Explore nature on a self-guided hike from Waterfall Gully to Mt. Lofty. Treat yourself to panoramic views at the summit, overlooking the Adelaide Plains and Gulf St. Vincent. Then follow the trail to Cleland Wildlife Park and interact with koalas and kangaroos. Round-trip hotel transport plus water, snacks, and a map are provided.

Explore nature on a self-guided hike from Waterfall Gully to Mt. Lofty. Treat yourself to panoramic views at the summit, overlooking the Adelaide Plains and Gulf St. Vincent. Then follow the trail to Cleland Wildlife Park and interact with koalas and kangaroos. Round-trip hotel transport plus water, snacks, and a map are provided.

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. 

Following an orientation by your guide, set off at your own pace on the well-marked path, from Waterfall Gully to Mt. 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.

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, stop to feed the kangaroos and wallabies with provided food, spot wetland birds, and be sure to visit Australia’s koalas for a close-up experience.

From here, you'll be dropped off at your Adelaide hotel in the afternoon.