The Walking City: Top 8 Walks in Adelaide


Along North Terrace ( 1 – 3 hours, start in city centre) Stroll past major cultural icons including SA Museum, Mortlock Library and Art Gallery. Stop to look at statues and plaques along Adelaide’s elegant  tree lined  boulevard and take a detour  into  the Botanic Garden and National Wine Centre. READ POST HERE

Up High in North Adelaide ( 1.5 – 3 hours, start in city centre)  Venture beyond the famous Adelaide Oval and explore Victorian mansions, old pubs  and more in this historic precinct. Plenty of gardens and views across glorious golf links. READ POST HERE

Lower North Adelaide ( 1.5 – 3 hours, start 1km north of city centre) Between the parklands with horses and birds find the old row cottages, art galleries, refurbished pubs and hip new cafes. Have a craft beer, a pub lunch, a gelato or visit the David Roche Collection. READ POST HERE

River Torrens Walk ( 30 minutes – 3 hours or more, start in city centre) Escape the city in your lunch break, walk or jog as far as you like towards the beach or the hills. Spot the swans and pelicans, the row boats and the Popeye boat. Enjoy a picnic or stop for a coffee. READ POST HERE

Morialta Falls ( 1 – 4 hours, start 10 kms from city centre) Catch some rugged Australian scenery and maybe a koala or two less than half an hour from the city centre. Take a short stroller friendly walk to the main Falls or spend 3-4 hours walking up high around three waterfalls. READ POST HERE

Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty (2.5 – 4 hours, start 12 kms from city centre) This walk is incredibly popular with local fitness enthusiasts. Enjoy the tranquility of Waterfall Gully and then challenge yourself to walk up the steep track to Mt Lofty. Watch out for kangaroos!      READ POST HERE

Marion Coastal Walk ( 3 – 5 hours, start 17 kms from city centre) Perhaps Adelaide’s premier walk along a ruggedly beautiful cliff top 17 kilometres south of the centre of Adelaide. Catch a train and be at the starting point within 30 minutes. Walk ends in Hallet Cove Conservation Park and Boatshed Cafe. READ POST HERE

 Port Adelaide Treasures ( 1 – 3 hours, start 12 kms from city centre) Catch the train or drive to Adelaide’s original historic port. Enjoy the markets and wharves on busy weekends or explore the museums, galleries and street art during quieter times mid week. See how many dolphins you can see. READ POST HERE




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