Morialta Conservation Park
Enjoy the rugged ridges, gully scenery and seasonal waterfalls that make up Morialta Conservation Park. The three waterfalls along Fourth Creek are popular features of the park and are linked by an extensive network of walking trails. The views from the rock climbing zone also provide opportunities to admire Morialta Gorge and the nearby Adelaide plains.
The first two falls are the grandest, each cascading over sheer quartzite cliffs after rain. To see the falls at their best, visit the park during spring or winter when the water flow is strongest.
For wildlife lovers, the park's rock pools and creeks provide habitat for small reptiles, frogs and birds. Watch out for honeyeaters and thornbills among the woodlands that cover the hills.
The Morialta Resource Centre is a conference and meeting venue available for hire.
You can walk your dog from the Morialta picnic area, along the Morialta Falls Road to the Morialta Falls car park, provided it remains under your control on a lead.
Morialta Conservation Park is located 10km north east of Adelaide. A car park is situated at the start of the walking trails.
Alternatively, park your vehicle at the Morialta Road entrance, Woodforde and walk 800 metres to the Morialta Falls car park precinct.
Public transport to this park from Adelaide CBD is available.
The park is open to vehicle traffic from 8.30am to 15 minutes before sunset.
Gates are closed on Christmas Day.
Walkers can access the park from sunrise to sunset.
Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited throughout the year.
Gas fires are permitted in designated areas only other than on days of total fire ban.
Phone: (+61 8) 8336 0901
Morialta Conservation Park flora - alphabetical (136kb pdf)
Morialta Conservation Park flora - family (149kb pdf)
This park may be closed on days of extreme fire danger.
Morialta National Park brochure (526kb pdf)
Bushwalking in Morialta and Black Hill Conservation Parks (529kb pdf)
Parks Guide - Adelaide and Adelaide Hills (1.37mb pdf)