Nature Play SA Park of the Month | Hallett Cove Conservation Park | March 2015

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Our beautiful South Australian parks provide countless opportunities for children and families to connect with nature and to experience the health and wellbeing benefits of playing, learning and being physically active through bushwalking, camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming, cycling, surfing and exploring.

Nature Play SA’s Park of the Month will showcase a different park each month and encourage children and families to experience a range of landscapes, flora and fauna while taking part in fun nature based activities.

In March, come and discover one of Australia’s most amazing geological and archaeological sites at Hallett Cove Conservation Park!

The park contains evidence of the Australian ice age from over 280 million years ago and provides an archeological treasure chest including more than 1,700 Aboriginal artefacts!  Discover the magnificent glacial pavements along the northern cliff tops, which are recognised as the best record of Permian glaciation in Australia and are of international significance.

Explore the Glacier Hike, a great walk to do with kids, where you can discover ‘the Sugarloaf’ and other amazing geological formations.

The park is also full of native flora and fauna and has a beach which is great for swimming, beachcombing, kayaking and fishing!

March Events & Ideas:

  • Explore, Discover & Create
  • Reef Ramble & Beachcombing for Families
  • A walk through geological time
  • Geological talk
  • Coastal Sunset Walk
  • Guided Coastal Nature walk

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Explore, Discover & Create

Look for the marquee set up on the beach below Black Cliff, Hallett Cove Conservation Park.

  • Sunday 8 March 2015  |  10am – 12pm
  • Sunday 15 March 2015  |  10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm
  • Sunday 22 March 2015  |  10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm
  • Sunday 29 March 2015  |  10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm

Uncover the geological and coastal mysteries of Hallett Cove CP and take part in geological experiments, beach creations and beach detective activities! Join with Rangers and Friends of Hallett Cove to uncover the geological and coastal mysteries of Hallett Cove Conservation Park.

Activities include:

  • Geological Experiments – Targeted at children and families, visitors will be invited to undertake various hands on experiments in the park, using natural materials, to understand how the parks geological formations were created
  • Beach Creations – children will be encouraged to build Beach Creations using sand and other materials found on the beach
  • Beach Detectives – children will be given simple clues to different coastal and beach features, encouraging them to explore the beautiful coastal environment.

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Reef Ramble & Beachcombing for Families

Boatshed Café, Heron Way, Hallett Cove Conservation Park

  • Sunday 8 March 2015  |  12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2pm and 2.30pm

Leaving every 30 minutes, join Reefwatch experts, Rangers and Friends of Hallett Cove for a 20 minute exploration of the beach. Numbers are limited to 12 people per session. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Bookings Essential: Bookings can be made by contacting Natural Resources, Adelaide and Central Hills on 8336 0901 or DEWNR.AMLRBlackHillOffice@sa.gov.au

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A Walk Through Geological Time

Meet at the Heron Way entrance to Hallett Cove Conservation Park

  • Sunday 15 March 2015  |  10am – 11am and 1pm – 2pm

A walk through geological time at Hallett Cove Conservation Park. Renowned geological expert, Bob Majors from the Royal Geological Society of South Australia, will lead visitors on a journey through the geological development of Hallett Cove Conservation Park.  Numbers are limited to 30 people per walk.

Bookings Essential: Bookings can be made by contacting Natural Resources, Adelaide and Central Hills on 8336 0901 or DEWNR.AMLRBlackHillOffice@sa.gov.au

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Geological Talk

Boatshed Café, 1 Heron Way, Hallett Cove

  • Sunday 15 March 2015 at 3.30pm

Renowned geological expert Bob Majors from the Royal Geological Society of South Australia will tell the story of the geological development of Hallett Cove Conservation Park during a slide show.  Numbers are limited to 100 people.

Bookings Essential: Bookings can be made by contacting Natural Resources, Adelaide and Central Hills on 8336 0901 or DEWNR.AMLRBlackHillOffice@sa.gov.au

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Coastal Sunset Walk

Meet at the Heron Way entrance to Hallett Cove Conservation Park

  • Sunday 15 March 2015 at 7pm
  • Sunday 22 March 2015 at 7pm

Changing Colours Coastal Sunset walk. Join Friends of Hallett Cove and marvel at the changing colours of the Amphitheatre as the sun sets over the Gulf of St Vincent.  Numbers are limited to 30 people.

Bookings Essential: Bookings can be made by contacting Natural Resources, Adelaide and Central Hills on 8336 0901 or DEWNR.AMLRBlackHillOffice@sa.gov.au

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Guided Coastal Nature Walk

Look for the marquee set up on the beach below Black Cliff, Hallett Cove Conservation Park

  • Sunday 29 March 2015  |  10am – 12pm and 1pm to 3pm

Discover the plants and animals that call Hallett Cove Conservation Park Home! Join Coastal NRM Officer to discover the plants and animals that call Hallett Cove Conservation Park home. Learn to identify shorebirds and see other coastal features of this park.


To read more about the Hallett Cove Conservation Park you can read Play & Go’s 2013 review here.

For more information and all enquiries please visit the Nature Play SA website.

What: Nature Play SA Park of the Month | Hallett Cove Conservation Park

When: March 2015

Where: Hallett Cove (view map)

Who: Families/All Ages

All photographs by Play & Go 2013

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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