Walk your Way around the Adelaide Hills
Whether you are after a leisurely stroll or you wish to hike the summits, the Adelaide Hills, South Australia is the place to find that somewhere special.
Take a Hike
Walk your way through the Adelaide hills, South Australia with these popular destinations
- If you are after a challenge then try the 3.8km trek from Mount Lofty Summit at Crafers to Waterfall Gully. This trek passes cascading waterfalls, scenic gorges and lush fern gullies brimming with birds and wildflowers. It’s the ideal place to start your Adelaide Hills adventure to get your bearings and appreciate the elevation that characterises the region. Take the turn off at Crafers and follow the signs.
- At approximately 22 kilometres long, the Pioneer Women’s Trail between Verdun and Beaumont is designed for walkers mainly following country roads, laneways and bush tracks through a delightful section of the Adelaide Hills with historic homes, deciduous trees and native bushland. Visit the Walking SA website for more information.
- Section 12 of the Heysen trail is one of the most popular sections of the trail, but it still retains a rural feel as walkers pass through the parks and bushland of Bridgewater, Mt George Conservation Park, Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens and Cleland Conservation Park.
- The Yurrebilla Trail is an interpretative bushwalking trail that is 54 kilometres long and can be walked in its entirety in three days. The Yurrebilla Trail passes many of the our regions top tourist attractions, including Waterfall Gully, the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens, Mount Lofty Summit and Cleland Wildlife Park. If walking for three days isn't your cuppa tea then it is divided into one full-day and four half-day sections: Belair Railway Station to Eagle-on-the-Hill (17.5km), Eagle-on-the-Hill to Summertown (7km), Summertown to Norton Summit (9km), Norton Summit to Morialta (7.5km), Morialta to Ambers Gully (River Torrens) (13km)
- Belair National Park and Cleland Conservation Park both features a series of shared use trails that are used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
- The 17km Amy Gillett Bikeway is popular with leisure cyclists and families. The bitumen track follows an old railway corridor running from Oakbank to Mount Torrens. Walk past local wineries, eateries, playgrounds, and delightful countryside.
- The Mount Barker Linear Trail is an award winning 7km shared trail from Laratinga Wetlands to Keith Stephenson Park, following the local creek line. Several trails and boardwalks wind around the peaceful wetlands through a broad range of native vegetation. There are several bird-watching spots, a picnic and barbeque area, and toilet facilities.
- The Battunga-Country Trails starting in Echunga is only a 5 minute drive from the Hahndorf Resort. There are plenty of local walks around this area including the popular Jupiter Creek trail and gold mine. Visit the Battunga Country trail web site for maps.
- If you are seeking a bit of history take the Nairne Mural and Historic Walk. Nairne is approx 12km from the Hahndorf Resort and there are 21 points of interest along this wonderful walk. For more fascinating history Google 'Nairne history'.
- Last but not least if you are looking for some pleasant half days walking activities in the Mount Barker/Hahndof district then please ask our friendly reception staff for a detailed map that includes walks you can do straight from our doorstep!