Adelaide Hills Wellness Escape
The lush Adelaide Hills provides the perfect backdrop for this rejuvenating and fully inclusive wellness retreat. Under the guidance of the region’s most respected holistic health practitioners, regenerate your body, mind and spirit over three bliss-filled days of yoga, meditation, regional produce and transformative experiences. Paired with a little bit of indulgence – just for balance – it’s the ultimate tour for those yearning for a bit of me time.
Begin each day with morning yoga and fuel your body with fresh, local produce as you visit organic farms, vineyards and local providores. Learn how to unlock the power of food during an interactive cooking workshop, be nurtured through nature surrounded by bushland as you practice forest bathing, unleash your creative side during a meditative art workshop and visit the home of international skin care label Jurlique. At day’s end, kick back in luxury at your exclusive Adelaide Hills hideaway. If you’re feeling rundown by daily life, consider this your sign to reset and recharge.
Adelaide Hills Wellness Escape: Day 1
Your wellness experience begins with a morning yoga flow surrounded by rolling vineyards. Meet your guide, then find your inner zen with renowned local yogi Jen from Roaming Zen. After, wind deeper into the hills to the home of internationally-renowned natural skincare brand Jurlique. The Jurlique organic and biodynamic farm produces the nourishing ingredients used in their sought-after skincare range. See how the plants are grown and learn about the healing properties of many herbs and flowers. Just down the road, lunch is served at organic vineyard Ngeringa. Here, you can sample single-estate biodynamic wine which has been grown, blended and bottle onsite, paired with a nourishing meal featuring the farm’s own produce.
Surrounded by so much natural inspiration, it’s little wonder the Adelaide Hills locals are also a creative bunch. After lunch, we tap into your inner artist during a Mandala art class. This meditative and therapeutic practice will help quieten your mind and awaken your senses as you create a beautiful masterpiece under the guidance of local artist Cathy Gray.
Your first wellness day culminates in a three-hour Ayurvedic cooking class and dinner. Using wholesome local produce, including spices, seeds, legumes, leaves and roots, learn about the medicinal properties of these ingredients and how mindfully balancing and blending foods can aid digestion and enhance your overall wellbeing. Finally, retreat in luxury to your exclusive country home accommodation at the brand-new Parkwood Retreat.
Adelaide Hills Wellness Escape: Day 2
Rise with the sun and roll out your yoga mat on the sprawling lawns of Parkwood Retreat. Your day begins stretching and awakening with an alfresco yoga practice set to the soundtrack of local birdlife. After a nutritious breakfast, your day is dedicated to nature, artisan produce and maybe a glass or two of wine. Life is about balance, after all. Cruising down leafy paths dappled in light on an electric e-bike, we’ll stop at farm gates and cellar doors to taste the region’s premium produce. Strawberry picking at Beerenberg farm and a wine and cheese flight at Shaw + Smith precede a gourmet picnic lunch perched above the vines at The Lane.
Meander on to the charming German village of Hahndorf and spend the afternoon exploring the eclectic shops and providores which line the picturesque main street. Stock up on local produce and artisan crafts before we make our way back to our accommodation to unwind with a gentle yin yoga flow. Sunset drinks and local produce platters on the deck are the perfect way to send off our final night together.
Adelaide Hills Wellness Escape: Day 3
After morning yoga and a wholesome breakfast, soak up your final hours relaxing at Parkwood Retreat. After a lazy few hours, a local produce picnic lunch awaits at the Bridgewater Mill. We’ll then wind down tree-lined country roads to Belair National Park for an immersive forest bathing experience. Surrounded by tranquil bushland, tame your soul and enliven your senses during a guided meditation followed by an afternoon tea of locally-sourced native teas and eco-friendly snacks. This marks the conclusion of your Adelaide Hills Wellness Escape. After, we slowly mosey back into Adelaide with your soul cups overflowing.