Adelaide Hills Adventure and Outdoors
Looking for something more extreme?
Take the plunge! Enjoy the Adelaide Hills’ picturesque bushland by foot, bike, horse or even by rock climbing.
World-class mountain bike trails are dotted throughout the Adelaide Hills. The Eagle Mountain Bike Park, just 15 minutes from the Adelaide city centre, features 22 kilometres (13.75 miles) of tracks to suit novices and experts.
Ready for action - packed with adventure
Barely 30 minutes from Adelaide’s city centre and 45 minutes from the airport, the Adelaide Hills provides the change of pace and scene you’ve been looking for. Stretching from the Barossa in the north and beyond Kuitpo Forest in the south, this region is rich in history.
What about rock climbing or abseiling?
Get a new perspective on the three waterfalls at Morialta Falls Conservation Park, from the end of a rope. This is Adelaide’s most popular rock-climbing area. As you haul yourself up a 30 metre (72 feet) cliff, remind yourself that you’re only 20 minutes from Adelaide city.
Stay on track
In the heart of the Hills, the Amy Gillett Bike Trail takes you safely and serenely from Oakbank to Mount Pleasant. Suitable for cyclists, walkers and horse riders, it follows the old Mount Pleasant railway and is named after the late Australian cyclist and rower.
How about ball sports?
Play your next round of golf in the Adelaide Hills. Walk down lush fairways surrounded by towering ghost gums and sparkling dams. There’s no doubt, these hills and valleys frame some of Australia’s most picturesque courses. From nine holes to par three, there’s a course to suit. Bring your binoculars because the Adelaide Hills is home to stunning wildlife.
Hike the trails
You’ll see plenty of migratory birds and possibly a long-necked turtle or two at the magnificent Laratinga Wetlands in Mount Barker. Walk the linear trail around the lake and see if you can spot Australia’s biggest parrot, the yellow-tailed black cockatoo.
It’s a spectacular sight but you’d expect that in the Adelaide Hills.
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Things to do
Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.
There are plenty of events on in the Adelaide Hills. Here are some ideas you might like.