Luxury stays in South Australia

Go on a journey through South Australia's most exclusive destinations.

South Australia beckons travellers with its unparalleled blend of breathtaking landscapes, world-class wineries, and a remarkable cultural tapestry. Beyond its vibrant city and sweeping coastline, our captivating state unveils an array of hidden gems, offering an extraordinary collection of luxury stays that seamlessly blend opulence with the untouched beauty of nature.

We have hand-picked South Australia’s most exclusive destinations, revealing luxurious retreats that promise to exceed even the most discerning traveller’s expectations. From the rolling hills in the Barossa Valley to the highlands of the glorious Adelaide Hills, there’s a luxury stay for everyone.

The Louise

Nestled amidst the undulating hills and vineyards that characterise the Barossa Valley, The Louise provides a tranquil and opulent retreat, offering generously proportioned villa-style suites that complement the region’s Mediterranean feel. Situated in the heart of Marananga, this remarkable establishment grants its guests an exclusive “backstage pass” to the renowned wineries, vineyards, restaurants, markets, and art galleries that adorn the area.

As a distinguished member of the esteemed Baillie Lodges collection, guests at The Louise enjoy privileged access to iconic wineries, as well as intimate cellar doors, where they can engage with producers and savour their exceptional creations, or appreciate the craftsmanship of local artists and their masterpieces.

Designed in the style of a Southern European villa, The Louise boasts townhouse suites adorned with French doors that open onto private courtyards, revealing breathtaking vistas of vineyards and the idyllic countryside. A central walkway adorned with seasonal grapevines, lavender, and rosemary leads guests from their suites to the main lodge, inviting them to explore the lounges, bar, and restaurants.

Established in 2005 by hoteliers Jim and Helen Carreker, after an extensive ten-year quest to find the perfect property for a luxury lodge, The Louise has had previous incarnations as Peppers Hermitage and The Hermitage at Marananga. Serving as the birthplace of the Luxury Lodges of Australia collection, The Louise was acquired by Baillie Lodges in 2021, aligning harmoniously with the essence of the collection.

Celebrated for their warm and welcoming personalised service, their dedicated team members possess the secret ingredient that entices our cherished guests to return time and again.

375 Seppeltsfield Road, Marananga


Le Mas Barossa

Immerse yourself in the essence of Provençal life at Le Mas Barossa, nestled amidst the vineyards and the serene flow of the Para River. This idyllic destination offers a rejuvenating weekend getaway or an unforgettable event where your wellbeing takes centre stage.

Le Mas combines contemporary design with authentic French hospitality, redefining the concept of boutique hotels. It caters to those seeking a deep connection with nature, creativity, and intimacy. Indulge in an exquisite Provençal dining experience in the enchanting ambiance of the on-site, guests only restaurant Orangerie, where each meal showcases thoughtfully sourced produce from their gardens and local suppliers.

Surrounded by century-old vines, Le Mas provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the art of winemaking. Taste and purchase their delightful in-house vintages, and explore their private cellar collection featuring regional varieties. The dedicated French hosts ensure a personalised and unforgettable experience, paying homage to the revered French art of hospitality while respecting your privacy.

Over two decades ago, Marie-France and her family discovered this historic property, inspiring Geraldine, Marie-France’s daughter, to create an exceptional retreat for exclusive events and boutique accommodations. Inspired by the charming farmhouses of France, Le Mas Barossa is a contemporary interpretation of the original 1857 Farm House. Reflecting refined Provençal style, it honours the rich history of the land and the Australian spirit.

Le Mas Barossa is a harmonious sanctuary where the beauty of Provençal life intertwines with the unique Australian setting, inviting you to indulge in a truly remarkable experience.

1929 Barossa Valley Way, Rowland Flat


Kingsford The Barossa

Dating back to 1856, Kingsford The Barossa is an enchanting venue that has undergone meticulous restoration to emerge as one of Australia’s most exquisite luxury retreats. Nestled amidst riverbanks, rolling hills, and the captivating beauty of gum trees and the native Australian landscape, it stands as a true gem.

Kingsford is a short drive north of Adelaide, nestled within the picturesque hills of the Barossa Valley wine region. Surrounded by 225 acres of South Australian countryside, the property allows guests to escape the city’s hustle and bustle while remaining within easy reach.

The historic homestead is now enhanced by an impressive new lodge, designed to offer guests a taste of the finest experiences the Barossa has to offer. The modern and luxurious expansion includes four east-facing View Suites, where floor-to-ceiling glass provides uninterrupted vistas of rolling hills, accompanied by access to private courtyards. Another notable addition is the expansive Conservatory, an idyllic setting for hosting special events throughout the day, complemented by tranquil pastoral views.

While an attentive host is always available on-site, Stefan and Leanne encourage all guests to embrace the estate as their private home. Upon request, a menu of Kingsford experiences, including the renowned bush bath, and curated Barossa touring options, can be provided.

For those seeking an exclusive experience, the entire property can be booked for special occasions such as weddings, milestone celebrations, and corporate events, ensuring an unforgettable and tailored experience for all.

68 Kingsford Rd, Kingsford


Sequioa Lodge 

Sequoia stands as an exclusive, adults-only luxury lodge, nestled into the escarpment of Mount Lofty Hills Estate in the breathtaking Adelaide Hills. This intimate retreat offers an unparalleled six-star experience, the first of its kind on mainland Australia.

Named after the three magnificent Californian Redwood trees planted by the estate’s original owner, Arthur Hardy, Sequoia boasts fourteen lavish guest suites and a dedicated local team providing unrivalled service. Guests enjoy access to lavish amenities and a selection of bespoke experiences that honour the captivating stories of South Australia.

Each meticulously designed suite is tucked into a secluded sanctuary, beneath the embracing shade of towering Sequoia trees. With stunning 180° views of the scenic Piccadilly Valley, the suites exude tranquillity with warm touches of wood and stone. A sunken lounge area features a Basket Range stone-clad gas fireplace, while the spa-like bathrooms offer abundant natural light.

The lodge grounds feature artesian spring-fed hot pools, an infinity pool, and a wildlife enclosure. Adjacent estate grounds provide access to a tennis court and picturesque walking trails.

Dining at Sequoia is an exceptional experience reserved for lodge guests. Creative, contemporary Australian menus showcase seasonal delights and local suppliers. From leisurely breakfasts to light lunches and two or three-course dinners, guests can savour their meals in the lodge’s lounge or in the privacy of their suites.

The acclaimed three-hatted Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant, located on-site, offers a highly recommended culinary adventure. Guests also have access to the estate’s Arthur Waterhouse.

Sequoia epitomises the principles of nature, connection, and indulgence, inviting guests to embark on an extraordinary journey of luxury and tranquillity.

1 Mawson Dr, Crafers


A new chapter for Southern Ocean Lodge

Turning the page on a new chapter, the reimagined Southern Ocean Lodge invites exploration and discovery. The property has undergone a transformation, incorporating beloved features along with thoughtful additions, ushering in a new era of travel on Kangaroo Island.

Retaining the essence of the original lodge, the new Southern Ocean Lodge continues to offer the same generous inclusions that guests cherished, including exceptional dining experiences, beverages, and signature activities to start.

A noteworthy addition to the property is the ultra-premium Ocean Pavilion, ingeniously designed to serve as either a private residence or two separate suites, creating the ultimate Kangaroo Island retreat. Enhancing the allure of the Great Room terrace, a captivating wet-edge pool now invites relaxation, while the expanded Southern Spa presents ample space for three treatment rooms, a well-equipped gymnasium, sauna, and invigorating hot and cold plunge pools.

Work is well underway on the rebuild and the new-look lodge will open on 6 December 2023.

Hanson Bay Rd, Kingscote


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