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Waterfall Gully

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Address: Waterfall Gully Road | Cleland Conservation Park, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Self-Guided Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Hike from Adelaide
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Bit of a trek

Beautiful place. Start off in the car park near the swiss alpine looking bar. Then take the path up following the water. Breathtaking literally as well as the views!!. Its not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place. Start off in the car park near the swiss alpine looking bar. Then take the path up following the water. Breathtaking literally as well as the views!!. Its not lite work so be warned. Falls gorgeous. Its a great place to burn off some pounds with all that good food you have eaten

Thank chrismc43
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A worthwhile walk but requires plenty of energy to complete. The track is a steady climb, and take plenty of water

Thank hfba
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's just lovely meandering around here, the parking can get a bit congested but we've always found one. The walk to the top of the falls is great although one can walk up to the summit of Mount lofty but we just enjoy the small walks. It's not far from the centre of town and also easily reachable by taxi... More 

Thank Chillimudcrab
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk to Mt. Lofty is steep in some parts, would not recommend if you have fitness issues. Great views of Adelaide from the top, average café food available at the summit. The walk is about 4 km each way, I would do the walk in the morning and have a picnic at the bottom near the waterfall in the... More 

Thank Tedd1466
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk up Waterfall Gully is very popular. It is a very step 4km walk uphill to Mt Lofty but the view over Adelaide is great and there is a cafe. There is no public transport to Waterfall Gully but there is (limited) public transport to the top of Mt Lofty and you can walk down to the gully and... More 

Thank Stefan M
Manningham, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I try to climb to Mt Lofty once a week, preferably during the week, as this walk is very popular on weekends. There is always something new to see and if walking at dusk, the occasional kangaroo. Unless conditioned, walking is not recommended when the temperature is above 30C and I always take water.

Thank Kevin M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make no mistake - this is a tough walk even if you're fit and very tough if you're not. The walk starts in the picturesque carpark at Waterfall Gully. From there it's a solid 50-60 minute walk with significant uphill sections. The prize of course is arriving at the Mount Lofty visitors centre where I recommend you have a cup... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love how Waterfall Gully is so close to the CBD yet you feel as though you're out in the wilderness, having passed through a quaint village to get there, down a beautiful, meandering road. The waterfalls are pretty and surprisingly always seem to have more water than you'd expect for South Australia. The only issue is that the carpark... More 

1 Thank everyday-onwards
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

Definitely to be done as part of a day trip from Adelaide, as it's an hour or so drive to get to. Worth the trip.

Thank Jessica E
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great walk that is a really good work out starting at the waterfall and going up to the summit for the fit people...I was struggling but all the same I enjoyed it.

Thank Ana P

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