Located in the natural beauty and wildlife of Happy Valley, offers a fantastic opportunity to relax, unwind, and immerse yourself in nature's wonders with convenient access to the southern suburbs as well as the city, not to mention a step away from the Adelaide hills. A superb location for exploring the surrounding area, don’t miss the Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve which offers a range of activities and amenities for outdoor enthusiasts. You can embark on walking trails that allow you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area.
If you're interested in fishing, you can obtain a fishing permit and enjoy casting your line from the shoreline or from a canoe or kayak on the water and discover hidden bays and shorelines while engaging in your favourite pastime.
For those who enjoy mountain biking or trail running, the reserve offers trails of various lengths and intensities. Ranging from two to 11 kilometres, these trails cater to different fitness levels and preferences.
Don't miss the chance to visit the dam wall with stunning views of the reservoir.
If you're up for more adventure and exploration, a short drive to the Hallett Cove Conservation Park, known for its outstanding glacial pavements along the northern cliff tops. These pavements are the best record of Permian glaciation in Australia, formed approximately 280 million years ago during an ice age. The significance of these geological formations extends internationally, making it a remarkable site to visit and appreciate the Earth's history.
The clifftop boardwalk trail between Hallett Cove and Marino provides an excellent vantage point to soak in the breathtaking views of the ocean and the dramatic coastal scenery. Descending numerous gullies along the trail adds an element of adventure and exploration to the experience. It allows you to get closer to the coastline, providing a unique perspective of the rocky landscape and allows you to appreciate the natural beauty of the area and the diverse coastal ecosystem that thrives there. The combination of stunning views, geological wonders, and immersion in nature makes it a unique and captivating experience.
Make sure to bring your camera to capture the stunning landscapes and preserve the memories of your visit to this remarkable site
In addition to the natural beauty and wildlife, Natures retreat is also convenient for exploring the surrounding areas. The proximity to wineries and cellar doors means you can indulge in wine tasting and experience the region's local flavours. With an abundance of restaurants nearby, offering a range of culinary delights to satisfy your appetite.