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Heron Way Reserve in Hallett Cove was developed as part of the Hallett Cove Foreshore Master Plan.

The reserve features a commemorative space, regional playground, fitness equipment along with picnic facilities.  It is adjacent to Grand Central Avenue Reserve.


In a nod to the past playground, the new iconic 5-way swing provides the same group experience - enjoy with four friends, or go solo and enjoy the views while you go up and down (the mid-chain goes in front of you).

A twisting tunnel slide takes you on a wild adventure down the slope, at the perfect speed so you don't overshoot the end.

Water and sand lovers will enjoy the ambling water play area with sandpit and plenty of log and concrete features provide a climbing challenge or seating for those who prefer not to get wet.

A plank and step balance path takes you to the top of the playground for spectacular views.

Most of the playground is under large shade sails, making it the perfect destination for a play date on a sunny day.

Fitness Equipment

This could be the most spectacular setting you ever work out at...  Overlooking the beach, the static equipment is perfect spot for some inspirational exercise.

To see how to use the equipment, watch the video.


This reserve has all the facilities for a long stay as well as large scale community events.

A toilet, with artwork relating to the geology of the area, is situated at the southern end of the reserve.

There are a number of shelters, seats, picnic tables and BBQs for meals and celebrations.

The drinking fountain is equipped with a dog drinking bowl for the pooches.

Beach and Reserve

The beach is a combination of sand and ocean pebbles, with a wooden staircase leading down to it.  From the top of the reserve there are sweeping views along the coast in both directions.

Commemorative Space

The commemorative space at the centre of the reserve is designed for large scale events.  Services for Anzac Day and Remembrance Day are held each year.

Tjilbruke Dreaming Track

The coastal area along Hallett Cove was of major cultural and mythological significance to the Kaurna Aborigines.  It was on this beach that Tjilbruke created a fresh water spring which he gave to the people.  Th presence of permanent springs enabled the semi-nomadic Kaurna to establish their summer camp-sites in this area.  Fish, shellfish and crustaceans were the major food source.

Archaeological surveys have unearthed numerous campsites, some of which date back 6,000 years.  Of particular archaeological significance is an area of Pliocene sandstone which the people used for making stone tools.  This is the only place in South Australia where Pliocene sandstone was made into tools.


A number of families have chosen to remember their loved ones through memorial seating at the reserve.

Nearby Points of Interest


2015 Awards of Excellence | Parks and Leisure Australia (SA/NT)

The Hallett Cove Foreshore Master Plan received a high commendation in the Parks and Leisure Australia (SA/NT) 2015 Awards of Excellence in the category Leisure and/or Open Space: Planning.


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