Mt Lofty Cottage YHA

Accommodation Option on the Heysen Trail

Accommodation
Self contained unit/house
Guidebook
Southern Guidebook, chapter 3, map 4
Location
Cleland Conservation Park
Coordinates
Grid ref: 905 273
Longitude: 138.706223
Latitude: -34.974304
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Bookings
Pre-booking is essential at the YHA SA office
Fees
from $99 per night (16 beds)
Facilities
electric stove, microwave and refrigerator. Comfortable living area with heating. Toilet, water
History
Originally built as a two-roomed hut, probably to accommodation shepherds working for Arthur Hardy of Sir Samuel Davenport. Hardy and Davenport were two of the first large estate landowners on this side of Mount Lofty Summit. They used the land chiefly for pastoralism and logging but also some agriculture, including the growing of vines and olives. Hardy was the first 'colonial gentleman' to build a summer house on Mount Lofty - nearby Mount Lofty House in the 1850s.

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