From the coast to the Outback, there's a five-star hotel, retreat or luxury holiday house just waiting to be enjoyed. Escape, relax and indulge with these 12 luxurious places to stay across the state.
1. DUNE HOUSE | KANGAROO ISLAND
Perched atop the dunes of Emu Bay, Dune House of Hamilton & Dune is one of the most luxurious properties on Kangaroo Island. Nestled amongst a natural bush setting, Dune House has private access to the protected bay, which is one of the most swimmable beaches on the island. With an outdoor shower and sweeping deck, settle in with a local gin and enjoy the dolphins swimming by or koalas enjoying their eucalyptus up above.
2. MAYFAIR HOTEL | ADELAIDE
The Mayfair is Adelaide’s premier five-star boutique hotel, listed as one of the top hotels in Australia and New Zealand by Condé Nast Traveler and taking home the award for Best Bed in Australia at the Gourmet Traveller 2018 Australian Hotel Awards. Located in the heart of Adelaide, The Mayfair offers luxury accommodation, contemporary dining, as well as the stunning Hennessy Rooftop Bar.
3. CAMBOURNE | BAROSSA
Luxury abounds at Cambourne, where you can indulge in style in a luxurious freestanding tub, sipping wine as you soak in views of the surrounding vineyard. With one-way glass offering uninterrupted views of the Shiraz vineyard, a soak in this bath is the perfect way to top off a day spent wine tasting around the Barossa. The stunning 25-acre vineyard is conveniently located on the palm-tree-lined Seppeltsfield Rd, near Seppeltsfield Winery and with private access to Hentley Farm.
4. ONE KANGAROO ISLAND | KANGAROO ISLAND
One Kangaroo Island offers one of the island’s best private luxury beachfront accommodation and wildlife experiences. Situated on the beautiful north facing Brown Beach, this stunning house features five double king bedrooms (four with ensuites), internal and external entertaining areas, and an expansive deck space providing amazing views along the coastline.
5. OCEANVIEW ECO VILLAS | KANGAROO ISLAND
A seamless connection between sustainability and luxury, at Oceanview Eco Villas you can kick back in complete comfort while doing your bit for the environment. Perched cliff-top on a secluded and private 500-acre property north of American River, these brand-new villas are just a short stroll to the beach. A fully hosted experience, your hosts Tim and Tasmin will ensure your every need is catered for including gourmet meals. And this property has serious eco-cred; designed by leading eco specialists, the property is completely off-the grid and solar-powered, and every element has been carefully considered, down to luxe furnishings made from recycled materials. All that’s left to do is kick back in 5-star comfort with the reassuring feeling that your stay is having a minimal impact on the environment.
6. ARKABA CONSERVANCY | FLINDERS RANGES
Arkaba Conservancy sits at the foot of the dramatic Chace Range in the Flinders Ranges. It offers an exclusive experience for a maximum of 10 guests on its 259 kilometre wide property. Safari walks and drives reveal remarkable wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies and emus, as well as breathtaking views of the surrounding Elder Ranges. As part of the Luxury Lodges of Australia collection, it’s the perfect place to sip an evening cocktail, lounge in the outdoor pool and watch the light fade across the range.
7. YONDAH BEACH HOUSE | YORKE PENINSULA
Yondah Beach House is the perfect coastal hideaway, with a touch of luxury. Set on 300 secluded oceanfront acres at Foul Bay, the deluxe beach house exemplifies simple elegance by the sea. In summer, bask on a golden beach of your very own, then relax with a long cool drink as the setting sun turns the landscape to gold. The house is an easy three-hour drive from Adelaide and moments away from spectacular Yorke Peninsula beaches.
8. THE FRAMES | RIVERLAND
Situated in the Riverland, The Frames is made-up of three separate luxury retreats, each boasting their own sense of style and featuring stunning artwork. Each retreat features a private outdoor area overlooking the beautiful River Murray, as well as heated pools, spas, saunas and BBQs. Stop in at the 23rd Street Distillery to pick up supplies before heading to Paringa, a short drive outside of Renmark.
9. HORIZONS | LIMESTONE COAST
This amazing property is one of the best that Robe has to offer. The huge floor to ceiling windows capture the beautiful sunrise and amazing view across the native gardens out to the cliff top. After a leisurely coffee, it’s just steps out to the coastal walk.
10. SEQUOIA MOUNT LOFTY HOUSE | ADELAIDE HILLS
Perched above the famed Adelaide Hills wine region, surrounded by breathtaking botanic gardens and overlooking the stunning Piccadilly Valley, you’d never guess Mount Lofty House is just 15 minutes from the CBD. For the ultimate luxury, check into Mount Lofty House’s brand new Sequoia Lodge. You’ll find 14 luxurious suites with breathtaking views and access to a private lounge with a heated plunge pool and private gardens. The gourmet breakfast, daily drinks and tasting plates, and gourmet mini bar all included in your stay.
11. HOTEL CALIFORNIA ROAD | FLEURIEU PENINSULA
Inkwell Wines luxe, contemporary Hotel California Road is comprised of three luxury vineyard suites, nestled in a secluded valley near McLaren Vale. Each private suite features a huge soaking tub overlooking rows of vines as well as floating king-size beds, large private decks and dual showers and vanities. Guests receive a private tasting and are offered a concierge service to famed Fleurieu Peninsula restaurants and wineries nearby.
12. STOWAWAY | KANGAROO ISLAND
This Kangaroo Island house allows guests to see wildlife up close without having to leave the comfort of a cosy window seat. At Stowaway Kangaroo Island, which boasts two luxury self-contained lodges situated on 80 hectares of private land, wildlife spotting is guaranteed. Guests can also enjoy sweeping views over native bushland down to Kangaroo Island’s north coast and the beautiful beaches of Stokes Bay. Designed to be the ultimate couple’s retreat, features include a king bed, alfresco hot tub on a private deck, glass fronted sauna and double-sided wood fire.
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