11 Feb 2022
Outback roads

FROM A SECLUDED ISLAND RETREAT TEAMING WITH WILDLIFE TO PICTURESQUE VINEYARD AND VALLEY VIEWS, CURATE YOUR OWN COUPLES RETREAT WITH OUR TOP ROMANTIC PICKS.

Romance and wonder tend to go hand in hand. That's why discovering something new together, indulging your curiosity, and booking that spontaneous weekend getaway in South Australia is the perfect way to say 'I love you.' Whether you are treating your girlfriend, boyfriend, or best friend - there is never a wrong time to sit back and relax at a spa retreat, private island escape, or a romantic hotel. Perhaps you are focusing on self-love? treat yourself to a couple of days for pause, relaxation, and luxury. All you need is an unrivaled bathtub view and a glass of world-class locally grown wine. We have curated our top 5 picks for the ultimate romantic getaway in South Australia - to suit every kind of love.

1. Sequoia, Adelaide Hills

Sequoia
Sequoia

For a romantic getaway in the Adelaide Hills, check into the new oasis Sequoia lodge. Boasting 14 luxurious suites with breathtaking, 180-degree views and access to a private lounge with a heated plunge pool - it's the ultimate in South Australian luxury. The service is just as impressive, with a delicious daily artisan breakfast, drinks, tasting plates and a gourmet minibar all included in your stay. Start your morning moving with sunrise yoga, embark on a cheese and wine masterclass, guided nature walk or stargaze together using their private telescope. Turn up the romance with a booking at their 3 chef hat Hardy's Verandah Restaurant, or turn your weekend into a spa retreat by paying a visit to the quaint gatekeeper's day spa - that will have you feeling a world away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD, even if Adelaide is just a 15-minute drive away. 

2. Lifetime Private Retreats, Kangaroo Island

Cliff House at Lifetime Private Retreats
Cliff House at Lifetime Private Retreats

Looking for an island escape without having to cough up for the airfare to Fiji? Welcome to Kangaroo Island. Where azure blue waters await you at Vivonne Bay, wildlife meanders past you on the beach and the spirit of island life is captured in an award-winning bottle. But what most discover when they visit Kangaroo Island, is the sound of silence. It is one of the few places left in the world where you can truly find seclusion. Not-so-beaten paths lead you to architectural marvels. Luxury lodges and private escapes nestled amid the Australian landscape - a haven for those looking to reconnect, relax and unwind. One such place is Cliff House by Lifetime Private Retreats. Wake up each morning to rugged cliffs and empty beaches from the comfort of your very own beautifully appointed luxury villa. For an unparalleled experience, guests can select a package that includes all meals, beverages, and transfers. Spend your afternoon taking in the expansive views from their outdoor spa bath, or leave the comfort of your villa to explore the island's distilleries, wineries, wildlife sanctuaries, and natural wonders

3. CABN, Adelaide Hills

CABN
CABN

Unplug and unwind surrounded by nature at CABN. Set on 180 acres of scrubland and on the doorstep of a conservation park boasting incredible walking trails and breathtaking scenery, this completely off-grid, eco-friendly tiny house is a charming romantic getaway location in the Adelaide Hills. After a day discovering the surrounding bushland, cuddle up around the outdoor fire, marvel at thousands of stars lighting up the night sky, or kick back in your king-size bed with a good book. Jude, the name of the cabin, is also pet-friendly - in case you are wanting to treat your fur friend.

4. The River Vista, Riverland

The River Vista
The River Vista

How does a cute cottage perched atop glowing ochre red cliffs, with panoramic views of the Murray River sound? The River Vista lives up to its name, with enviable private views of one of South Australia's most picturesque and diverse regions - the Riverland - and plenty of space for a picnic, including a private viewpoint and firepit. The aesthetic of the property has quickly made it one of the most beloved air-bnb's in South Australia - with the owners paying loving attention to detail, comfort and design. Make this a couples retreat to remember with one of their additional curated experiences - including a private cliffside pilates class, an in-house chef who will cook you up some of the best produce from around the region, a chilled bottle of champagne on arrival, or take off on a scenic flight and see The River Vista from above. 

5. Eos, Adelaide

Eos
Eos

Looking to stay central? Live it up in the lap of luxury with a romantic getaway in Adelaide at the brand new 5-star Eos at SkyCity. Perched over the River Torrens with sweeping views beyond the city limits, Eos is perfectly positioned for city exploration. Stroll the Botanic Gardens, check out the Festival Centre, Art GalleryAdelaide Oval, Adelaide Central Markets or explore a labyrinth of laneways teeming with bars and restaurants. Looking for romantic date night ideas? Why not end your night out in Adelaide at the Eos rooftop bar and restaurant, before retiring to your luxury suite.

Continue the romance... 

Check out our curated guides to help you get the most out of your trip to South Australia's regions. Embark on a foodie exploration of the Adelaide Hills with our 3-day itinerary, or complete your trip to The River Vista with our top 10 things to do in the Riverland

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