Planning Romantic Getaways in South Australia

If you and your partner are looking for a romantic getaway, then consider heading to South Australia. This beautiful state is home to some of the country’s most stunning landscapes, and there are plenty of romantic activities to enjoy. For instance, you could spend a day exploring the famous Mclaren Vale wine region, take a scenic drive along the Great Ocean Road, or go hiking in the Flinders Ranges. 

No matter what you choose to do, you’re sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. So why not start planning your romantic getaway today with some inspiration from this list? You won’t regret it.

Romantic things to do in South Australia

Couples whale watching in Victor Harbor

Looking to get up close and personal with some of the most majestic creatures on earth? Then you need to head down to Victor Harbor for an unforgettable whale watching experience!

Whether you’re lucky enough to see them breaching through the waves or gently swimming by with their calves, there’s nothing quite like being in the presence of these gentle giants. And what’s even more special about whale watching in Victor Harbor is that the whales come to our shores specifically to raise their young in the protected bays.

So come on down and witness this incredible natural phenomenon for yourself. It’s an experience you’ll never forget!

Share a quiet moment at Granite Island

Known to the Ramindjeri people as Nucoowarra, Granite Island is one of the most unique and beautiful places on Earth. The huge granite boulders, tinged with orange lichen, are a sight to behold. And the sound of waves crashing against the rocky shores is simply stirring.

This is where you can get away from it all and just relax. Whether you’re spending time exploring the island or just enjoying the peace and quiet, Granite Island is sure to give you a memorable experience.

Plan a picnic with a romantic view at Rosetta Head

Looking for a breathtaking view to give your romantic getaway some extra photo opportunities? Look no further than the Bluff, or Rosetta Head. Situated 97m above sea level, this headland offers stunning 360-degree views of Granite Island, Victor Harbor, and the rugged southern coastline. And, if you enjoy whale watching, you can add it to your romantic getaway as you keep your eyes open for migrating whales from June to October.

The Bluff is easily accessed by a one-way loop road and there is a 600m loop walk to the summit from the carpark. For advice on travelling to and from Rosetta Head, please feel free to contact us for some local information and advice.

Enjoy a romantic dinner

After a day of exploring all that South Australia and Victor Harbor have to offer, from the Causeway to the heritage steam train and everything in between, you’re bound to be ready for a bite to eat. Luckily, there’s no shortage of great restaurants and eating out options in South Australia. Whether you’re looking for a casual meal or a romantic dinner for two, there’s a menu tailored to your appetites. 

There are plenty of waterside restaurants where you can enjoy fresh seafood while watching the sunset, as well as intimate fine-dining experiences to add a highlight to your romantic getaway. With so many delicious options to choose from, you’ll definitely be spoiled for choice.

Enjoy a sunset from the beach

While many believe the east coast of Australia has the best beaches, South Australia’s have one thing they don’t – many of our best beaches face west, meaning couples can experience some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world and enjoy watching views of the sun sinking into the sea each night.

Whether you’re watching from the sand or enjoying a sunset cruise, you’re sure to be mesmerised by the colours and natural beauty of these special moments. You can start your day with an adventure, then pack a picnic rug and something to enjoy from our food and wineries, and find your spot to catch an unforgettable moment for your romantic getaway.

Take a hike and see native animals at Deep Creek National Park

If you’re a fan of walking trails and biking trails, the surrounding areas of Victor Harbor offer plenty of enjoyable options. Places like Deep Creek National Park are some of the most beautiful and unique places on the South Australian coast. With lush vegetation and abundant wildlife, it’s no wonder that these areas are such popular destinations for nature lovers.

The parks are home to an incredible array of native animals, including western grey kangaroos, short-beaked echidnas, and over 100 different species of birds. In addition, the waters off the coast of South Australia are a haven for whales during their annual migration, which takes place from June to October.

Whether you and your partner are looking to explore the area’s amazing flora and fauna, or simply want to relax in a stunning natural setting, South Australia is the perfect destination for you.

Rummage through seasonal produce at a local farmers’ market

Looking for somewhere to enjoy a beautiful weekend morning? Look no further than a Victor Harbor farmers’ market! Sip on a freshly brewed coffee while you peruse the stalls for fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, and homemade baked goods. 

You can also enjoy a light breakfast or brunch made on-site from the best regional ingredients. And with live music playing in the background, it’s the perfect place to catch up on your week and relax together. So come on down and enjoy all that your local farmers’ market has to offer!

Wine tasting in Mclaren Vale

Wine tasting is a great idea for groups as well as couple dates, and if you’re looking for an internationally-acclaimed wine region to explore, South Australia’s Mclaren Vale is your answer. 

Just a short drive from Adelaide, McLaren Vale is nestled in the Fleurieu Peninsula and is home to some of the world’s best wines. Whether you’re looking to taste some of the best wine in the world or looking to sip on a local drop that’s as old as you are, you’ll find it all here. Wander into a wide range of local cellar doors and taste some of Australia’s best-awarded wines. 

And for those that enjoy coastal flavours and local produce, you can continue exploring the Fleurieu Peninsula and plan a trip with inspiration from wineries and local produce in Victor Harbor.

For help planning romantic getaways in South Australia

If you’re looking for a romantic weekend getaway, South Australia is the place to be. With so many amazing things to do, from whale watching in Victor Harbor to exploring wineries and local produce options, you’re sure to find something that suits your interests. And if you’re still not sure where to go, keep an eye on what’s on in Victor Harbor – there’s something for everyone!

For more information, please contact our friendly, welcoming team at Visit Victor Harbor. We’re happy to help and provide local advice and tips to help you plan your perfect romantic getaway in South Australia.