The Best Lookouts In Adelaide With Amazing Views

Watching the sun set can be a relaxing way to end your day. If you’re in Adelaide there are some great spots for watching the sun go down. From easy to get to lookouts to sunsets on one of Adelaide’s beaches. I’ve narrowed down the best Adelaide lookouts that you should experience, many of them which are accessible only by hiking there. Hikes are a great way to grab some nature time, and lookouts are a great opportunity to pause and take life in. Click Here for the most beautiful day trips from Adelaide.

Mount Lofty

There is a few way’s up to Mount Lofty summit. For the start of the Steub trail park at the Cleland wild life park. The walking trail is 7km return to the summit and back. The other option is to begin at Waterfall Gully the trail here is 8.5km return to the summit and back. You can also drive to the top of the summit, Being easily accessible it is a popular spot to watch the sunset. The Steub trail is an easy trail as it wind’s it’s way up the mountain to make the trail less steep and easier. It’s a beautiful trail through the forest to the summit. The walk is 7km 3 hour return hike.

Waite Conservation Park

I would have to say this is one of the best views looking over Adelaide. It is a perfect little hike to watch the sun go down. The trail is quite a steep climb to the top of the mountain but it’s worth it for the view’s up the top. There is two lookouts. one lookout has swings looking out to the city. The walk is a 4.2km circuit and is rated a moderate walk which will take 1-2 hours to complete. Begin the hike at 10 hillside road from here follow the sign to Waite conservation park through the gate and head up the hill. Once up the hill follow the signs to Waite Loop.

Windy Point Lookout

Another perfect spot to spend the evening watching the sun going down. It has amazing views over Adelaide. Its located about 15 minutes from the CBD along Belair Road. This is a viewpoint you can easily drive to and enjoy the stunning view of the city lights from the comfort of your car – without having to hike there. There is also the option to dine in at the high-class Windy Point Restaurant, which has fine food and large glass windows for you to enjoy the panoramic lights show while eating your meal.

Punchbowl Lookout

Begin the trail at Sundews carpark. The trail is a 6km 3 hour return hike. The trail winds its way through gullies heading out to the lookout. Along the way you get spectacular views out to the Onkaparinga river. You can return via the same track or return via the Punchbowl lookout trail and back along the the road to Sundews carpark.

Longridge Lookout

This Trail is part of the Sugarloaf Circuit which is 5.8km 3 hour return Hike

Second Falls Hike at Morialta Conservation Park

Morialta Conservation park is 30 minutes north-east of Adelaide’s CBD, near the suburb of Rostrevor. The Second Falls Hike is 5.3km 2.5 hours return. This trail has spectacular panoramic views across Adelaide and of Morialta Gorge and First and Second Falls. Enjoy visiting the Kookaburra Rock, Eagles Nest and Deep View lookouts. You can also just walk to the first falls lookout this is an easy 1.7km 45 minute return walk.

Seaview loop- Shepherds Hill Recreation Park

Shepherds hill recreation park is only located 15 minutes from Adelaide CBD. The Seaview loop offers amazing views over Adelaide. The trail is 2.2km 1 hour return loop. There also is great mountain bike trails here.

Hallet Cove Boardwalk

There is two beautiful walking trails at Hallet Cove. The Glacial walk along the sugarloaf’s or Hallet Cove boardwalk trail. Both trails are fairly easy although the trail along the sugarloaf’s has many stairs and a steep hill up to the top of the cliff. The boardwalk trail is is 2.3km loop and will take about 35 minutes to complete. The sugarloaf’s trail and boardwalk is 5.1km loop click Here for more information.

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