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24 Adelaide Walks That Will Take Your Breath Away

It's time to get out of the house.

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1. Three Falls Grand walk

Morialta Conservation park offers multiple walking paths. Though this 7.5km walk is relatively steep, the gorgeous views overlooking the waterfall and gorge are totally worth it. Allow three to four hours to complete this walk.

2. Waterfall walk

Step off the train at Belair Railway Station, and enter Belair Conservation Park to start this wonderful 6.5km hike. This is the perfect walk to pack a picnic for, especially if you allow some extra time to enjoy the majestic surrounds.

3. Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty walk / Via

Arguably one of the most beloved walks in Adelaide, the walk to Mount Lofty Summit is beautiful and rewards those who complete it with sensational views of Adelaide and the coast. Take some time to enjoy the view and grab a drink at The Summit cafe before your descent. This walk is 7.5km return and takes about two hours.

4. Newman's Nursery walk

Anstey's Hill will appeal to the inner history buff in you. The Newman's Nursey loop can be completed as a brisk 2km walk or as a longer 7.5km trail. You'll see the ruins of the old nursery, plus some beautiful flora, and maybe some furry friends if you're lucky.

5. Main Valley and Rockdale Hill walk

Only 10km from Adelaide CBD is the Hornsell Gully Conservation Park. This scenic 5km walk will take you by River Red gumtrees and South Australian blue gumtrees, directly to the waterfall.

6. Onkaparinga Gorge Loop walk

A leisurely 5km walk will take you to Sundews lookout, where superb views of the Onkaparinga Gorge are showcased. Expect this walk to take you around two hours.

7. Port Noarlunga South to Moana walk / Via

With coastal views of Gulf St Vincent, and family friendly reserves featuring playgrounds and picnic areas, it's pretty obvious why this 4km beachside walk is the most popular section of the Coastal Park Trail.

8. Marion Coastal walk

Multiple boardwalks set over rugged cliffs create this breath-taking 7km walk which meanders along the coast near the Marino Esplanade, ending at the Hallet Cove Conservation Park.

9. Uni Loop walk

Running behind the Adelaide zoo is this short walk. Signs mark every 200 metres of this track, so you can keep count of how far you've gone.

10. Adelaide CBD to Henley Beach walk

Commit a day to this 12km walk set along the River Torrens Linear Park walking path. Start in the city and make your way to the beach via some iconic Adelaide buildings and lovely parks.

11. Valley Circuit walk. / Via

Cobbler Creek Recreation Park offers paths to those afoot or on bicycles. For those seeking a quiet walk along a path less travelled, this 4km walk will be perfect.

12. Blowhole Beach to Marrano Creek walk

Beginning at the Cobbler Hill camping grounds, enjoy this moderate 6.7km walk through varying terrain down the coast and back again. Better yet, take some time out for a camping trip to really enjoy all this area has to offer.

13. Snake Lagoon walk

Follow the Rocky River through Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island for a majestically beautiful 3km walk that takes about 90 minutes return. As the name of the walk would suggest, you may spot a snake or two amongst other wildlife on this trail, so keep an eye out.

14. Boston Bay Parnkalla walk

This 14km walk through the Port Lincoln coastal area will only take two hours, and is a fantastic way of exploring Port Lincoln. Upon completion of the walk, pop into one of the local cafes for a coffee, and a slice of cake.

15. Victoria Park walk

The Victoria Park walk takes you on a 2.5km path, which features fitness stations to enhance your workout. A short walk will take you to Hutt Street where a drink can be enjoyed to celebrate all of your efforts.

16. Andrew's walk

Explore the inner eastern suburbs on this short walk through the Michael Perry reserve, the historical Clifton Manor, Second Creek, and Willowbridge Grove.

17. Folks on the Hill walk

Trek through North Adelaide for a historic walk that takes about 1.5 hours. On a clear day Light's Vision lookout on Montefiore Hill will garner views of not only Adelaide City, but the surrounding parklands, and Adelaide Hills.

18. The Bluff Summit walk

The reward for completing this 850m walk/climb will be evident as soon as you can see this wondrous 360 degree view of Victor Harbour. Don't forget to take a camera.

19. Hindmarsh River walk

Hindmarsh River in Victor Harbour offers this relaxing 7km walk as a fantastic way to explore the area, and enjoy the fresh ocean air.

20. Pioneer Women's walk

At 22km, with the expectation of it taking 7-10 hours, you have to be committed to complete this one. Quaint walking paths lead you through the Hahndorf area in the Adelaide Hills to honour the European settlers and celebrate the native flora and fauna.

21. Tanunda Loop walk

Explore the Barossa Valley free of tour buses and designated drivers. The 8.5km Tanunda loop walk features parts of the Heysen trail, though diverging from it in favour of some wineries. The walk generally takes 2-3 hours, depending on how many stops you decide to make.

22. Bridgewater to Mt George circuit walk

Stunning landscapes will delight your eyes during this 9km walk through the Adelaide Hills in the Bridgewater and Mount George area. The two to three hour walk gives you the opportunity to explore the Mount George Conservation Park, or perhaps stop by the Mount Lofty Golf course to improve your swing.

23. Inner Harbour Loop walk

Port Adelaide's redevelopment over the past few years has resulted in a lovely walking path along the Port Adelaide River. The 3.5km stretch celebrates the maritime past of the area. Stop by Hart's Collective in the Hart's Mill precinct to browse at locally made offerings while you enjoy something delicious from the cafe.

24. Mount Lofty Botanical Gardens walk

If historical buildings and ruins are your jam, this walking path is for you. This loop is 5.2km and comprised of various smaller tracks through the Mount Lofty area. If you venture off the marked trails you may stumble upon the Arthur's Seat ruins and Carminow Castle.