About 20 minutes drive from Hahndorf is the Mount Lofty lookout which provides a spectacular view of Adelaide and surrounds in the foreground with the Gulf of St Vincent as backdrop.
After our trip to Monarto we headed back to Hahndorf for afternoon tea and then onto Mount Lofty to see the sunset over Adelaide.
Thankfully the road to Mount Lofty ends with a car park quite near the lookout and whilst there were plenty of people walking and running up the mountain to the top we had done enough trekking for the day and made use of the car!
It was cool and cloudy but the clouds were high and it turned out to be a pretty good evening to watch the sun go down.
One of the beautiful views from the summit in the opposite direction to Adelaide is the view over the Piccadilly Valley.
Flinders' Column stands atop Mount Lofty as a tribute to Matthew Flinders who, in 1802 gave this peak it's European name.
The sunset did not disappoint.