The Adelaide100®

A loop walking trail of over 100km that takes in the coast, waterways and hills of the capital city of South Australia.

The Adelaide100® is a trail that is being built and marked. We anticipate the trail will be completed mid-year 2021.

August 2020 update: 25% of the trail have now been installed. Subscribe for section launch updates.

The Adelaide100 trail circumnavigates our city with a diversity of terrain. The coast section follows Adelaide’s beautiful beaches.
The coast section of the Adelaide100® trail follows Adelaide’s beautiful beaches.
The Adelaide100 trail circumnavigates our city with a diversity of terrain. The hills section follows a variety of unique bush trails through the Adelaide Hills, with majestic views over the city and coast.
The hills section of the Adelaide100® trail follows a variety of unique bush trails through the Adelaide Hills, with majestic views over the city and coast.
The Adelaide100 trail circumnavigates our city with a diversity of terrain. The river section follows the peaceful green of the River Torrens linear park.
The river section of the Adelaide100® trail follows the peaceful green of the River Torrens linear park.

Map of Adelaide100® trail

Map of proposed route of Adelaide100 trail
Map of proposed route of Adelaide100® trail

The Adelaide100® is a 100km circuit walk that traverses the city and the suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. It can be started from any point along the circuit, and spans from the beautiful coastline, through the CBD and suburbs, and into the Adelaide Hills. The circuit utilises existing trails, accommodation, and services.

Attractive and enjoyable walking environments are the foundation of healthy communities. The Adelaide100® will enable more people to walk more often.

Key features of the Adelaide100® project

  • The trail is close to our city and suburbs

    The trail circumnavigates the city of Adelaide, through metropolitan Adelaide and through the Adelaide Hills.

  • Diversity of terrain

    • The coast, following Adelaide’s beautiful beaches
    • The River Torrens, following the peaceful green of linear park
    • The Adelaide Hills, following a variety of unique bush trails with majestic views over the city and coast
    • The metropolitan suburbs including parks and linear reserves through the foothills

  • Uses existing trails with new small connecting sections

    The trail links up existing trails with new short connection sections.

  • Tourism

    Many unique tourist points are traversed along the trail, including the summit of Mount Lofty, Cleland Conservation Park, Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide’s beaches, Adelaide Hills wineries, unique indigenous locations and historic points.

  • Easy to access

    Easily accessed from the airport, CBD, public transport and major attractions.

  • Flexibility

    The trail can be completed over a 5 or 6 day continuous period or completed in sections at different times.

  • Economic boost

    Local businesses, including accommodation, cafes/restaurants and other services will benefit from the tourism uplift along the trail.

  • Wide-ranging appeal

    Walkers of many differing levels of fitness can access the varied sections of the trail, from the flat of the coastal trail, the gentle slope of the linear park along the river and the slightly steeper bush trails through the Adelaide Hills.

  • The use of the trail is free

    The trail uses existing public parks and reserves.

First Post Installed on Adelaide100 Trail

We've installed our first post on the Adelaide100 trail. The first post was installed in the Adelaide Hills, directing walkers along Monument Road between Norton Summit and Debneys Road.

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Proposed Adelaide100 Trail Route

Adelaide100 Update, May 2017

Walking SA has recently met with key staff in the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) regarding taking the Adelaide100 walking trail concept to a reality.

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