we have two brilliant properties


We have two properties Thorn Park in the City, located in inner city Adelaide, South Australia and Thorn Park on the Island, located on South Australia’s pristine Kangaroo Island.

Our third property, Thorn Park by the vines closed in October 2020, and has been sold as a private residence. For 35 years Thorn Park by the vines was one of Australia’s most celebrated luxury boutique hotels.

after 35 years
Thorn park by the vines
has been sold as a private residence
and closed in October 2020

luxury regional and city accomodation

Pictured above, the now closed Thorn Park by the vines which was an internationally acclaimed luxury boutique hotel in the Clare Valley wine region in South Australia…..to see more about the history of  Thorn Park by the vines please use the history link on the top naviagtion.

Thorn Park on the island is currently undergoing significant renovations and we  expect to reopen in March 2020. We have moved permanently to the Kangaroo Island property to supervise the renovations and to plan the next stage of Thorn Park on the island.

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Will, there be hosted accomodation on the island, cooking classes and degustations dinners? This is precisely what we are using this brief break to consider…so stay tuned!

In the 35 years of Thorn Park by the vines we have made many, many, friends and we would like to thank all our guests for their loyal patronage over so many years.

David Hay and Michael Speers….owners

thorn park by the vines

received the
highest accolades

Thorn Park by the Vines and owners David Hay and Michael Speers have consistently received the highest accolades both nationally and internationally.  Thirty years in the business of hospitality has not in any way dulled their professionalism. If anything, over the years, they have honed and perfected the experience they offer at Thorn Park by the Vines.

David Hay is respected as one of South Australia’s most accomplished chefs and dining at Thorn Park by the Vines is world class. Hay’s passion for local and seasonal, embellished with produce picked from their kitchen garden is just the start. Michael Speers consummate front of house service and wine matching from their extensive cellars is exemplary.

what our guests say

Drinks on the deck at

Thorn Park
on the island

Can lead to making some charming new friends!


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