Things to do
Cormorant Drive Reserve in Hallett Cove is where the Field River flows out to sea. There are walking trails, a dinosaur fossil site and a local playground.
Community consultation on Cormorant Drive Reserve is now open. The 19 years old playground on the southern side of the reserve has reached the end of its natural life and is scheduled for removal.
Council is looking to make changes to the reserve and invites you to complete a brief online survey.
We propose to replace the playground with:
• Round Bench seat
• Basic nature play elements e.g. rocks and logs
• Minor landscaping
We invite your feedback via a survey on Making Marion.
The southern side of Cormorant Drive Reserve is an idyllic river setting with large established trees and remnant indigenous vegetation.
From the entrance on Cormorant Drive, walk along the eastern side through two imposing gate-way gum trees, and you will find a plaque that marks the site where Diprotodon fossils were found in 1992.
Further along, across the bridge, a large River Red Gum greets you and, to the left, the clearing is an ideal place to enjoy a quiet picnic. The sound of the river gurgles and there is abundant bird life.
At the end of the reserve is a plaque to the Green Corps crew who helped restore the area and there are two mosaics.
Find out more about the history and environment of the Field River on our website: Field River.
A community landcare group was established in 2006 to protect and care for the lower portion of the Field River and its environs. You can find out more on their website: Friends of the Lower Field River.
The nouthern side of Cormorant Drive Reserve is the mouth of the Field River as it flows out to sea.
A hard-surfaced path takes you to the beach where you can take a moment on the seats overlooking the view and smell the ocean.
Although there are no toilets at Cormorant Drive Reserve it's a lovely walk from the mouth of the river, along the beach to Heron Way Reserve (250 metres, 5 minutes).