Soaking in the views of the Southern Ocean on a blustery winter’s day. While soaking in the tub?
Take the great outdoors indoors and kick back in comfort in a luxurious bathtub overlooking some of the most breathtaking landscapes around South Australia. From wilderness to wineries, we’ve done the (hard) work for you and uncovered the best bathtubs with a view in South Australia to help you escape the winter chill.
CLIFF HOUSE AT LIFETIME PRIVATE RETREATS, KANGAROO ISLAND
Take your bathing routine to new heights at Lifetime Private Retreats’ Cliff House. Perched on a cliff top, take in sweeping coastal views across Kangaroo Island while you soak in your own private heated spa. Private access to Snellings Beach, a cushioned sunken pit with open fire and tower bedroom are just a few of the other perks of shacking up at Cliff House. There’s even the option to have an in-house catering team prepare dinner while you lounge on the patio, spotting dolphins and sipping pinot grigio.
SHADOW CREEK, MCLAREN VALE
This luxurious hideaway overlooks the glorious vines of McLaren Vale and offers stunning views from every room, including the bathroom. Shadow Creek's soaking tub is perfectly positioned in front of a floor to ceiling window and there’s even a double fireplace opening to both the living room and the bedroom to dry off in front of after.
Indulge in style in a luxurious freestanding tub at Cambourne Boutique Accommodation's Suite One. With one-way glass offering uninterrupted views of the Shiraz vineyard beyond, a soak in this bath is the perfect way to top off a day well spent wine tasting around the iconic Barossa Valley wine region. Did we mention this stunning 25-acre vineyard is conveniently located on the palm-tree-lined Seppeltsfield Rd, within stumbling distance of Seppeltsfield Winery, private access to Hentley Farm and many of the region’s most iconic wineries?
Kingsford Homestead, Barossa
Arguably Australia’s most iconic tub, the outdoor bush bath at Kingsford Homestead offers one of the most unique bathing experiences in Australia. The insta-worthy claw bath is set in a secluded corner of the 225-acre authentic sheep station-come-luxury boutique accommodation. Grab a glass of bubbles and soak to your heart’s content, all while surrounded by the splendour of the Australian bush. Made famous by Australian TV show McLeod’s Daughters and just a stone’s throw away from the Barossa’s best wineries, add this experience to your bath bucket list!
THE VILLAS AT ECOPIA RETREAT, KANGAROO ISLAND
With more than 150 acres of natural wilderness surrounding Ecopia Retreat, slip into your luxurious freestanding bath and you’ll have front row seats to take in views of untouched bushland brimming with wildlife. Off-the-grid living at its luxurious best, after your bath you can kick back in front of an open wood fire before retreating to your luxury king bed, all while never having to take your eyes off the wilderness beyond. The secluded retreat is also perfectly positioned to explore Kangaroo Island; Seal Bay is located just 15 minutes away and Flinders Chase National Park is just 45 minutes.
HOTEL CALIFORNIA RD @ INKWELL, MCLAREN VALE
If plunging into a hot bath with a glass of red in hand sounds like the perfect way to while away a winter’s evening, then book in a stay at Hotel California Rd @ Inkwell. This adults-only luxury micro-hotel is set among the glorious vineyards of the famed McLaren Vale wine region and boasts a generous tub with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the vines of Inkwell Wines. We’re not moving!
TinyHome Private Escape, Adelaide Hills
Grazing kangaroos, rolling hills and star-filled skies. You can take it all in from your secluded outdoor bath at TinyHome Private Escape in Bridgewater. Nestled on a private organic farm in the heart of the Adelaide Hills, this unique accommodation brings together the best elements of glamping and tiny home accommodation and is the perfect place to escape the winter chill and unwind in a bubble-filled bath (and glass, of course!).
Adelaide Hills Retreats
Spa bath on. Bubbles poured. View, epic. And what’s that sound? Peace and quiet… We might just stay here a while! Head for The Adelaide Hills Retreats where luxury meets nature and you’ll be rewarded with a relaxing soak in a generous spa bath, all while taking in the peaceful surrounds of the country. Freshly renovated and decked out with all the creature comforts you could dream of, The Nest (the room you’ll want to book if you want to bathe with a view) is a luxurious bed and breakfast in Balhannah and the perfect base for a romantic winter getaway in the hills, just 10 minutes from Hahndorf and 30 minutes from the city.
Flinders Bush Retreats, Flinders Ranges
Hidden away in an almost untouched corner of the Flinders Ranges, be immersed in the real outback soaking in a luxury tub overlooking a sixth-generation station. With all the luxury touches you could wish for, Flinders Bush Retreats offers a boutique farm stay experience in Hawker with self-contained houses, glamping and camping options. To soak with a view, you’ll want to book the beautifully renovated historic farm house, Mt Scott Homestead. What better way to end a day exploring the ancient landscapes of the Flinders Ranges?
What’s on in South Australia this winter
If you can bear to pull yourself away from your tub (wrinkled fingers and all), there’s so much to see and do in South Australia this winter. From cosy hideaways, to the best dining and incredible adventures, find out what’s on this season and check out our top tips for what to do in winter in Adelaide.