Deep Creek Conservation Park

Immerse yourself in nature along an extensive network of walking trails, including sections of the Heysen Trail, that reveal the beautiful bushland and rugged terrain of Deep Creek Conservation Park.

The park is the largest remaining block of wildlife habitat on the Fleurieu Peninsula and is home to an array of native wildlife. Look out for western grey kangaroos, short-beaked echidnas or some of the 100 bird species that can easily be heard or spotted when walking in the park. The walking trails also provide spectacular scenery of the Backstairs Passage, Kangaroo Island and the rugged Deep Creek valley.

After a day of exploring, why not extend your stay under the stars at one of the five campgrounds or relax in one of the private cottages or retreat accommodation options located in the park.

While you're in the area, explore nearby Talisker Conservation Park and discover the heritage-listed ruins of a silver and lead mine from the 1860s, or visit Encounter Marine Park which offers some of Australia’s best-preserved ocean wilderness.

Take a virtual tour of Deep Creek Conservation Park, courtesy of Georama.

Park maps on your mobile

Download free maps of this park for your mobile device from Avenza PDF Maps application. Used within the app the maps allow you to calculate distances and (with sufficient signal) locate yourself within the park. The maps are also available for download below.


Deep Creek Conservation Park is located 108km south of Adelaide. Access is via Main South Road from Adelaide or Range Road from Victor Harbor.

Opening times

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Fees apply.

Fire information

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited from 17 November 2014 to 30 April 2015. 

Gas fires are permitted other than on days of total fire ban.

Find out more information about fire restrictions.

Contact us

General park enquiries - Phone: (+61 8) 8598 0263.

Accommodation bookings and enquiries (Southern Ocean Retreats) - Phone: (+61 8) 8598 4169.

Important information

If you are planning a trip for a school or large group, you may be required to submit a trip intentions form before visiting this park. Please contact the park on (+61 8) 8598 0263 for more information.

This park may be closed on days of extreme fire danger.

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