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Our Cityscapes series presents you with exciting alternative locations for your company gatherings and business meetings. Bring your team together in a refreshing way and inspire collaboration.

Situated on Australia’s south coast, Adelaide is a compact city that is the capital of the country’s southern region. The city is a fun choice for your team to enjoy face-to-face meetings and is well known for its festivals, foods and excellent wines so there is always plenty to do. Adelaide has the nickname ‘the 20-minute city’ because everything is within easy reach.

For business travellers, Adelaide lies conveniently close to its International Airport. The coastline lies to the west of the city and the River Torrens runs through the city and is surrounded by parklands. Adelaide is built on a grid system and is easy to navigate. There are buses, trains and trams for getting around and the world’s first solar electric bus plus several trams are all free of charge to use. There are excellent facilities for business meetings and events and the city’s laid-back ambience make it a fun place for your team to get back to face-to-face meetings in 2022

1. Arabella on West

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This smart block of six apartments is ideal for smaller groups and is within comfortable walking distance of several gorgeous beaches (just 300 m) and several sports facilities. The apartment block is also situated just eight miles from the city’s CBD. Each of the apartments is stylishly and comfortably furnished in light, neutral shades and wood and has a fully-equipped kitchen, sitting area and eating area. The secluded outdoor pool is open from 1 October-30 April and there is a spacious sun deck and communal courtyard too. There is also a coin-operated laundry facility on the premises and the apartments are fitted with CCTV and secure keyless entry. The apartments are an ideal place for your team to reconnect after so many months of remote working.

Prices: start from  $100.00 per night

Distance from Adelaide International Airport: 6 minutes (by car)

Distance from Adelaide City Centre: 15 minutes (by car)

For more information: https://www.arabellaonwest.com/apartments 

2. Hahndorf Resort

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Situated in 13 hectares of rolling hills and bushland, the resort offers spectacular views of the beautiful Adelaide Hills and is a fantastic destination for a company trip. The German-style town of Hahndorf is totally unique in Australia and has a bustling main street with German-style buildings, shops and boutiques. The Resort is within walking distance of the town and is close to hiking trails, wineries and national parks.

There are various accommodation options to choose from including ten-bed houses, resort rooms, one, two and three bedroomed cottages, studios, and two-bedroomed units. For the more adventurous there are also caravan and camping facilities. There is a pool for relaxing moments, a barbecue and a bistro and the Resort is suitable for people with limited mobility. There are five different small event areas at Hahndorf Resort and two larger ones – the new convention centre and the outdoor event area.

Prices: start from  $100.00 per night

Distance from Adelaide International Airport: 35 minutes (by car)

Distance from Adelaide City Centre: 25 minutes (by car)

For more information: https://hahndorfresort.com.au/ 

3. The Franklin Boutique Hotel

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This boutique hotel has a lovely relaxing ambience and quirky vibe which is ideal for spending time with your team. The hotel is situated in the heart of the city – just across from the bus terminus. All the seven guest rooms are spacious and individually styled in a dark colour palette and have a comfortable king-size bed. The guest rooms all have great amenities including an en-suite bathroom, Nespresso machine, fridge flat-screen Smart TV and unique wall paintings by local artists.. The food at the Franklin has its foundations in good pub food but also features exciting new Australian dishes. There are great accompanying beers from independent breweries – which are changed on a regular basis. The friendly hotel staff will help organise any team events or team building you plan to do during your visit. 

Prices: start from  $110.00 per night

Distance from Adelaide International Airport: 10 minutes (by car)

Distance from Adelaide City Centre: 15 minutes (by car)

For more information: https://thefranklinhotel.com.au 

4. The Haus Group

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The Haus Group is a collection of different accommodation, event and conference spaces, plus restaurants located in the historic Main Street in Hahndorf among the Adelaide Hills. This is a great location for a team event or company gathering as there is so much to do including hiking trails and day trips to the beaches at Glenelg and Victor Harbor or the local wine areas of McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, and Barossa.

There are three buildings -The Studios, The Manna and The Lodge by Haus – and between them, they offer more than 85 beautiful guest rooms and two bedroomed apartments. All are elegantly decorated with comfort in mind. Each type of accommodation has quality amenities including luxury bedding and spa showers. The nearby Hause Restaurant offers great food all day through. The Haus Group also has facilities for business meetings of various sizes as well as conference and event facilities.  

Prices: start at  $115.00 per night

Distance from Adelaide International Airport: 30 minutes (by car)

Distance from Adelaide City Centre: 30 minutes (by car)

For more information: https://www.thehausgroup.com.au/ 

5. The Lostplot

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There is something special about having a whole property to yourselves and The Lostplot offers just that in a stunning and secluded position, overlooking Paris Creek and rolling hills in the distance. The Lostplot is a six-bedroomed house on two levels with spacious living and dining areas All of the bedrooms have double/queen or king-sized beds except Bedroom six which has a double set of bunk beds that sleep four people. Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor. There are bathrooms on both floors of the house and upstairs there is a large tiled balcony with panoramic views. The kitchen is well-equipped and has a kitchen bar and there is a sizeable games room with a pool table, dart boards, poker table, table tennis, and plenty of comfortable seating.

The house overlooks a large dam and is supplied by water from a borehole so guests are recommended to bring their own drinking water. There is a fire pit on the grounds with tree trunk stools and many alpacas and other farm animals can be seen in the vicinity. The owners’ permission must be sought for all functions held there and The Lostplot is great for a company trip.

Prices: start at  $145.00 per night

Distance from Adelaide International Airport: 55 minutes (by car)

Distance from Adelaide City Centre: 50 minutes (by car). For more information, Visit the Airbnb link here.

6. Templeton On Murray

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Templeton On Murray is a stylish, six-bedroomed self-contained holiday home located on 4.5 hectares of land on the banks of the Murray River in the Riverland, South Australia. The location is so tranquil with an amazing amount of wildlife and the sunsets are certainly memorable. The bedrooms have comfortable beds, and an en-suite bathroom and all bed linen and towels are provided. The generously sized kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, microwave cooker and laundry facilities. There is an attractive dining area. 

Outside, there is an outside lounge and dining area with a barbecue and fire pit. There is also a bar fridge, outside television and ceiling fans. For leisurely moments, there is also an orchard, library area, outdoor shower and trampoline so there is plenty of scope for team building events.

Prices: start from  $148.00 per night

Distance from Adelaide International Airport: 3 hours (by car)

Distance from Adelaide City Centre: 3 hours (by car)

For more information:https://www.templetononmurray.com.au/ 

7. Seaside Garden Cottages

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These three lovely holiday cottages are situated on half an acre of land in the seaside town of Brownlow on Kangaroo Island.  A leisurely stroll of just 160 metres takes you to the water’s edge and there is a nearby walking and cycling track that goes to Kingscote (2.4 km)The cottages have been architecturally designed and together offer a unique and comfortable space for up to 24 guests as they comprise of nine bedrooms and five bathrooms. The accommodation is well equipped and organised and includes comfortable beds with crisp white linen. The lush gardens have pretty shaded areas, two barbecues, a spacious decked area and a table tennis table. There is a lovely indoor dining area for 14 guests and there is outdoor seating for more than 24 people- what a great destination for a business trip!  

Prices: start at  $170.00 per night

Distance from Adelaide International Airport: 3 hours 20 minutes (by car)

Distance from Adelaide City Centre: 3 hours 20 minutes (by car)

For more information:https://www.seasidegardencottages.com.au/ 

8. Barossa Valley Dream House

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This grand Victorian house was built in the late 1890s and is situated just five minutes drive from the wineries of Barossa Valley and 15 minutes from Maggie’s Beer Farm Shop and the Barossa Cheese Company.. Dream House is full of old-world charm and has four individually designed self-contained suites, with a total of six bedrooms- sleeping up to 17 people. All the bedrooms are air-conditioned and have a flat-screen TV and DVD player, coffee-making facilities, an open fireplace and some have a spa bath. There is also a fully equipped kitchen and dining area and outside there is a pool, sun deck and barbecue facilities making it ideal for a small company trip. 

Prices: start at  $170.00 per night

Distance from Adelaide International Airport: 55 minutes (by car)

Distance from Adelaide City Centre: 55 minutes (by car)

For more information: https://www.barossa.com/listing/barossa-dreams 

9. Doyles on the Bay

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Situated on Kangaroo Island, overlooking the Bay of Shoals, Doyles on the Bay stands on five acres of private land, with stunning views and direct access to the beach. There are six spacious bedrooms- some with a four-poster bed and all with en-suite bathrooms. The bedrooms also have direct access to the deck. The large kitchen is extremely well-equipped and it can be arranged for a chef to come and prepare a variety of meals for you and your team. There is an indoor spa and sauna plus bar and cinema- all perfect for relaxing Outside, there is a beautiful pool area with sun terrace, gazebo,  pizza oven and barbecue – per4fect for a fun team gathering.

Prices: start at  $175.00 per night

Distance from Adelaide International Airport: 3 hours 20 minutes (by car)

Distance from Adelaide City Centre: 3 hours 20 minutes (by car)

For more information: https://www.doylesonthebay.com.au/ 

10. Adelaide Hills Resort

This private and secluded country escape can comfortably sleep 16 people in its six bedrooms. There are four bedrooms with an en-suite bathroom and the master bedroom has an en-suite with private spa. The living areas are attractively styled and spacious and include a large modern kitchen, dining area with polished wooden floor and lounge/ games room with attractive stone flooring and red leather sofas. Outside there is a lovely pool and Spa, plus a tennis court & basketball ring and both have floodlights. 

Prices: start at  $185.00 per night

Distance from Adelaide International Airport: 30 minutes (by car)

Distance from Adelaide City Centre: 30 minutes (by car)

For more information, visit the Airbnb link here.

11. The Station at Kapunda

Situated on the edge of the Barossa Valley, this is a really special place for up to 15 guests to reconnect and relax together. As its name suggests, The Station is a 160-year-old railway station that was beautifully renovated and converted into holiday accommodation during the Covid lockdown in 2020. There are seven guest bedrooms that have retained all the station’s original fittings and all have been stylishly furnished in keeping with the character of the building and with great attention to detail. There is a dining area and Chef’s kitchen perfect for everything from snacks to banquets or a local chef will prepare something special for you! There is also a generously-sized lounge area and table tennis table.

Outside the old platform has been converted into a perfect terrace for a sundowner! In the back garden, there is a large dining area  The Station is close to wineries and some great places to eat including the Farmers’ Market and the Musque Bar in Tanunda.

Prices: start at  $205.00 per night

Distance from Adelaide International Airport: 1 hour (by car)

Distance from Adelaide City Centre: 1 hour (by car)

For more information: https://www.thestationkapunda.com/ 

12. Riviera Villa

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With beautiful panoramic views of the Murray River, this is the perfect choice for those who enjoy water sports as there is the opportunity to water ski, canoe and fish as this property is right on the waterfront and makes the most of its stunning location. The villa comprises five beautiful bedrooms and can accommodate up to ten guests. There are three bathrooms – with free standing baths and attractive stone benches.  There are three comfortable lounge areas, each with a flat-screen TV, theatre room and the dining area offers panoramic views of the river. Outside, the stunning pool enjoys the same views and there is a ten-seater table and barbecue for al fresco dining.  Upstairs there is a spacious roof terrace for enjoying the scenery and wildlife. There are good walks in the vicinity of the villa and Mildura, Riverside and Coomealla Golf Courses are all within easy reach. 

Prices: start at  $ 215.00 per night

Distance from Adelaide International Airport: 4 hours 30 minutes (by car)

Distance from Adelaide City Centre: 4 hours 30 minutes (by car)

For more information: https://rivieravilla.com.au/ 

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