The rugged scenery of the Adelaide Hills draws rural explorers to quaint German villages and views of picturesque cedars once the inspiration of landscape painter Sir Hans Heysen. For couples after a wilderness escape, the national parks of Kangaroo Island – aptly known as ‘Nature’s Playground’ – offer sweeping plains and wild coastlines populated by penguins (also known as nature’s cutest monogamous couples).
As for accommodation, you’ll find in-house chef services and romantic hot tubs for two hidden in the greenery of the Hills. Breezy lodges and a private beach await on the Island. In wine country, romantic villas let you step into clawfoot baths or request in-room couples massages by candlelight. You can greet the dawn from a hot air balloon over the Barossa Valley, then return to your cozy space to slip into your hotel robe in front of a crackling fire. From spa suites to catered cottages, we’ve rounded up some of the most tempting resorts for you to rekindle romantic flames and put the ‘elation’ back in relationship.