If walls could talk, the solid stonemasonry of Kingsford Homestead would keep you up all night. It’s thought that the 1856 Georgian-style homestead’s sandstone was brought to the Barossa from Edinburgh as ship’s ballast – and that’s just the beginning of the building’s story. It has hosted bushrangers, drovers, explorers, pastoralists and media barons. In 1999 it was bought by Channel Nine and became the set for the hit show McLeod’s Daughters. Today Kingsford Homestead has a new life as a luxurious retreat. The homestead can be booked for an all-inclusive two-night package that features dinner, drinks, canapés, breakfast and a signature riverside outdoor bath experience. Kingsford accommodates just 14 guests at a time but if you’re looking for true seclusion, choose the Stonemason’s Cottage, a beautiful building at the rear of the main house with its own private garden. Book ahead for spa treatments.
Sitting on the western edge of the Barossa at the North Para River, Kingsford is less than an hour’s drive from Adelaide Airport. Wineries including Peter Lehmann, Rockford, Penfolds and Yalumba are only a 15-minute drive away.
Kingsford Road, Kingsford | + 61 8 8524 8120