Adelaide to Mount Lofty Summit Trip - Adelaide, SA

56 km from Adelaide

Mount Lofty Ranges, (named by Matthew Flinders as he sailed past in HMAS Investigator in 1802 after noticing the ranges while landing on Kangaroo Island), are a series of rounded hills to the east of Adelaide that stretch across 320km to the Peterborough region.

This trip around the slopes of the Mount Lofty Ranges, and to a lookout on the highest peak, affords fine views of the city and its surrounding plain-lands, either by day or by night.

The ascent commences at Glen Osmond about 8 km from the city, where the road enters the Glen Osmond Pass. Glimpses of the city are obtained as you make your way to the summit of Mount Lofty (2334 feet). From here the view on a clear day extends in almost every direction for a distance of 80 km. The monument at the summit, which is flood-lit at night, commemorates the sighting and naming of Mount by Captain Flinders in the year 1802.

Orchards and gardens alternate with natural bushland scenery along the return route through Piccadilly Valley to Summertown, and thence to Norton’s Summit, where further views over the city and plains are obtained.


Adelaide, SA, 5000