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Mount Lofty Bushwalking and Waterfall Hike

Escape the city and enjoy a morning in nature during a guided bushwalk and waterfall hike in Cleland Conservation Park to the Mount Lofty Summit in Adelaide
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Morning hike in the Cleland Conservation Park
Fully immerse yourself in the wilderness during a relaxing 7.8 km trail
You will be rewarded with breathtaking views over Adelaide from Mt Lofty Summit
Selected city accommodation pickup available upon request
Be amazed by the spectacular First Falls sparkling in the sunshine
Opportunity to order a morning coffee or brunch while admiring the summit views

What you need to know

Away from the bustling city of Adelaide, visitors can escape the city for a relaxing morning connecting with nature during a guided bushwalk and waterfall hike in Cleland Conservation Park to the Mount Lofty Summit. Connect with local experts and enjoy a short, scenic drive to the trailhead of Adelaide’s most popular hike, arriving at 8.30 am.

As you commence the conservation trail, hikers will be able to detect the first distinct scents of Eucalyptus trees, whistling native birdlife, sleepy koalas high in the gum trees and the serene sounds of the spectacular First Falls waterfall. Gathering momentum, the trail ascends towards the summit offering glimpses of the city skyline, parklands and Adelaide Oval across the plains.

Reaching the Mount Lofty Summit, take a moment to enjoy the fresh air and magnificent views and learn some interesting facts and history. The Summit Café is a great place to order a coffee or morning tea and re-energise before concluding the walk back down to Waterfall Gully.

More info


  • Trail orientation
  • Return transport to the trailhead
  • Selected city accommodation pickup available upon request
  • Guided bushwalk and hike


  • Available: Monday's and Friday's
  • Duration: 4.5 hours
  • Departure: 8.00am, Return: 12.30pm
  • Selected City accommodation pickup available upon request. Note that accommodation pickup is scheduled between 7.40am - 7.50am, please be ready a few minutes prior to this

Departure Location

  • This experience departs from 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide 5000 SA (directly across the Adelaide Central Bus Station). Selected city accommodation pickup available upon request.

What To Bring

  • 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!

Additional Information

  • 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.
  • Toilets and water are available at both Waterfall Gully trailhead 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.

Terms And Conditions

  • This hike involves steep sections and uneven surfaces and a good level of fitness and mobility is required. The hike is approximately 2.5 - 3 hours return (7.8km).
  • Not recommended for young children.

Cancellation Policy

  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Booking Information

  • Any amendment to your confirmed booking will attract a change fee of $20 per person. You are able to transfer from one tour or service to another (of equal value), amend your departure date or change the name of a person booked, however, you must notify us at least 48 hours prior to the booked departure date, otherwise standard cancellation fees will apply as outlined previously.

Important notice

Confirmation in the form of an e-voucher will be sent to your email at the time of purchase. Although we do our best to deliver it instantly, occasionally, this may take up to 6 hours for the e-voucher to be delivered. For any queries, please get in touch with us . We're always happy to help.