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  2. South Australia
  3. Adelaide
  4. Waterfall Gully

Mount Lofty Summit Hike and Cleland Wildlife Park Visit

Product ID: 119743
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Explore nature and the Australian bush as Adelaide's favorite hike takes you from the serenity of Waterfall Gully to amazing panoramic views from Mt. Lofty. Then see Australian wildlife up close at Cleland.
About this ticket
Duration 7.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Follow the bush trails of Cleland Conservation Park, past waterfalls and along meandering streams as you hike to the summit
  • Feed kangaroos and see Australia's curious wildlife up close
  • Witness uninterrupted views across Adelaide and Gulf St. Vincent from Mt. Lofty Summit
Full description
A short scenic drive from the city takes you directly to the trailhead of Adelaide’s most popular hike. Explore this natural environment at your own pace on this specially structured self-guided experience. Arriving around 8:30 AM, be amazed by your first sight of the spectacular First Falls sparkling in the morning sunshine. Setting off at your own pace and depending upon your interest stops along the way, expect to take between 1 to 2 hours to arrive at the Summit.

Fully immerse 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!

Just down from the Summit is another beautiful bush track leading to the Cleland Wildlife Park. Re-energise at the Cleland Café on arrival before exploring the 35 hectare park on the self-discovery trails. Walk among the free roaming animals in their natural environment, stop to feed the kangaroos and wallabies, be amazed at the lively wetland birds and be sure to visit Australia’s cutest inhabitants for the Koala ‘close up’ experience.
Includes
  • Return transport with hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Orientation to Cleland Conservation Park walking trails
  • Orientation to Cleland Wildlife Park activities
  • Park maps
  • Bottle of water
  • All entry fees
  • Bag of animal food
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Main Departure Time / Location: 8:00AM – from the pureSA office located at 111 Franklin Street Adelaide (directly across from the Adelaide Central Bus Station) Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time for check in. Alternate Pickup Locations – selected City hotel pickup available upon request. Note that accommodation pickup is scheduled between 7:40 AM – 7:50 AM. Please be ready a few minutes prior outside the hotel.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Backpack or bag
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• The Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit hike is rated as hard with some steep and loose sections. A good level of fitness and mobility is required. It is not recommended for young children.
• Dress appropriately for the weather
Organized by

pureSA

Product ID: 119743