Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty
7.8 km return
3 h to 4 h 30 min
Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty
7.8 km
Return

Walk
3 h to 4 h 30 min

Run
2 h to 2 h 45 min

Starting from the Waterfall Gully Car park at the end of Waterfall Gully Road Waterfall Gully, this walk leads to Mount Lofty and back via the Waterfall Gully Track. This highly popular walk attracts a wide range of people. Keep an eye out for kangaroos, koalas, lizards, birds. If you’re lucky, you may even spot an echidna or a rare southern brown bandicoot. You will be greeted by panoramic views overlooking the Adelaide plains and Gulf St Vincent from the Mount Lofty summit. A significant upgrade of the trail was recently completed, including elevated boardwalks and directional and interpretative signage replacement. If you need to take a break, there are plenty of seats along the path and a cafe at each end. There is a steady ascent throughout the entire walk to the summit. Still, the track is well-maintained and comfortable to walk on. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Cafe
Views
Waterfall

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
First Falls
Castle Rock
Clares Bench
Kiosk
Mount Lofty
Mount Lofty Summit Visitor Information Centre
Mt Lofty Cottage YHA
Second Falls
The Mount Lofty Summit Restaurant and Café

Places & Areas
Australia
South Australia
Adelaide Hills Council
City of Burnside
Adelaide
Cleland
Waterfall Gully
Cleland Conservation Park