If you’ve only got a few days for a well-deserved getaway in South Australia, then you definitely want to make the most of them. This means keeping travelling time to an absolute minimum. To help maximise your relaxation time, we’ve created a list of the best luxury getaways in South Australia that are all within a few hours of Adelaide. Each of these luxury hotels, lodges or holiday homes is perfect for a short trip away from Adelaide with a group of family or friends, or for a romantic weekend getaway.


Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas

14. Sea Dragon Lodge & Villa, Kangaroo Island

Sea Dragon Lodge & Villa is a stunning island destination set on the majestic Kangaroo Island. Make yourself at home in one of the 8 architecturally designed accommodations with varying sizes and amenities to suit your holiday needs. This adults-only retreat boasts an experiential stay, with breath-taking vistas and a private sandy beach, making your holiday truly remarkable.


Barossa Shiraz Estate

13. Barossa Shiraz Estate, Lyndoch

Surrounded by exquisite vineyards and sweeping views of the Barossa Valley, Barossa Shiraz Estate features a selection of stylish cottages that are self-contained and private, providing the perfect venue for some much-needed rest and relaxation. This dreamy estate is the ideal base from which to explore the Barossa, with many renowned wineries and world-famous fine restaurants nearby.


Grandview Accommodation - The Flaxley Apartments

12. Grandview Accommodation – The Flaxley Apartments, Mount Barker

The Flaxley Apartments are beautifully crafted luxury accommodations offering a ‘home away from home’ and bespoke service right in the heart of Mount Barker. With a classic country feel, the apartments each offer 2-bedrooms and are situated just a short walk from the main shopping area, close to beautiful parkland views and great walking trails.


LifeTime Private Retreats

11. LifeTime Private Retreats, Kangaroo Island

Perched on a cliff overlooking the magnificent Snelling’s Beach, LifeTime Private Retreats is an idyllic holiday getaway located in the secluded Middle River on Kangaroo Island. With a cliff-edge bath, circular tower bedroom and cushioned sunken pit with open fire, this intimate destination indulges you in style and luxury. Select from 5 individual villas and enjoy sweeping views of the sea and sky.


Adelaide Hills Retreats

10. Adelaide Hills Retreats, Adelaide Hills

Hidden away in a secluded location, Adelaide Hills Retreats offers two beautiful self-contained villas that are perfect for rest & relaxation. This holiday escape is nothing short of exceptional, with each accommodation boasting luxurious interiors and decors, beautifully positioned to take advantage of the panoramic Adelaide Hills scenery.


5 Rooms At The Stirling Hotel

9. 5 Rooms At The Stirling Hotel, Adelaide Hills

Located in the lovely ‘garden village’ of Stirling, 5 Rooms at the Stirling Hotel is a beautiful boutique retreat conveniently nestled just 20 mins from the CBD, making it a popular destination for visitors to and from Adelaide. As the name suggests, this luxe hotel features 5 opulent rooms, along with a selection of well-designed hotel amenities that ensure a lively but relaxed ambience.


Flinders Bush Retreats

8. Flinders Bush Retreats, Flinders Ranges

Enjoy the Australian outback in comfort at Flinders Bush Retreats, a multi-award-winning private escape located in Hawker, nestled within 11,000 acres of ancient rugged bushland. There are two self-contained houses, each accommodating 6-8 guests, that are well-appointed with fully equipped kitchens, open plan living rooms, and large bedrooms. There is also a romantic eco-tent if you fancy a bit of glamping.


Stonewell Cottages & Vineyards

7. Stonewell Cottages & Vineyards, Barossa Valley

Nestled in the heart of the Barossa Valley, Stonewell Cottages & Vineyards offers luxurious and secluded accommodation, ideal for a couple’s romantic getaway. With 4 well-appointed cottages and suites all overlooking the lake, this boutique waterfront vineyard retreat provides the perfect setting for a relaxing and rejuvenating escape, whilst being the perfect starting place to discover the best of the Barossa.


Beach Huts Middleton

6. Beach Huts Middleton, Fleurieu Peninsula

Offering boutique accommodation in a village-style atmosphere, the award-winning Beach Huts are located near Middleton on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula. Charming and bright, this coastal retreat boasts 12 unique huts, surrounded by picturesque grounds and beautiful gardens, creating a unique and intimate setting perfect for any special occasion.


5. The Villas, Riverland

Architecturally designed, The Villas offer exceptional luxury accommodation at the beautiful Waikerie Golf Club in the Riverland. Ideal for a golf holiday with plenty to explore nearby, this retreat is perfect for a romantic couples getaway or even a weekend escape with friends and family. To make your stay more memorable, complimentary golf and continental breakfast are included in all bookings.


Sticky Rice Villas

4. Sticky Rice Villas, Adelaide Hills

Just 20 minutes from Adelaide city centre are the award-winning Sticky Rice Villas, three Asian-inspired retreats offering the ultimate in luxury & romance. Balinese, Japanese, and Thai aesthetics influence the architectural design of these luxe villas, creating seamless indoor and outdoor living. Also conveniently found on site is the iconic Sticky Rice Cooking School, where you can enjoy culinary adventures to elevate your stay.


The Frames

3. The Frames, Riverland

Situated on the River Murray, The Frames is a luxury retreat that boasts three private and self-contained resident hideaways for couples. Architecturally designed, this awarding-winning 5-star destination offers world class luxury and personal hospitality in a romantic and exclusive setting with stunning views of the Mighty Murray.


Mount Lofty House

2. Mount Lofty House, Adelaide Hills

Formerly the manor of politician & businessman Arthur Hardy, Mount Lofty House is a luxurious historic retreat just 15 mins from Adelaide City. This iconic designer 5-star boutique hotel is beautifully perched in the Adelaide Hills, providing stunning vistas of the Piccadilly Valley and Adelaide Hills wine region. Choose from a delightful selection of rooms and fit-outs, masterfully designed for a memorable and iconic getaway.


The Louise

1. The Louise, Barossa Valley

Located in the Barossa Valley, The Louise is a renowned vineyard retreat boasting 15 luxurious suites and a world-class restaurant called Appellation. As a professional meeting venue with dedicated event staff, private dining, and luxury accommodation, this stunning retreat is the perfect getaway for any occasion while offering the opportunity to explore one of the world’s top vineyard regions.


Looking for more getaway options? Check out our complete collection of luxury accommodation in South Australia.

Author

Mat is a self-confessed travel addict who has lived and travelled extensively around the world. One of the co-founders of View Retreats, he has a passion for impressive architecture, interior design, and exceptional service …. which, unsurprisingly, are all the hallmarks of the View Retreats collection!