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Cleland Conservation Park

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by Stacey Canavan (subscribe)
I'm a 28 year old female Senior Reporter for Weekend Notes. I Graduated from A Bachelor of Journalism at The University of South Australia in 2013 & completed my Diploma in Photography
Published June 15th 2014
Hiking is a great way to spend the weekend and the best part is there is something for each fitness type, whether you're looking to get fit, enjoy the outdoors or a bit of both then 'Cleland Conservation Park' is right for you. The park is located on Waterfall Gully road 22km southeast of Adelaide. It has beautiful city views, native wildlife and is a lovely way to spend a day outside.

The Conservation Park is known for hosting the internationally regarded Cleland Wildlife Park and a series of beautiful walking and bike riding trails. The Main trails include The Eagle on the Hill to Waterfall Gully hike, Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Hike and Long Ridge Hike, as well as many more smaller hikes for guests to explore. While on the trails guests are encouraged to look out for native wildlife, as the Conservation Park is home to many animals including the often spotted wallaby's and koalas.

Hiking Trails
Eagle on the Hill to Waterfall Gully Hike

Hard
Time 45 minutes
Distance 1.2 kilometres

Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Hike
Hard
Time 3 hours
Distance 7.8 kilometres, return

Long Ridge Hike
Medium
Time 5 hours
Distance 15 kilometres,

If heading up to Cleland for a hike why not make a day of it and check out the Utopia Restaurant located at the parks entrance.
Utopia is build at the base of a 18 metre waterfall that is surrounded by beautiful old trees, a running stream and fields flowers under high green hills. Its a family owned business
ran by Justin a multi-award winning chef and Kelly an award-winning wedding and events coordinator. If you love the restaurant and surrounding they also host weddings and events. So when planning your next weekend head down to 'Cleland Conservation Park' for a day of adventure.

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Why? Hiking
When: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Phone: 8339 2444
Where: Cleland Conservation Park is located 22km south east of Adelaide. Access is via Mount Lofty Summit Road and Waterfall Gully Road
Cost: Free
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