The only thing that says romance more than a roaring fire, red roses and chocolate, is wine. The romantic getaways Adelaide couple’s dream of, are filled with South Australia’s delectable drops, on a backdrop of nature’s most beguiling scenery. Let’s go on a love trail, to make the most of those famous vineyards.
Romantic Getaways Adelaide
Mount Lofty House
Once the party venue of Adelaide’s high society, Mount Lofty House retains the aura of its luxurious heritage. It’s located in the heart of the Adelaide Hills Wine Region, but with two vineyards onsite, you won’t have to travel for tastings. A day spa and fine dining take centre stage, with tennis, volleyball, croquet and a pool for leisure. Rooms, suites and cottages offer privacy, plush décor and ambient views.
Where: 74 Mount Lofty Summit Rd, Crafers
Phone: (08) 8339 6777
Website: Mount Lofty House
Jacobs Creek Retreat
A boutique bed and breakfast in the Barossa Valley is just what you need to rediscover love. Nestled on the banks of Jacobs Creek, this retreat of the same name is one of the romantic places in Adelaide, where you can escape into utter serenity. Lush gardens, in-room massages and a solar heated infinity pool kick start the relaxation and room features include four-poster beds, spa tubs, verandas with views and private courtyards. Plus, right next door, you’ll find the Moorooroo Park Vineyard.
Where: Nitschke Rd, Tanunda
Phone: (08) 8339 6777
Website: Jacobs Creek Retreat
Sample romantic getaways Adelaide Aussie style, in pavilions named the Billabong, the Dunes and the Gums. Cladich Pavilions rest in the peaceful bushland of Aldgate, with native vegetation and colourful birdlife. To make the most of your stay, choose a Billabong Indulgent Package, with massages, a cheese platter, homemade caramels, fruit and a bottle of bubbles for sunset drinks on your private deck.
Where: 27-29 Wilpena Terrace, Aldgate
Phone: (08) 8339 8248
Website: Cladich Pavilions
Thorngrove Manor Hotel
Prince Charming and Cinderella would be impressed by enchanting Thorngrove Manor. The award-winning, boutique hotel features baroque towers, turrets and eccentric rooms to make even the most romantic souls swoon. Choose the King’s Chambers, with an antique German piano, or perhaps the Castle Chambers with a Juliet balcony and French tapestries. If you can stand to leave your lavish abode, how about a posh picnic for two in the majestic garden?
Where: 2 Glenside Lane, Stirling
Phone: (08) 8339 6748
Website: Thorngrove Manor
Designed exclusively for couples in the Barossa Valley and set within easy reach of Lyndoch Lavender Farm, Eden Valley and wineries, Barossa Pavilions are an intimate treat for the soul. The open-plan, freestanding pavilions are bright, spacious and made for lazy days gazing at the rolling countryside. Special touches include couple’s swing seats, double spa baths and breakfasts with gourmet produce. Plus, the property is a working farm, so you’ll see horses, cattle and resident kangaroos.
Where: 221 Yaldara Drive, Lyndoch
Phone: 0427 987 029
Website: Barossa Pavilions
If you loved the TV hit, McLeod’s Daughters, this is the romantic Adelaide accommodation for you. Kingsford Homestead is an iconic property in the Barossa Valley, with seven luxurious suites, a charming rural landscape and the elegant air of history, for weddings, special occasions and executive retreats. Explore the shearing shed, relax in the pool and dine on the veranda with sweeping views. Don’t miss the opportunity for a clean-up in the romantic, outdoor ‘Bush Bath’.
Where: Kingsford Rd, Kingsford
Phone: (08) 8524 8120
Website: Kingsford Homestead
Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage
How would you like to stay on a Shiraz and Cabernet vineyard? Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage lets you do just that, an hour outside of the city. It’s not just about your stay in an 1860’s German settler’s cottage – complete with luxurious mod-cons – either. This is a complete Barossa Valley experience, with a heritage tour, wine, gourmet food and more, included in all stays.
Where: 27 Gerald Roberts Rd, Seppeltsfield
Phone: (08) 8563 4059
Website: Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage
Add a dash of whimsy to your romantic break, in an historic homestead complete with French provincial furniture, claw foot baths and a hydrotherapy spa located in an old carriage house. Collingrove was once the home of one of South Australia’s most influential pioneers and now you can soak up the romance in charming rooms, originally used as the school house, workshop, maid’s and coachman’s quarters.
Where: 450 Eden Valley Rd, Angaston
Phone: (08) 8564 2061
Website: Collingrove Homestead
The Louise Barossa Valley
Pampering, indulging your taste buds and swimming with views of vineyards and olive groves is all in a day’s escape, at The Louise. It’s the home of one of Australia’s finest dining destinations, the award-winning Appellation restaurant, for fresh, seasonal cuisine to pair with famous Barossa wines. For fun, there’s an oversized chessboard, grass croquet court and sunset terrace bar. When it’s time to turn in, you’ll find gas log fireplaces, marbled en suites, outdoor rain showers and deluxe linens.
Where: Seppeltsfields & Stonewell Rds
Phone: (08) 8562 2722
Website: The Louise
Stay in the midst of rose blooms, at the Barossa Chateau. Here, you can amble through the gardens, across an incredible five kilometres worth of pathways. Overall the impressive estate covers 25 acres and houses an art gallery in the Grand Ballroom, with an extensive collection of porcelain from the early 18th and 19th centuries. You’ll stay in a room fit for royalty, complete with antiques and art pieces. There’s a cellar door and café onsite, as well as decadent high teas, for indulgent afternoons romantic getaways Adelaide can offer.
Where: 35 Hermann Thumm Drive
Phone: (08) 8524 4268
Website: Barossa Chateau