Barossa Luxury Escapes
Spending time in the Barossa is a luxury in itself. Why not pamper yourself a little while you're in the region or enjoy a romantic getaway just for two? Quiet, private pavilions, country cottages, indulgent retreats and historic homesteads, with all the desired extras, await you.
Indulge yourself by visiting cellar doors, tasting the best wines in Australia and sampling fresh, local produce. Spend the weekend in luxury accommodation and enjoy a tailored, personalised tour of the region's wineries and famed cellar doors.
Homesteads and country manors
Enjoy country hospitality and luxury surrounds at many homesteads, manors and villas dotted throughout the Barossa.
Kingsford Homestead is where nineteenth-century charm comes together with five star accommodation and service. It's also enjoyed international fame through the TV show McLeod's Daughters. Today, you can roam around this magnificent property with your picnic basket and enjoy the country air.
Victorian-style properties in Tanunda and Kapunda are popular including Barossa Dreams (formerly Paranook House), which was built in the 1890s. The bluestone house has four suites, each with a wood fire and one suite even has a spa. Oldham House was built in Kapunda in the 1860s and has since been restored from the ground up. It still
possesses all the charm and heritage from its colourful beginnings along with the comfort of modern
Collingrove Homestead dates back to around 1856 and was conceived as a little piece of England, set among the gum trees in Angaston. The homestead offers luxury bed and breakfast accommodation and the original servant's quarters have been converted to guest rooms.
Stay in a privately-owned vineyard estate at Jacobs Creek Retreat at Moorooroo Park. The property's historic stone
buildings, originally built in the 1840s, have been transformed into
Abbotsford Country House was built in true Australian Colonial Georgian style and is set on a 50-acre property in Lyndoch with panoramic views over the Barossa.
Check in and chill out at The Louise at Marananga, surrounded by acres of
Barossa vines. This luxury vineyard retreat has private terraces, gated
courtyards, spacious en suites and deluxe amenities. Dinner is served at Appellation, which has been recognised
as one of Australia's finest regional dining experiences. Try the
Wine Flight Tasting Menu, which is updated every month. The signature
10-course dinner includes South Australia's finest wines and best local
Close by is The Reserve Barossa Valley, which boasts its own library, wine room and a helipad - in case you want to arrive by helicopter.
Tanunda is home to several retreats including Barossa Vista, Memory Lane Accommodation and Blickinstal Barossa Valley Retreat. At Angaston, you'll find Marble Lodge, a fully-hosted retreat which has been built entirely out of local white marble. There's the Barossa Pavilions in Lyndoch - a stunning hillside retreat with six freestanding, self-contained chalets.
At Rowland Flat, take some time for yourself at the day spa, which is on site at the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort. Think body
treatments, wraps and massages or relax in a bubble bath and let all your worries dissolve away.
Cottages and bed and breakfasts
Looking for privacy and luxury? Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage offers both - luxury boutique accommodation nestled among a private vineyard, along with an all-inclusive "flavours of the Barossa" experience.
Bandicoot Nest in Lyndoch is a lovely little cottage in Lyndoch which is perfect for long-stay, corporate accommodation.
Merellaan in Tanunda is self-contained and can accommodate up to six guests, and in the quaint market town of Angaston is Country Pleasures Bed and Breakfast, which offers two self-contained cottages, each with a luxury two-person spa overlooking a garden atrium.
Immerse yourself in the history of Anlaby Station at Hamilton, via Kapunda, and stay in the Manor House - a two story building boasting three bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and sitting room - along with unique and private access to Anlaby's historic gardens.
Want to take a little luxury out with you? Book a limousine tour of the Barossa. A chauffeured vehicle (modern American or perhaps a classic Daimler) will take you from lookouts to landmarks, to cellar doors and vineyards, bakeries to cheese shops, cafes and restaurants.
The guide knows the region well and tailors the visit to suit your
taste. An invitation to meet the winemakers and local characters is an
Some tour operators to try for a personalised experience are Barossa Daimler Tours, Barossa Vintage Tours, Tour Barossa, which also includes airport transfers and Barossa Valley Tours, which can cater for two to seven people.
If you're looking for a bespoke, five-star tour experience, The Tailor can cater to your needs.
Once you've had enough of touring the region - and all its amazing attractions - why not hang a "Do Not Disturb sign" on your door?
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