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Waterfall Gully, Adelaide
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Waterfall Gully is an eastern suburb of the South Australian capital city of Adelaide. It is located in the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges around 5km east-south-east of the Adelaide city centre. For the most part, the suburb encompasses one long gully with First Creek at its centre and Waterfall Gully Road running adjacent to the creek. At the southern end of the gully is First Falls, the waterfall for which the suburb was named. Part of the City of Burnside, Waterfall Gully is bounded to the north by the suburb of Burnside, from the north-east to south-east by Cleland Conservation Park (part of the suburb of Greenhill), to the south by Crafers West, and to the west by Leawood Gardens and Mount Osmond.Historically, Waterfall Gully was first explored by European settlers in the early-to-mid-19th century, and quickly became a popular location for tourists and picnickers. The government chose to retain control over portions of Waterfall Gully until 1884, when they agreed to place the land under the auspices of the City of Burnside. 28 years later the government took back the management of the southern part of Waterfall Gully, designating it as South Australia's first National Pleasure Resort. Today this area remains under State Government control, and in 1972 the Waterfall Gully Reserve, as it was then known, became part of the larger Cleland Conservation Park.
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  • Mount Lofty is a hard climb , good workout. The waterfalls are beautiful.the trail get steep , but worth the effort.need fitness to complete. 
  • Waterfall Gully is such a hidden gem in Adelaide and yet only about 20 minutes from the heart of the city. There are several walking trails and the waterfall was utterly beautiful after unseasonally h...  more »
  • 去过这里无数次了,主要去登山锻炼,上山4KM+下山4KM来回8KM的路程,加上中间有上坡下坡,是很好的运动健身场地。一路上很多当地人,大人小孩都有,一家子说说笑笑互相鼓励,也有很多身材超棒的帅哥美女结伴登山。爬到中间有一段特别陡的路,但是爬上去以后可以回头看到后面阿德莱德市区的景色,依山旁水,非常有成就感。 爬到山顶以以后,景色更美更宜人,可以看到阿德莱德海边的景色,还有机场,不过由于太远,看起来...  more »