Located on the coast some 20km south from the Adelaide CBD, Rotary Club of Hallett Cove extends its territory from Hallett Cove, Sheidow Park, Trott Park, part of Reynella and Lonsdale, Marino, Marino Rocks, Kingston Park, Seacliff, Seacliff Park, Brighton, part of Somerton Park, Warradale, Dover Gardens and Seacombe Downs all within the City of Holdfast Bay and
the City of Marion, South Australia.
The Club was initially chartered in 1982 as the Rotary Club of Kinston Park, but later, as the new community of Hallett Cove developed, the club moved into the new suburb. Hallett Cove is one of Australia’s most outstanding geological and
archaeological sites, recording an Australian Ice Age some 280 million years ago and providing a treasure chest of more than 1,700 Aboriginal artefacts. Magnificently developed glacial pavements along the northern cliff tops are recognised as the best record of Permian glaciations in Australia and being of worldwide significance. The park also conserves native flora and fauna and has a beach for swimming and fishing.
The fascinating geological history of Hallett Cove is traced in its dark Pre-Cambrian rocks which were once under a sea that covered a vast area of South Australia 600 million years ago. About 500 million years ago the region was squeezed by massive earth movements which folded rocks and formed them into mountain ranges. Such folds are clearly seen at the southern foot of Black Cliff and along the wave cut platform to the north. Four main periods of the geological history of Hallett Cove are described along the park’s interpretative walking trails