Hallett Cove Boardwalk (Marion Coastal Walking Trail)

Walking Trail Facts
5.1 km one way
90 mins - 2 hours one-way
Suitable for
Walking, Dog Walking, Get to by public transport, Jogging, Trail Running
Trail Class
Grade 3, Moderate Hike
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Hallett Cove Conservation Park
Adelaide City & Suburbs
Download maps & GPS files
  1. 1 map PDF
  2. 2 GPS files
  3. 2 website links
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27 photos
Travel options
  1. Bus
  2. Car
  3. Train
Travel time from Adelaide
1 hour or less
Total climb
Hallett Cove Boardwalk (Marion Coastal Walking Trail)

About the Walking Trail

A clifftop boardwalk along the rocky coastline between Marino and Hallett Cove. Experience the unique environment along this section of Adelaide’s coastline, with rugged cliffs and rocky reef platforms. The trail follows the cliff edge, descending down numerous gullies. The trail consists of boardwalk, steps (lots) and pathways.

The walk is a good option as a regular route to keep fit, as there are numerous sets of stairs descending and ascending the numerous steep gullies which cut through the cliffs.

Some small sections are closed with street diversions in place

As a safety precuation some small sections of the trail are closed. The trail passes through a fragile environment and the footings of the 20 year old structure have been eroded. In April 2020, the State Government and City of Marion announced a joint-funded upgrade and small extension of the trail. Up to date details of the closures and re-routes can be found at marion.sa.gov.au/coastal-walkway

There are some interpretive trail signs about sealife and the environment, these are often provided in English, Vietnamese and Greek language translations.

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Elevation Stats

Elevation profile on the Hallett Cove Boardwalk (Marion Coastal Walking Trail)

Measuring one-way:

  • elevation gain: 235m up, 235m down
  • total trail length: 5.1km (one-way)
  • flat distance: 2.2km
  • climbing distance: 1.5km (north to south)
  • descending distance: 1.4km (north to south)

Hike Length Options & Access Points

There are lots of options as to how long to make this walk.

There are several carparks along the way:

With the train line not too far away, you can walk one way and catch the train back:

An option is to include some of the Glacial Hike loop to view the Sugarloaf and Amphitheatre.

Water, Toilets & Cafes

Water is available along the way from several drinking water fountains. There are also two toilets and two cafes.

There are toilets at:

There are two cafes along the trail:


Dogs are permitted between Clifftop Crescent, Hallett Cove and Kingston Park. Dogs are not permitted in Hallett Cove Conservation Park which is at the southern end of this trail.


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