Adelaide Hills Adventure and Outdoors
Looking for something more extreme?
Get moving! Enjoy the Adelaide Hills’ picturesque bushland by foot, bike, horse or even by rock climbing.
World-class mountain bike trails are dotted throughout the Adelaide Hills. The Eagle Mountain Bike Park, just 15 minutes from the Adelaide city centre, features 21 kilometres of tracks to suit novices and experts.
What about rock climbing or abseiling?
Get a new perspective on the three waterfalls at Morialta Falls Conservation Park, from the end of a rope. This is Adelaide’s most popular rock-climbing area. As you haul yourself up a 30 metre cliff, remind yourself that you’re only 20 minutes from Adelaide city.
Stay on track
In the heart of the hills, the Amy Gillett Bike Trail takes you safely and serenely from Oakbank to Mount Pleasant. Suitable for cyclists, walkers and horse riders, it follows the old Mount Pleasant railway and is named after the late Australian cyclist and rower.
For all your cycling journeys along the Mawson Trail, Kidman Trail or the many others in the Adelaide Hills, use the Cycle Instead Journey Planner.
Have a ball in the Hills
The Hills Tennis Association has the full list, but it’s safe to say in any Adelaide Hills town, there’s a court for you.
Play your next round of golf in the Adelaide Hills. Walk down lush fairways surrounded by towering ghost gums and sparkling dams. There’s no doubt, these hills and valleys frame some of Australia’s most picturesque courses. From nine holes to par three, there’s a course to suit.
Bring your binoculars too because the Adelaide Hills is home to stunning wildlife.
Hike the trails
You’ll see plenty of migratory birds and possibly a long-necked turtle or two at the magnificent Laratinga Wetlands in Mount Barker. Walk the linear trail around the lake and see if you can spot Australia’s biggest parrot, the yellow-tailed black cockatoo.
Experience one of the Heysen Trail's most stunning sections, from Mylor to Mount Lofty.
It’s a spectacular sight but you’d expect that in the Adelaide Hills.
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