Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Trail Restoration

From December 2017 – September 2018, major restoration work will be done along the Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit Trail.

How does this affect you? 

During this period, detours will be in place at certain times on sections of the trail for public safety.

Please be aware that these detours may make the trail longer and/or steeper and will require greater care to traverse.

Detours will only be in place on weekdays. On weekends, the usual trail route will be available.

Detour details

December 2017 – April 2018

A detour will be in place on weekdays. This detour will depart the usual trail at Chinaman’s Hut Ruin, turning up Chinaman’s Hut Track and re-joining the main trail just below Mount Lofty Summit Road. This alternate route will add an additional 1.4 km in length, each way. The detour offers views over Adelaide and Spencer Gulf along.  Please allow up to 4.5hrs return.

February 2018 - June 2018 

A detour will be in place on weekdays. This detour will depart the usual trail from the first falls car park and re-join it just below second falls. This detour will add an additional 300m each way. It will be a more difficult walk, with natural rough surfaces and steep sections. After rain, it may become slippery. Please allow up to 3hrs return.

April 2018 – September 2018

A detour will be in place on weekdays. This detour will depart the usual trail at Bilba Track and re-join it just below Mount Lofty Summit Road. This alternate route will add an additional 800m each way and passes Cleland Wildlife Park. Please allow up to 3.5hrs return.

Why is the trail being restored?

The work is being done to repair sections of this very popular trail, following damage sustained in the September 2016 storms. The work will ensure the trail remains safe for visitors and will enable it to withstand the impact of future storm events.

The restoration work will include creek bank stabilisation, new boardwalks, stonework, and trail re-surfacing.

For more information, please contact the Blackhill Natural Resources Centre (+61 8) 8336 0901