Sequoia 

One of only 2 luxury lodges to open in a decade and offers unique experiences centred around the four experience pillars of Food and Wine, Nature, Wellness and History. Combined with an intimate lounge centred around social connection, immersive nature-inspired experiences, artesian spring-fed stone hot pools & day spa – Sequoia represents a new level of luxury in South Australia.

Sequoia Inclusions

Daily a la carte breakfast overlooking the stunning Piccadilly Valley
A chilled bottle of Mount Lofty Summit sparkling wine to enjoy in-room
Welcome drink upon arrival at Sequoia Lodge
Curated selection of minibar items to enjoy during stay (excluding still wines)
Sequoia complimentary on-site experience and activities

Experience Sequoia

LODGE WELCOME

Each evening our guests are invited to gather on the valley rim at sunset where you are introduced to the Sequoia story, the region and our experiences during your time at the lodge.⁠ Listen to the fascinating stories of our region, enjoy some local wines and share some delicious Adelaide Hills produce.⁠ This is the perfect opportunity to meet fellow guests.

SUNRISE YOGA

Yoga is a transformative pathway to a stronger body and calmer mind. At sunrise, join our local practitioner for a private and bespoke session of movement, designed for beginners and advanced yogis alike. With a focus on connection to the land, this session will break from reality and put you in touch with the nature and wildlife surrounds.

MAKER & SOMM

A South Australian based winemaker will join one of our sommeliers for an hour to pour, discuss and taste their wines. A rare opportunity to spend time with the duo, in an intimate, creative, and informative setting. Canapés and tapas are appropriately paired with the wine selection. The Maker & Somm series will answer all your pressing wine questions.

LE NEZ DU VIN

Who has never sighed ‘I know this smell but I can’t put a name on it’? Learn about the aromas from nature or perfumery through ‘The Nose of the Wine’ kit designed by Jean Lenoir, consisting of 54 superb quality aromas for making rapid progress in wine tasting. Join this experience, led by one of our sommeliers, for a playful way to practice and learn the notes.

GUIDED NATURE WALK

Absorb the land, nature and wildlife surrounding Sequoia on our daily walk, guided by our experience team. Hike along the Heysen Trail, up to long ridge look-out, observing sweeping views of Adelaide and the Mount Lofty Ranges. Be sure to look for Kangaroos, Koalas and wallabies. The team will greet you with refreshments and a transfer back to the lodge.

STAR GAZING

From dusk until midnight, gaze into the stars that light up the Piccadilly Valley, with Sequoia’s private telescope. Locate ancient constellations and planets, and discover thousands of stars that are exclusive to the Southern Hemisphere and can only be viewed in this part of the world.

ARTESIAN HOT POOLS

The Estate is connected to the local ancient natural spring waters that run deep down in the mountain. The naturally filtered springs feed every tap on the estate and provide for the lodge’s bottled water. You can also reap its benefits when relaxing in the artesian spring-fed hot pool or infinity pool overlooking on the valley rim.

HIKING & CYCLING

Mount Lofty Estate lies above the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden and also provides access to the famous Heysen Trail that runs 1,200km across South Australia. The Adelaide Hills are famous for its exceptional network of hiking trails and loved by all cycling enthusiasts. The Sequoia team can organise hiking sticks, (electric) bicycles and private tour guides.

Rates and inclusions

 $2000 per night

Rates based on share twin per night per room

Daily a la carte breakfast overlooking the stunning Piccadilly Valley
A chilled bottle of Mount Lofty Summit sparkling wine to enjoy in-room Welcome drink upon arrival at Mount Lofty House
Plate of our signature Mount Lofty House cookies to enjoy on arrival
Daily house welcome and history tour at 5pm including our seasonal signature drink
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES AT MOUNT LOFTY ESTATE
Enjoy the best fine dining experience in South Australia, at the 3 Chef Hat awarded Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant Experience the Arthur Waterhouse cocktail lounge
Discover the cellar and extensive wine list
Explore our Mount Lofty Estate gardens, or take a stroll down to the neighbouring botanic gardens
Treat yourself to an indulgent spa ritual at our onsite Gatekeeper’s Day Spa
Challenge your partner with a game of chess or relax in the house library
Relax in our swimming pool overlooking the estate gardens and valley

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