With borders now open to South Australia from all states (excluding Victoria), we’ve rounded up the state’s six best accommodation options with outdoor baths for those thinking about visiting! The incredible views from the baths at these glorious retreats will have you ready to start basking in the natural beauty of the great outdoors.
TinyHome Private Escape
TinyHome Private Escape is situated on an idyllic, organic farm in the heart of the Adelaide Hills. It consists of a sustainable tiny house, built from re-homed materials, and flanked by beautiful, rolling fields containing friendly cows, grazing kangaroos and gorgeous natural wildlife, which can be viewed from its relaxing outdoor bath. It is ideally situated near wineries, micro-breweries, art galleries and nature walks.
Ode to the Orchard
At Ode to the Orchard in the Adelaide Hills, unwind in this rustic and charming cottage, just a short walk from its titular orchard, which guests are encouraged to explore. It contains a traditional wood-fired Aga, which has the additional benefit of keeping the house warm and cosy, and a clawfoot bathtub, perfect for stargazing or enjoying a picturesque sunset.
The Cliff House
The Cliff House, on Kangaroo Island, is a luxurious retreat, overlooking Snelling’s Beach. It has a gorgeous sunken pit with an open fire, and heated cliff-edge jacuzzi. It also has a private helicopter landing area nearby, making this house perfect for weddings or other special events.
One KI is a stunning Kangaroo Island eco-retreat, with an outdoor bath and shower overlooking the ocean. This lavish getaway includes three-course dinners prepared by a private chef, crafted from fresh and local produce, and includes incredible South Australian wines. It also has private access to the nearby beach, and the surrounding area is filled with amazing wildlife.
Kingsford Homestead, in the Barossa Valley, is an opulent retreat, marrying sophisticated style and rural charm, as evidenced through the placement of this elegant bath in the picturesque countryside. Originally owned by a 19th Century pastoralist, it may be better known to some readers as the set of McLeod’s Daughters. It can accommodate 14 guests overnight, and up to 300 for on-site events.
The Naiko Retreat, located on the Fleurieu Peninsula and surrounded by conservation parks, is the height of luxurious escapism. It boasts a gorgeous French Invicta fireplace, panoramic views of the coast through its floor-to-ceiling windows, and a free standing bath with stunning views. This retreat is eco-centric and sustainable; the surrounding wildlife further inspires this return to the natural world.
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