The Adelaide Hills area of the city is just a 20-minute drive from the Central Business District, yet feels a world away. There you’ll find Morialta Conservation Park, teeming with native species. It’s a fabulous spot for a bush walk, either with a local guide or by following one of the excellent marked trails. The area is part of the traditional lands of the Kaurna people who used the land for hunting and gathering during their seasonal relocation from the coast.
Morialta gets its name from the Kaurna word ‘morialta’, which means ever-flowing, referring to the park’s creek, gorges and stunning waterfalls. Bush walking against this backdrop as you spot koalas snoozing in the gum trees is a great way to connect with nature on a visit to Adelaide.