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Nature’s Playground the Suburbs
Today, Hallett Cove is a thriving hub of activity with a lovely community vibe. But look a little closer and you’ll discover that this suburb has a unique and fascinating story.
Positioned just 21 kilometres from Adelaide’s city centre, Hallett Cove is a coastal suburb adjoined by sister-suburbs Sheidow Park and Trott Park.
Although named after John Hallett, who stumbled across the small beach in 1837 whilst out looking for his stock, its (much) earlier history is what truly defines it.
This unassuming suburb is home to one of Australia - and the world’s - most significant geological and archaeological sites. Artefacts discovered along its coast confirm Aboriginal settlement dating back over 40,000 years, while its rocky outcrops and stunning clifftops allude to an ice age that swept Australia 280 million years ago. That is some serious heritage.
By the 1840s, the cove was a perfect point for smugglers to bundle their seafaring loot onto the shore, while a failed mining saw hapless miners leave to strike it lucky on the Victorian goldfields.
With modern settlement only beginning in the late 1960s, those lucky enough to live here today are able to share in this amazing story.
Exploring the vast Hallett Cove Conservation Park is a popular pursuit for locals. Several walking trails take you past creeks, gullies and freshwater springs to discover incredible rocky formations and ancient cliffs showing off magnificent layers.
Nature lovers will revel in the coastal serenity whilst spotting dolphins, native birds and the occasional sea lion, while the 5km long Hallett Cove Boardwalk is as popular amongst fitness fanatics as it is those simply looking to catch a glimpse of a stunning sunset over Gulf St Vincent.
During summer you’ll find families picnicking on the grassy foreshore while the kids enjoy the nature playground, and the ever popular Boatshed Café serves up hot coffee for those early morning strolls along the coast.
Kayakers get the chance to admire the cliffs from afar, while snorkelers can check out an abundance of underwater marine life and keen fishermen can throw a line in straight off the rocks.
For those that like to connect, Hallett Cove is a friendly and welcoming , home to an array of community centres, sporting clubs and shopping centres. And the huge skatepark right alongside a bike track and footy oval will definitely encourage the kids to stretch their legs!
Perfectly located near good public transport hubs and the Southern Expressway, and just minutes away from major shopping centres, schools, medical facilities and public amenities, this suburb offers all the conveniences and luxuries of modern living.
Although just half an hour from the hustle and bustle of the CBD, you’ll truly feel a world away in this popular seaside suburb with its rich natural heritage and perfect community vibe.
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