Main trail to First Falls at Morialta closed this week

News release
15 June 2017

The popular main trail to First Falls at Morialta Conservation Park will be closed to visitors from Monday June 19 through to Friday June 23, to repair trails damaged by last year’s storms.

The trail head will be closed in order to carry out work to repair damage caused by last year’s storms. This work will include road repairs and re-surfacing of the area at the First Falls car park trail head, using large machinery to grade the area and compact new material. To ensure visitor safety, the trail head will be closed during this work.

National Parks South Australia Senior Ranger Dave Heard said visitors would still be able to access the parks’ main walking trails, via a steeper, more difficult route.

“The access that will be available is via a track to the left of the toilets, which heads south and then joins the main trail. This will give walkers access to Giants Cave, the Valley Walk and through to the falls,” Mr Heard said.

“Walkers will still be able to access Second and Third Falls and return back via Giants Cave and to the car park on the same route. However, it won’t be possible to do the regular loop walk for these five days.”

Mr Heard said alternative options were available for people looking for a less challenging walk while the Morialta repairs were underway.

“If you’re looking for a great view of a waterfall, Waterfall Gully is just a short drive away.  And if you’re after an level walk which is also suitable for prams and wheelchairs, I’d recommend trying the new trails at Anstey Hill Recreation Park to the north,” Mr Heard said.

Signs will be in place to direct visitors to where they can walk at Morialta Conservation Park, while the repairs are being undertaken.

Get more information from the park safety alerts page.

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