching tours and guided walks
    Views  -  Each of the rooms, suites and villas boasts fabulous views over the bay from their clifftop spot
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    Nestled close to Willoughby Lighthouse with panoramic views over Pink Beach Bay, this tranquil retreat comprises a handful of airy, rooms, suites & villas with a fresh, nautical feel, each with a private deck (the best with outdoor tub). Delicious dinners champion South Australian produce. Magical. See More

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  • Thorngrove Manor Hotel Adelaide, South Australia 5 rooms from £781

    Country Escape  -  A gorgeous country house with beautiful views from turret windows and lush gardens, this is an idyllic retreat
    Golf  -  Play a round at Sitrling Golf Club, or one of the many other top-notch courses in the Adelaide Hills
    Great walks  -  Stroll through the manor's own manicured grounds, or admire the nearby Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens
    Romantic Break  -  An opulent manor house for romantic escapes with a real sense of timeless charm
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors

    Set away from the city in the Adelaide Hills, this inimate and luxurious small hotel has just five sumptuous suites. Privacy is of paramount importance, with the promise that you may not even see another guest. Perfect for a romantic getaway with gourmet fare and exceptional heritage interiors. See More

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  • Sequoia Lodge Crafers, South Australia 14 rooms from £1044

    Romantic Break  -  A beautiful and enormously luxurious design-led hideaway for romantic escapes in the Adelaide hills
    Total relaxation  -  Unwind at the soothing spa, where organic products are used, or in the two hot spring-fed pools
    Swimming Pool  -  Guests share access to an impressive infinity pool, whilst two private natural spring-fed pools can be booked on request
    Spa  -  Housed in a restored National Trust property, the spa uses organic ingredients from the nearby Jurlique farm
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    A magical 14-bedroom lodge in the Adelaide Hills, with mesmerising views. Contemporary open-plan suites feature original artwork, beautifully crafted furnishings, indulgent bathrooms & private panoramic balconies. Plus there's an infinity pool and fine dining. Utterly dazzling. See More

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  • Arkaba Station South Australia 5 rooms from £1157

    Great walks  -  Delve into conservation efforts & endemic wildlife with a guided bush walk and camping excursion through the conservancy
    Wildlife Area  -  Spot red and western grey kangaroos, yellow-footed rock wallabies and countless birds on guided treks
    Back to Nature  -  A remote escape offering the chance to reconnect with nature and wildlife in a specatcular setting
    Foodies  -  Gourmet dining using home-grown produce is a highlight at Arkaba, perfect for keen foodies
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Set on a private 60,000-acre reserve bordering Arkaba Creek, this restored 1850s homestead offers a rare opportunity to reconnect with the natural world. Expect five elegant guest rooms, each with marvellous views. Return from the legendary Arkaba Walks to savour gourmet fare at this hidden haven. See More

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  • Southern Ocean Lodge Karatta, Kangaroo Island 25 rooms from £1766

    Back to Nature  -  Hidden on the cliffs of Hanson Bay, this is a brilliant escape for reconnecting with nature through bush walks & eco initiatives
    Great walks  -  Take a guided walk atop the cliffs of Hanson Bay, delving into Kangaroo Island's coastal habitats and rich history
    Romantic Break  -  The ultimate romantic holiday or honeymoon, with exceptional contemporary suites, a superb spa & gourmet fare
    Wildlife Area  -  See koalas, wallabies and kangaroos on a guided night walk through Hanson Bay Sanctuary
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    Reopened in December 2023, the highly acclaimed Southern Ocean Lodge has kicked things up a notch. Exquisite contemporary suites — some with plunge pools — overlook the sparkling waters of Hanson Bay, whilst outdoor adventures, a soothing spa & gourmet delights await. An exceptional luxury escape. See More

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