Mount Lofty Hike

29 Oct

Mount Lofty is the highest point in South Australia. The height above sea level is about 700-800 meters. For a Santa Fean this is a little bitty hill but in Adelaide it is a lofty mountain. The view from the top is expansive, out and over the city to the ocean.

When we went to Mount Lofty we found a hidden delight–the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden. And within the garden we found and hiked through the Rhododendron Gully. Glorious.

We also saw orchids nestled amongst the greenery.

3 Responses to “Mount Lofty Hike”

  1. Ursula Freer October 29, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    What incredible beauty! One could feel very deprived in the sparse plant growth here in Santa Fe. They must be growing plants in pure compost + fertilizer. You sure know what
    areas to pick on your travels!!

    • Jill October 29, 2012 at 11:35 pm #

      We love to see gardens. We are exploring lavender gardens too. We have a big one to see and then I will write it up for all. We try to survey where we are going and have two sites to see but really many of our explorations involve serendipity, like the rhododendron garden. You have to keep looking around the corner to find the surprises. J

    • Jill October 29, 2012 at 11:37 pm #

      The other thing I wanted to tell you is boy do they mulch. Mulch, mulch, mulch everywhere and everything is so disease and bug free. Quite amazing.

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