Morialta Walking Trails
Morialta Walking Trails
The Morialta Falls Precinct trail design sought to maintain an understated presence in the gorge, simplicity in expression and a suite of elements and objects within one overall scheme.

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The project has involved the master planning of a trail network for Morialta and Blackhill Conservation Parks. This required both examination of options utilising aerial photos and maps, and on-site investigations of alternative routes. Australian Standard trail categories were utilised to classify trail types depending on usage, terrain, gradient, and level of signage and infrastructure. Trail options were evaluated against agreed objectives with the final routes forming a trail network of short, medium length, half day and day walks. Following adoption of the master plan, detailed drawings were prepared for the Falls Precinct where new paths and lookouts have been constructed. Rusted mild steel elements were incorporated to ameliorate visual impact and allow the majestic landscape to dominate.

Client Name
Department for Environment and Heritage
Morialta and Black Hill Conservation Parks, South Australia
Traditional Owners
Kaurna people
2003 AILA (SA) Merit Award in Design Category

"Members of the panel who were familiar with the previous appearance and condition of the site were particularly struck by its transformation.  It is now presented in a way which enhances the site’s natural features." — Jury Citation.

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