After the huge success of Australia’s first Wellness wander event in the Adelaide Hills last year, we are back in 2023!
Held from Friday March 31 to Sunday April 2, this event offers the opportunity to explore the best of wellness that this spectacular region has to offer. Local producers, soulful practitioners, and passionate restauranteurs will showcase a carefully curated selection of events and experiences that have been designed to enhance mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.
Meander through local markets to discover farm fresh produce and artisanal products, connect with nature and the local wildlife with walks, rides and forest bathing, and allow soulful practitioners to soothe stress with indulgent, creative and mindful activities.
Choose from the diverse range of offerings to personalise your own wellness trail through the incredible Adelaide Hills across the three days.
Here are some of the events in and around our village.
Click here to see full event program or read below to see events in Hahndorf.
Reiki and Ayurvedic Hand Massage
Restore balance and enhance wellness with our signature hand massage treatment.
Wanderlust Soul is a Wellness and Holistic Boutique located in Hahndorf.
Nestled within our retail store in Hahndorf is our Massage and Healing Room, 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 our qualified therapist integrates the energy healing technique of Reiki with the physical healing technique of a Ayurvedic hand massage.
Reiki is the art of healing with natural energy. It is a gentle but powerful healing technique that enables emotional clarity and spiritual growth. It is administered by light touch, or no touch, transferring universal energy from the palms to the client’s clothed body.
An Ayurvedic hand massage is a non-invasive massage technique where pressure is applied to the Marma points on the hand and forearm using a Kansa wand and Dosha oil. It is based on the principle that there are areas and points on the hand that communicate, via the nervous system, to the corresponding parts of the body.
At the end of your treatment, you will receive a botanically infused gem elixir to help with hydration. You will also be gifted a ‘Sacred Space’ Crystal Bundle to complement your experience and assist with your self-healing journey. This includes rose quartz for love, amethyst for calming, selentine for connection, black tourmaline for protection, and white sage for cleansing.
Vegan Skincare Tea Party
Relax and enjoy uninterrupted Adelaide Hills views and discover the vegan skincare difference.
Be the first in the world to receive a travel pack of A.V.A. organic, vegan skincare products.
Your VIP experience spanning 90 minutes includes a $25 gift voucher for use at our Hahndorf Creek Day Spa, a glass of sparkling on arrival, plated morning tea with fresh fruit and vegan treats.
Each guest will also receive a hand massage with A.V.A products and meet with the cosmetic scientist and discuss why vegan skincare is better for you.
Limited to 8 guests per session, tickets include more than $50 worth of products to take home.
Book now via email: [email protected]
Mala Necklace Making Workshop.
Create your own Chakra Mala necklace with Sarah from Red Mandala.
Mala is the Sanskrit word for garland. These meaningful pieces of jewellery have been used for centuries as meditation aids and to help people set intentions.
Recognised as the energy centres of our bodies, it is believed that when our Chakras are balanced our mind, body and spirit functions in perfect harmony. In this Chakra Mala making workshop, join Sarah from Red Mandala as you create our own 108 natural gemstone necklace from an assortment of natural gemstone beads and precious metal plated accents.
As a Reiki Master and certified Crystal Healer, Sarah will introduce you to a handful of commonly recognised gemstones – and a handful of unique beauties – that are associated with each Chakra.
Through this workshop, you will select from this variety of natural stones to create your own intuitively designed masterpiece.
Each participant will receive their very own calico pouch to keep your creation safe, as well as a handy chakra reference card and crystal guide to help recall the learnings from the day. In keeping with the traditional Mala necklace, your 108 natural gemstone necklace will be crafted in a modern unknotted fashion, making this workshop accessible to those of all skill levels.
This class will run for 2 – 2.5 hours and children are welcome to participate – if they have strong fine motor skills to thread a bead, they can easily create their own beautiful keepsake.
Strawberry Provenance Experience
Picking, cooking, and eating strawberries!
Enjoy a few hours at Beerenberg inside their brand-new visitor experience/cafe and demonstration kitchen.
You’ll walk the farm, pick your own strawberries, and watch their chef’s cooking demonstration with delicious recipes you will enjoy at lunch.
Lunch will include three recipes using fresh strawberries: strawberry salad, strawberry dressing, and sorbet!
- Guided tour
- Strawberry picking
- Cooking demonstration
- 3-course strawberry lunch with beverages
- Take home recipes and goodie bag
Since their ancestors settled in Hahndorf nearly 200 years ago, Beerenberg has grown into an iconic Australian-made brand with 100 employees and nearly 100 delicious products.
They might have gotten bigger, but what hasn’t changed is their commitment to the land they’ve called home for 6 generations, their dedication to fresh produce and home-cooked craftsmanship, are family values they live and breathe every day.
They pride themselves on authentic, delicious, homemade recipes made right here on their farm in the Adelaide Hills and brought to you by the wonderfully committed people behind the brand – the family of Beerenberg.
Udder Delights Cheese Cellar
Easy Cheesy Home Cheesemaking Class
Blessed are the cheesemakers. It’s good for the soul, gastronomic for the mouth and great for the mind.
Join celebrated Udder Delights cheesemaker Sheree Sullivan for this fun and informative 4-hour class.
Be prepared for a hands-on experience where you get to do and eat everything. You’ll craft your own feta while learning how the same recipe can be used for camembert and lots more.
Taste your way through an in-depth masterclass featuring five cheeses and fresh-baked ciabatta, paired with a glass of Hesketh wine or Grunthal beer. The experience concludes with afternoon tea.
Each guest will leave with recipes and tools to extend cheesemaking at home, plus a $10 voucher to spend in-store.
Udder Delights Cheese Cellar is based at their new home, Grunthal Brew in Verdun, with classes held in the private greenhouse onsite.
Learn to make your own wild bouquet at The Cedars
Join Amber from “Foliage by Amber” and Paul from “TreesPlease!” on a rare opportunity to learn to make your own wild bouquet with foliage sourced from the iconic Heysen property.
The first hour of your experience will involve exploring the wider location as you forage for native and wild grasses, flowers, shrubbery and foliage.
Learn from Paul’s extensive experience with the Heysen property about the conservation and preservation of the landscape.
After your foraging session, you will return to the Artist’s garden to assemble a stunning wild bouquet with what you have found under Amber’s guidance.
You will leave this workshop with your bouquet, a new skill and renewed appreciation of the Adelaide Hills landscape.
All equipment is provided (your snips are included in the cost, and you will be able to keep them after the workshop). However if you have any interesting foliage you want to bring with you to share with the group you are most welcome to.
Five Senses Picnic at The Cedars
Get back in touch with nature and awaken your senses.
Start your sensory experience with a special guided tour of the Heysen studios and home where you will discover some of the extraordinary stories and art of the famous Heysen artists.
Then immerse yourself in the very landscape that inspired Sir Hans Heysen’s lifetime of art.
Spread your picnic blanket out under the towering gums or amongst the flowers in the Artist’s Garden and take in the abundant birdlife, rolling hills and magnificent vistas.
Tantalise your tastebuds with local Adelaide Hills produce and wine in these stunning historical surrounds.
Your ticket includes a guided tour of the Heysen home and studios, access to the Artist’s Walk, Artist’s Garden and broader Cedars’ acreage, and a picnic for two people containing selected cheeses, charcuterie, olives, breads, nuts, fruit, and more, plus a bottle of Adelaide Hills sparkling wine.
Picnic blankets are available for loan from our retail shop.
Botanical Drawing | Autumn Foliage at The Cedars
Focus on autumn foliage in a botanical drawing class.
Tap into your inner artist and create an autumn botanical masterpiece at Hans Heysen’s stunning estate, The Cedars.
Dive deep into the beauty of the botanical at The Cedars, the estate of revered Australian landscape painter Sir Hans Heysen.
This property inspired two of Australia’s most famous painters – Hans Heysen and artist daughter Nora Heysen – the first female to win the Archibald prize.
Come and immerse yourself in the same stunning environment that inspired their award-winning works and create your own masterpiece.
Treat yourself to two hours of art indulgence, discovering the detail of gum leaves and blossom with artists’ coloured pencils. The focus of this class will be autumn foliage.
Under the tutelage of talented botanic artist Sandra Johnston you will develop your own creative skills and leave the class with your own frame-worthy artwork. Art materials to be provided, although participants are welcome to bring their own Artists’ quality coloured pencils.