Sequoia Lodge is more than a hotel – it’s a destination where we offer unparalleled experiences that embody the true spirit and nature of our land and people.
We provide the perfect setting for our guests to connect with the earth and find the unbridled joy of just being in the moment.
Remove yourself from the hustle and bustle of city life and spend your weekend (or longer) with us, where time will slow down and the whole world transforms before your very eyes.
Meet and Greet Your Comrades
On your first day at Sequoia, come sundown you are invited, along with all of our guests, to gather on the rim of the valley trail. As everyone is enveloped by the mellow sky’s soothing powers, our complimentary welcome event shall take place. With the magic of the sunset upon you, you may find yourself entranced, as if in another world where you are one step closer to your higher self.
The host will share the inspiring story of Sequoia Lodge, from its beginnings with the Kaurna people who shared the land with the Peramangk people, to its ongoing voyage in current times.
This is not only your fun and enlightening introduction to the region, but this is your chance to connect with other people who are on a similar journey as yourself. As you sit and relax by an intimate campfire, you’re free to mingle with other guests and exchange stories of what brought you here. Listen to fascinating stories, have a taste of the exquisite wine of the region, and enjoy the freshest picks of Adelaide Hills produce.
Here at Sequoia Lodge, the world is your oyster. We are only here to make sure everything goes swimmingly in your journey to become one with nature.
Discover Divine Time
We encourage you to do private practise yoga at the wake of dawn which gives you a renowned sense of awakening. In the yogic discipline, this time of the day is actually considered to be a “divine time”, when an individual’s spiritual energy is at its very peak.
With the fresh air and wildlife surroundings, you get a much-needed break from reality. Clarity, creativity, and peace of mind are all at the forefront of this special session. Sunrise yoga is incredibly therapeutic, which is why it’s a favourite for yogis in private practice – and in due time, we’re sure that it will be for you too.
Take a Breath of Fresh Air
With the warmth of the sunshine on your face, the sound of the wind whistling through the trees, and the earthy touch of the trail beneath your boots – our Sequoia nature walk is an experience like no other. Guided by our experienced team, absorb the raw beauty of the wildlife surrounding us as you hike along the Heysen Trail and up to Long Ridge lookout. Be sure to be on the lookout for any of the local wildlife like kangaroos, koalas, or wallabies!
Aside from the physical exercise, there is a wave of mental relief that comes from being so close to nature. Your stress and anxiety melts away and your senses are opened to everything around you. Take in the exciting sights, the rustic smells, the unreplicable feelings of the outdoors.
Moreover, it’s another terrific way to get more acquainted with your fellow Sequoia guests. Hiking with a partner or a group of friends can vastly improve the strength of your relationships with your newfound companions.
Reach for the Stars
From dusk to midnight, gaze up into the stars that brighten up the Piccadilly Valley, complete with Sequoia’s very own private telescope. Discover thousands of stars and spot famous constellations, some of which can only be viewed in this part of the world. As you take in the greatness of the humongous star-filled sky, you may feel a powerful connection to the universe.
It’s an excellent form of meditation in its own way, one that you never knew that you needed. Studies have shown that just fifteen minutes of gazing into those twinkling lights up in the evening sky will have your feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. With that, immerse yourself in our dark sky sanctuary to forget about the busy workings of urban life. The stars are ready to be explored by you and our all-inclusive community are here to help you find your way back to nature.
Watch the clear night sky and let your thoughts quiet down, all the while your creative spirit will continue to flow within you.
Experience Great Healing Powers
The Estate is connected to local ancient natural springs, ones that run deep down in the mountain and actually provide for the lodge’s exclusive bottled water. Evidently there’s more than one way to reap the benefits of these naturally filtered waters, as you can take a dip in our artesian spring-fed hot pool and let your worries wash away. For something a little more thrilling, we also have a magnificent infinity pool that overlooks the valley rim.
The amazing healing powers of hot spring waters have been renowned for thousands of years – as a matter of fact, they are used widely in Europe and Japan as treatment for various common ailments. This is because the water in natural hot springs contains a variety of different minerals, such as calcium and sodium bicarbonate, which increases blood circulation and improves overall oxygen flow.
Swirling premium wine in a lavish glass, whilst looking over a beautiful vineyard? It’s certainly not too good to be true here at Sequoia. For all our wine connoisseurs out here, you wouldn’t want to miss this rare opportunity to sit down and talk with a celebrated South Australian based winemaker and our in-house sommelier. Spend an hour with the dynamic duo in an intimate and creative setting, where all of your pressing wine questions shall be answered.
We encourage our guests to try all varieties of wine, as it is a terrific way to explore flavors and broaden your horizons. As the wine rolls over your tongue, observe its acidity, take in its bitterness, notice its fruitiness, and enjoy its sweetness. As you enjoy the intricacy of selecting and tasting wines, you expand your personal wine knowledge, all the while meeting new people that share similar interests.
Aside from being a relaxing and sociable experience, we like to think of the time spent at Sequoia Lodge as being a transformative time for you to get to know yourself again.
Join us at Sequoia Lodge in the Adelaide Hills.