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Found 4 walks

Hallett Cove Glacial Circuit
2 km circuit
30 min to 45 min
Hallett Cove Glacial Circuit
2 km
Circuit

Walk
30 min to 45 min

Run
15 min to 25 min

Starting from the Boatshed Café car park off Heron Way, Hallett Cove, this walk takes you on a circuit around Hallett Cove Conservation Park. Located in Adelaide's southern suburbs, Hallett Cove Conservation Park is a geological and archaeological site of international significance, containing evidence of an Australian ice age roughly 280 million years ago, as well as over 1,700 Abo­rig­i­nal artefacts. The glacial pavement at the top of Black Cliff, as well as the meltwater sediments, are recognised as the best record of Permian Age glaciation in Australia. This hike explores the unique environment along this section of Adelaide's coastline, with interpretative signage detailing the area's cultural and geological heritage. The hike initially follows a wheelchair-accessible bitu­men path to Black Cliff Look­out, then continues along a boardwalk before following a trail up into the cliffs, where walkers may spot the flowers of Christmas bushes and dryland tea trees. Towards the end, the hike winds around the geological formation known as the Sugarloaf, named for its resemblance to a mass of hard refined sugar. This loop consists of wide, gently undulating walking trails, with bitumen surfaces, compacted natural surfaces, boardwalks and steps, suitable for most fitness levels. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Birdwatching
Cafe
Heritage
Swim
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Bus
Car
Train


Hallett Cove Loop
3.4 km circuit
1 h to 1 h 30 min
Hallett Cove Loop
3.4 km
Circuit

Walk
1 h to 1 h 30 min

Run
30 min to 45 min

Starting from the Boatshed Café car park at the end of Heron Way, Hallett Cove, this walk takes you on a circuit around Hallett Cove Conservation Park. This scenic family-friendly loop explores Hallett Cove Conservation Park, an area of geological and archaeological significance, protecting some of the earliest evidence of glaciation and Aboriginal settlement in Australia. The park also has a beach for swimming and fishing, as well as several lookouts with stunning coastal views and interpretive signs detailing the area's history, geology, sea life and Aboriginal and European heritage. The walk initially follows a bitumen path to Black Cliff Lookout, then heads along a boardwalk across Waterfall Creek, passing a side trip to the Shore Platform. Once the boardwalk ends, the walk turns inland and climbs towards Second Street, then follows a wide fire track past the Shepherd's Hut Ruins. After crossing the creek again, the walk continues towards Tornado Avenue, and then descends back to the car park. This loop consists of gently undulating bitumen paths, boardwalks and fire tracks, with many steps and some short steep hills, suitable for average fitness levels. The first section leading up to the lookout near Waterfall Creek is suitable for prams and wheelchairs, but beyond that is a series of steps. Dogs are not permitted in this park. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Cafe
Swim
Views

Environment
Natural
Urban

Transport options
To start
Bus
Car
Train




Found 4 walks