Morialta Falls Valley Walk – Morialta Conservation Park

Adelaide & Adelaide Hills
Start Point Morialta Conservation Park
End Point Morialta Conservation Park
Distance 1.6km
Time 45 Minutes – Walking

45 mins, 1.6km

Follow Fourth Creek to the heart of Morialta Gorge along a stroller accessible trail. After autumn and winter rains, water tumbles 30 metres from the top of Morialta’s best-known landmark, Morialta Falls.

National Parks South Australia Morialta Falls Map can be downloaded here.

For over 100 years, the gorges, waterfalls and woodlands of Morialta have provided a recreational escape for walkers and rock climbers just 10km from the city of Adelaide.

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.

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