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  • Address: Mt Lofty, SA, Australia
The highest point in the aptly named Mt Lofty Ranges, Mt Lofty is a luxurious place to get sweeping views of Adelaide and out onto the Indian Ocean.

The views aren’t all there is to Mt Lofty. A comprehensive visitors centre, shop, and fully licensed café are situated on the mountain’s summit, giving visitors information on the area, a place to shop for souvenirs and a beautiful place to eat lunch.

Mt Lofty isn’t just about views – even if you can see all the way out to Kangaroo Island on a clear day. Though only a short drive from the CBD, the area around Mt Lofty is covered by bushland. Mt Lofty is surrounded by the Cleland Conservation Park on one side, and hosts its own botanic garden in which visitors can see a host of native Australian plants and the wide variety of birdlife that is drawn to them.

Getting off the summit, hiking and mountain biking are popular ways to take advantage of the mountain’s relative wilderness. The 8km Waterfall Gully loop is one of the most popular walks – though with a fair amount of ups and downs it’s not for the faint-hearted. A loop of the 1,200km Heysen Track takes hikers from the base of the mountain to the summit over a much more manageable 8km. Downhill biking is a much less strenuous way to enjoy the mountain and cycle all the way back into the city centre.

Practical Info

Mt Lofty is located south east of Adelaide. About a 20 minute drive, head out of the city and head to the M1. The A1, A3 and A17 all converge on the M1, which you’ll follow until turning right at Mount Lofty Summit Road. Coach tours also take visitors to the top. The Summit Café and Visitors Centre are open 9-5 on weekdays and a little earlier on weekends. The restaurant opens 6pm til late.

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Cleland Wildlife Park Tour from Adelaide Including Mount Lofty Summit, Adelaide, null
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Cleland Wildlife Park Tour from Adelaide Including Mount Lofty Summit

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Take a walk on the wild side and engage with some of Australia’s much-loved wildlife on a tour to Cleland Wildlife Park, just 30 minutes from Adelaide. You'll ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $60.96
Self-Guided Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Hike from Adelaide, Adelaide, Day Trips
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Self-Guided Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Hike from Adelaide

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Follow winding hiking trails through the Australian countryside at your own pace on this self-guided hike from Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty from Adelaide. Trek ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Adelaide City Highlights Including Mt Lofty and Hahndorf, Adelaide, Hiking & Camping
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Adelaide City Highlights Including Mt Lofty and Hahndorf

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Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Adelaide Hills Day Trip Including 3-Hour Murray River Luncheon Cruise, Adelaide, Day Trips
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Adelaide Hills Day Trip Including 3-Hour Murray River Luncheon Cruise

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Enjoy a day trip from Adelaide city visiting Mount Lofty Summit, Bridgewater Mill, Beerenberg Farm Shop and Murray Bridge Wharf. Sit back and relax as you ...  Read more

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Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Ultimate Adelaide City and Hahndorf Tour, Adelaide, Day Trips
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Ultimate Adelaide City and Hahndorf Tour

See more on this comprehensive tour that blends the highlights of the city with the quaint but classic Adelaide Hills.  From the picturesque city square to the ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf Half-Day Tour from Adelaide, Adelaide, City Tours
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Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf Half-Day Tour from Adelaide

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Discover the Adelaide Hills, only a short drive from the Adelaide central business district, but a long way from the hustle and bustle of the city streets. ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Mount Lofty Descent Bike Tour from Adelaide, Adelaide, Day Trips
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Mount Lofty Descent Bike Tour from Adelaide

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See the stunning beauty of Adelaide’s native bushland on a small group bicycle tour down from the summit of Mount Lofty. On this relaxing, all-downhill ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Adelaide Highlights and Hahndorf Tour with Optional River Cruise, Adelaide, Bike & Mountain Bike ... 
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Adelaide Highlights and Hahndorf Tour with Optional River Cruise

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Discover the highlights of Adelaide on this afternoon coach tour with an optional river cruise. Your guide shares facts about the city as you see landmarks in ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.80
Small Group Adelaide Hills Divine Wine Day Trip from Adelaide, Adelaide, Half-day Tours
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Small Group Adelaide Hills Divine Wine Day Trip from Adelaide

Enjoy a day out taking in the magnificent sights and tastes of some of the best wineries and cellar doors the Adelaide Hills has to offer. Delight in a ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Small-Group Adelaide City Sightseeing with Handorf Tour, Adelaide, Day Trips
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Small-Group Adelaide City Sightseeing with Handorf Tour

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Discover the highlights of Adelaide and Hahndorf on a morning sightseeing tour with an experienced local guide. Learn about the city as you take in King ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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