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An inspiring experience that provides easy access to Adelaide most popular hiking trail! This beautiful and rewarding guided hike takes you from the serenity of Waterfall Gully through the bushland of Cleland Conservation Park all the way to the summit at Mount Lofty.
A short scenic drive from the city takes you direct to the trailhead of Adelaide’s most popular hike. Arriving around 8.30am, be amazed by your first sight of the spectacular First Falls sparkling in the morning sunshine. Your guide will set the pace based on your preferences. Depending upon your interest stops along the way, expect to take between 1 to 2 hours to arrive at the Summit.
Fully immerse yourself in the environment and sense the wilderness while listening to the sounds of the native birdlife. Detect the distinctive scents of the eucalyptus trees as the 3.9km trail climbs past waterfalls, along streams and gully ridges. Keep a keen eye out for sleepy koalas high in the gum trees, small lizards or even a kangaroo grazing in the bush!
Sense the feeling of height as you reach the summit and be rewarded with breathtaking views over Adelaide and beyond. See the city buildings, parklands and iconic Adelaide Oval, look out across the plains to the Airport, the coastal town of Glenelg and the far reaches of Port Adelaide. On a clear day, you may even sight Kangaroo Island!
Re-energise at the Summit Café - the Café is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a morning coffee or brunch (own expense) while admiring the views. Be sure to take some time to learn some interesting facts and history about the Summit before following your guide back down to Waterfall Gully. The return hike should take around 1 hour.
Not recommended for young children.
Minimum 2 - Maximum 13
The experience provider may alter a tour or service at any time prior to departure due to, but not limited to, extreme weather conditions, safety considerations or unforeseen circumstances outside of its control. An alternative tour itinerary will be arranged or you can transfer to an alternate departure date for the same tour.
Please dress appropriately for the weather. We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses and bring a small lightweight backpack for personal items. And importantly, do not forget your camera!
Toilets and water are available at both Waterfall Gully trail head and Mount Lofty Summit. Covid-19 Conditions of Bookings From Wednesday 1 December 2021, participants aged 16 and older who choose to come to our sites will be required to show evidence that they have been double vaccinated (or are exempt from vaccination by order of the Chief Public Health Officer). Participants must be able to provide evidence of vaccination upon arrival, and check in using the QR code.
This experience is in the Cleland Conservation Park
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