Hallett Cove Conservation Park is abuzz with activities this month to celebrate being Nature Play’s Park of the Month.
Events are running throughout February, including reef walks, community snorkelling days, a ranger walk and a photography workshop.
Kerri Villiers who is Ranger in Charge with Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges said the activities were a great opportunity for the community to discover what the park had to offer.
“Nature Play SA have worked with park rangers to get their insider knowledge about where to go and what to do in Hallett Cove Conservation Park,” Ms Villiers said.
“These activities will give people a chance to discover the park’s natural treasures and hopefully lots more people will come and visit again.”
The snorkelling sessions will be hosted by Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries, with Reef Watch SA leading the rock pool walks.
The guided ranger walk on Sunday, February 19 will be a great opportunity to learn about the plants and animals of Hallett Cove Conservation Park, as well as its geology and cultural history.
Making the most of Hallett Cove’s spectacular sunsets, the DSLR photography workshop will give beginners the lowdown on how to make the most of their cameras.
Located approximately 25km from Adelaide’s CBD, Hallett Cove Conservation Park is a popular destination for swimmers and geology lovers, as the park features evidence of an ancient ice age.
Drag marks on the surface of rocks in the park show evidence of a large glacier that covered Hallett Cove and surrounding areas 280 million years ago when Australia was part of the ancient supercontinent of Gondwanaland.
Over the past 600 million years, Hallett Cove has undergone a number of changes from being beneath the sea and covered in an ice sheet to being a mountain range, and today the site of a coastal park.
The park is home to stumpy lizards, singing honeyeaters, superb blue fairy-wrens, banjo frogs, starfish, sea urchins, nankeen kestrels, and hundreds of insects such as butterflies, beetles, and native bees.
To book activities and for more information, visit Hallett Cove Park of the Month.
Nature Play is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board and the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.