10 Aug 2023

Time for a getaway? Take a sneak peek at the best new stays in South Australia and start plotting your next 'pinch-me' escape!

Whatever you settle on, your next stay in South Australia is bound to be unforgettable - but if you need help getting started, we've got the inspo covered! Discover unbelievable destinations like 'Kip-Pods' beside a lagoon, an off-grid cabin named after a flower, and the return of a South Australian luxury icon. Can't wait to know more? Read on for all of the latest and greatest additions to South Australia's accommodation scene.

SLOW CABIN, CLARE VALLEY

Slow Cabin, Clare Valley
Slow Cabin, Clare Valley

Nothing says ‘South Australia’ quite like an off-grid oasis in wine country. Located in the picturesque Clare Valley, Slow Cabin sits pretty on the edge of a vineyard, just moments from near-by cellar doors. The space has been carefully curated to bring the outdoors in, with large windows, lofty ceilings and sloping walls creating a cosy interior while offering stunning views of the surrounding bushland. Leave your phone on 'do not disturb' and get back to life in the slow lane with a weekend away at this tiny-home.

PAVILIONS AT LENSWOOD, ADELAIDE HILLS

Pavilions at Lenswood, Adelaide Hills
Pavilions at Lenswood, Adelaide Hills

Pack your bags and head for the Adelaide Hills – a weekend of rest and relaxation awaits you at Pavilions at Lenswood. Situated just 30 minutes from the city, this luxury accommodation expanded its offering this year, with four brand-new pavilions welcoming guests in May 2023. Inspired by iconic destinations around the world, the additional self-contained suites (named Ukiyo, Atelier, Fika and Mysa) overlook rolling valleys below, and are neighboured by fields of friendly alpacas and high-land cows. From a Swiss-inspired chalet to a Japanese onsen oasis, pick your abode of choice and settle in for a serene getaway.

WANDER PODS, KANGAROO ISLAND

Wander Pods, Kangaroo Island
Wander Pods, Kangaroo Island

The name of this eco-accommodation says it all: Wander Pods are made for those who want to explore their natural surrounds, without leaving a trace. Resting gently atop Kangaroo Island's northern bluff, the WanderPods are designed with community and connection at their core. Guests are encouraged to take part in a range of curated experiences around the island - from marine discovery tours to exclusive wine tastings and unique dining experiences, Wander promotes connection to the land and the locals. The four WanderPods are also named after constellations only seen in the southern skies - take your pick from Columba, Carina, Pyxis or Velaso, and fall asleep with galaxies swirling in your dreams.

COORONG.LIFE KIP-POD, MURRAY RIVER LAKES AND COORONG

Coorong.Life, Murray River, Lakes and Coorong
Coorong.Life, Murray River, Lakes and Coorong

Set your watch to Coorong time and experience life a little slower at this secluded tiny home. Nestled beside the Coorong Lagoon, the purpose of the Kip-Pod is sweet and simple - to provide a restful retreat without the distractions of everyday life. Here, you're encouraged to do as much or as little as you like - spend the days exploring the Coorong National Park on foot or keep cosy in bed and take in your surrounds through the bedroom's porthole. As the sun sets, let the sounds of the bush lull you to sleep.

HOTEL ALBA, ADELAIDE

Hotel Alba, Adelaide
Hotel Alba, Adelaide

Hotel Alba is one of the newest additions to Adelaide's CBD, offering urban accommodation just moments from the beating heart of the city. Located on South Terrace with views of the parklands and city skyline, this metropolitan oasis is a stone's throw from all of the March Madness action, as well as sporting and cultural events throughout the year. 

CABN X CAPE ST ALBANS, KANGAROO ISLAND

CABN X Cape St Albans, Kangaroo Island
CABN X Cape St Albans, Kangaroo Island

You might be familiar with CABN in the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula, but did you know that this South Australian company has expanded its off-grid offerings with boutique accommodation on Kangaroo Island? On the eastern tip of the island, you'll find five eco-cabins overlooking Antechamber Bay, each with the added luxury that comes with the CABN X name. Treat yourself to a little self-care with the indoor sauna, curl up by the crackling fireplace and soak away your worries in the outdoor bathtub, while the sounds of the bush and ocean below create the ultimate calming playlist. Writers tip: CABN X's are within view of one another, but don't worry - they're cleverly positioned for the ultimate private escape.

MULLA MULLA POD, EYRE PENINSULA

Mulla Mulla Pod, Eyre Peninsula
Mulla Mulla Pod, Eyre Peninsula

Ever wanted to stay in a tiny home named after a flower? This eco-pod is named and styled around the 'Ironstone Mulla Mulla' - a shrub with a blush-coloured bloom that is native to the Eyre Peninsula. Located near Streaky Bay, Mulla Mulla is true to its name, with a subtle colour palette of soft pinks, natural wood and brushed nickel creating an abode that blends seamlessly into its surrounds. With over 300 acres of private land to explore, including a diverse ecosystem of flora and fauna, Mulla Mulla offers a unique opportunity to reconnect with nature, family and friends in complete seclusion and luxury.

SOUTHERN OCEAN LODGE, KANGAROO ISLAND

After being razed in the 2020 bushfires, Southern Ocean Lodge is set to rise from the ashes this year with its re-opening scheduled for December 2023. The highly anticipated return of this luxury accommodation icon will mark a new era in Kangaroo Island's history, when the new-look lodge opens its doors on the rugged west coast of the Island. 

CONTINUE THE DISCOVERY…

This is just a taste of the unique stays on offer in South Australia. Continue searching through our curated guides to pet friendly accommodation and winery accommodation and never again wonder where to stay in South Australia.

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