- Posted by Push Adventures
- On August 11, 2016
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- accessible with assistance, coastal trail, disability, hallet cove, inclusive, South australia, tourism, wheelchair
‘I love this’ is what our four year old yelled for the second time this week when we were walking along the Hallet Cove to Black Point coastal walk, the first time was going for a family bike ride where he was pedalling his heart out around our backstreets. Our daughter is equally expressive but not yet that verbal (she’s 21 months) so she laughs and says ‘more’ when she’s happy and when she’s not you’ll just know!
I also love this, as a family we are incredibly grateful for this opportunity to traverse our state far and wide helping the South Australian tourism industry realise the potential in welcoming people of all physical abilities. And on the flip side encourage all people to get out and enjoy our South Australia.
This walk requires some effort and the entrance restricts the ability for everyone to access the trail. If you use a manual wheelchair this path would be the perfect opportunity to use some adaptive equipment. Equally the path calls for an all terrain or three wheel pram if you are strolling with young ones. However I am not sure a double (side by side) pram or an electric wheelchair would fit through the entrance from The Boatshed Cafe car park.
There are two wheelchair accessible car parks within the Boatshed cafe car park off Heron Road, Hallet Cove beach.
An accessible bathroom at the Boatshed Cafe will be available from 13 August 2016.
Accessible with assistance
Approximately 2 km round trip till you come to some stairs.
Walking trail detail
This coastal trail has informative signage, is constructed of approximately half compacted ground and half wooden boardwalk. It is undulating for the first 500m till you get to the side of the cliff where you climb a short but steep section before it levels out onto a boardwalk again. The dedicated viewpoint is not currently accessible, however the boardwalk continues uninterrupted past this point and the view is rewarding for the effort you will have just put in to get to this point.
Pushing a pram you’ll need to engage some muscles to make the climb and pushing a manual wheelchair you’re likely to require a helping hand! Make sure you consider the descent before tackling the climb. At the top you can follow the boardwalk for a few hundred more metres before hitting some steps, which is where our walk ended!
There are numerous other paths leading up into the Conservation Park and down onto the beach. National Parks SA has more information on their website.
A playground is within 100m of the Boatshed Cafe.
Hallet Cove Conservation Park