Sure, autumn might be the time we start wearing our warmer gear as temps start to fall. But it’s also without question that one of the best things about autumn is the leaves of trees changing colour and falling to the ground.
There’s nothing like taking a stroll and snapping photos of the reds, yellows, and more. Here in Adelaide, there are a few spots that really put on a show when it comes to the season change.
Our favourite spot to catch the autumn colours in Adelaide is the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens, nestled in the Adelaide Hills. Here you’ll find a 1.5-hour loop walk through the lush gardens, as well as plenty of spots to sit and enjoy the Piccadilly Valley views. You can also bring the picnic rug and make a day out of it.
There are plenty of walking trails around Mount Lofty too, where you can take your nature escape to the next level. The 2.5-hour loop from Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty is a decent leg burner, especially on the ascent to Mount Lofty Lookout.
From Mount Lofty, you can also jump on a more off-the-beaten-track hike to Bridgewater via the Heysen Trail. Along this trek, you’ll catch stunning vistas of the Botanic Gardens, Cox Creek, and more. This trail is 3-hours each way though, so you might want to start this one early.
We hope you enjoy the autumn colours in Adelaide this year!