The best romantic getaway spots in South Australia

You don’t need to move a mountain to arrange the perfect romantic getaway. In fact, your next romantic escapade could be as effortless as a stroll by a sapphire-blue lake, a memorable swim alongside playful dolphins or a sip of something special overlooking rolling green vineyards. Romantic getaways in South Australia let you effortlessly reconnect, recharge and love life. Here are some of our favourite memory-makers! 


A close up image of meat and salad and a glass of red wine.
Time to head to The Haus Hahndorf for some delicious food. Image from David Solm.

Brimming with old-world charm, Hahndorf brings romance to life in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Established in 1839 by German settlers, today you can sip in the town’s historic ambience at one of the many restaurants, bars or vineyards. Dine on in style at the intimate Haus Restaurant, or enjoy some European classics and Bavarian beer at The German Arms.  

The picturesque Adelaide Hills wine country is yours to explore – do it at your own pace by hiring a bike (with a supplied pannier for your wine purchase, of course) from Bike About. For another day trip, the Barossa Valley is only an hour’s drive. Enjoy one of the winery tours Barossa Valley has to offer and sample some unique Barossa Shiraz – you’ll find over 90 Cellar Doors to explore.

Where to stay

Relax in comfort at old-world The Studios by Haus, near Hahndorf’s German-heritage pubs and restaurants. In the heart of town, you’ll also find luxurious The Manna by Haus. The Lodge offers cosy accommodation that is perfect for couples. 

Mount Gambier

blue lake surrounded by luscious green trees and gardens
Be sure to stop by the stunning Blue Lake. Image from Angus Chan.

Home to some of Australia’s most spectacular lakes and limestone formations, there’s a wild heartland of romantic things to do in Mount Gambier. Begin with one of the iconic lake walks, from the exquisite Blue Lake to Crater Lakes Trail. In the centre of town, the Cave Garden is an oasis of roses with a nightly light show. Ready to share some adventure? Explore the unique and fascinating Engelbrecht Cave. Don’t forget to check out the Umpherston Sinkhole.

Enjoy a cosy dinner afterwards with spectacular views of the lake and city at Thyme @ The Lakes. This acclaimed restaurant serves creative and seasonal cuisine and cocktails. In the centre of Mount Gambier you’ll also find the superb Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre – check out the evening light show and the fascinating ‘Volcano’ screening.

Where to stay

Situated on the edge of the Crater Lakes, Comfort Inn The Lakes has spectacular views over the city and a romantic and newly refurbished Honeymoon Suite.

Victor Harbor

rocks in the foreground with the ocean in the background
Visit Granite Island, Victor Harbor. Image from Graham Scheer.

Situated on South Australia’s stunning Fleurieu Peninsula, Victor Harbor is one of Australia’s best places to take a breath and connect with loved ones. Start with a ride on the town’s horse-drawn tram across the causeway to spectacular Granite Island, where walks and trails give you a vantage point to see resident dolphins and marine life. Get even closer on a Big Duck Tour dolphin cruise.

The open Urumbirra Wildlife Park will introduce you to more local friends.  For one of the best restaurants in Victor Harbor, Nino’s Cafe delivers authentic Italian in a comfortable and intimate setting. Make your stay complete with a day trip to the stunning Kangaroo Island – enjoy a comfortable 45 minute ferry from Cape Jervis and explore the island’s pristine beaches and landscapes.

Where to stay

Relax at the Comfort Inn Victor Harbor, conveniently located within walking distance from local attractions such as the horse-drawn tram. 

Enjoy a Couples Escape package

Ready to book a secluded romantic getaways South Australia style? Book your stay between February 6 – March 31 and enjoy our Couples Escape package, which includes a bottle of wine on arrival and late checkout.

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