Yes, it's a gully. And yes, there's a waterfall at the end of it – a rather spectacular 30m-tall one, too, especially if it's been raining in the Adelaide Hills. The waterfall is actually called First Falls – the first of seven along the steep hike from here up to the top of Mt Lofty (710m), the highest point in the Mt Lofty Ranges (aka the Adelaide Hills). It's a 10km drive west of the centre of Adelaide, via Greenhill Rd.

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1. Cleland Wildlife Park

0.89 MILES

Within the steep Cleland Conservation Park, this place lets you interact with all kinds of Australian beasts. There are keeper talks and feeding sessions…

2. Cleland Conservation Park

1.51 MILES

Clambering up the slopes from the foothills to Mt Lofty, this conservation park has some steep bushwalking trails through tall eucalyptus forest and cool…

3. Mt Lofty Summit

1.59 MILES

From Cleland Wildlife Park you can bushwalk (2km) or drive up to Mt Lofty Summit (a surprising 727m), which has show-stopping views across the Adelaide…

4. Mt Lofty Botanic Garden

2.22 MILES

From Mt Lofty, truck south 1.5km to the cool-climate slopes of this botanic garden. Nature trails wind past a lovely looking lake, exotic temperate plants…

5. Penfolds Magill Estate Winery

3.41 MILES

This 175-year-old winery is home to Australia's best-known wine − the legendary Grange. Taste the product at the cellar door; dine at the fab restaurant…

6. Belair National Park

3.74 MILES

From Crafers, follow Upper Sturt Rd 10km west and you'll come to South Australia's oldest national park, established in 1891 (…also making it just the…

7. Haigh's Chocolates Visitor Centre

4.64 MILES

If you’ve got a chocolate problem, get guilty at this iconic factory. Free 25-minute tours take you through the chocolate life-cycle from cacao bean to…

8. Adelaide-Himeji Garden

4.75 MILES

Exquisitely manicured, fenced Japanese gardens on a quiet reach of South Tce. A top spot for a quiet lunch/mediation/snooze in the sun. Himeji is Adelaide…