Mount Lofty Hike and Cleland Wildlife Tour

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    Feeding the Kangaroos
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    Walking through the ferns Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Trail
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    Second Falls at Waterfall Gully
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    View from Mount Lofty Summit
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    Close up Koala experience
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    Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Trail
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    Stroll past the wildlife in their natural environment
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    Bush trail to Cleland Wildlife Park

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Hike with the locals. Trek to the summit of the Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Hike, Adelaide’s most popular Hiking trail. Finish up with local wildlife at Cleland Wildlife Park

This morning we depart early to hit the popular Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty trail. After arrival we receive an orientation of the trail including points of interest. There are many places to stop along the way and you can take the hike at your own pace stopping at the places that interest you. 

It is a challenging hike to the summit. Just under 4km the trail rises 400 meters, meandering up and down around the mountain ridge. The scenery is beautiful through the Stringybark forest with ferns cascading over the trail in places. The trail climbs past waterfalls, along streams and gully ridges. Save some of your energy as the last 1 km is the steepest part. It will be worth it as you reach the top and be rewarded with an amazing view of Adelaide and beyond. 

Just down from the Summit is another beautiful bush track leading to the Cleland Wildlife Park. Re-energise at the Cleland Café on arrival (own expense) before exploring the 35 hectare park on the self-discovery trails. Walk among the free roaming animals in their natural environment. Stop to feed the kangaroos and wallabies. Be sure to visit Australia’s cutest inhabitants with the Koala ‘close up’ experience. It is an amazing experience seeing Australian animals, up close and in their natural environment. After our nature experience it is time to head back in the city to rest up. 

Day tour is comprised of 2 half day tours. If you would like to book Mount Lofty or Cleland Wildlife Park separately please contact us.


  • 1 Day Mount Lofty Hike and Cleland Wildlife Tour
  • Start your morning with a rewarding hike to Mount Lofty summit and spend a relaxing afternoon at Cleland Wildlife Park
  • Self-guided experience that provides you plenty of time to explore at your own pace
  • Orientation pack with map and information of the trail
  • Bottle of spring water
  • Entry fee to Cleland including bag of animal food and Koala close up experience
  • 10% gift shop voucher
  • Return transfers from Adelaide City
  • Small group tour, maximum 13 people
  • Option to add 2 nights discounted multishare accommodation at Adelaide Central YHA

Tours depart

Departs Adelaide 8:00am
Returns Adelaide Approximately 3:30pm
Tour Departs Monday and Friday
Please book for the date you want to jump on the tour


From 01/04/2019 until 31/03/2020
Options Nights Price (AUD) Select
Mount Lofty Hike and Cleland Wildlife Tour 0 $119
Mount Lofty Hike and Cleland Wildlife tour + 2 Nights Multishare Accommodation 2 $177

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Cancellation and Amendment Fees


Due to the discount offered and the structure of this package - it is non-refundable once confirmed.


Each amendment (not cancellation) to the original booking, after confirmation will incur a fee of A$25 per person and per amendment.

Amendments are subject to availability.

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