The Frames


Escape to the beautiful Australian Outback and discover The Frames – a luxurious adults-only retreat on the Murray River hidden away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Adelaide.

Why you'll love it here

  • Stay in a luxurious outback retreat on the beautiful Murray River
  • Experience exclusive activities, from Wetland & Wildlife Safaris to Sunset Cruises
  • Meet local growers, brewers and winemakers on a ‘dirt to the dish’ Flavour Safari
  • Swim in your own private pool and prepare a mouth-watering BBQ in your deluxe retreat
  • Enjoy a relaxing break with a Certified Ecotourism & Accredited Australian Tourism business


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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

Located on the South Australian side of the river, you’re surrounded by a quintessential outback scene that’s ideal for a romantic honeymoon or quiet couples’ getaway. Just three exclusive retreats reside in a tranquil riverfront setting, along with the luxury of a personal pool and stunning contemporary architecture on display. Designed with indoor and outdoor privacy in mind, each retreat has its own unique outlook and style as well as a soothing spa and sauna for unwinding.

Not only that, but there are also one-of-a-kind experiences. Whether it’s gently sailing on a romantic Sunset Cruise of the Murray River or sampling products made from the Riverland on a Flavour Safari, there’s something for everyone. The incredible Wetland & Wildlife tour provides a unique look into the area’s diverse habitats while the Murray River Walk immerses you in tales of the Riverland.

During your visit, you’ll also have access to private chefs and self-catering where you can add your preferred experiences or book a two-, three- or four-night all-inclusive package. Including experiences, an open mini-bar, breakfast provisions, plus chef-prepared dinners and BBQ packs, you’ll have everything you need for a relaxing stay. Alternatively, there are five-night packages available combining The Frames with Sequoia Lodge in Adelaide Hills – a perfect Australian break.

As a Certified Ecotourism & Accredited Australian Tourism business, The Frames provides the ultimate Murray River experience for both couples and the discerning traveller.

Set on the peaceful banks of the Murray River, these award-winning luxurious retreats are built for discerning travellers looking for a romantic experience in the South Australian Outback.

Pastiche Retreat

Pastiche Retreat

Sleeps: 2 Adults

Contemporary and light-filled, the Pastiche Retreat offers breathtaking views of the Murray River in addition to a fabulous sunken spa featuring its very own in-built waterfall feature to relax inside.
Montage Retreat

Montage Retreat

Sleeps: 2 Adults

Bathe in an outdoor luxury spa while gazing up at a twinkle of stars in the Montage Retreat – perfect for couples wanting to experience charm, sophistication and warmth with the finest appointments.
Collage Retreat

Collage Retreat

Sleeps: 4 Adults

Setting brand new standards in shared luxury accommodation, the Collage Retreat provides state-of-the-art BBQ facilities overlooking the natural diversity and tranquillity of the Murray River.

The Frames is host to multiple Exclusive Experiences. The Sunset Gondola River Cruise provides a wonderful romantic journey through the tranquil Murray River. The Wetlands & Wildlife Safari transports you on a thrilling adventure in the Riverland. And the Flavour Safari features a spectacular tour where you meet local growers, brewers and winemakers before sampling their excellent ‘dirt to the dish’ products. There’s also a luxury Outback Camping experience, Calperum Station Eco-Cultural experience and personalised wellness treatments in the comfort of your own retreat.

Alternatively, there’s a wide range of Additional Experiences. Sip on premium spirits at the iconic 23rd St Distillery and observe the colourful endemic birdlife on a Bellbird birding tour. The extensive Murray River Walk is an incredibly intimate journey of discovery while the Riverland Canoe Tour is an intricate adventure through quiet waterways and creek systems. Also available are Distillery Gin Masterclass sessions, Arrosto Coffee experiences, National Park explorations, Riverland Cellar tours, Seppeltsfield Winery tours, St Agness Distillery tours and Woolshed Brewery excursions.

The Frames is a Certified Ecotourism & Accredited Australian Tourism business. Each luxury retreat was originally designed and built with sustainability at its core. They are thermally efficient and feature double glazed windows, screen shades to control sunlight and insulated walls and floors. In addition, a number of eco-friendly practises have been implemented. There’s a Tesla charging station for electric vehicles, bio sewerage system that recycles greywater for irrigation and low-maintenance gardens featuring hardy native plants fed by under-surface drippers. Even the tours are sustainable. Guests are encouraged to experience the Riverland region on foot or via the eco-friendly water-based tours and litter is collected and disposed of in the rare occasion it appears.

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  • Time zone: +8 GMT
  • Flight time: 17 hours - 23 hours
  • Recommended airlines: British Airways, Emirates, Qantas, Singapore Airlines
  • Currency: Australian Dollar
  • Tipping guideline: Optional, but not expected
  • Health considerations: No major health risks. There is no risk of yellow fever in Australia, however, yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Canberra
  • Population: 26,699,482
  • National languages: English
  • Electricity and plugs: Type I (V), 230V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need a visa for Australia if you have a British passport - apply online

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