As the seasons shift and the Mad March festivities wind down, the Adelaide Hills is inviting you to unwind and re-establish your equilibrium at the inaugural event, Wellness Wander.
Celebrating all aspects of wellness over an April weekend, more than 65 unique events and experiences will take place across the region, gifting South Australians a chance to escape, relax and refresh.
Traversing the Adelaide Hills, from Stirling to Hahndorf and Mount Barker to Lobethal, Wellness Wander is collaborating with a wealth of operators to curate a program that enhances your mental, physical and social wellbeing.
The inaugural event has been broken down into five pillars set to help you revive and refresh. From Learn and Create to Nature, Provenance and Stay, Relax and Unwind, immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the Adelaide Hills across the three-day event program.
Locals in the Adelaide Hills are throwing open their doors, farm gates, studios and shops to offer an immersive exploration of wellness for couples, families and individuals of all ages.
Join a yoga class in the vines followed by wine tasting at Roaming Zen at Sunsets, Sips and Salutations at Mount Lofty Ranges Vineyard or Balance – Yoga, Bubbles and Brunch – at Golding Wines.
In Stirling, find The Farmer’s Market From Paddock To Plate event, dive deeper into indulgence with a cheese-making class at Udder Delights, where you’ll get to eat everything you create or pick pears and blend your own cider with Paracombe Premium Perry.
Get a little closer to the land you’re standing on with Ngalimi Yunggudya Wellbeing Retreat by Warida Wholistic Wellness, an immersive day long experience based on reciprocity and connection to self, others and Country.
Spend the weekend in a state of bliss with Sequoia Lodge’s Reconnect and Discover at Sequoia package. Enjoy the couples hot pool and spa experiences, guided nature walks, sunrise yoga, a chef’s table lunch and of course a stay in one of Australia’s most noted luxury accommodation lodges.
Connect deeper with your mind as Tilbrook Estate presents Nourish – A Mindfulness Experience, where two health professionals will take you through guided mindfulness exercises – followed by a tasting of delicious local canapes and Tilbrook wine.
Martin Radcliffe, Chair of Adelaide Hills Tourism Board said that it was fitting that Adelaide Hills was the first region in Australia to be home to the Wellness Wander event.
“This is the perfect platform to explore a meticulously curated program that delivers bespoke experiences, with a focus on five main wellness pillars that are abundant in the region: Provenance, Relax & Unwind, Nature, Learn & Create and Stay,” Radcliffe says.
“Launching with so many events that fall under one or more of these pillars, the program is as rich as it is diverse, and celebrates the natural wave of operators that are already authentically operating in this space.”
The Adelaide Hills Tourism Association is a proud partner of the inaugural Wellness Wander event. The Adelaide Hills Wellness Resilience Project, funded through a bushfire recovery grant from the South Australian and Federal Government, was awarded to the Adelaide Hills in March 2021 to support wellness tourism activation of the region.
Wellness Wander runs between April 1 and April 3 2022 throughout the Adelaide Hills. To find more events and ticketing information, visit the program website here.