Hallett Cove Conservation Park is located in Hallett Cove, on the shore of Gulf Saint Vincent. We went there to view the Sugarloaf, so named because of its resemblance to a mass of hard refined sugar. The shape of the Sugarloaf is formed by erosion of earth from rain and wind over the last few thousand years. It comprises mainly of white sand with layer of clay at the base.
It was a trip that yields much more than what we went there for. The walking trail is well developed and maintained, which makes it suitable for people of all ages and fitness. At the top of the walking trail is an educational display which explains about the Australian ice age 280 million years ago and the evolution of the formation of the landscape. A group of school kids were on an education trip and busy scribbling down information from the display for their assignments. The technically savvy ones just took pictures of the display for reference. It was only then that we realised the geological significance of the park.
The views from the top of the walking trail were awesome, with the beautiful beach on one side and the contrasting rocky landscape on the other. There is a walkway down to the rocky beach below if you want to pick up some rocks and shells. Flowers thrive beside the walking trail despite the harsh terrains.