How a new app is enhancing the views from Mount Lofty Summit

How a new app is enhancing the views from Mount Lofty Summit

There’s a new way to take in the views from Mt Lofty Sum­mit. Find out what’s in store with the new Lofty 360 app.

Mount Lofty Sum­mit offers panoram­ic views across Ade­laide and beyond.

Locals and tourists alike have long been attract­ed to the 727-metre high sum­mit, which pro­vides ever-chang­ing views right across Ade­laide and all the way to Kan­ga­roo Island and fur­ther afield.

About 350,000 peo­ple a year hike, bike, bus and dri­ve to Mount Lofty, pri­mar­i­ly for the spec­tac­u­lar views – but also for the cof­fee and food avail­able in the Sum­mit Café and Func­tion Cen­tre and the Aussie sou­venirs in the Sum­mit Gift Shop. 

How a new app is enhancing the views from Mount Lofty Summit

Pre­vi­ous­ly, vis­i­tors were able to view points of inter­est on the sky­line using two onsite binoc­u­lars, but they’ve been replaced by a new high-tech approach that’s giv­ing vis­i­tors an improved and more infor­ma­tive experience.

The new aug­ment­ed real­i­ty app – Lofty 360 – helps vis­i­tors iden­ti­fy major land­marks and oth­er icon­ic tourism des­ti­na­tions from the summit.

The free inter­ac­tive app can be used on mobile devices to iden­ti­fy loca­tions such as Kan­ga­roo Island and the Barossa Val­ley, and pro­vide more infor­ma­tion such as the dis­tance from the sum­mit and what’s avail­able there. 

How does it work?

By down­load­ing the free Lofty 360 app onto your mobile phone or tablet, the app will over­lay infor­ma­tion on your device’s cam­era, so as the device is moved around, icons appear over points of inter­est in the distance.

How a new app is enhancing the views from Mount Lofty Summit

All the main tourist sites around Mount Lofty are vis­i­ble and more places of inter­est will be added over the com­ing months.

The app can also be used from places oth­er than the sum­mit, giv­ing users the full expe­ri­ence of being at the sum­mit, and the places of inter­est to vis­it in South Australia.

App users can access infor­ma­tion about oth­er icon­ic tourism sites such as Cle­land Wildlife Park, Ade­laide Gaol, the Nara­coorte Caves, Seal Bay, Ade­laide Oval, Ade­laide Botan­ic Gar­den and more. 

Lofty 360 can be down­loaded via Google Play Store or Apple iTunes.

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This con­tent was pro­duced in part­ner­ship with  Good Living