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South Australia's Most Instagrammable places to stay

Snap, share and tag your way around some of South Australia’s most spectacular places to stay.

Eye candy abounds at stunning regional properties throughout South Australia. From perching among the lofty heights of Kangaroo Island’s Sky House, to rugging-up under a blanket of stars at the Flinders Ranges’ Kangaluna Camp, take a tour of some of our most #Instaworthy places to stay in #SeeSouthAustralia.

1. Hillocks Ocean Pod, YORKE PENINSULA

Tell me more: A deluxe camping experience, the Ocean Pod is surrounded by coastal bush with uninterrupted views of Butler's Beach and Hillocks Point. Watch whales pass by your dining room window (during the winter months) and be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the surf. The sunsets you'll see will be nothing short of spectacular. See more of Hillocks Ocean Pod on Instagram. 


Where to find it: A 3.5 hour drive from Adelaide on the Yorke Peninsula. 


Hillocks Ocean Pod, Yorke Peninsula

Hillocks Ocean Pod, Yorke Peninsula.


2. EarthShip Ironbank, Adelaide Hills

Tell me more: An ecological bed and breakfast experience, Earthship Ironbank is Australia's first council approved Earthship. It's an off-grid, self sufficient home made from many natural and recycled materials including car tyres, beer and wine bottles. This unique property is situated near a golf course, winery and bush walking tracks. See more of Earthship Ironbank on Instagram. 


Where to find it: A 30 minute drive from Adelaide in the Adelaide Hills


Earth Ship Ironbank, Adelaide Hills

Earthship Ironbank, Adelaide Hills

3. Kangaluna Camp, Eyre Peninsula

Tell me more: Spend a night under the stars in Kangaluna Camp’s Swagon: a renovated, covered wagon with a swag bed and see-through roof. Gaze at the night sky through the roof of your galaxy suite, along with a computer-controlled telescope at the camp. Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safaris, which offers the accommodation as part of its tours, also have glamping tents set in an open mallee woodland environment. See more of Kangaluna Camp on Instagram. 


Where to find it: An 8 hour drive from Adelaide on the Eyre Peninsula


Kangaluna Camp Swagon, Gawler Ranges

The Kangaluna Swagon, Gawler Ranges Wilderness Safaris, Eyre Peninsula

4. Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, Kangaroo Island

Tell me more: Located at the most eastern point of Kangaroo Island, Cape Willoughby Lighthouse offers stunning panoramic views across Backstairs Passage and the Kangaroo Island coastline. The isolation, ruggedness and beauty of this part of the island is striking. Stay overnight in the beautifully restored lightkeeper’s cottages. See more of Cape Willoughby on Instagram. 


Where to find it: A 35 minute flight (or 2.5 hours drive/ferry) from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island.


Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, Kangaroo Island

Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, Kangaroo Island

5. Cambourne Boutique Accommodation, Barossa

Tell me more: Luxury abounds at Cambourne, which is surrounded by 25 acres of premium Shiraz vineyard and just a short walk from the famed Hentley Farm cellar door. Relax in a bath overlooking the vineyard or enjoy the cottage's other quirky features including an amazing stone wall and the original ‘black kitchen’ fireplace. See more of Cambourne on Instagram. 


Where to find it: Just over a 1 hour drive from Adelaide to the Barossa.


Cambourne, Barossa

Cambourne Boutique Accommodation, Barossa

6. Sky House, LifeTime Private Retreats, KANGAROO iSLAND

Tell me more: The Sky House is one of four holiday houses offered at LifeTime Private Retreats. It sits at the highest point on the property offering sweeping views of the rugged coastline as far as the eye can see and on to the beach below. If you arrive by air, there's a helicopter landing area on the property. See more of LifeTime Private Retreats on Instagram. 

Where to find it: A 35 minute flight (or 2.5 hours drive/ferry) from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island.

Sky House, Kangaroo Island

Sky House, LifeTime Private Retreats, Kangaroo Island.


7. beach huts Middleton, Fleurieu Peninsula

Tell me more: Named after famous beaches and each painted in bright stripes, there are 12 unique beach huts to choose from situated in a quaint "village" atmosphere. Relax and unwind on the deck of your own self-contained beach hut, stroll around the gardens, pop into the Village Green or have a hit of tennis. A short stroll away is the local Middleton surf beach. See more of Beach Huts Middleton on Instagram. 


Where to find it: Just over a 1 hour drive from Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsula.


Middleton Beach Huts

Beach Huts Middleton, Fleurieu Peninsula

8. ARKABa by wild bush luxury, Flinders Ranges and Outback 

Tell me more: Just 10 guests share Arkaba's 60,000 acres, flanked by the ancient Flinders Ranges. Arkaba is a genuine blend of conservation and tourism and is considered one of the most beautiful outback properties in Australia. Relax by the pool with views over the Outback bush or soak up the luxury of the five-bedroom 1850s homestead. See more of Wild Bush Luxury on Instagram. 

Where to find it: A 4.5 hour drive from Adelaide in the Flinders Ranges and Outback.

Arkaba by Wild Bush Luxury

Arkaba by Wild Bush Luxury, Flinders Ranges and Outback

9. Stonewell Cottages and vineyards, Barossa

Tell me more: Surrounded by a private vineyard and with lake views, choose from two retreats or two cottages which each have cosy wood fires and luxury spa baths. Explore the grounds, row a boat to the island gazebo, take a guided vineyard tour or enjoy a leisurely bike ride along the vine-lined roads and trails. See more of Stonewell Cottages and Vineyards on Instagram. 

Where to find it: Just over a 1 hour drive from Adelaide in the Barossa.


Stonewell Cottages, Barossa

Stonewell Cottages and Vineyards, Barossa

10. Bellwether Wines, Limestone Coast 

Tell me more: Surrounded by 400-year-old red gums and a central campfire to keep you warm, glamp in one of four luxurious bell tents, which are fitted out with all the creature comforts you need. Or bring your own sleeping bag and spend a night under the stars. There are 10 campsites behind the Glen Roy Shearing Shed at Bellwether which acts as the winery's cellar door. See more of Bellwether Wines on Instagram.


Where to find it: A 4 hour drive from Adelaide on the Limestone Coast.


Bellwether Wines

Bellwether Wines, Limestone Coast

11. Cabn, Adelaide Hills

Tell me more: Surrounded by 180 acres of natural scrub and bushland, CABN is an off-grid tiny house where you can relax, rediscover and reconnect - without the distraction of Wi-Fi. Explore the nearby conservation park with its walking trails, creeks, dams and breathtaking scenery. Your closest neighbours are kangaroos,  koalas and magpies. Inside CABN, you'll find a king size bed plus a king single, a kitchen with all the necessities (except an ironing board as ironing is forbibben). Jude, the name of the cabin, is also pet friendly.


Where to find it: Less than 30 minutes drive from Adelaide near Heathfield in the Adelaide Hills.


Cabn, Adelaide Hills

CABN, Adelaide Hills

12. Lush Pastures, Fleurieu Peninsula

Tell me more: Unwind, relax in luxurious surroundings, indulge in beautiful food and wine and enjoy the sensational views from your own architecturally-designed lodge. Stroll through the orchard, feed the friendly alpacas or play with the resident dogs. Explore nearby treasures like the Heysen Trail, local beaches and beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula countryside.


Where to find it: Just over an hour's drive from Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsula.


Lush Pastures, Fleurieu Peninsula

Lush Pastures, Fleurieu Peninsula

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