From Kelvin Ho, the architectural mind behind many of Merivale’s flagship hospitality developments, to Dangar Barin Smith, the leading landscape designer of Sydney, to Harvest Group and their renowned Northern NSW produce, and Endless Surf’s world-first 25-second point break waves – Wisemans is a property development opportunity unlike any other, delivered by a highly experienced team across construction, investment, real estate, hospitality and, of course, surfing.
Lodge design by Akin Atelier
Tasked with creating a unique offering in a unique location, architecture and interior design studio Akin Atelier led by Kelvin Ho, has the expertise to realise a premium but playful setting from the well-built hotel.
Akin Atelier have forged a formidable reputation supporting Justin Hemmes execute his Merivale portfolio of adaptive-reuse projects including The Newport, Coogee Pavilion, Palmer & Co, Totti’s and Bert’s. Akin Atelier’s work extends into resort accommodation, Qantas business-class lounges, coastal residential homes, retail experience stores such as Bassike, Dion Lee and Camilla and Marc.
Akin will lead the adaptive re-use architectural solutions for the existing resort suites, restaurant, conference facilities and surf-side activation areas.
Landscape by Dangar Barin Smith
Dangar Barin Smith is a leading Australian residential and commercial creative landscape practice founded by William Dangar in 1991. With a reputation for responding to the site, whether parkland or urban garden, the practice strives to enhance built form in ways that balance innovation with hard-earned knowledge and an ability to create beautiful enduring outcomes.
The Wisemans project for DBS will encompass a significant amount of adaptive reuse with mature trees transplanted and relocated, focusing on long term sustainability with strategic feature elements.
The site is blessed with a plethora of mature canopy trees and palms that are earmarked for new locations while retaining their historic microclimate. There'll be a focus on subtle gestures to coastal lifestyle through a range of devices including palm placement, organic mass plantings and flowering accent planting.
Food & produce by Harvest.
Renowned for its focus on quality produce and experiential dining, Northern NSW’s famous Harvest Newrybar by the Harvest Group will be bringing its love of wholesome food to Wisemans Surf Lodge. Known for their focus on sustainability with edible gardens, seasonal menus, and wild food foraging to hero native ingredients, the Harvest ethos aligned perfectly with Wisemans Surf Lodge.
The Hawkesbury region is one of Sydney’s best kept secrets, with its vast greenery and open fields surrounded by national park – it's reminiscent of the Byron Hinterland, home of the original Harvest location. This region, known for its local growers, has been fuelling the Hawkesbury and Greater Sydney with high quality produce for centuries.
In creating Wisemans Surf Lodge, we wanted to create a sustainable space that celebrates the region and its sense of community, inclusive of its neighbouring vineyards, distilleries, stone fruit and citrus orchards and Alpaca farms, so we’re excited to have Harvest on board to help us bring this vision to life.
The Harvest offering will be open to the public, enticing Sydneysiders from the concrete jungles into the forgotten food bowl for a foodie's dream dining experience.