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by iamisyut (subscribe)
Loves nature, Loves road trips, Loves to explore amazing places and spots, Loves Landscape Photography. Visit my website www.placesandspots.com/
Published November 2nd 2017
What we like about Adelaide is how easy it is to get around this city. You can actually go on chasing waterfalls on a lazy Sunday afternoon. No need to look very far, no need for a long drive, the beauty of nature is right at your doorstep.

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Scenic Waterfall Gully


Waterfall Gully

Waterfall Gully is just around the corner only less than 10 km east of Adelaide city centre and located in the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges. It is part of the Cleland Conservation Park. You can have a picnic or hike your way up the hill, relax and lavish the wonders of nature. For the more adventurous people, there are many walking trails that can take you up to Mt Lofty Summit.

If you're not well prepared for the hike you can walk up some steps and stand at the top of the waterfall which provides a really nice view of both the water and its surroundings.

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Utopia Cafe


Around the base of the Waterfall Gully is Utopia café with a beautiful setting provides great ambience and a picturesque view of the green lush.

A free carpark is available onsite and a public toilet. However, I don't think there is public transport that routes to waterfall gully so it is convenient to drive.

The Waterfall Gully is a great, peaceful and well-kept place that is worth seeing.

Morialta Falls

On the same Sunday afternoon, we also drove down to Morialta Conservation Park which is about 10 km from Waterfall Gully. It wasn't really that far in between places plus you get to see lots of beautiful houses along the way.

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The First Falls at Morialta Conservation Park


The First Falls in Morialta Conservation Park is perfect for us. Morialta is about 10km drive North East of Adelaide. The First Falls is surrounded by red rock cliff faces with the glorious cascading 30-metre waterfall. All these wonderful nature within reach and close to the city.

There are 2 carparks when you reach Morialta Conservation Park. The first one is within a large picnic area is for those who don't mind a fair bit of walking and don't want to pay for parking. The second carpark will cost you some fees. We were lucky that day there were no fees that Sunday we came. We were able to park right next to the public toilets.

And as we came out of the car, we immediately spotted native wildlife - one koala! And as we continue walking the trail we spotted two other koalas, another one and more!

For the more adventurous, there are two other falls (the second and third falls) each with increasing levels.

More information can be found from this website.

Happy Chasing Waterfalls Sunday!
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