Cleland Hike and Wildlife


Feeling adventurous? Combining the Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty Hike with the Cleland Wildlife Park is a great way to maximise your day while connecting with nature. Follow your guide along the 4km trek to the summit to enjoy the views then follow the trail 2km to Cleland and engage with Australia's unique and curious wildlife!

  • Start your morning with a rewarding guided hike to Mount Lofty Summit. In an area abundant with native wildlife you will hike past waterfalls, along streams and follow the gully ridges. Upon Arrival to the Summit be rewarded with breathtaking views over Adelaide and beyond. Take a moment to soak up the scenery from the summit before heading on to Cleland Wildlife Park.

  • Spend the afternoon meandering and self-exploring Cleland Wildlife Park at your own pace. Exploring Cleland Wildlife Park is the perfect way to relax, rest and unwind after your hike. Get up close and personal with a variety of different native animals and be sure to listen to the interactive talks by the Wildlife Park keepers. The Koala close-up experience * and the hand feeding of the kangaroos are definite must do's!

  • At the end of the day take some time out, put your feet up and sit back and relax with the included return transport. No need to hike back down to trail as we have you covered! Enjoy the views as the return trip takes the scenic route along Waterfall Gully Road via the Cleland Conservation Park direct the trailhead and back into the CBD.

Availability - Tuesday, Sunday, or on request for private groups. Departs Adelaide 8.00am and returns 3.30pm.

Price - from AUD $167 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 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 for and introduction and orientation from your tour guide, you will then set off with your guide following the trails at your own set pace. Depenfingand following an orientation by your guide, set off at your own pace on the well-marked trails. Depending upon you rest and interest stops along the way expect to take between 1 to 2 hours to arrive at the Summit.
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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 which is included in your entry fee.
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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 some 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 111 Franklin Street Adelaide (The Joinery - 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 for groups only. 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