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Practice the Art of Living at Sequoia Lodge

The Sequoia Lodge luxury lodge is South Australia’s home of living. Immerse yourself deep into the world immediately around you and discover experiences and adventure that you’ve never known. 

With a focus on connection, nature, produce, and wellness, the ways in which you can spend your time at Sequoia are unparalleled.

Here’s the world you can discover at Sequoia.

A New Home With State-of-the-Art Facilities

Step into your panoramic suite that’s coated with an elegant palette of stone, wood, and leather.  A raw honey-coloured stone wall accentuates the beautiful timber floors in spotted gum. Leather sofas are set around a great stone hearth in the sunken lounge, while a comfortable day bed on the deck calls your name. You’ll be enamoured by the magnificent views across the valley. Perfect for room service with a view.

Even the interior of the bathroom observes majestic detail, with a complimentary minibar housing a diverse selection of estate sparkling waters, luxury loose-leaf teas, a welcome plate of biscuits, and a tub with valley views.

On your first day, you will be asked to gather with all the other guests on the ridge by the brazier for a welcome ceremony and storytelling hour. Here, everyone learns about the fallen giant resting on the plains and the later European cultivation of Sequoia’s rich soils. Later, you retire to the beautiful tasting room that’s located among forests and vines, perfect for enjoying a sip of bubbly to shoot the breeze. It’s here that you will really come to feel that this place exists somewhere worlds apart from what you know.

If relaxation is your priority and you’re able to tear yourself away from your suite, you must try the day spa in the historic walls of the property’s old gatekeeper’s cottage. Long since transformed into a fragrant and serene sanctuary, the Gate Keeper’s Day Spa is where you leave the weight of daily life behind and immerse yourself in relaxing rituals, rejuvenating experiences, and gentle beauty treatments that honour your body’s unique needs.

Personally approved by the world famous Jurlique brand, the spa retreat also houses their products made from the finest biodynamic and organic ingredients that are all grown and harvested by hand at their very own farm, located actually not too far from Sequoia. The professionally trained and passionate spa therapists will tailor their treatments specifically to cater to your phase in your current life journey, ensuring that you get the most benefit from your experience so you can leave feeling completely revitalised.

Another way to make the most of your surroundings is by soaking deep in Sequoia’s ancient spring waters that run through the mountain beneath the grounds of Sequoia. Carving their way through layers of sandstone, the spring waters break free at the earth’s surface feeding every tap on the estate, and filling the artesian hot pools along the scenic rim. Rejuvenate your body and mind and let your skin absorb the benefits of the naturally flowing spring water, with your choice of the two available pools ranging from 38 and 40 degrees, that you can book for private relaxation. Alternatively, if you prefer to mingle, there is a third hot pool to be enjoyed at your leisure, shared among fellow guests.

 

Fine Dine, Fine Wine, Fine Time

Food and wine is an art form in this part of the world, and one that you can  practice in many different ways. 

One dining opportunity that should never be missed is at the award-winning Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant, located at the five-star Mount Lofty House, on the same grounds as Sequoia. 

With dishes that are absolutely extraordinary, served to you by suave waitstaff, complimented by the fine work of the prominent sommelier Liinaa Berry, you won’t have experienced dining quite like this before. The Hardy’s Verandah team exhibit a fervent enthusiasm for fine dining that is positively magnetic.

On a typical evening, the Basket Range boys may drop by the charming lounge area with a choice of chardonnays, accompanied by rustic garden-to-plate fare from the Summertown Aristologist. Local cheesemaker Section 28 sends an entire wheel of delicious 36-month aged alpine-style Monforte, as three meals are made available throughout the day with a tray of delightful pastries.

An experience unique to guests of Sequoia is the special Maker and Somm series. A South Australian winemaker will join Sequoia’s in-house sommelier in pouring, tasting, and discussing their wines with you in a very exclusive behind-the-scenes experience. A truly unique take unlike any other cellar door offering, you have the rare opportunity to spend time with a duo of experts in a fun, interactive, and lively environment. This is your chance to ask all your pressing wine questions, about wine, about the perfect pairings, about what delectable dishes to make with your favorite bottles.

There is also the Le Nez Du Vin, a nifty kit designed by Jean Lenoir consisting of fifty amazing aromas used for making rapid progress in wine tasting. It’s a unique way to delve deep into the complexity of wine and truly understand what gives each bottle such a distinct identity and aromatic expression. Expect such aromas like cedar, pine, licorice, boxwood, cut hay, thyme, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, pepper, and saffron – and that’s just naming a few. Allow yourself to embark on this journey where you witness your glass become a feast for all the senses.

 

Exclusive Experiences You Can’t Do Anywhere Else

A transformative pathway to a stronger body and calmer mind, do a private practise yoga session for a bespoke experience of movement designed for both beginners and advanced practitioners alike. This will allow you to break free from the stresses of your life and connect with your surroundings whilst tuning in to the sounds of wildlife around you. The scientific and ancient aspects of yoga will empower you to reach your fullest potential, comprising an array of postures fit for better breathing and meditation that’s conducive to a state of deep relaxation. The ideal start to any day.

Why not spend your afternoon living in the beauty of South Australia as you commence an intimate supercar driving experience across the beautiful Adelaide Hills. This exceptional adventure allows for  immersive driving in the latest of luxury cars – Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Aston Martin – where you whiz safely through Carey Gully into a realm of vibrant autumn colours, coasting through the roads of Lenswood, Lobethal, and Cudlee Creek. As the hills unravel into vineyards and farmland, follow the River Torrens down to Kangaroo Creek Reservoir and the beautiful bends of Gorge Road. Then, ascend Corkscrew Road where you can expect to take a series of sequential hair-pin turns. Your luxury driving experience is topped off by a four-course fine dining experience at Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant, before you return to your suite, well-fed and exhilarated.  

For something a little different, you can take on the exclusive endeavour of going behind the scenes of R.M. Williams, an iconic South Australian brand and one of the most beloved footwear brands in the world. They have their own travelling leathering workshop in their factory located in Adelaide, where you can bask in the earthy scents of hoop pine and newly-tooled fabric. Walk through the iconic R.M. Williams workplace on an exclusive tour and witness the many processes and delicate care that they put in every handcrafted pair of leather boots. You even get to take home your very own pair of boots – personally fitted to your size, of course!

If you still have time on your itinerary, The JamFactory is certainly not something to be missed. Located in Adelaide’s West End Creative Precinct, the JamFactory is a unique, non-profit organisation that supports local talented designers and artists by showcasing the wonderful craftsmanship within the Australian creative community. Enjoy the opportunity to take a private tour of the precinct’s four studios – ceramic, glass blowing, furniture, and jewellery – all of which will give you the opportunity to observe the remarkable collection of locally made crafts and designs.

When it comes to Sequoia Lodge, there are bespoke experiences to be found everywhere. You can venture into an intimate journey of self-discovery with Sequoia’s one-of-a-kind offerings and truly discover what it means to live.

*Experiences are subject to change each season

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