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Self-Guided Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Hike from Adelaide

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Self-Guided Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Hike from Adelaide
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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Experience the scenery between Waterfall Gully and Mount Lofty on a self-guided hike from Adelaide including hotel pickup and drop-off. Hike through Cleland Conservative Park, an area famed for its abundance of exotic flora and fauna, and marvel at the natural splendor of Waterfall Gully. Ascend to the summit of Mount Lofty to witness spectacular views of the Adelaide Plains and explore the area at your own pace.
  • Follow the trail from Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty at your own pace
  • Pass waterfalls and streams, and watch the treetops and bushes for native koalas and kangaroos
  • Admire panoramic views over Glenelg and Port Adelaide from the summit of Mt Lofty
  • Tour includes pickup and drop-off at your Adelaide hotel
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected city hotels only)
Trail orientation
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
111 Franklin St , 111 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

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8:00 AM

Please arrive 20 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

This activity will end right where it started.Main departure point and time is 8am from the pureSA office located at The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide. If you have selected a hotel pickup from the above list you must be waiting outside the hotel no later than 7.40am.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This hike is graded as hard - it involves steep sections and uneven services and a good level of fitness and mobility is required.The total return walking distance is 7.8km.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or young children
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear clothing and footwear suitable for bushwalking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • In the interest of sustainability we recommend you bring a refillable water bottle (full).
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY pureSA
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Self-Guided Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Hike from Adelaide?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Self-Guided Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Hike from Adelaide.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Self-Guided Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Hike from Adelaide?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Self-Guided Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Hike from Adelaide.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Self-Guided Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Hike from Adelaide?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Self-Guided Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Hike from Adelaide.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Self-Guided Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Hike from Adelaide?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Self-Guided Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Hike from Adelaide.

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  • "Though demanding in places this is a no miss walk." See review

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An enjoyable but challenging hike to Mt Lofty
Tom_S
, Jan 2021
Tour guide Mike was very friendly cooperative and gave good advice at the start of the hike location regarding routes and expected times which turned out to be fairly accurate. The first part of the hike was pleasant in the cool weather visiting the flowing first and second falls and passing through interesting Gully vegatation After this the steep climb commenced and apart from a few slight downhill and flatter stretches continued all the way to the summit. Other points of interest were Wilson's Bog a forest of many trees Mt Lofty Cottage and the city and suburban and ocean views from the summit After spending about 25 minutes at the summit the return journey although not requiring so much energy still required aj lot if care in the steep downhill sections. An early start is certainly a good recommendation as attempting the ascent in warm weather is not a good idea especially for those in the older age groups. My guide generously offered to take me all the way home but I did not accept his offer as I was not as exausted as he thought I was.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Hi Tom_S, thank you for your lovely and descriptive review. It's great to receive such detail in a review and I'm really glad you enjoyed the day. Best, Mike
star-5
A great walk
Jerry B
, Nov 2018
Though demanding in places this is a no miss walk. A big variety of bird life and the occasional koala and kangaroo are to be seen. If you're walking both ways then recommend the Chinese Hutt track and Adventure track for the return journey. Transport well organised with pleasant and informative driver.
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Enjoyed this trip. Walked up Mount...
Nicholas V
, Mar 2017
Enjoyed this trip. Walked up Mount Lofty to the top, great views. The gully is very pretty. Guide drops us off and picked us up at the end.
star-5
I'm glad I joined the tour. It was...
WAICHING_W
, Aug 2016
I'm glad I joined the tour. It was just fabulous. Nice walk, nice weather, nice view, nice experience with a super nice guide!
star-5
The tour was really nice!! The staff...
Mathieu_T
, Jun 2016
The tour was really nice!! The staff is really friendly and I really enjoyed my day!! I highly recommand this tour!

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