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A 2km circuit hike of Hallett Cove Conservation Park exploring some of the outstanding geological sites. Interpretive signs along the way explain some of the features. The cliff tops are the base of a glacial lake that melted 270 million years ago, leaving boulders and sedimentary deposits. The glacial pavement on the cliff top shows the scrape marks from boulders moved in a glacier. The park is recognised as the best record of Permian glaciation in Australia and has international significance.
The hike begins from the carpark and cafe at Hallett Cove Beach, at the end of Heron Way.
Extend the hike by walking northwards on some of the Hallett Cove Boardwalk (Marion Coastal Walking Trail).
GPX file courtesy of Walking SA. File may not contain elevation data and may only represent half the length on return hikes.
About the region
An interpretative walking trail describes the park's cultural and geological heritage, including evidence of an Australian ice age some 280 million years ago. The outstanding glacial pavements along the northern cliff tops are recognised as the best record of Permian glaciation in Australia and have international significance. This park's beach is also popular for swimming.
Max elevation: 59 m
Min elevation: 11 m
Total climbing: 90 m
Total descent: -90 m
For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA