Waterfall Gully
Waterfall Gully
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Katia
Ku-ring-gai, Australia13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Natives of this land would reach here in no time. We had to spend untold hours just to reach a bland site. Waste of time.
Written February 13, 2021
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Rebecca Rose
Adelaide, Australia258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
This walk is so beautiful and you have a couple of tracks to choose from depending on whether you want a faster or more intense walk/run. I love walking the track straight to the lighthouse, stopping for a drink and some beautiful views and fresh air before heading back down to the waterfall. I find the straight walk there and back hard enough! (Though some reviewers would probably laugh at me lol) the incline is steady but consistent the whole way up! I know some people that do up and down running in under an hour. So this walk is perfect for all people looking for whatever type of walk or workout your prefer. If your elderly or have difficulty breathing/leg injuries etc. I'd give this one a miss. Once you get up there's only 1 day down and I'd. Ever recommend my nan or grandad try this walk for he scenic value. If your a but older and looking to enjoy waterfall gully, go to the bottom for your photos then drive up to the lighthouse and meet your friends or family up there for a pelt view or some lunch in the restaurant :) If you walk during wetter times of the year this trek is also heaps of fun to get a bit dirtier and see the other few waterfalls looking spectacular. Don't forget to bring your camera and take some photos at the bottom and along the way :)
Also, if your looking for other activities around the area, try cuddly creek, Gorge wildlife park, the big rocking horse, chocolate factory as well :-)
Written December 20, 2015
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Jengweed13
Adelaide, Australia64 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Business
C''mon Adelaide - here is an increasingly popular place for all walks of life yet there is hardly any parking, parking inspectors are having a field day, there is little capitalisation on tourism and marketing opportunities and people are becoming frustrated of the lack of access. I would also hate to think of the local residents and how they feel... A beautiful environment, very picturesque, a challenge for those wanting to improve their fitness and very few facilities. You can capitalise on the place without ruining the environment, further disturbing the locals and providing an exhorbitant cost for access... By the way people - there are many other routes to Mt Lofty other than Waterfall Gully...the summit has maps...
Written March 17, 2015
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pkaz92
Adelaide, Australia11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Family
It is car park hell as everyone goes there to climb up to Mt Lofty. What they don't realise is how hard the walk is (very steep) and there is Chambers Gully just down the road which is a beautiful walk and will still get you to Mt Lofty. A lovely restaurant at Waterfall Gully and also at Mt Lofty.
Written February 20, 2015
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RizwanYounus
Tumut, Australia14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Business
When we reached the site, we came to know that there are multiple water falls. A map is displayed at the main entrance and that's it.
There are no markings on the tracks as to which track leads to where. Only good for people who are regular visitors and know their way around.
The water fall was running partially as they were pumping water out of the small basin at the bottom of water fall.
Written December 14, 2014
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Default12022022
Adelaide, Australia27 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
South australia's attitude to their nature reserves is no more evident than here. Run down, overgrown with foreign species and weeds... Adelaide and South Australia's parks are a disgrace :(
Written May 28, 2014
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Jennifer s
169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
It was surprisingly challenging with the last 1km-1.5km being a steep uphill climb and I admit I needed to stop and catch my breathe a few times. The 8km took me just under 2 hrs and the view at the top was amazing!

It was pretty busy on Sunday morning, I got there 7.45am and was lucky to snag a park as someone left- a lot of people had to park 1-2km away. Highly recommend going either in a weekday or early summer day morning (around 7) to get a good park
Written December 9, 2018
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Emma D
Brisbane, Australia868 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
I went on a Friday morning and couldn't believe the restaurant was closed so there was nothing to do besides look at the waterfall. The waterfall is quite nice but nothing on the waterfalls found in NSW and QLD so you simply cannot compare. The whole area is nice and serene and nice for a rest stop. There is a walking trail to the My Lofty summit but be warned, it's all uphill and very steep so the walk is not for children.
Written May 5, 2017
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Paul S
Adelaide, Australia3,752 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
Most hikers who visit Waterfall Gully walk the steep climb up to the Mount Lofty Summit, but I prefer the Chambers Gully Trail. Moderately difficult at 9 km and maybe 3 hours. The walk begins at a turnoff to the left off the Waterfall Gully Road, where there are places to park a car. A short history of Chambers Gully is outlined on a plaque here. I remember Premier Don Dunstan had ideas of making this into a quarry garden, but nothing came of it. Fifteen minutes up past the old quarry we come to the Park Gate. The Sugarloaf track goes up to the right. Ten minutes further up the valley we follow the Bartril Spur Track straight ahead. (Who was Bartril?) It should really be called the Bartril Valley Track as it follows the creek up the valley. The valley is full of blackberry bushes - not an asset to the Park, but popular with walkers. There are various wild flowers to be seen ... and even some attractive lichen. The Bartrill Track ascends fairly easily up the valley, with one steep grade where it crosses the creek (bed). After it loops back, the scenery of the valley below is attractive, and I am lucky enough to see several cockatoos. We then come to Long Ridge Track: I am surprised and a little disappointed to find that the this track is nearly all a well-made metalled road. This is a bush walk?! There are numbered signposts all along this loop track, apparently at 0.5 km intervals, in case of emergency. A welcome turn off on the manna gum loop, where these distinctive gums are specially grown to feed the koalas. A little further down the ridge there is a mound bearing a pylon, from where we can look down on Sugarloaf Hill and beyond. From the Sugarloaf there is a panoramic view all around which I find absolutely exhilarating. I am king of the world! Descending down around Sugarloaf Hill I pass through an enchanting field of wild flowers, and there are attractive views of Upper Chambers Gully - so back past the gate to where we started. This is a very rewarding walk on a well made track with clear sign-posting.
Written January 16, 2017
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Kraftymark
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Business
Waterfall Gully is such a hidden gem in Adelaide and yet only about 20 minutes from the heart of the city. There are several walking trails and the waterfall was utterly beautiful after unseasonally high rainfall. I have bad knees and yet was still able to climb to the top of the first waterfall easily. Highly recommended.
Written November 10, 2016
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