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. It can comfortably seat 30 to 35 people in a lecture style set up or 12 to 14 people around a table.

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.

Please take your rubbish with you.

Park maps on your mobile

Download free maps of this park for your mobile device from Avenza PDF Maps application. Used within the app the maps allow you to calculate distances and (with sufficient signal) locate yourself within the park. The maps are also available for download below.


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.

Opening times

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.


Hire the Morialta Resource Centre.

Fire information

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.

Find out more information about fire restrictions.

Contact us

Phone: (+61 8) 8336 0901

Important information

This park may be closed on days of extreme fire danger.

Brochures and maps

Flora species

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