Morialta Conservation Park Nature Playground - Adelaide - Review

The Morialta Conservation Park Nature Playground opened June last year in 2017 and has been a very popular destination for families since. We visited this nature playground last September and really enjoyed it. Kids 5 years + will love this nature playground with lots of options to climb, slide down and a range of nature spots for them to explore and the nearby creek to enjoy during warmer months. 

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

The $900k construction project inspired by aboriginal culture took more than 6 months to build and includes an Eagle's Nest, Kookaburra Nests, Climbing Boulders, Frog Island near the creek and Great Snake (pictured below). Kids loved exploring through the snake's belly labyrinth and also climbing and walking on top of the snake's back and tail.

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

The giant bird's nest is fantastic to play in and the giant metal slide is fantastic for bigger kids. Pack a picnic and relax on the nearby grass or at designated picnic tables. The playground also has slides, trees to climb on and more. 

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

Kids will love going on a nature adventure at Morialta Conservation Park. This large playground is fantastic to get the kids out in the fresh air and let them run around, climb, slide down huge slides and explore the creek. Caution must be taken as this playground is not fenced near the creek, nor is it fenced near the car park or nearby road. My little one under 2 was very keen to go in the creek so we had to watch him very carefully.

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @busycitykids

Photo credit: @busycitykids

Our tips:

  • The Morialta Conservation Park Playground is located 10 minutes from the Adelaide CBD at Morialta Falls Rd in Woodforde off Morialta Road. 
  • Admission is free.
  • There is some free parking at different levels of the park.
  • The park open from 8:30 am to 15 minutes before sunset and closed Christmas Day.
  • There are toilets located near the wooden 'snake'.
  • There are bbq and picnic spots in the playground.
  • Caution must be taken as the playground is not fenced near the car park, road nearby and the creek. 

Our packing list for this playground:

  • Drink bottle
  • Food for snacks, for lunch or for a picnic
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunhat
  • Spare clothes and shoes in case kids go in the creek
For more information on the Morialta Conservation Park Playground, head to their website.

For more ideas on what to do with the kids in Adelaide, head to our blog or our Adelaide daily spots lists.