Adelaide Hills Staycation Ideas at Sticky Rice Villas
The perfect Staycation ideas for these Adelaide Hills Luxury Villas. Stay and Play. Wellness, Adventure and Relaxation. Which Villa will you choose? Bali, Yoko or Zen
If you are anything like us you may well be wondering where the year of 2023 has gone.
And more to the point, what happened to all those well-intentioned plans and promises we made to ourselves this time last year?
Did you also know there is now scientific evidence that changing up your routine, having shorter breaks and more variety in your weekend activities will make you happier than waiting all year for 1 longer holiday. The evidence is in that Staycations make you happier. Listen to the latest evidence and studies from Neuroscientist Dr Tali Sharot in this interview and find out how you can start to increase your levels of happiness in 2024.
So what better time to start planing you next happiness high than now.
We have curated and collaborated, designed and discovered some exciting new food and nature packages to add to your villa stay.
The new year is just around the corner,
There are blank pages ( hopefully) still in your calendars for 2024
And we’ve just dedicate this post to some mini staycation inspiration in the Adelaide Hills.
Wellness and Adventure packages for 2024.
1. Wellness Retreat
Immerse yourself in private sessions of yoga, massage, meditation, breathwork, and pilates, booked and integrated into your stay at the villas.
‘Absolutely wonderful service. The massage was so relaxing! Thank you so much!’
Who doesn’t want a massage when on holiday? Massage therapy is known to reduce stress levels, calm the nervous system & ease tension within the body & mind.
2. Adventure Staycation
Experience the thrill of e-bikes conveniently delivered to your villa door, allowing you to explore the picturesque Adelaide Hills and feel the exhilarating wind in your hair. Whateveryourskillorfitnesslevel,we’vegottheperfectbikeforyou.
If rock climbing, abseiling or downhill mountain biking is more your thing- just ask for options. Adelaide HiIls does indeed have it all!
3. Gastronomic Delights
Indulge in the hidden gems of the Adelaide Hills, savoring tastings, dinners, artisan produce, and fine dining options.
Tickle your palate and tempt your taste buds with flavours from nature’s top shelf. The Adelaide Hills grows an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables while artisan producers make everything from cheeses to jams, olive oil, ciders and authentic German breads and cakes. Stock up at a roadside stall or farm gate, visit a farmers market or drop into one of the many providores in the region.
4. Sip and Savor
Choose between Wine, Beer, or Gin (or all three!) as you explore the region’s best vineyards, microbreweries, and distilleries—over 50 options await your discovery.
Small batch, handcrafted beverages emphasising native ingredients and sustainable practices. Truly unique producers are waiting for your visit.
5. Market to Market
Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Adelaide Hills markets, tailored to your stay dates for a weekend of exploration of local townships and hidden gems. Bring the shopping bags!
Tap into nature during your stay by discovering walking trails, waterfalls, stunning views, forest walks, botanical gardens, and the best picnic spots and beer gardens. We’ve even included cozy stops for hot chocolate, wine, and delicious soul food to reward and rejuvenate you along the way.
Choice of packages for 2024 at Sticky Rice Villas.
Can’t choose and you don’t know when?- we can create a date flexible voucher for you which details the package tailored just for you or to gift to someone else.
If you want the flexibility to plan your own staycation itinerary or just want it all -we have set up 5 perfect day plans with our recommended stops and map references to our favourite places in the Adelaide Hills. Follow the link to get started or enquire directly 8339 1314.
What a fantastic experience. This was our first cooking class and we’re already planning our next cooking adventure with Sticky Rice. Yukio is an excellent instructor. The menu was well planned. We had a lot of fun and learned so much. Thank you Yukiko and Daniel for all your hard work.
We did the Japanese Essentials. excellent chef guide in Yukiko. food was excellent quality and class was a lot of fun. Daniel was a delightful host. We stayed in the Bali villa which was beautiful and relaxing. Wonderful get away.
A great day at Sticky Rice Cooking School, Stirling yesterday – so enjoyed “Sensational Seafood” with chef Tania. Fantastic food, flavours, cooking tips, wonderful host Daniel and new friends Trudy & Rachael. Thanks Claire for making your dream come true – such a beautiful place filled with happiness, love & care.
Fabulous Middle Eastern Cooking class with Genevieve Harris. Wonderful day cooking a delicious menu of Hummus and flat bread, Chermoula chicken, Harissa marinated Prawns,with a beautiful eggplant and tomato salad, and bbq lamb skewers marinated in Hilbeh served with baby spinach, pomegranate seeds and yoghurt sauce.
Then deep fried almond pastries with honey and orange blossom syrup.
All served with lovely wines or fruit juice and water.
Fabulous day, heaps of fun and staying at the villas made the walk home very easy.