Mt Lofty

  • Mt Lofty - Beautiful Bushland Setting
    • Mt Lofty - Beautiful Bushland Setting
    • Mt Lofty - New Kitchen
    • Mt Lofty YHA - Double Room #1
    • Mt Lofty YHA - Double Room #2
    • Mt Lofty YHA - Bunk Room
    • Mt Lofty YHA - Lounge
    • Mt Lofty YHA - Dining Kitchen
    • Mt Lofty - Cleland Wildlife Park
    • Mt Lofty YHA - Cleland Wildlife Park
    • MT Lofty YHA - Bushwalking
    • Mt Lofty YHA - group accommodation
    • MtLoftyYHA_Kitchen
  • Another great week at Mt Lofty, perfect for walking, mountain biking, road cycling or just plain relaxing. But I don't want to tell anyone so its not booked out next time we have an opportunity to stay there!

    Wayde H. (February 2015)

    We went to the cottage for my daughters 13th surprise birthday party - she was very surprised. All the girls had a great time and they didnt have to worry about noise they made because we were out in the bush and no one could hear them. We also walke...

    Debby L. (September 2013)

    Terrific stay in the hills. Took a group of boys up for a 12 yo birthday treat. The walk up, fabulous night in the hills and back the following morning was a huge success. Great facilities.

    Kevin J. (August 2013)

    Fantastic !Where else can 10 people share such a fabulous bush setting - with all the convienences required? We had an absolutely fabulous weekend !

    Tracey H. (May 2013)

    We took note of previous reviews and took two small heaters with us but didn't really need them. Facilities were basic but all that we needed for a 5 night stay. It was a great place to hide from the city yet close enough to go into Adelaide when w

    catherine k. (April 2013)

    Fantastic place! We will definately be back. Great walks and much relaxing!

    sarah o. (June 2012)

    cold but great .students from heritage college walked 38 km from eagle on the hill to morialta over the summit at My Lofty frthen back over from the east ..great time had and love the little cottage.

    chris r. (June 2012)

    a fantastic bush get away. Great for walks or just relaxing. Be prepared for the cold if going in colder months and take your own hearters.

    sarah o. (May 2012)

    If you are walking the Heysen trail then this is a great spot to stop for the night.Just make sure you have plenty of warm clothing as it gets very cold at night.

    ANDREW D. (May 2012)

  • Please note:  Hostel will be closed on all total fire ban days - please see Bushfire Survival Plan under "directions" for more details.

    Mt Lofty YHA - a Rent-A-YHA property - has recently undergone a floor to ceiling makeover with new kitchen, flooring, furniture, paint and decorations, making the attractive stone cottage (originally built in 1880) the perfect, comfortable and affordable getaway for small groups and families. 

    Situated in a unique, peaceful location in the Cleland Conservation Park with stunning panoramic views through the trees over the city of Adelaide. Sleeps up to 10 people with 2 double rooms and one bunk room.  Surrounded by amazing bushwalks, Cleland Wildlife Park, Mt Lofty Summit and Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens.  Entire cottage bookings only.

  • Due to bushfire safety requirements, a minimum group booking 2 people applies. Guests must have own transport, access to mobile phone & radio for weather reports.

    $60 surcharge long weekends, minimum stay 2 nights.


  • Facilities

    • Kitchen/dining with microwave, stove, fridge and all crockery, cutlery and utensils (no oven)
    • Outdoor seating - great views
    • Lounge area
    • Male and female bathrooms
    • Parking
  • Activities

    • Bird Watching
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • National Park
    • Wilderness
  • Things to do

    Located in Cleland Conservation Park. Excellent walking trails with panoramic views of the Adelaide plains from the sea to the hills. Spectacular vista of the city lights at night. Walk amongst Kangaroos, Emus and other abundant wildlife. The hostel is also adjacent to the Cleland Wildlife Park, Mt Lofty lookout and restaurant and Waterful Gully.

    Mt Lofty Summit Lookout

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    200 metres to the nearest food store

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