Mount Lofty Hike and Cleland Wildlife Park Day Trip from Adelaide

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Immerse yourself in nature on a guided hike from Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty and be rewarded with the panoramic views at the summit, overlooking the Adelaide Plains and Gulf St. Vincent. Then follow the trail to Cleland Wildlife Park where you can spend the afternoon seeing kangaroos and getting up close to the many native Australian animals, including the ever cute Koala’s. Round-trip hotel transport plus water, snacks, and a map are provided.

The hike to Mount Lofty Summit is graded as hard – it involves steep sections and uneven services and a good level of fitness and mobility is required.The total walking distance to the summit and Cleland is approx 6 km.

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Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Starts: Adelaide, Australia
Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips



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Immerse yourself in nature on a guided hike from Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty and be rewarded with the panoramic views at the summit, overlooking the Adelaide Plains and Gulf St. Vincent. Then follow the trail to Cleland Wildlife Park where you can spend the afternoon seeing kangaroos and getting up close to the many native Australian animals, including the ever cute Koala’s. Round-trip hotel transport plus water, snacks, and a map are provided.

The hike to Mount Lofty Summit is graded as hard – it involves steep sections and uneven services and a good level of fitness and mobility is required.The total walking distance to the summit and Cleland is approx 6 km.

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Stop At: Waterfall Gully Road Cleland Conservation Park, Adelaide, South Australia Australia

This self-guided hike is a great option for the adventurous nature-seeker. After hotel pickup from the CBD in the morning, transfer by shared minivan to the starting point of your trek. A short, scenic drive takes you directly to the trailhead of Adelaide’s most popular trail.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mount Lofty Summit Road, Crafers, South Australia 5152 Australia

Following an orientation by your guide, set off at your own pace on the well-marked path, from Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty. Depending on your pace with stops along the way, expect to take between 1 to 2 hours to arrive at the summit. You’ll be rewarded with panoramic views over Adelaide and beyond.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cleland Wildlife Park, Mount Lofty Summit Road, Crafers, South Australia 5152 Australia

Just downhill, another bush track leads to the Cleland Wildlife Park. Re-energize at the Cleland Café (own expense) before exploring the 86-acre (35-hectare) park along the self-discovery trails. Walk among free-roaming animals in their natural environment, you may have kangaroos or wallabies come up to you for a bit of a feed with food provided to you by the keepers, spot wetland birds, and be sure to visit Australia’s koalas for a close-up experience.

Duration: 3 hours



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