Fall in love with adults-only bliss in South Australia's Piccadilly Valley, surrounded by famous wine regions and untouched wilderness at Sequoia Lodge.
Sequoia Lodge is South Australia’s foremost wellness escape, boasting the serene tranquility of an adults-only oasis in the Piccadilly Valley. Imagine waking up to sun-soaked moments on your private deck, indulging in one of the best fine dining experiences in South Australia, committing to full body and mind rejuvenation with cultivated spa treatments and exploring new terrain with walks in South Australia’s splendorous hinterland. Hug koalas and feed kangaroos, all while being within arm’s length of the state’s four most-famous wine regions.
It's a wellness haven
A secluded suite at Sequoia Lodge offers more than just a cloud-soft bed and a view. This picturesque destination is a wellness retreat like no other, sitting mere minutes from an ancient hot spring. Huddle up in the naturally filtered spring water and soak up the benefits while gazing at million-dollar valley views. For intensive restoration, soothing wellness rituals at Gatekeeper’s Day Spa beckon, with luxurious Jurlique products in use. Melt away under the skilled hands of massage therapists, go for a sunset dip in the infinity pool, start your morning with a guided yoga session or simply connect with nature – there are endless ways to embrace true relaxation.
World-class wining and dining
There is nothing better than a beautiful meal after a day in nature, and Sequoia Lodge's exquisite dining options deliver exactly that. Chef Matt Rodgers calls upon his multi-Michelin-starred resumé to create imaginative dishes from local produce. If you’re lucky enough to visit during truffle season (June to August), the menu highlights the luxurious ingredient in spectacularly earthy creations, best paired with a glass of local red wine. As a guest of the lodge, you also have access to the sensational dining options on Mount Lofty Estate, including the three-hatted Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant. The seasonal degustation experience is housed in a stunning 1852 residence with views that take your breath away. For something a little less formal, Martha Hardy’s Kitchen focuses on warming the soul, with a mouthwatering Sunday roast.
Adults-only luxury suites
Sequoia’s luxury suites are designed to be an elevated home-away-from-home, bestowing upon guests all the modern comforts, with the added opulence of panoramic views, a roaring stone-clad fireplace in a sunken lounge and unparalleled hospitality. The marks of local craftsmen and artisans are dotted across every room, creating calm spaces punctuated with warm accents of wood and stone. The walls come alive with original artworks by resident artist Stephen Trebilcock, complemented by artisanal pieces such as Nick Mount glass, Jam Factory ceramics and Hahndorf Soap Factory bath salts. All you’ll need to do is get the water running...
Nature experiences abound
Immerse yourself in the remarkable natural wonders of South Australia while staying at Sequoia Lodge. Whether you prefer leisurely strolls through serene landscapes or exhilarating hikes through challenging terrains, there is something for every traveller, including guided tours along the breathtaking Heysen Trail, the mesmerizing Botanic Garden and the Mount Lofty Trail. Explore the untouched beauty of national parks, where pristine creeks hide among ancient trees, and discover the allure of white sandy beaches. Notably, South Australia boasts the world's largest population of koalas, and lucky visitors can indulge in the rare opportunity to lean in for a cuddle, as well as feeding local kangaroos and wallabies.
Wine, wine and more wine
Housed amid picturesque hinterland, Sequoia serves as the perfect gateway to South Australia's renowned wine regions. Within an hour's drive, you can immerse yourself in the splendour of the Adelaide Hills, the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, and Eden Valley. Embark on a delightful journey through the Adelaide Hills, famous for its cool-climate wines, or indulge in the rich history and world-class wines of the Barossa. Explore the vibrant McLaren Vale, known for its diverse varietals, or uncover the hidden gems of Langhorne Creek and Eden Valley. From cellar door tastings to vineyard tours, Sequoia Lodge offers an unparalleled opportunity to savour the essence of South Australia's remarkable wine heritage.
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