Visiting Marion

What are you looking for?

There is plenty to do in the City of Marion whether you live, work or play here. Browse through the below sections to find out more about our events, attractions and venues.

What is the City of Marion?

The City of Marion is a local government area in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia.

It is one of the state’s larger metropolitan councils and is located 10km south of Adelaide stretching from the Glenelg tramline in Glandore to the coastal suburb of Hallett Cove.

Covering an area of about 55 km sq, the city has a population of approximately 85,000 residents and features 7km of coastline.

Being only a 20 minute drive to the southwest of Adelaide, the City of Marion offers easy access to a mix of ecological, cultural, sporting, leisure and shopping experiences. All this against a backdrop of hills, open space and the coast!

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Visitor Map

The City of Marion Visitor Map contains a wealth of information about what to do and where to go while you are in Marion, including shopping, cultural sites, art, walks and where to stay.

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Attractions

City of Marion is home to popular venues including:

Living Kaurna Cultural Centre
Set in the Warriparinga Wetlands and offering indigenous and environmental education programs, events and cultural performances.

Marion Cultural Centre
Located between Westfield Shopping Centre and the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre and including a theatre, meeting rooms, art gallery, café, foyer, plaza, art gallery and a library.

Westfield Marion Shopping Centre
The largest shopping centre in South Australia is situated in the heart of Marion at 297 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park and offers a range of shopping and entertainment options in the community.

Marion Outdoor Pool 
A premier open air swimming facility set in grassed and shady grounds and located in the heart of Marion, offering summertime fun and relaxation for everyone including a 70 metre waterslide.

SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre
A world-class aquatic and recreation facility for athletes, swimming clubs and casual swimmers.

Marion Coastal Walking Trail
This stunning walk extends 7.2 km from Marino in the north to Hallett Headland Reserve in the south, and features rugged cliffs, small coves and a rocky coast.

Southern Marion’s Historic Hills
This heritage drive gives an idea of the natural history and development of the southern section of Marion from Marino to Hallett Cove.

Marion Village
The historic heart of the City of Marion with a unique history and lots to see.

Sturt River Linear Park
A shared use trail that meanders along the Sturt River past historic buildings, significant fauna and environmental sites, as well as important local features.

Warriparinga Wetland
Home to the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre, Warriparinga is a unique site in the heart of Marion with significant Kaurna, European and environmental features.

Oaklands Wetland
A new wetland will form the centrepiece of the new reserve, nestled amongst the existing magnificent gum trees that grace the site.

Marion Library Service
Consisting of three branches in the suburbs of Oaklands Park, Hallett Cove and Park Holme, and offering a range of services and facilities to the City of Marion community, as well as visitors to the area.

Neighbourhood Centres
Four neighbourhood centres offering a wide range of activities to enjoy for people of all ages, as well as a great place to have fun, meet people and learn something new.

Parks and Playgrounds 
Our many reserves offer facilities for people of all ages such as playgrounds, picnic tables, benches, shelters, free push button BBQs, as well as tennis and basketball court facilities.

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Events in Marion

The Events Calendar lists a variety of events that take place in the City of Marion. Browse what events take place each day or search for a specific event according to your interests.

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Shopping

A wide range of shopping facilities is on offer in the City of Marion offering a range of shops and entertainment facilities.

From the larger shopping centres such as Westfield Marion and Castle Plaza at Edwardstown, to the smaller centres such as Park Holme and Hallett Cove, all of these centres provide both residents and visitors to the region with a variety of choices and shopping experiences.

Some of the shopping centres in the City of Marion include:

Westfield Marion Shopping Complex
297 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park SA 5046
Westfield Marion website

Hallett Cove Shopping Centre
246 Lonsdale Road, Hallett Cove SA 5158
Hallett Cove Shopping Centre website

Castle Plaza Shopping Centre
992 South Road, Edwardstown SA 5039 
Castle Plaza website

Park Holme Shopping Centre
319 Oaklands Road, Park Holme SA 5043

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Transport

Public transport is one of the easiest and most cost effective methods of getting around the City of Marion.

Ticketing is standardised across the bus, train and tram systems with single, multi and day tip tickets available.

Tickets can be purchased on-board trams, trains and buses through please note that driver only carry limited change. Tickets can also be purchased from most newsagents and information centres.

For more information go to either Adelaide Metro website or plan your journey on the Google Maps website.

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Accommodation
Where to stay:

The Marion region provides a variety of accommodation options centrally located to Westfield Marion Shopping Complex, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, southern beaches and Allan Scott Park (Morphettville) Racecourse.

Some of the accommodation options include:

Marion Motel and Apartments
540 Marion Road, Plympton Park SA 5038 
Phone: (61) 8 8371-2899
Marion Motel and Apartments website

Maid of Auckland Hotel
926 South Road, Edwardstown SA 5039
Phone: (61) 8 8293 1641
Maid of Auckland Hotel website

Marion Holiday Park
323 Sturt Road, Bedford Park SA 5042
Phone: (61) 8 8276 6695
Marion Holiday Park website

Marion Hotel
849 Marion Hotel, Mitchell Park SA 5043
Phone: (61) 8 8276 8888
Marion Hotel website

Morphett Arms Hotel
138 Morphett Road, Glengowrie SA 5044
Phone: (61) 8 8295 8371
Morphett Arms Hotel website

Tonsley Hotel
1274 South Road, Clovelly Park SA 5043
Phone: (61) 8 8276 8099
Tonsley Hotel website

The Warradale 
234 Diagonal Road, Warradale SA 5046 
Phone: (61) 8 8296 1019
The Warradale website 

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