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An interpretative and immersive walking trail characteristically describes the cultural and geological heritage of the Hellet Cove, including various proofs of Australian ice age that existed nearly 280 million years ago. Featuring phenomenal glacial pavements running in sync with the northern cliff tops, there are several great astounding records of Australia’s Permian glaciation and have quite a few international significances. This beach at the Hellet Cove is also widely famous for swimming. A coastal suburb of Adelaide in South Australia, Hallett Cove is situated in the City of Marion, some 22 kilometers south of Adelaide. With a population of over 12,000, the region offers various spectacular highlights in its nearby suburbs of Marino, Sheidow Park, Trott Park, and Lonsdale.
Classical Animal Park Surrounded by Breathtaking Beach and Cliff
The majority of local native plant species have been a highlight of the park since ages and have been planet in a vigorous, dedicated endeavor to restore the region’s native vegetation. Colonized by local salt-tolerant plants, the coastal zone of the park includes angular pigface, cushion fanflower, ruby saltbush, common boobialla, flax-lilies, and several other spectacular native grass species.
Along the sublime Waterfall Creek, there is a wide range of frog species. Across the Hellet Park, you can easily spot different types of skinks, eastern brown snakes, small lizards, as well as legless lizards. A large number of bird species can be sighted in the park all year round. You may get to explore superb fairy-wrens, kestrels, and honeyeaters along with a wide range of sea birds and shore-wading.
You have a great opportunity to hike along the glistering Glacier Hike and if it strikes your fancy, feel free to find a path that can lead you to the cliffs where you’ll find breathtaking white flowers of Christmas bushes as well as cream-colored flowers that belong to the charming dryland tea-tree (ideally and artistically shaped like a bottlebrush).
Explore the gorgeous and rich extensive granite boulders along the Hellet beach that are widely referred to as ‘erratic rocks’ carried in the ice sheet all the way from Port Elliot some 280 million years ago and later left on the beach.
Hellet Park tour gives you a great opportunity to sit at the edge of the water with your feet submerged in the ocean; you may casually go for a swim, or choose to get on a paddleboard for exploring a breathtaking different picturesque perspective of the rough and adamant cliffs. While on a day out at Hellet, choose to explore the extensive beach day on Heron Way Reserve, relax, wonder in awe as you wander along the pathways and read the timeless, ageless interpretive signs relating to the great Kaurna culture.
How to Get Tickets?
Don't waste time waiting in the queue, book tickets online at attractive prices and discounts and head straight to the park! Purchasing tickets online can help you avoid lines at the ticket booth. Admission tickets are not required for infants.
How To Get Around?
You can walk leisurely to explore different attractions around the iconic Hellet Cove Park has on offer. Moving around is easy and all attractions, including the beach and Herron Way Reserve, are at walking distance from each other.
What Should I Wear?
Feel free to wear anything that makes you feel fanciful and comfortable all day long. Jeans, trousers, shorts, or skirt, can all come in handy. Sunscreen is recommended during midsummers while a small backpack will help carry small stuff conveniently.
Best Time to Visit
Hallett Cove Conservation Park looks gorgeous and immersive all year round. During the spring, wildflowers are in their full bloom while most animals start getting active again after long months of cold climate. Summer uncovers the punitive nature of the Adelaide Coastline since the majority of plants revert to their biological 'survival mode' with the persistent ocean cliffs providing a cool retreat during the course of high summer heat. In autumn, the plants regain their vigor with numerous bird species are back in action. Winter in this part of the world can bring spectacular storms along with a daily change in the beach conditions - from pure spread of pebbles to sand all over almost overnight.
Will I Need a Guide?
You do not need to hire a guide to visit or move around the park. Moving around is easy, attractions are at watching distance from each other, and all the required information is available on this website.
How To Get There?
Adelaide Internation Airport is the nearest touch point for overseas visitors. You may reach the Hellet Cove Park from the airport through Uber, private cab, personal car, rental car, bus, metro, etc. depending upon your current location. There are numerous reasonable hotels around the airport for expedient accommodation and they can help you find a round-trip transportation from the hotel to Hellet Cove.
Hallett Cove Conservation Park is situated some 22km south of Adelaide. You can use Adelaide metro bus and train service to reach the park conveniently. Dogs are not allowed in this park. No vehicle access is available inside the park; however, car parking is readily available at the north, east and south entrances. In addition, the walking trails are clearly displayed on the trailhead at the entrances and provide a robust perspective of the extensive Hallett Cove. The Hellet Park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week; however, it remains closed on days of Catastrophic Fire Danger.