If you’re looking for luxury, visit South Australia
Have a secluded break on a sheep station, island or vineyard. Take a holiday that feeds your senses and your appetite.
Be pampered from head to toe. The views will take your breath away and the memories will last forever… or at least until your next visit.
Enjoy privacy and seclusion at a historic homestead or modern retreat. Indulge in creature comforts. Surround yourself with breathtaking views of rugged coastlines, outback vistas or bountiful vineyards.
Splendour in the city.. or head to the hills
You don't have to travel far to enjoy a luxury escape. There are many options in the heart of Adelaide.
Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury, with its indoor heated swimming pool and beautiful gardens, is just a stone's throw from the Adelaide Central Market. So is Hilton Adelaide, which boasts a pool, gym, sauna, spa and tennis facilities and wonderful South Australian cuisine at The Brasserie restaurant.
On North Terrace, The Playford boasts luxury rooms from studio spas and New York loft-style suites along with a Tuscan-style indoor pool with sauna and spa.
Across at the InterContinental Adelaide, you'll find luxuriously styled rooms and suites expected at an international, five-star hotel and uninterrupted views over the city of Adelaide.
Just half an hour out of the city, a private, secluded retreat awaits you in the Adelaide Hills. Enjoy the day spa and stay for the weekend at Aquador Retreat at Oakbank. Enjoy amazing views over the Piccadilly Valley from Mount Lofty House at Crafers.
In Stirling, choose from a Bali-inspired, Yoko or Zen villa at Sticky Rice Villas, located behind the award-winning Sticky Rice Cooking School. Sleep blissfully in a king-sized bed at The Stirling Hotel after an amazing six-course degustation menu at The Grill Restaurant.
Best of the Barossa and Clare Valley
Just 45 minutes from Adelaide, there is no shortage of quality retreats and luxury accommodation in the Barossa, from historic homesteads to quaint bed and breakfasts and private retreats. You'll find what you're looking for on our Barossa Luxury Escapes page.
Further north, you'll love the luxury on offer in the Clare Valley at Skillogalee House, Bungaree Station or Thorn Park by the Vines.
Skillogalee House is a spacious stone farmhouse, dating back to the early 1900s. It's been transformed into an indulgent and luxurious self-catering bed and breakfast for up to six people.
Use the swimming pool and gym at Bungaree Station or just relax around the fire with some local wine.
Thorn Park by the Vines accommodates only four guests at a time, which means that you can enjoy privacy and seclusion across 12 acres on the edge of Sevenhill.
Escape to Kangaroo Island and Fleurieu Peninsula
A short ferry ride from the mainland will take you to Kangaroo Island and the five star surrounds at the Southern Ocean Lodge. It's a world-class lodge offering unrivalled luxury in a uniquely Australian setting, with views over the Southern Ocean.
Relax in its organic luxe suites or enjoy a signature treatment with Kangaroo Island botanicals in the on-site Southern Spa.
At LifeTime Private Retreats, you can stay in one of just three luxury beach villas, set on their own stunning coastal Kangaroo Island estate. Seascape Lodge on Emu Bay combines luxury accommodation with four-wheel drive touring and accommodates a maximum of six guests per night, so the peace and privacy of travellers is guaranteed.
Back on the mainland, rejuvenate your body, mind and soul at Authenticity Spa Resort at Port Elliot. At Goolwa, enjoy chef-prepared breakfasts - delivered discreetly to your door - at the private, boutique hotel, The Australasian Circa 1858.
Stay in the famed McLaren Vale wine region at The Vineyard McLaren Vale, with its self-contained guest houses, each with private decking overlooking the surrounding vines and valleys.
Outback decadence in the Flinders Ranges
Homesteads and accommodation in the Flinders Ranges provide a vast contrast to the outback environment with pure luxury awaiting you.
Adjacent to the Bundaleer Forest is North Bundaleer homestead - a place described as where you can go to be "discreetely spoiled" in one of four beautifully decorated and restored bedrooms.
Five guest rooms make up Arkaba Homestead on Arkaba Station near Wilpena Pound. Enjoy a taste of classic Australian country hospitality while a few 'wild bush luxury' touches ensure comfort, style and a truly memorable outback experience.
At Rawnsley Park, there are several luxury options to choose from including Arkapena Homestead - a luxury two-bedroom home with a swimming pool and outdoor shower, two king bedrooms, gourmet kitchen and views of Wilpena Pound and the Chace Range.
Enjoy the ultimate in eco-friendly accommodation in one of Rawnsley Park's secluded four-and-a-half star luxury eco-villas, which boast over-bed skylights so guests can stargaze from the comfort of their beds.
Angorichina Station at Blinman was built in the 1860s and has been carefully renovated and extended into a comfortable guesthouse and home. With only one booking at a time, you'll have exclusive access to the property.
Magic on the Murray River and Limestone Coast
With endless views of the Murray River, The Frames in the Riverland is a new level of "ultra-luxury accommodation", with three distinct and different residences located in a private and gated enclave and an outdoor waterfall over the pool.
Pike River Luxury Villas at Lyrup, boasts a decadent escape in environmentally friendly and sustainable accommodation.
Float along the river and enjoy the peace, serenity and seclusion of a Murray River getaway on a luxury houseboat.
The Unforgettable Houseboats fleet provides you with pure luxury. These boats offer such facilities as queen and king size bedrooms and fully tiled bathrooms with en-suite facilities. They also have spacious lounge and dining areas, complete with cocktail bars and fully-equipped gourmet kitchens, sunken spa baths and heated Jacuzzis.
At Mannum, Riverview Rise Retreats is South Australia's only accredited five-star self-catering bed and breakfast accommodation.
Travel further south and you won't just find the fine wines of the Coonawarra, but also Punters Vineyard Retreat for serenity in a spacious environment.
Along the coast, Horizons at Robe offers a contemporary beach escape, with generous living spaces along with peace and privacy.
Exceptional experiences on Eyre and Yorke Peninsulas
Surround yourself in luxury and nature's glory at Tanonga Luxury Eco-Lodges on the Eyre Peninsula, just outside of Port Lincoln.
Kangaluna - a boutique permanent tented camp located in the mid-north of Eyre Peninsula - caters for up to 14 people. The site can only be accessed with Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safaris. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy as they take care of everything you need.
Yorke Peninsula is renowned for its family-friendly accommodation, but you can still enjoy a luxurious getaway at Emaroo Port Hughes. It's a beautiful, spacious, award-winning holiday home.
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