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.

The Science behind maximising your Happiness with Staycations


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. Whatever your skill or fitness level, we’ve got the perfect bike for you.

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.

salted caramel tart

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!

Stirling Laneways · Mt Torrens Market · Stirling Market · Mylor Market · Uraidla Market · Oakbank Market · Woodside Market · Gumeracha Fifth Sunday Market and of course Adelaide Hills Farmers’ Market.

6. Cook and Stay

Elevate your stay with a cooking experience, be it a group class or a private chef, we have choices to cater for all tastes.

See Whats Cooking

7. Nature Explorer

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.

Vouchers Made Easy

We hope we’ve inspired you with our offerings and staycation ideas and we do hope you make it a priority that you take some breaks and do something for yourself  in 2024.

You can check out our other package ideas here too

Other Sticky Rice Villa Packages

Sticky Rice Villas

Want more choice and flexibility?

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.

Things to do in the Adelaide Hills


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