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February - Hallett Cove Conservation Park

You’re invited to celebrate Hallett Cove Conservation Park this February.

Come and discover one of Australia's most outstanding geological and archaeological sites at Hallett Cove Conservation Park, where more than 1,700 Aboriginal artefacts have been found.

Explore a landscape that was shaped by ice and glaciers some 280 million years ago. The outstanding glacial pavements along the northern cliff tops are recognised as the best record of glaciation in Australia and have international significance. An interpretative walking trail describes the park's cultural and geological heritage and also takes in the stunning coastal views of Gulf St Vincent.

This park is located just 22 kilometres south of Adelaide and is accessible by public transport. Recent trail upgrades include an accessible bitumen trail from the Boat Shed Cafe. Check out our video of the accessible trail at Hallett Cove Conservation Park.

Find out which parks are featuring as Park of the Month next or even host your own event.

Win the ultimate beach pack with Parkapiki

Visit Hallett Cove Conservation Park during February to go in the draw to win the ultimate beach pack containing:

  • 2 x adult snorkelling sets (mask, snorkel and fins)
  • 2 x beach towels
  • A Nature Play SA - Adventures by the Sea guide
  • Beach bag
  • Sunscreen
  • Bluetooth frisbee that plays your tunes
  • Beach soccer ball
  • National Park’s SA resources pack to help you explore
  • National Park’s SA dog lead

Our friends at Parkapiki have used GPS technology to create a virtual boundary around the park. All you need to do is visit Hallett Cove Conservation Park during February and when you’re there, open the competition page on your smart-phone or tablet, fill in the form and leave a creative comment about the park.

What’s on

Ranger pop-up and guided walks

Dates and times:

Saturday 16 February, 09:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday 17 February, 09:30 am – 12:30 pm

Walks 

10:00 am – 10:45 am: Flora and park habitat restoration
10:00 am – 10:45 am: Geology of Hallett Cove
11:00 am – 11:45 am: Flora and park habitat restoration
11:00 am – 11:45 am: Geology of Hallett Cove

About and information:

Meet the rangers and Friends of Hallett Cove Conservation Park to discover more about this special park. The rangers and friends group will lead a number of special interest walks. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the park with the friends group and rangers sharing knowledge.

If you can’t make the walks you can still come and say hi and learn about what’s going on in the local parks. 

The walks are of an easy grade on good paths and open to all ages. 

Please note that this event may be canceled in the event of poor weather. 

Meeting point:

The end of Herron Way behind the Boatshed café. 

Parking:

Parking is available next to the Boatshed Café or along Heron Way. 

What to bring:

  • minimum 1 litre of water
  • some snacks
  • small backpack
  • long trousers and long-sleeved top recommended
  • hat/cap and sun screen
  • sturdy footwear
  • warm jumper and rainproof jacket just in case. 

Bookings:

This event is FREE but registration is essential.

Big Heart Adventures Hallett Cove weekend walk for women

Date and time:

Sunday 17 February, 07:00 am – 10:00 am 

About and bookings:

Join Big Heart Adventures on their weekend walks for women with a 12 km walk along the coastal trail to Hallett Cove. 

For further information and registration check Big Heart Adventures Eventbrite page

Smartphone nature photography

Date and time:

Saturday 23 February, 9:00 am – 11:30 am 

About and information:

Bring along a smartphone to this eco photography workshop and see nature through a new lens. This is a creative and fun session that will get you moving and observing the world from a whole new perspective! 

To celebrate National Parks South Australia's 'Park of the Month', we’re partnering a local expert with a photographer so you can learn more about the area you’ll be exploring before diving into the workshop. We’ll cover photographic concepts and theories before putting your new skills into practice along the shoreline of the Hallett Cove Conservation Park. 

Each participant will have a chance to spend 1:1 time with the instructor. You will leave this class with a new skillset that will enable your creativity to soar and take better photos with your smartphone. 

What you will get:

  • 2.5 hours tuition, with time for 1:1 with instructor
  • handout on photographic tips
  • recommendations for free editing apps. 

This class is great for anyone who would like learn about photography and how to get the most out of their phone while travelling, blogging or just appreciating the moments in everyday life.

No previous photography experience required.

This event is brought to you by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board.

Meeting point:

Entrance to Hallett Cove Conservation Park next to the Boatshed Café. 

Parking:

Parking is available next to the Boatshed Café or along Heron Way. 

What to bring:

  • fully charged phone with lots of free space to shoot photos
  • Instagram account (recommended, but not essential)
  • minimum of 1 litre of water and some snacks
  • loose fitting clothes appropriate for the weather
  • sun screen
  • insect repellent
  • hat or cap.

Bookings:

Tickets are $20 plus booking fee and registration is essential.

Nature journals

Date and time:

Sunday 24 February, 9:00 am – 11:00 am 

About and information:

Dive into nature journaling on the coast! Draw, write, scribble your discoveries about beachcombing treasures, rock pools and beach pebbles, ancient glacial pavements, honeyeaters, wrens and fascinating coastal plants at this two hour workshop. 

Our presenter makes drawing easy and brings all the materials you will need. 

You will learn tips and practical skills for observing, thinking about and drawing the natural world around you. 

This class is great for anyone who likes to take the time to sit and contemplate nature. No drawing or artistic experience is required. This workshop is recommended for ages 8+. Parent/guardian must accompany children who attend. 

This event is brought to you by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board. 

What you will get:

  • notebook and drawing pencils supplied, but you are welcome to bring your own materials too
  • 2 hours tuition, with time for 1:1 with instructor
  • handout with nature journaling tips and links to resources. 

What to bring:

  • minimum of 1 litre of water and some snacks
  • loose fitting clothes appropriate for the weather
  • sun screen
  • insect repellent
  • broad-brimmed hat or cap. 

Meeting point:

Entrance to Hallett Cove Conservation Park next to the Boatshed Café. 

Parking:

Parking is available next to the Boatshed Café or along Heron Way. 

Bookings:

Tickets are $10 plus booking fee and registration is essential.

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