Monarto Conservation Park Walking Trail
  • Length: 1.2km

  • Duration: 45 mins

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: 561 Ferries McDonald Rd, Monarto South

  • End: 561 Ferries McDonald Rd, Monarto South

  • Location: Monarto Conservation Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 64.3 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -35.1660927

  • Longitude: 139.1258705

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Monarto Conservation Park Walking Trail is a 1.2km, grade 1 circuit hike, located in Monarto Conservation Park, South Australia. The hike should take approximately 45 mins to complete.

Hike Summary

A short loop walk in the north-eastern corner of the semi-arid park. The park comprises remnant mallee woodland, dry heathland, native pines and broombush thickets typical of the area before European settlement and farming. Don't ignore the fantastic flora of the park, there's always something in flower in Monarto throughout the year. This walk is frequented by bird watchers, although bird life present may depend on what is flowering at the time you visit.

The trail is well marked with regular marker posts.

The walking trail was constructed by the Friends of the Ferries McDonald and Monarto Conservation Parks.

See some bird-watching photos from this park:

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

Around one hour’s drive from the city of Adelaide you will find the tranquil refuge of Monarto Conservation Park. Situated in the rain shadow of the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges to the west, it has just over half the average annual rainfall of Adelaide, and is considered semi-arid – a stark contrast to the nearby Hills environment. The River Murray is 15km to the east and Lake Alexandrina is 15km southward.

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Total distance: 1163 m
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA

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