A Guide to Stay-Cays in SA

Adelaide is bursting full of must-visit accommodation spots ranging from quaint to quirky and everything in between. So start your mini holiday planning with our list of local stay-cay destinations…

Words Tom Cumming

Wine Weekend

Hill House in Barossa Valley is number one on our list of stay-cays and for good reason. Overlooking the township of Angaston, this two-bedroom cottage is over 100 years old and sports a rustic interior and gorgeous terraced gardens. Tucked away amid the breathtaking wine region, you could stay in or venture out and explore the many wineries and restaurants the Barossa has to offer.

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Back to Nature

If you’re looking for something a little more off the beaten track, Tent on a Hill is a unique accommodation experience that brings new meaning to the term ‘glamping’. The yurt-style lodging is in the McLaren Vale and is your own isolated patch of paradise on a property overlooking gorgeous vineyards. The decked-out tent comes complete with fire-pit and bathroom facilities.

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Family Retreat

If you want more of a getaway for the whole family then bundle the kids in the car and take a short drive up the hill to Hahndorf. The Barn on Hereford is a repurposed barn-made-guesthouse in the heart of this historic German town. This accommodation features country-style interiors and is just a short walk away from the main street where you can grab a meal (or a stein of beer) and visit everything that’s on the town’s menu, literally. Last but not least, don’t forget to stop at the old-school lolly shop!

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City Stay

For those of you who don’t want to stray too far from the heart of Adelaide then never fear, because there’s a stay-cay with an exceptional point of difference just five minutes out of the CBD. Adelaide Church Apartment is a jaw-dropping church has been remodelled into a stunning apartment stay. This gem is multi-purpose and can be a family homestead or a romantic spot for two.

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