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Sequoia Lodge

South Australia, Australia


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Luxury Holidays At Sequoia Lodge

Curving gracefully along the ridgeline of Mount Lofty, with breath-taking views of the Piccadilly Valley stretching into the distance, Sequoia Lodge forms part of the historic Mount Lofty House Hotel, which has graced this hillside since the late 1880s and offers guests a true sense of place in exceptional style. Three of the original sequoia trees planted more than 170 years ago, still line the driveway today. The setting for Sequoia is quintessentially Australian, in the pristine, wildlife-rich, highlands of the Mount Lofty Hills, below you a carpet of botanic gardens, vineyards, and lush orchards. This is a region with a strong connection to its rich Indigenous history and guests enjoy an unparalleled level of access to the people and the land through the dreamtime stories told by Aboriginal elders. Fourteen beautiful suites offer sanctuary and panoramic views immersing you in the natural scenery that surrounds you. A bespoke menu of curated experiences is available for guests, these change with the seasons and include guided tours of the botanic garden, sunrise yoga sessions, star gazing, wine tasting and wildlife encounters.

  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: Exclusive adults-only retreat in the beautiful Adelaide Hill
  • Feature: A wealth of signature experiences and a real sense of place
  • Rooms: 14 suites
  • Star rating: 5 Star
  • Nearest airport: Adelaide International Airport
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Location and transfer

Approximately 25 minutes by private car transfer from Adelaide International Airport.


With just 14 beautiful suites, every stay at Sequoia is intimate, exclusive, and personal. The open plan design ensures the views from the sunken lounge, bedroom and spacious balconies are all-encompassing. The décor is a blend of natural stone and earthy tones, all a gentle reflection of the Adelaide Hills landscape that surrounds you. The suites all boast a state-of-the-art home control system, complimentary Wi-Fi, underfloor heating and air conditioning, smart TV, Bluetooth alarm clock, bathrobes and slippers and a Dyson hairdryer. Daily breakfast is included and can be enjoyed in lounge of in the comfort of your suite. Guests also enjoy a glass of Mount Lofty sparkling wine on arrival, a bottle of Mount Lofty sparkling wine in their suite, bottled spring water and a menu of included on-site activities.

  • Room View: Panoramic Valley view
  • Facilities: Each suite is designed to maximise the incredible views, all enhancing the sense of place. Outside are east facing balconies with outdoor seating, whilst the interiors feature sunken lounge rooms with beautiful stone fireplaces inset with a gas fire. King-size beds display wonderful views of the night sky and generously sized light-filled bathrooms offer a multi-directional shower and a free-standing bathtub, where you can soak in heavenly bliss with the magical views as your backdrop.

The Mount Lofty Estate is home to award-winning fine dining restaurant Hardy’s Verandah and is located in a region known for its truly exceptional dining options. Room service is also available on request.

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  • Cuisine: Modern Australian cuisine
  • Setting: Memorable verandah views and an atmospheric setting
  • Dress Code: Smart casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: Yes
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Hotel Experiences

The philosophy at Sequoia is to connect you the guest to the people and their land through a carefully considered selection of included experiences. These change through the seasons and include campfire storytelling sessions with respected Aboriginal elders, stargazing, intimate wine sessions with artisan wine makers, peaceful sunrise yoga sessions and guided hikes along the Heysen Trail, more often that not accompanied by kangaroos, koalas, and wallabies. Sequoia also enjoys unparalleled access to four world-class wineries within a 50-kilometre radius, including the one within which it sits, the Adelaide Hills. Guests can spend time with a South Australian wine maker discussing and tasting their wines but also explore the exceptional range of wineries in the valley below. With wine regions such as McLaren Vale and the legendary Barossa Valley on your doorstep there is much to explore and a multitude of ways in which to do it.


Sequoia is blissful adults only retreat with just 14 suites, a private guest lounge, exceptional wellbeing spa and a range of experiences including sundowners in your personal cocktail bar, are tailored with adult guests in mind.

Spa & Wellness

The Gatekeepers Day Spa is a beautiful wellness destination at the Mount Lofty House Estate. In alignment with the philosophy of Sequoia the wellness offerings here are local. The much-lauded Jurlique Farm lies just a stones throw away in the embrace of gently rolling hills. Their organic products came to fruition in the Adelaide Hills as it held the purest air and water they could find.


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Although our awards and long history stand testament to our success, independent reviews from our clients via Feefo further support our unrivalled travel experiences.

We are proud to have been awarded the Feefo Platinum Service Award in 2021 for achieving Gold Trusted Service for three consecutive years. This independent seal of excellence recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews and achieve an overall score of 4.5 or more – a testament to our seamless, personalised service, no matter what the world throws at us.

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