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Plan a Romantic Honeymoon at Sequoia Lodge in the Adelaide Hills

Your honeymoon is a time for celebration, to unwind and connect with one another as you enjoy the beginning of your married life.  So, of course, you need a honeymoon destination where you can make the most of your time together as you being this exciting new chapter of your life.

A honeymoon can take any form and can quite literally be anywhere in the world. Whether you’re after action and adventure, a getaway of total relaxation (especially after the chaos of planning a wedding), or something else entirely, one thing remains universal – you want your honeymoon to be something you will always remember.

And if there is ever a time to spoil yourself, this is it.

If you’re looking for a destination for your honeymoon, or planning a romantic getaway, you need somewhere that offers intimacy, engagement and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Here at the Sequoia Lodge in the Adelaide Hills, you can have all this and so much more.


About Sequoia

Located on the Mount Lofty Estate in the Adelaide Hills, Sequoia Lodge somehow makes you feel as if you are off the grid, truly away from ordinary world – even though you’re only 30 minutes from the Adelaide CBD.

With 14 private open-plan suites that offer panoramic views of the Piccadilly Valley below, Sequoia Lodge has been especially designed to allow you to connect with the land and the world immediately around you.

Each open suite features luxurious comforts and modern technologies to create the most welcoming environment. And the thoughtfully layered design of the suites means that you have these sweeping vistas from all areas of your suite, including from your private sun deck.

Guests of Sequoia also have access to the various onsite facilities, including tennis courts, spring fed artesian pools, an infinity pool, and a wildlife enclosure, as well as the onsite Day Spa and three-hatted restaurant Hardy’s Verandah.

In addition to these amazing amenities, you can also take part in various experiences, both onsite and off that have been curated by the Sequoia team and are only available to guests of Sequoia. With such a close proximity to the Adelaide city centre and no less than 4 of the world’s best wine regions, you can be guaranteed to leave Sequoia feeling enriched and alive.

Adventure, Excitement, Romance – Sequoia Lodge Has it All

The beauty of staying at Sequoia Lodge is that you can create the ideal retreat for you. A variety of onsite and offsite experiences have been developed by the Sequoia team to allow you to reflect, immerse and connect with the world immediately around you.

Some of the unique experiences you can only have when you stay with Sequoia include:


Onsite Experiences

Sequoia Lodge offers you an array of activities all from the comfort of the Mount Lofty Estate. Some of these experiences ideal for your romantic getaway include:

Lodge Welcome

As day turns to night, the Valley Rim becomes a gathering place for guests of the lodge. Your host will regale you with stories of the region, including the long-standing history and significance of the Mount Lofty Ranges for the traditional custodians of the land.

As you learn more about the history of the region, you can watch the sunset over the Piccadilly Valley below, while you sample the local wine and produce.

This is also a great opportunity to meet your fellow guests and also learn more about what you can experience during your time at the Lodge.


Gatekeepers Day Spa

Be enchanted and lulled into total bliss with an exquisite spa ritual at the Gatekeepers Day Spa.

Set in the gardens of the Mount Lofty House estate, the Gatekeepers Day Spa is a Jurlique approved day spa that offers holistic treatments so they can be tailored to suit your needs. You can opt for a little more decadence by adding a charcuterie board and a bit of bubbly.

From beauty treatments to rejuvenating experiences, a sojourn at the Day Spa should not be missed.


Guided Nature Walk

The Mount Lofty ranges and Adelaide Hills region is a truly special destination and actually a biodiversity hotspot – meaning that there are flora and fauna that are not found anywhere, and a highly diverse amount of it.

You can discover these unique ecosystems on a 90-minute guided nature walk that will take you along the Heysen Trail. You’ll have the opportunity to spot local wildlife like koalas, kangaroos, and kookaburras while you fill your lungs with fresh mountain air.


Staying in

The luxurious facilities of the Lodge, the grounds and your suite makes it an ideal place to spend your days making the most of your time together.

You can book a private artesian hot pool, where temperatures of the ancient spring waters sit between 38 and 40 degrees. You can gaze at the stars from dusk to midnight with Sequoia private telescope. You can indulge in delectable dinners at Hardy’s Verandah restaurant, and you can of course relax in your suite that is fitted out with fully automated technological capabilities, a fire place, a daybed on your balcony and even a bathtub that makes the most of those delightful Piccadilly views.


Offsite Experiences

While you of course don’t need to leave the Mount Lofty Estate during your time at Sequoia, there are plenty of amazing opportunities and experiences to be had offsite as well – you are in a richly diverse region, after all.

Some of the incredible experiences you can have in and around the Adelaide Hills region include:

Prancing Horse Luxury Drive

If you’ve ever dreamt of driving a Ferrarri, Lamborghini, Aston Martin or a McLaren, this experience is for you.

You can find yourself behind the wheel of one of these luxurious supercars while you wind your way through the ever scenic Adelaide Hills. Combining the luxury of the vehicle and the luxury of the area, you will be able to indulge in a provincial lunch at The Lane Vineyard in Hahndorf, before making your way through the Piccadilly Valley at sunset, which will culminate in a dinner for two at Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant.

An experience entirely about indulgence, if there’s ever a time to do so, your honeymoon is it.


Discover the Adelaide Hills

We’ve touched on the diverse and rich history of the Adelaide Hills and with this experience you can learn more about this iconic region and discover it for yourself.

With lush landscapes, charming small towns and of course, vineyards, the Adelaide Hills has something to entertain everyone.

As part of your journey, you will visit Australia’s oldest German settlement, Hahndorf, which combines modern Australia with the traditional European village aesthetic. You will also visit the hugely acclaimed Shaw + Smith winery and enjoy a wine tasting (of course) and a behind-the-scenes tour of this winery. You’ll then head to Deviation Road, a favourite family-run boutique winery where you can cap your entire experience off with a bottle of sparkling wine you can disgorge yourself.


RM Williams Experience

If there is one thing almost everyone knows about South Australia, it’s that it is home to one of the most iconic footwear brands in the entire world – RM Williams. Often touted as the most well-made pair of shoes in the world, you can go behind the curtain of the RM Williams workshop to discover the processes that it takes to create a pair of their handcrafted leather boots.

You of course wouldn’t be leaving empty handed – you get your own pair of RM Williams boots fitted, which may make an almost everlasting piece of memorabilia from your trip.

You also get to see more of what Adelaide has to offer as part of this experience. You will visit Adelaide’s West End Creative Precinct where you will be taken on a private tour of the precinct’s creative studios before heading to the South Australian Museum.


Vineyard and Wine Tours

We touched on this earlier, but when you’re in the Adelaide Hills, you happen to be within 50km of 4 wine regions. So, when you’re here, it’s only natural that you’re going to take advantage of this position.

To help you do so, there are a variety of winery and vineyard focused tour options – however, we find it difficult to narrow them down, so let us tell you a little about each one.

  • Hills and Vale Private Charter – As part of this tour you will venture to two of the highest wineries in the Adelaide Hills before heading to the McLaren Vale wine region along the gorgeous coastline. Wine tastings, lunch and a wine masterclass will keep you thoroughly enthralled!
  • McLaren Vale Producers Private Charter – With a focus on small winemakers in the region, this 4WD tour is as just as much about the land and taking you off the beaten track as it is about the wine. You’ll visit 4 vineyards where you’ll indulge in the tasting of award-winning wines, and of course see behind the scenes of how they come to their creations.
  • Ultimate Penfolds and Hills Private Charter – Penfolds is a name synonymous with Australian wines and as part of this tour you will visit the historical Penfolds Magill Estate and discover the underground vintage cellar and more of the grounds before being lead through a structured tasting of Penfold’s most coveted wines. You’ll then get to visit Deviation Road, one of the Hills most celebrated vineyards.
  • Winemaker for a Day – At Shottesbrooke winery in McLaren Vale you will embark on an all-encompassing experience. From a tour to morning tea, informative sessions, and tastings of the unrefined raw wines, you can discover just what it takes to be a wine maker. Your hard work will be rewarded with a six-course degustation lunch at Shottesbrooke’s award winning restaurant – the Currant. A little bit of learning and a little bit of indulgence never hurt anyone.


Cleland Koala Experience

The Adelaide Hills region is actually home to the largest surviving koala population and as part of this experience, you can meet actually meet and cuddle some of these friendly creatures.

Before you do have your private session with a koala, you will have access to the Cleland Wildlife park before it is open to the public that day.

Hosted by a Clealand Wildlife Park guide, you will spend two hours meeting, feeding and of course, cuddling the many native Australian animals at the park. You will also have the souvenir of a photo from meeting your koala pals as well.

This is an exciting way for people of all ages to discover the diverse and unique wildlife of Australia.


Plan your next romantic retreat at Sequoia Lodge

The Sequoia Lodge has been developed to provide guests a place to truly escape and engage with themselves, each other and the world around them.

The expansive and alluring setting allows guests to reflect, retreat and align their bodies and souls.

When you stay at Sequoia Lodge you can revel in the lodge’s luxuries, feel welcomed by the warmth of the surrounds and ever-engaging team, and of course indulge in the experiences on offer to you there.

Sequoia Lodge excels at intuitive service and is the ideal place to have the most romantic experience of your life.

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