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Morialta Conservation Park

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by Shelly Gaffney (subscribe)
Shelly Gaffney
Published April 20th 2012
In Morialta Conservation Park, just 12 kilometres to the east of the city, Fourth Creek has left its unique mark on the landscape in the shape of deep wooded gorges and a trail of tumbling waterfalls. Make sure that it has been rainy or the rivers will be dry and therefore the waterfalls will be a no show as Adelaide can have very little precipitation.

A walk along the creek to the falls remains the park highlight. I would also recommend you bring a camera because this place is very picturesque and you will get some beautiful photos. There is bird life everywhere here, with a chance of seeing herons, rosella parrots and many other species. Other areas of the park are designated for rock-climbing and abseiling. For the more adventurous and physical, that is. This is done of Norton Summit Road.

But for those of you who are just out for a walk, a picnic or to get some fresh air and relaxation, this little gem of sight seeing is so very close to the city of Adelaide. It's a must see. It is situated on the eastern side, at the base of the Adelaide foothills - a beautiful and peaceful spot. Here you can spend the day, having a picnic at one of the charming little spots if you get hungry, which I so very often do. You can walk to the First Falls and this you must do as the sight of it will take your breath away.

Oh yes and trekking boots or some form of comfortable foot wear is a must. The walking track meanders its way up to the falls, passing over Fourth Creek quite a few times. On the way to the falls, you can climb up to the Giant Caves.

For the more adventurous and physical, there is rock climbing. This is done on Norton Summit Road.
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Hi Dave are dogs allowed with you on this walk??
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