Mount Lofty Range Travel Guide

  • The Big Rocking Horse
    The Big Rocking Horse
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  • Views around Norton Summit
    Views around Norton Summit
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  • Lake at Mt. Lofty Botanic Gardens
    Lake at Mt. Lofty Botanic Gardens
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Mount Lofty Range Things to Do

  • MENGLERS HILL IN THE BAROSSA VALLEY

    A drive to Menglers Hill is a must if you have a car.Coming from Lyndoch into Tanunda, turn right into Bethany road, this takes you to Bethany and then onto Menglers Hill road to the lookout.The lookout gives outstanding views over the Barossa, its nice at any time of the year. We were there when the Vines had no leaves (in my photo) Have added the...

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  • THE BIG ROCKING HORSE

    The Big Rocking Horse & Toy factory is located in Gumeracha, in the Adelaide Hills, just a 40minute drive by car.As you pass through Gumeracha, you will see it on your right, you can't miss it, as its 18metres high. Years ago, I climbed to the top for views, done it once, that will do for me! On the way to the top, there are three viewing platforms...

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  • Mt. Lofty & Cleland Wildlife Reserve

    You can visit both of these places on the same day. Depart from Adelaide following Glen Osmond road, that goes into Highway 1, and continue to the town of Crafers. Here you turn off ,and at the end of the exit, take the Summit road on the left at the roundabout. As you drive along, you will see the historic beautiful "Mt. Lofty House" which is a...

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  • Cuddle a KOALA @ GORGE WILDLIFE ...

    The Gorge wildlife park is located at Cudlee Creek which is on the Gorge road scenic drive. This is a great place to see the Australian Animals, all in one place, as well as lots and lots of Birds. Also, a rare Albino Kangaroo and Wombat. What makes this park different, is that you can buy food and feed the animals, and...............You can ...

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  • Autumn in the Hills,

    This is a beautiful time to visit the Adelaide Hills. Head up the South Eastern Freeway to Stirling, you have to exit off the main highway, this makes the town a lot quieter. Stirling has lots of huge Oak Trees, these were planted in 1890. Druids avenue is a beautiful spot. Stirling is known for the well -off people, with their large stately old...

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  • MARBLE HILL / NORTON SUMMIT

    This is a beautiful days outing if you have a car.Marble Hill is a small town in the Adelaide Hills, but it is probably more well known because of its ruins. These are of the former summer residence[built 1878],of the Governor of South Australia, which was destroyed in the Black Sunday bushfire of 1955. Only the tower was ever restored. Its ruins...

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  • BAY TO BIRDWOOD VINTAGE CAR RALLY

    This is.... THE WORLD'S LARGEST CONTINUING MOTORING EVENT. It is held every every 2nd year on the last weekend of September. It was held this September, so the next one will be in 2010, 2012, etc.1200 vehicles entered in the one this year, all of them have to be built before the end of 1955. The day starts early at West Beach, Adelaide, where you...

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  • National Motor Museum @ Birdwood.

    Birdwood is 44kms from Adelaide. This is where the museum is located in the Old Blumberg Flower mill, which is in the main streetOver 300 different cars and motor cycles are on display. Also, you can buy a catalogue, which has descriptions & photos of the cars etc. on display.Exhibitions of different car groups are held at different times.Open from...

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  • MELBA'S CHOCOLATES

    Melba's Chocolates are located in the old Farmers Union Milk Factory. When you visit, you can watch through windows the confectionary being made on the old fashioned machines. There are FREE SAMPLES for you to try, and there is lots to choose from at factory prices. Being in Dairy cattle country, of course you can buy "COW PATS" to try.Melba"s is...

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Mount Lofty Range Off The Beaten Path

  • FRUIT STALLS & CHOCOLATES SCENIC ...

    A drive up the Norton Summit road takes you to Forest Range, Basket Range, Lenswood, all Fruit growing areas. When the Apples, cherries, Pears, etc. are in Season, you can buy them fresh off the roadside stalls. This area is very pretty, especially in Spring, when they are in blossom (September)From Lenswood, turn into Tiers Road, this brings you...

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  • THE WHISPERING WALL @ WILLIAMSTOWN

    THE WHISPERING WALL [ BAROSSA RESERVOIR ] was once the highest dam in AustraliaThe Whispering Wall is a rather unique feature.Built between 1899 & 1903, the huge curved wall is the retaining wall of the Barossa Reservoir.The fun part is splitting the family and standing at either end of the wall and talking to each other. You can speak in a normal...

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  • GORGE ROAD SCENIC DRIVE - Round tour

    To do this drive, you head out on the Lower North East road, which is the beginning of your climb through the hills. You drive along the edge of the River Torrens, this is a very small River, probably, if you are from overseas, you make call it a creek, but, never less, it is very pretty.Your first little village, is Castambul, not much here....

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