Adelaide Hills Hiking

Take a walk on the mild side

The peaceful Adelaide Hills has plenty of trails. Hike for days or stroll for an hour. 

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

Visit Mount Lofty Botanic Garden. Walk through native gardens and discover local plants and bird life. Visit Fern Gully, home to one of the best collections of ferns in Australia. Take a hamper for a long and lazy picnic by the lake. 

Hike from Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty

The start is only minutes from the city. Enjoy views of Adelaide, the coast and Piccadilly Valley. The summit is the highest point in the southern Mount Lofty Ranges. 

Yurrebilla Trail

Looking for something longer? Try the Yurrebilla Trail. The trail links Belair National Park to Black Creek Conservation Park and the views are spectacular. The start is near Adelaide and you’ll find accommodation, cafés and hotels along the way. There are also plenty of wineries, galleries and towns. 

Tackle the Heysen Trail

The trail is 1,200 kilometres in total but there’s enough in the Adelaide Hills to keep you busy. It passes The Cedars, (former home of famous artist, Sir Hans Heysen), Bridgewater Mill and Mount Lofty Summit. Camp on the trail or find accommodation nearby. The trail also has some shorter walks, ideal for people of all ages and abilities.  

Mosey along the Mawson Trail

Visit Lobethal, Birdwood and the world famous Barossa if you have time. Keep your camera handy. Native eucalyptus trees line the trail and there’s plenty of scenery to photograph. The trail is open all year.

Explore the natural beauty of the Kidman Trail. It travels through forests and quiet reserves. Pass local landmarks and learn about the region’s history. Take a day or spend the night at a campsite.  

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