Marino Conservation Park

  • Dogs on Lead
  • Walking Trails
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You can enjoy stunning views of Adelaide’s coastline as you follow the walking trails in Marino Conservation Park – and you can bring your dog on a lead!

About

Marino Conservation Park was a traditional resting place of the Kaurna Peoples, however, by the early 20th century much of the area had been cleared for grazing.

Today, the park conserves the last remaining stands of coastal heath vegetation along this part of the Adelaide coastline, forming a green buffer between the suburbs. The walking trail and fire access tracks allow you to explore the park, taking in its stunning scenic views over Brighton, Glenelg, Grange and the Marino Rocks Lighthouse. Dogs may be walked along these trails but must remain under your control on a lead at all times.

Opening hours

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This park is closed on days of Catastrophic Fire Danger and may be closed on days of Extreme Fire Danger.

Listen to the local area radio station for the latest updates and information on fire safety. 

Contact details

Natural Resource Centre - Black Hill

Phone: (+61 8) 8336 0901
Email: DEWNR.AMLRBlackHillOffice@sa.gov.au

Getting there

Marino Conservation Park is located 18km south of Adelaide. 

There are three pedestrian access points. Car parking is available on Nimboya Road at Marino.

Pets in parks

You and your dog can enjoy this park providing you keep your dog on a lead and under your control at all times. Don't forget to bring your disposable 'doggie-doo' bag to clean up after your dog.

Useful information

  • Important: Collection of firewood within National Parks is prohibited.

Traditional owners

Marino Conservation Park was a traditional resting and fishing place of the Kaurna Peoples.

Aboriginal South Australians are the first peoples of our State and have occupied, enjoyed and managed these lands and waters since the creation. For SA's First Peoples, creation ancestors laid down the laws of the Country and bestowed a range of customary rights and obligations to the many Aboriginal Nations across our state. 

Aboriginal peoples' oral histories and creation stories traverse the length and breadth of Australia’s lands and waters, including South Australian Parks. These stories interconnect land and waters with complex meaning and values and hold great cultural significance. We recognise and respect Aboriginal people's ownership of their stories and that they hold rights and obligations to care for Country. It is through these rights and cultural obligations and a shared goal to protect the environment for generations to come that DEWNR is committed to meaningful collaboration and involvement with Aboriginal peoples in the management of our shared parks.

See and do

Bushwalking

Our trails cater for all levels of fitness and adventure and our classification system makes it easy to select an experience suitable for you. The tracks and trails identified are suggested routes only. Create your own route by following any of the designated tracks, including the link trails and maintenance tracks.

Moderate walks

  • The Botanical trail (1.4 km loop)

The walk takes you through past examples of some of the local vegetation to the lighthouse. Interpretative signs along the way will help you identify particular plants of interest. The walk also offers some of Adelaide’s best views of the coast and city skyline.

Mountain-biking

Mountain biking is currently not permitted in this park. 

Stay in the park

Camping is not permitted within this park.

Volunteering

 

Want to help?

To find out how you can help in this park or nearby, please visit Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges – Volunteering.

Want to join others and become a Park Friend?

To find out more about Friends of Parks groups please visit Friends of Parks South Australia.

You could join others to help look after a park. You can take part in working bees, training and other events.

 

Safety

Bushwalking

The international Trail Users Code of Conduct is to show respect and courtesy towards other trail users at all times.

Ensure that you:

  • keep to defined walking trails and follow the trail markers
  • wear sturdy shoes, a hat and sunscreen
  • carry sufficient drinking water
  • be aware of weather conditions and avoid walking during the hottest part of the day
  • Walk, hike or trek - what's the difference?

Fire

This park is closed on days of Catastrophic Fire Danger and may be closed on days of Extreme Fire Danger.

Listen to the local area radio station for the latest updates and information on fire safety. 

Fire restrictions

  • Wood fires, gas fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited throughout the year.
  • Ensure you are familiar with the fire restrictions for this park.

Water

Do not climb on, or fish from slippery rocks. 

Know before you go

Every national park is different, each has its own unique environment, it is important to be responsible while enjoying all the park has to offer.

Please ensure that you:

  • keep your dog on a lead at all times and check if there are areas of the park where dogs are not allowed
  • do not feed birds or other animals, it promotes aggressive behaviour and an unbalanced ecology
  • do not bring generators (except where permitted), chainsaws or firearms into the park
  • leave the park as you found it - place rubbish in the bins provided or take it with you
  • abide by the road rules (maintain the speed limit)
  • respect geological and heritage sites
  • do not remove native plants
  • are considerate of other park users.

  • Important: Collection of firewood within National Parks is prohibited.

Maps

Fees

Entry fees

Come and enjoy this park for free. 

Park pass

This park is not included in the park pass system. 

Camping and accommodation

There is no camping or accommodation available within this park. 

Other fees and permits

There are no other fees or permits associated with this park. 

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