Our Top 10 events happening at this year’s Wellness wander in the Adelaide Hills

For those who need a little extra time away or TLC, we’ve put together the Top 10 Retreats and Relaxation activities across the Wellness wander weekend to fill your cup.

As Adelaide farewells summer and the Fringe for another year, a lot of us are in dire need of a little down time and R&R.

With impeccable timing, the Wellness wander is taking over the Adelaide Hills for its second year, offering more than 65 wellness experiences to relax, unwind, ground, nourish, learn and create.

For those who need a little extra time away or TLC, we’ve put together the Top 10 Retreats and Relaxation activities across the Wellness wander weekend to fill your cup.


Held at the breathtaking Ukaria Cultural Centre, this unique event weaves inspiring speakers, delicious and sustainable food, the magic of sound, holistic pampering and connection. Listen as Barry Du Bois (Well Traveller TV and Network Ten’s The Living Room) shares his personal wellness journey and provides insights into the wellness practices he now adopts. Be pampered in Jurlique’s lounge for complimentary hand massages and product sampling (not to mention, each guest receives a gift from Well Traveller and Jurlique valued at over $100).

And enjoy afternoon tea designed and prepared by Topiary Executive Chef and Creative Director Kane Pollard, following his theme ‘Sense of place’, exploring connection to the land and people through food. Finally, immerse yourself in a relaxing sound bath led by Shanti Sounds.

Where: UKARIA Cultural Centre, Williams Road, Mount Barker Summit SA
When: April 1 2023, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Price: $125pp

To book, click here.


Starting with a relaxing two-hour day spa treatment (including a full body massage, nourishing organic facial and soulful foot pamper) for you and a guest, you’ll then be guided to either Longview’s beautiful Sunken Garden or the stunning Longview Twin Palm Lookout with views to The Coorong, where you can enjoy a picnic basket full of wholesome goodies plus a bottle of vintage Wagtail Chardonnay Pinot Noir, an Etikette ‘Longview’ candle and a selection of organic spa products to take home.

Where: Longview Vineyard, Pound Road, Macclesfield SA
When: April 1 & 2 2023, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm
Price: $800 per couple

To book, click here.


Indulge in a wholesome three-day experience discovering the power of being present. This is a unique opportunity to “get away from it all” as the expansive, breath-taking view of Twin Peaks at Ukaria will immediately calm your mind and bring you a sense of ease. Be guided by experienced facilitators in mindfulness and meditation techniques to deepen your self-awareness and boost your mental wellbeing. Along with nourishing food, you will enjoy deep relaxation and restorative yoga practices that will leave you feeling refreshed and energised.

Where: UKARIA Cultural Centre, Williams Road, Mount Barker Summit SA
When: March 30 5:30pm – April 2 11.00am
Price: $1,050 – $2,950pp

To book, click here.


A day to dance, create, rest and meditate! Set in the beautiful grounds of Montacute Institute, the full day Wild Hearts Retreat will have you smiling, laughing, creating, and feeling so calm and refreshed, you’ll be talking about it for the rest of the year. This full day of nurture, nature and nourishment includes wholesome food throughout the program – brunch, lunch and afternoon tea, herbal teas, and maybe cheeky vino from Adelaide Hills local vineyard Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard, plus plenty of love, laughs and smiles.

Where: 63 Institute Road, Montacute SA 5134, Australia
When: April 2, 2023 9:00am – 4:30pm
Price: $299pp

To book, click here.


Wellbeing comes from the inside, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look good on the outside, too! Catering to all budgets, Hahndorf Laser and Beauty offers the ultimate in pamper treatments.

The Indulge Experience is an hour of pampering just for your hands and feet, while the Serenity Experience is a deeply relaxing treatment that will cleanse and purify your whole body.

Where: Hahndorf Laser and Beauty, 106 Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf SA, Australia
When: March 31 & April 1 2023
Price: $130-$349pp

To book, click here.


This 75-minute session for just six people and three horses is a blissful experience in nature. Mindfulness encourages the mind and body to slow down and to be fully in the now through the use of the senses. Having horses present allows a further release of relaxation and happy hormones such as oxytocin and endorphins together with a reduction in cortisol and heart rate.

Out in the paddock, you’ll be guided through a mindfulness exercise while the therapy horses are around you. There will be an opportunity to pat, brush and connect with the horses during and after the session. There’s nothing quite like it.

Where: Worth Psychology, 26 Timmins Rd, Nairne SA, Australia
When: April 1, 2023 10:30am & 2:00pm; April 2, 2023 11:00am
Price: $94pp

To book, click here.


A rare opportunity to learn to make your own wild bouquet with foliage sourced from the iconic Heysen property.

Explore Cedar’s and learn about the conservation and preservation of the landscape as you forage for native and wild grasses, flowers, shrubbery and foliage, before returning to the Artist’s garden to assemble a stunning wild bouquet with what you have found.

Where: 68 Heysen Road, Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills, South Australia, 5245
When: April 1, 2023 2:00pm – 4:00pm & April 2, 2023 10:00am – 12 noon
Price: $85pp

To book, click here.


Start your day with a gentle guided meditation session in our sumptuous gardens, before drawing cards from Oracle decks or Rune stones. Then it’s just a few steps into the on-site restaurant to enjoy a healthy and delicious breakfast, mimosa and espresso coffee at shared tables. After breakfast, make your way to our orchard for fig picking, where the first kilo of figs is included in your ticket price.

Where: Glen Ewin Estate, 43 Lower Hermitage Rd, Lower Hermitage SA 5131, Australia
When: April 2 11am – 4pm
Price: $75pp

To book, click here.


The Massage and Healing Room within Hahndorf’s Wanderlust Soul is a space for relaxation, rejuvenation and self-healing. The ultimate relaxation and therapeutic experience, our Reiki and Ayurvedic hand massage treatment is like no other. This blissful one-hour treatment will leave you feeling physically, mentally and spiritually balanced after one of their qualified therapists integrates the energy healing technique of Reiki with the physical healing technique of an Ayurvedic hand massage.

Where: 25a Mount Barker Road Hahndorf SA 5245
When: April 1 & 2 2023
Price: $120pp

To book, click here.


Experience a morning of movement, canapés and mimosas with Aleenta at Lot.100 in the Hay Valley.
Starting with a challenging, yet rewarding, Pilates-Yoga hybrid class to get you moving, laughing and, of course, relaxing, the morning is then yours to relax on the lawn with canapés, a mimosa and friends.

This year’s Wellness wander offers experiences to soothe, nourish and ground your soul. With more than 65 activities taking place across the Adelaide Hills region from 31 March to 2 April, there really is something for everyone. Tickets to all experiences can be booked via the Wellness wander website.

Where: LOT.100, Chambers Road, Hay Valley SA, Australia
When: April 1, 2023 8:45am – 12noon
Price: $99pp

To book, click here.

To explore the whole program for Wellness wander 2023, click here.

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