Across the precinct – Marino Conservation Park
The Glenthorne precinct will stretch far beyond the Glenthorne property. Get to know the other parks and parcels of land that will form part of this exciting network of natural spaces.
The creation of Glenthorne National Park will see coordinated park planning and management across several important parcels of land including the Glenthorne property, O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park, Marino Conservation Park, Hallett Cove Conservation Park and Happy Valley Reservoir.
Marino Conservation Park is located 18 kilometres south of Adelaide and offers visitors expansive coastal views over Brighton, Glenelg, Grange and the Marino Rocks Lighthouse.
The park conserves the last remaining strands of coastal heath vegetation along this section of Adelaide’s coastline and if you follow its Botanical Trail – a 1.4km moderate loop walk – you’ll learn more about the local vegetation thanks to the interpretive signage along the way.
Dogs are also welcome in Marino Conservation Park, but only if they are walked on a lead no longer than 2 metres and stick to the trails.
There are some exciting improvements on the way for Marino Conservation Park as part of the additional investment secured for the creation of Glenthorne National Park in the 2019 – 20 State Budget.
Over the course of the next few months the following improvements will be made to Marino Conservation Park:
- a new asphalt car park, including accessible car parking at the Bundarra Drive entrance
- upgrades to the current Botanical Trail, including widening it to improve access
- upgrades to the existing lookout area to include more seating.
Find out more about the other parks and parcels of land that will form part of the Glenthorne precinct.
Main image: Artist’s impression of timber seating at the existing lookout area in Marino Conservation Park.