Recently upgraded, the Botanical Trail is a mix of hard compact gravel surface and loose dirt. It has relatively small gradients, however, some wheelchair users may require further assistance. A significant section of the path is accessible except for that in the middle towards the lighthouse. This dirt part of the trail can become muddy on wet days.
Hard compact gravel surface
The 1.4-kilometre return trail starts from the carpark at the end of Nimboya Road in Marino. With an accessible picnic spot along the way, it is hoped that the conservation park would be a place for all to enjoy regardless of ability. An easy walk takes you to the newly constructed lookout offering great views of the coast.
Accessible picnic spot
View of the coast from lookout
If you're into history, the Marino Rocks lighthouse is definitely a point of interest on the trail. It was established in 1962, to replace the one on a sandbank off Semaphore, and used a modified airport beacon consisting of two 1000W lamp parabolic reflectors until 2005. A low voltage system was then installed.
Marino Rocks lighthouse
View of the coast from lighthouse
Botanical Trail is located within Marino Conservation Park approximately 20 kilometres southwest of Adelaide. The only downside is that there are no toilets anywhere nearby. Still, with proper planning, I believe this trail is worth the walk.