It may be too cold for a dip in the pool, but winter is the perfect time to luxuriate in a bathtub with a glass (or bottle!) of wine – and we’re not talking about your regular run-of-the-mill hotel bathtubs.
Instagram is swarming with photos of glamorous bathers in envy-inducing tubs and we’ve managed to track down nine divine bathtubs to cosy up in this winter. And the best part? They’re all on Aussie soil, so you can leave your passport at home.
Do bathtubs really get much better than this? This jaw-dropping scene on Kangaroo Island is just one of many luxuries in the Cliff House at Lifetime Private Retreats. Soak up sweeping coastal views and try to spot some local dolphins in your own private heated spa while the property’s catering team prepare dinner. Bliss.
Overlooking McLaren Vale’s rows of vines, Shadow Creek is a luxurious hideaway where guests can slip into a deep-soak tub and enjoy beautiful views. Dry off after a relaxing bath with a warm seat by the double fireplace that opens into both the living and bedroom.
The seemingly endless landscape that surrounds Kangaroo Island’s famous Southern Ocean Lodge provides an idyllic backdrop for a five-star soak. With floor-to-ceiling windows, you will feel like you’re immersed in the rugged wilderness while getting to enjoy all the indulgences you would expect of such a luxe property.
Dream a little dream…of wine, as you take the plunge in a bathtub that overlooks a Shiraz vineyard. The one-way glass offers complete privacy and interrupted views – the perfect end to a day spent exploring the many surrounding wineries.
This outdoor bush bathtub at Kingsford Homestead is an Instagram hotspot. This unique bathing experience takes place in a vintage-style claw bathtub set in a secluded corner of a 225-acre authentic sheep station-turned-luxury boutique property.
Surrounded by more than 150 acres of natural wilderness, you will have a front-row view of nature in this dreamy tub. Fill it up with bubbles and settle in with a glass of wine and the latest bestseller before relaxing by an open wood fire or heading out to discover Kangaroo Island’s nearby Seal Bay.
Expect adults-only luxury at this micro-hotel which features deep bathtubs overlooking expansive and glorious McLaren Vale views including the vines of Inkwell Wines.
This one isn’t for the shy or faint of heart. Get up close with kangaroos and farmyard animals as you bask in this one-of-kind bathtub that brings your soaking experience right into the heart of nature. Nestled on a private organic farm in the heart of the Adelaide Hills, this unique accommodation brings together the best elements of glamping and tiny home accommodation
Treat yourself to pure bliss in the Adelaide Hills at this tranquil retreat that marries luxury and nature seamlessly. Book a stay in the Nest to experience this romantic bathtub that serves up calming views of the peaceful countryside.
For more information on winter in SA visit southaustralia.com. Images courtesy of the South Australia Tourism Commission
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