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Published on September 6th, 2018 | by john.weir

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Winery sleepovers, six star villas, glamping tents and tiny houses in South Australia

Regional South Australia isn’t a destination that attracts the big chains, which means smaller boutique offerings thrive.

New for 2019 is ‘Sequoia’ in the Adelaide Hills – 15 luxury villas which will be positioned on the front escarpment of Mount Lofty Estate and will offer unparalleled views of the Piccadilly Valley. Each of the spacious villas will have private balconies overlooking the Valley, fireplaces and views from every angle, whether it be from the bathroom, bedroom or lounge area.

The development of Sequoia is part of a AUD$14 million upgrade of Mount Lofty House, which has seen the construction of the triple-hatted, multi-award winning Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant and the introduction of the Stables Day Spa.

Also as part of the upgrade, work is well underway on refurbishing all existing rooms of Mount Lofty House, which will elevate the property to an all-suite hotel. The refurbishment of the guestrooms is expected to be complete in February 2019, while Sequoia is scheduled to open mid-2019.

Mount Lofty House offers guests a truly unique experience, showcasing South Australian produce, history and lifestyle within 15 minutes of Adelaide’s city centre. From this gateway among the gardens, visitors can tour some of the best wine regions in South Australia.

Other new accommodation in South Australia includes Hotel California Road at Inkwell Wines (June 2018), CABN in the Adelaide Hills (late 2017), Stowaway Villas on Kangaroo Island (May 2018), Ecopia Retreat on Kangaroo Island (March 2018) and Cadole at The Vineyard Retreat (August 2018). With intriguing stories behind them these places to stay offer guests an incredibly personalised experience.

Established properties are also continuing to innovate to offer guests the very best stay. Arkaba in the Flinders Ranges is a great example of this as they have just added a new heli-hike experience with serious wow factor and an Aboriginal walking experience (June 2018).

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