Park of the month - April 2017
Date posted: 01 April 2017
Deep Creek Conservation Park
Deep Creek Conservation Park is a much loved camping destination for many South Australian families. It has four campgrounds, which can be booked online, that are accessible by 2WD and one 'hike-in' campground. Campfires are permitted between 1 May to 30 October. Campers need to bring their own firewood (can be purchased at the Delemere local store). Fees apply for vehicle entry and camping.
The park preserves the largest remaining remnant of stringybark forest in the region and boasts 15 walking trails that provide spectacular scenery and encounters with wildlife. The park is home to western grey kangaroos, tawny and bearded dragons, stumpy and bluetongue lizards, yellow-tailed black cockatoos, scarlet robins, short-beaked echidnas, southern emus wrens, beautiful firetails, southern brown bandicoots, bats, butterflies and other amazing wildlife. The park has wildflowers that bloom in every season with almost 400 native plants throughout.
The Aboriginal People of the southern Fleurieu Peninsula have two main language groups, the Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri. Dreaming stories from both groups illustrate a deep spiritual connection to the land.
Mountain biking is not permitted on walking tracks and trails within the park. However, bikes are permitted on vehicle roads and public roads within the park.
We have worked with the rangers to get their insider knowledge about where to go and what to do in the park across all four seasons. Nature Play SA’s 40 things to do in Deep Creek National Park brochure will have you: exploring the hiking trails in search of kangaroos, echidnas, and yacca plants (Xanthorrhoea); venturing along the Deep Creek Waterfall Hike where you’ll see spectacular views of densely wooded hills and coast lines; discovering nineteenth century mining ruins along the Talisker Silver Lead Mine Hike; and toasting marshmallows over the fire at one of the five campgrounds. If your camping over Easter, be sure to keep an eye out for fun ranger events happening in the park.
To help your family make the most of your visit check out the Deep Creek Conservation Park Kids Pack. For schools check out the Deep Creek Conservation Park Educators Pack.
Park of the Month is an initiative between Nature Play SA and the Department for Environment, Water and Natural Resources.
Ranger Easter Activities
If you are camping at Deep Creek at Easter, watch out for ranger activities the whole family will enjoy.
Ranger Guided Walking Tour
Date & Time:
Sunday 30 April 10.00am – 2.00pm
Join Senior Ranger Simon Oster on an introduction to bushwalking in Deep Creek Conservation Park and the Heysen Trail. This walk is aimed at novice level walkers who are interested in learning to plan for undertaking a bushwalk, including basic map reading, safety and preparation.
Deep Creek Conservation Park,
Cobbler Hill Campground
Blowhole Beach Road
Deep Creek, SA 5204
Bookings can be made through Eventbrite