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MOUNT LOFTY SUMMIT

MOUNT LOFTY SUMMIT is the highest point in the southern Mount Lofty Ranges with over 710 metres in elevation. It is located about 15 kilometres from Adelaide City up in the Adelaide Hills. The summit is a major tourist attraction offering panoramic views across Adelaide City’s skyline and the coast. The Obelisk “Flinders Column” The Obelisk known as the Flinders Column was built in 1885 in dedication to Matthew Flinders, the Captain of the Investigator who sighted and named Mt Lofty from Kangaroo Island on 23 March 1802. At the Mount Lofty summit lookout, you can find some helpful interpretive signage describing the main features of the views and also maps of the walking trails around Mount Lofty. NATURE WALKING TRAILS Mount Lofty Summit is the junction of many bush-walking trails, such as the Heysen Trail. For the adventurous, you can follow the popular walk down to historic Waterfall Gully,...

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MOUNT LOFTY BOTANIC GARDENS

Autumn is my favorite among the four seasons not only is the weather perfect for wanderlust like me but also a perfect time to enjoy the beautiful gardens of Adelaide. Autumn is the time when deciduous trees shed their leaves. The leaves change from green to red, orange, yellow or brown before falling. Autumn for me is a magical season the burst of vibrant colours that captures the human imagination. GARDEN IN THE HILLS When you are in Adelaide at the time of Autumn I’d say you are very lucky. We get clear sunny blue skies, chilly but just enough perfect for a walk in the Garden of Eden. Mount Lofty Botanic Garden is located in the rolling landscape of the Adelaide Hills and offers spectacular views in a picturesque setting. With over 100 hectares of plantings with special collections that includes National Species Rose Collection, Ferns, Magnolias, Rhododendron and...