The Adelaide Hills welcomed a new luxury lodge to the region with the opening of Sequoia. Don’t go expecting run-of-the-mill accommodation. Sequoia boasts an all-encompassing experience connecting you with the best of the Hills’ wine, food, scenery, history, nature and wellness offerings.
Nestled on Mount Lofty in the Piccadilly Valley, the 14 Sequoia suites provide gorgeous panoramic views of the Hills from the comfort of the sustainably designed, modern rooms.
The lodge is also home to natural artesian spring-fed stone hot pools, a day spa, infinity pool, intimate lounge and campfire amphitheatre.
You’ll be invited to join a host at an on-site campfire to learn about the Indigenous history of the Adelaide Hills, and for an introduction to the region’s food, wine, wellness and nature scenes. Then it’s time to take your pick from a curated selection of bespoke experiences, many of which are exclusive to Sequoia guests. Think private helicopter tours, guided nature walks, one-on-one tastings with the region’s top winemakers, fine dining experiences and more.
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Looking for a getaway where all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy some exquisite wines and food? Well, that is exactly what you can expect with the Taste More Than Relaxation Canberra Wine Region Package by local boutique accommodation East Hotel and luxe tour company Van Du Vin. The deal includes a night at East Hotel, followed by either a half-day or full-day tailored winery tour courtesy of Van Du Vin around the stunning Canberra District. Have a chat to the Van Du Vin team about what wineries you’d like to visit and then sit back as they take you on a tour of Canberra’s best.
Next time you’re venturing through Victoria’s Heathcote, be sure to follow the Heathcote Women in Wine Cellar Door Trail. Developed by the collective Heathcote Women in Wine, which is comprised of some the region’s leading women in wine production, the trail features local wineries Sanguine Estate, Munari Wines, Vinea Marson, Silver Spoon Estate and Farmer & The Scientist. It’s the perfect way to spend a day in wine country, with all the wineries within a 10-minute drive of each other and just eight minutes from Heathcote’s city centre.
Spring has sprung, and there’s no better way to soak up the sun than with a picnic in the great outdoors. The Picnic Basket by The Beach People is a handy accompaniment for your adventures; the fully insulated basket has plenty of room to fit your favourite wine and a wooden lid that doubles as a cheese board. The Picnic Basket retails for A$199 and is available from