Sleep under the stars and among the vines in McLaren Vale’s luxury Divine Domes

The Divine Domes in McLaren Vale offer 4 different geodesic domes with stunning starry night and vineyard views.

Slotted around picturesque vineyards in McLaren Vale, Divine Domes offer an unparalleled retreat for those seeking to escape the city. The 4 different accomodations add a unique blend of luxury and nature, with each geodesic dome individually designed to create the ultimate experience.

“It’s such a unique experience – they really do feel so cosy and luxe inside. Not only do they have satin walls, in winter we can open up the ceilings so there’s a clear roof to see the stars at night or the beautiful clouds pass you by while you’re having a shower,” co-owner Annamieke Wilds, says.

The Divine Domes opened in July last year, after Annamieke and her husband moved from Queensland for a “wine change”, after travelling around South Australia and seeing its potential.

“For us the selling point of McLaren Vale is its proximity to the ocean and the vineyards. On our property the domes overlook the stunning Oliver’s Taranga vineyards, and the d’Arenberg cube is in the distance. It’s so centrally located,” Annamieke says.

Boasting king-size beds, private ensuites, fireplaces, and claw-foot baths, the Divine Domes serve as sanctuaries for guests returning from a day of exploring the outstanding McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Peninsula region.

Situated a mere 45 minutes from Adelaide, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature (while cocooned in a comfy bed), gazing out at the starlit sky through the clear walls and ceiling of each dome.

There’s four distinct domes, the Longhorn which as the name suggests, this dome takes its inspiration from the soul of the American West, the Marrakesh which transports you to the exotic world of Morocco, the Wild Peacock which embodies glamour, luxury and beauty and lastly Wild Spirit which is designed with the inspiration of boho, free spirits and nature in mind.  

While Annamieke says they are the perfect luxury escape for couples, she also highlights that they are ideal for groups of 8 so you can book all four domes out.

“When you book out all four domes you essentially have the whole space. We can organise bespoke experiences – we’ve had Moroccan chefs comes in, there’s clay making, painting, yoga, massages, basically whatever the group would like we can try and facilitate,” Annamieke says.

There’s also a communal barn complete with a fireplace, pizza oven, and BBQ, ensuring every comfort is catered for during your stay.

The Divine Domes are centrally located to so many fantastic wineries around McLaren Vale.

“We can organise transfers around McLaren Vale where the views are amazing and you’re so close to the foodbowl of the Fleurieu Peninsula,” Annamieke says.

She suggests some standout attractions including the Salvador Dali Sculpture Exhibition at the d’Arenberg Cube for those seeking a blend of art and wine, or the Fleurieu Arthouse nestled in the historical grounds of Hardys Tintara.

Lessismore Farm, a short drive from Divine Domes, offers farm tours and there’s surrounding towns such as Willunga known for its renowned farmers’ market and Port Noarlunga for shopping and beaches.

For those with a taste for adventure, Slowhey School of Cheese offers cheese-making workshops, while Donkey Tours provide a unique vineyard experience with morning tea, wine tasting, and a long lunch amidst the vines.

Whether indulging in artisanal experiences or simply unwinding amidst nature, this winter it a great time to test out the Divine Domes in the heart of McLaren Vale’s wine country.

Divine Domes
Where: 49 Vaughtons Track, McLaren Vale
When: Minimum 2 night stay
From: $385 per night
More info/book: Click here

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