Adelaide’s 5 Most Breathtaking Views
From lofty summit peaks to the depths of a gorge and everything in between, we’ve found some of Adelaide’s most breathtaking views!
Mount Lofty Summit
Mount Lofty might be a bit of a tourist mecca, but that’s for good reason. Jaw-dropping panoramic views that span from the coast to Adelaide’s skyline can be viewed from this 710m peak. Beside the visitor’s centre, The Summit Restaurant Café gives you the opportunity to enjoy a lovely meal as you marvel at nature’s finest display.
Whether you’re travelling by car or walking Long Ridge Track through Cleland Wildlife Park, be sure to make a detour for the nearby Waterfall Gully. Unwind at the base of the waterfall at Utopia @ Waterfall Gully for a delicious meal, snacks, or a fancy high tea amongst the amazing scenery you’re likely to witness.
Windy Point Lookout
Fifteen minutes outside of Adelaide in the Adelaide Hills, Windy Point Lookout is one of those places destined for romance. Watch the sun set over the ocean or the twinkle of Adelaide’s city lights in the arms of someone you love and be spellbound by its breathtaking beauty.
Make a proper date of it by dining at the award-winning Windy Point restaurant and café that boasts full length windows to view 180° panoramic views. Or if you prefer it keep things a little more casual, chat over coffee at the nearby Sheoak Café or a light brunch at the Eire Café.
Anderson Hill Winery
Whether it’s a well-deserved lunch bonding with the girls, a birthday celebration, or a special treat for your better half, Anderson Hill Winery is the ideal spot. Vineyard views and Lenswood’s glorious rolling hills paired with delicious pizzas and cellar door wines makes for the perfect breather away from the city.
The winery is only open on weekends and public holidays, so for a mid-week foray out in the Hills, enjoy a decent coffee and snacks at the Amberlight Deli and Snack Bar, or grab some piping hot fish and chips at Lobee’s Cafe and Takeaway, park the car where the views take your fancy, and enjoy the great outdoors.
Morialta Conservation Park
About 10kms east of Adelaide, the Morialta Conservation Park is a stunning spot to spend the day. Enjoy a picnic or hike the extensive network of walking tracks along Fourth Creek to see three breathtaking seasonal waterfalls best visited when the water flow is strongest in winter and spring. Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife, as the park is also home to small reptiles, frogs, and birds.
After all that exercise, treat yourself to a healthy meal and Fairtrade coffee at the little neighbourhood nook Creative Fusion Café, a hearty Italian dinner at Sorelle Restaurant, or a glass of local wine at Tower Hotel.
On a warmer day, pack your swimsuit and venture into the glorious Onkaparinga Gorge. An easy and extremely rewarding hike down to the gorge among lofty cliffs and rocks, the waterhole at the bottom is the perfect spot for a dip to cool off. Follow the Nature Trail loop for more beautiful landscapes along the fringe of the gorge on your way back.
After all that you’ll definitely deserve a treat, so gorge yourself with a delectable degustation dinner at d’Arrys Verandah Restaurant at d’Arenberg Cellar Door, or head to the beach to cap off your day with some fresh seafood at the beachfront restaurant Deep Blue Café.