CULTURAL Experiences, FOOD & BEV: New Ngadjuri cultural tours
Join a Ngadjuri Elder and leading Aboriginal tour guide on a walk through the gardens, looking over the land at Lyndoch Hill. Throughout the tour, the guides will share stories and beliefs of
local Indiginous people who have walked these lands for thousands of years. Those wanting an immersive experience are encouraged to extend their tour to include dinner. Guests will enjoy a grazing board of native food while sipping delicious wine by the fire. The extended package allows guests time to soak in traditional Aboriginal knowledge, histories and explanations of what has been, what is and what will be. This unique experience shows guests a side of Barossa that is more than the usual wine tasting.
ACCOMMODATION: SEQUOIA Adelaide Hills
The $18 million intimate luxury lodge located in the grounds of Mount Lofty Estate in the majestic Adelaide Hills has officially opened its doors to guests. Perched above the city hustle in the Piccadilly Valley, Sequoia comprises of fourteen luxury sustainably-designed suites boasting panoramic views of the hillside. The lodge houses a spring-fed stone hot pools, an infinity pool, new day spa and valley rim campfire amphitheatre. During their stay, guests will be invited to choose from a curated collection of luxury bespoke experiences that celebrate South Australian stories – many not available to the general public. From tasting the abundant local produce and fine-dining cuisine, wellness and rejuvenation to guided nature walks through the bush home of the world’s largest surviving koala population, star gazing, private helicopter tours and intimate tastings with some of Australia’s leading winemakers. Visit their website for more information and bookings.
FOOD & BEV: Golden Wines Nido Experience
Nestled in the idyllic Adelaide Hills, Golding Wines offers a winery experience with a difference. The Nido Experience (Nido, meaning Nest in Italian) allows guests to lose themselves in the beauty of the Western Branch Vineyard as they spend the afternoon encased in the property’s handwoven tasting nest. Overlooking the vineyards, guests can enjoy award-winning wines while sharing a six-course grazing lunch in a private space that will have them reminiscing about their childhood tree house. While the nest was tragically lost in the bushfires last year, it has since been rebuilt. The nests can be booked for three hours with guests invited to “come over, climb up, get comfy and settle in”.
ACCOMMODATION: Eco Eyre
A new, environmentally friendly accommodation option is coming near Cowell on the Eyre Peninsula. From May visitors will be able to stay with Eco Eyre in one of two beachfront ‘eco-pods’ at Port Gibbon, perfectly designed to sleep two people in ultimate comfort. Each pod features a queen bed, kitchenette, bathtub, TV and WiFi and a deck, sun lounger and BBQ. Guests will be able to walk straight down to the beach from their front deck, offering the ultimate beachfront location.
FOOD & BEV: Merrymaker Rooftop Bar
Also located in the bustling Hotel Indigo sits the tallest rooftop bar in Adelaide. Raw and refined, this skyscraping gem showcases the best of South Australian seafood and charcuterie with simple produce-focused dishes and eye-watering views across Adelaide CBD and Hills. Guests can enjoy a wide selection of refreshing craft beers, fine wines and creative cocktails, all while soaking in the sunset dripping over the horizon