Hotels in South Australia
A 22-room retreat on a secluded vineyard surrounded by forest.
The first thing that strikes you about Prairie Hotel is its isolation. Located in the remote former railway town of Parachilna, this outback lodge is a favorite of Aussies in the know.
Well-situated cottages with vineyard views.
The 160-year-old Georgian mansion has five simple, light-filled guest rooms.
This 1901 house once anchored a single 23,000-acre farm; by the 1970’s the pastureland had been subdivided and the house abandoned. But in 2002 the Victorian spread was rescued and converted into an inn.
The best choice in downtown Adelaide.
Contemporary in design and green in attitude, this lodge sits on a sparsely populated island 30 minutes by plane from Adelaide. The 21 spacious suites have limestone floors, pieces by local artisans, and outdoor terraces.
Sophie Newland’s Hog Bay Hill, in K.I.’s northeastern corner, has only three rooms, each with a deck and a panoramic view, and is furnished with her discerning eye. There’s no restaurant, but Newland sometimes serves dinner.
Deep in the South Australian outback, just over four hours from Adelaide, Arkaba Station—a 19th-century sheep ranch turned luxury lodge—feels remote enough for most.
Just a few hours north of Adelaide, the Flinders Ranges National Park is known for high peaks, cavernous ravines, and wildlife-dotted plains.