Cleland Hike and Wildlife


Treat yourself to a full day of self guided fun and exploration in Adelaide. Combining the Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Hike with the Cleland Wildlife Park experience is a great way to maximise your day while connecting with nature. Start out on the 4km trek to the summit to enjoy the panoramic views overlooking the Adelaide Plains and Gulf St. Vincent, then follow the trail another 2km to Cleland Wildlife Park and spend the rest of the day engaging with some of Australia's most unique and curious wildlife!

PLEASE NOTE - various track works and detours are in place on this trail until December 2019. This will necessitate route and timing modifications which will be advised on the day.

  • Start your morning with a rewarding hike to Mount Lofty Summit and spend a relaxing afternoon at Cleland Wildlife Park. Enjoy a scenic drive along Waterfall Gully Road direct to the trailhead with the return drive via the beautiful Cleland Conservation Park route.

  • The Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit trail is a rewarding hike set in the Cleland Conservation Park just 20 minutes from Adelaide. Specifically structured as a self-guided experience that provides plenty of time to explore this natural environment at your own pace. Following a trail orientation, a map and information package is provided to highlight the well-marked trails.

  • Witness uninterrupted views across Adelaide and Gulf St. Vincent from Mount Lofty Summit before hiking down the bush trail that leads to Cleland Wildlife Park. Entry fees at Cleland are included along with a complimentary bag of animal food. The Koala close-up experience and the hand feeding of kangaroos are definite must do’s!

Availability - Monday and Friday or on request for private groups. Departs Adelaide 8.00am and returns 3.30pm.

Price - from AUD $119 per person. Includes return transport, trail orientation, Cleland Wildlife Park entry fees, bag of animal food, 10% gift shop voucher.

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A totally unique and fun way to combine 3 of Adelaide’s best must do’s!Waterfall Gully | Mount Lofty Summit | Cleland Wildlife Park
  • So many experiences - all in one day

    This combined tour is a great option for the adventurous experience seeker! Starting out on the self-guided Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Hike, trek to the summit to enjoy the panoramic views overlooking the Adelaide Plains and Gulf St. Vincent. Then follow the trail to Cleland Wildlife Park to spend the rest of the day engaging with some of Australia’s most unique and curious wildlife.

  • Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Hike

    A short scenic drive from the City takes you direct to the trailhead of Adelaide’s most popular hike. Arriving around 8.30am and following an orientation by your guide, set off at your own pace on the well-marked trails. Depending upon your interest stops along the way expect to take between 1 to 2 hours to arrive at the Summit. Be rewarded with some amazing views over Adelaide and beyond!
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  • Cleland Wildlife Park Experience

    Just down from the Summit is another beautiful bush track leading to the Cleland Wildlife Park. Re-energise at the Cleland Café on arrival 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 amazed at the lively wetland birds and be sure to visit Australia’s cutest inhabitants for the Koala ‘close up’ experience.
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Important Information

Please dress appropriately for the weather. We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses and bring a small lightweight backpack for personal items. And don’t forget your camera!

This hike involves steep inclines and uneven surfaces and a good level of fitness and mobility is required. The total distance walked is approximately 6 km.

This tour is not recommended for young children.

Departure | 8.00am from the pureSA office located at 111 Franklin Street Adelaide (directly across from the Adelaide Central Bus Station) - click here for Google Map. Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time for check in.

Alternate Pickup Locations - selected City accommodation pickup available upon request. Note that accommodation pickup is scheduled between 7.40am - 7.50am, please be ready a few minutes prior to this. Should this time change, you will be notified the day before your tour.

Return | You will arrive back at the pureSA office or your accommodation from approximately 3.30pm