8 romantic getaways in South Australia

Get set to fall in love with these vineyard retreats, beachfront villas and eco-friendly accommodation in South Australia.

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Beaches, wineries, national parks and remote spaces… South Australia has it all.

Whichever is your flavour, now's the time to book yourself a romantic staycation in one of these luxurious places.

Top romantic getaways in South Australia

Beach Huts Middleton

1. Beach Huts Middleton, Middleton, Fleurieu Peninsula

Darling on the outside and incredible on the inside, these award-winning huts are perfectly made for couples looking to relax and unwind. They each feature private bathrooms (some with spas), decks, kitchenettes and a breezy seaside theme.

  • Star rating: Not rated.
  • Romantic features: Spa baths in most huts, on-site dining, full-sized tennis court and bottle of bubbly on arrival. The huts are a short walk to Middleton Surf Beach.
  • Why do we love it? Choose between 12 huts, each named after a beachside town in Australia. Anyone tying the knot can book the village hall and village green for nuptials in a garden setting.

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Barossa Pavillions

2. Barossa Pavilions, Barossa Valley

Set on a 75 acre hillside, Barossa Pavilions enjoys views of vineyards, rivers, farmland and the Barossa Valley Ranges. Each of the six self-contained pavilions is an architectural feat, boasting wall-to-wall windows that welcome the morning sun while still maintaining a high sense of privacy.

  • Star rating: Not rated.
  • Romantic features: Double spa bath with views, rainshower, fireplaces, massage bed, complimentary breakfast and a swing seat on the deck.
  • Why do we love it? This is the ultimate in privacy and everything is catered for you, from a breakfast basket and kitchenette to amenities and movie streaming to get away from it all.

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Sticky Rice Villas

3. Sticky Rice Villas, Stirling, Adelaide Hills

Drawing inspiration from Asian villas and huts, Sticky Rice offers airy rooms with a touch of zen. Expect floor-to-ceiling doors, private pebbled courtyards with landscaped gardens and spa baths with views.

  • Star rating: Not rated.
  • Romantic features: Spa baths, private walled courtyards and Jag kitchens.
  • Why do we love it? Sticky Rice Villas is attached to a cooking school where guests can learn the culinary arts from a master chef. Private classes are available.

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lush

4. Lush Pastures, Inman Valley, Fleurieu Peninsula

Lush Pastures is one for the eco-conscious traveller searching to get off the grid for a few days. Choose from one of three modern lodges set on a property dotted with hundreds of fruit and nut trees planted by its two owners, Andy and Cheryl.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Romantic features: Complimentary wine, cheese and chocolates, guest lounge to relax in, 33 acres of land to explore and alpacas and dogs to play with.
  • Why do we love it? Couples who love to explore can use Lush Pastures as a stopping point along the Heysen Trail. Waiting for them is dinner, drinks, hot showers and luxury accommodation for the evening.

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Ecopia Retreat

5. Ecopia Retreat, Seddon, Kangaroo Island

The picturesque Kangaroo Island is home to more than its fair share of romantic getaways. One of the best where you can kick up your heels amongst 150 acres of private bushland is Ecopia Retreat. This boutique stay is off the grid and utilises rainwater and solar power.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Romantic features: Freestanding bath, luxury linens including beach towel, wood fireplace and the chance to spot local wildlife including the red tail glossy black cockatoo.
  • Why do we love it? Guests are provided binoculars to spot far-away wildlife and a torch with red and green lights for night-time viewings.

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Les Mas Barossa

6. Le Mas Barossa, Barossa Valley

Settle yourself into the lap of luxury at Le Mas. As the name might suggest, it's a French-inspired retreat with high ceilings, chandeliers and antique-style furniture.

  • Star rating: Not rated
  • Romantic features: Outdoor mineral pool overlooking the vineyards, stone baths, French windows, rain showers and traditional Provencal cuisine served inside the accommodation's Orangerie.
  • Why do we love it? Le Mas sits right on a vineyard renowned for its Grenache grapes and guests have access to its private cellar collection.

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Ridgetop Retreats

7. Ridgetop Retreats, Deep Creek Conservation Park, Fleurieu Peninsula

Designed to offer a sustainable holiday that doesn't compromise on comfort, Ridgetop Retreats is the peak of opulence. Each retreat features leather sofas, cedar venetians and glass ceilings so you'll feel as though you're sleeping under the stars.

  • Star rating: 3 stars
  • Romantic features: Linen, continental breakfast and kitchens to cook up your own storm.
  • Why do we love it? With its conservation park location, you're literally on the doorstep of outdoor adventure with dolphin spotting, waterfall chasing, long and short walks and biking trails to discover.

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Mount Lofty MGallery

8. Mount Lofty House, Mount Lofty, Adelaide Hills

The MGallery brand truly outdid itself with this luxurious property. Its rooms are plush with four-poster beds and rich wooden tones and its on-site restaurant has been hailed as superb by guests.

  • Star rating: 3 stars
  • Romantic features: Outdoor pool, lounge bar, tennis courts and daily breakfast.
  • Why do we love it? If the views of Crafters Botanic Gardens and Cleland aren't enough for you, this hotel is moments from the summit of Mount Lofty and historic ruins such as Arthurs Seat

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Where should I stay in South Australia?

  • Barossa Valley: Arguably the most famous of South Australia's wine regions, Barossa Valley is home to vineyard retreats and cottages where you'll be spoiled by the number of wineries at your fingertips. Many stays in the area have in-house dining that showcase the local produce.
  • Adelaide Hills: The closest wine region to Adelaide, short staycations are a breeze when you choose Adelaide Hills for your romantic getaway. At your beck and call are local producers, charming townships and boutique stores. Adelaide Hills is also home to the Lofty Ranges where you can get on your bike or strap on your hiking shoes for outdoor adventure.
  • Kangaroo Island: Just off the coast is this beautiful piece of nature where you can spend your days walking coastal tracks and meeting the local wildlife. Its accommodation options range from budget-friendly campsites to boutique retreats where you can wake up to water views and spend the evenings spying curious creatures right on your doorstep.
  • Fleurieu Peninsula: Straight south of Adelaide are beaches and sleepy coastal towns that practically roll one after the other. This is where to go when all you want to do is wake up to the sun over the beach and spend your day not doing very much at all.

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