From the border to Blanchetown, the majestic Murray meanders 330 kilometres through the picture perfect Riverland. As far as accommodation in the region goes, you’ll find everything from the budget to the boutique. On this episode, we discovered three stunning properties that are ideal for a cosy and luxurious escape.
Normally the thought of staying somewhere called the Judges’ Chambers or the Police Station would make you a little nervous – but spend a night at the stunning Loxton Courthouse Apartments and you may never want to leave!
Built back in 1962 right in the heart of Loxton, the former police station and courthouse building was in dire need of re-invention when local Sheree recognized its potential and helped transform the complex.
Each apartment features its own alfresco area with a BBQ, plus inside you’ll find loads of thoughtful extras for a self-catering stay- like a full kitchen, coffee machine, free Wi-Fi and Netflix.
For those seeking a luxurious stay and perhaps a round of golf – may we suggest The Villas at the Waikerie Golf and Country Club. Located just minutes away from some fantastic wineries and the river, it’s the perfect base to explore this gorgeous part of South Australia. Architecturally designed, the accommodation here is sure to impress. Stunning six-bedroom and four-bedroom villas cater for larger groups in style.
As for couples, the self-contained deluxe and studio suites are made just for you. Complete with modern furnishings, sumptuous beds, sleek bathrooms (some with their own private courtyard garden), and deck overlooking the fairway – it’s an ideal escape.
For the ultimate in indulgence, you can’t go past The Frames. The luxury here is nothing short of world-class and it was recently inducted into the Australian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame. The Frames consist of three self-contained retreats tucked into the cliffs at Paringa, enjoying sweeping views of the river.
Cleverly designed to be protected from prying eyes, each retreat features all the bells and whistles… not to mention its own private heated pool, spa and sauna, making this place the ultimate winter escape. Owners Rick and Cathy Edmonds have thought of absolutely everything. And if you can bear to leave the property – they’ve got a suite of tempting touring options, as well – including a sunset cruise in their gorgeous wooden gondola. They’ve really nailed the recipe for romance!
You can reach the Riverland in just over two-and-a-half hours’ drive from Adelaide – making it completely do-able for a short holiday or a weekend escape. So this winter, why not spoil yourself in this beautiful part of SA?