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Discover the Magic of West Lakes: A Perfect Day Out

Updated: Jul 9

A Scenic Escape Just 14 km from Adelaide CBD

If you're looking for a picturesque spot to unwind and enjoy nature, look no further than West Lakes. Located just 14 km from the heart of Adelaide, this serene destination offers a 6 km loop walk around the lake that's perfect for everyone, including those with wheelchairs. Whether you're an avid walker, a cycling enthusiast, or simply in need of a tranquil escape, West Lakes has something for you.

The Perfect Loop

The loop around West Lakes is approximately 6 km long and takes about 1.5 hours to complete at a leisurely pace. The path is well-maintained and mostly flat, making it accessible for people of all ages and abilities. As you make your way around the lake, you'll be treated to stunning views and the gentle sounds of nature.

Birdwatcher's Paradise

One of the highlights of a walk around West Lakes is the opportunity to observe a variety of water birds. Keep an eye out for the elegant Great Egrets, majestic pelicans, and numerous other bird species that call this area home. The reflections on the water are especially magnificent this time of year, creating a mirror-like surface that beautifully captures the surrounding scenery.

Coffee Break at Nosso Cafe

No walk is complete without a coffee break, and West Lakes has the perfect spot for you. Nosso Cafe, right on the waterfront, offers a delightful respite. Whether you prefer to sit inside or enjoy the fresh air outside, Nosso Cafe provides a wonderful setting to relax and recharge. Savor a delicious coffee or treat yourself to a scrumptious breakfast or lunch while taking in the tranquil views of the lake.

Captivating Reflections

As you continue your walk, take a moment to appreciate the breathtaking reflections on the water. The calm surface of the lake mirrors the sky and surrounding landscape, creating a stunning visual effect that's sure to leave you in awe. It's a perfect spot for photography enthusiasts, so don't forget to bring your camera!

Plan Your Visit

West Lakes is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. With its accessible pathways, abundant birdlife, and charming cafes, it offers a little something for everyone. So, lace up your walking shoes, hop on your bike, and head over to West Lakes for a day of relaxation and natural beauty.

Staying with Adelaide Style Accommodation

Visiting South Australia and looking for the perfect place to stay? Adelaide Style Accommodation offers luxurious, self-contained homes that provide all the comforts of home. Our North Adelaide homes are only a 20-minute drive from West Lakes, making it easy to enjoy a day out by the water. Alternatively, our City to Beach home is just a 30-minute drive away, offering another convenient option for your stay. Our stunning "Country Style Louisa" in Gawler is only a 40 minute drive.

If you enjoy walking, photography, and birdlife, we highly recommend adding a visit to West Lakes to your itinerary. It's the perfect way to experience the natural beauty of the area while staying in one of our comfortable and convenient homes.

For more details and tips on planning your visit, check out our blog and get ready for an unforgettable experience at West Lakes.

Share Your Experience

Have you visited West Lakes recently? Share your photos and experiences with us on social media using the hashtag #WestLakesWalk. We love seeing your adventures and hearing about your favorite spots!

West Lakes is waiting for you. Come and discover the magic of this beautiful destination just a short drive from Adelaide CBD. Happy exploring!

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