A panoramic view of Boatharbour Cove
‘Park of the Month’ is an initiative that has been running across
South Australia’s national and marine parks since 2015.
It encourages people to visit, explore and connect with nature.
One park is chosen each month with a range of guided activities
and ideas of things to do for people over those 4 weeks.
Park Ranger Simon Oster at home in his ‘office’ in Deep Creek Conservation Park
Activities include ranger walks as well as activities specific to each park
such as; wildflower walks, planting days, kayaking, snorkelling, and bird watching.
For each park Nature Play SA create a ‘40 things’ to do resource, together
with 10 great ideas to encourage people to connect with parks each season.
Deep Creek will be Park of the Month in March this year with a number of events
planned including ranger guided walks, talks presented by ecologists, and yoga in the forest.
Yoga in the Park? Zen again, why not.
As part of these activities Southern Ocean Retreats is offering the chance
to win a stay at one of our properties. For further information check out
the Park of the Month web page here or Parks SA Facebook page here.
Goondooloo Cottage, a perennial favourite with our guests
The turquoise waters of Blowhole beach are irresistible
We know from past experience that our readers love special offers
and so we are happy to announce one for this summer.
Between 15 January and 28 February 2018 anyone staying 3 nights with us
will receive the 4th night free of charge. This is a great opportunity
to extend that summer break at no additional cost.
To take advantage of this offer bookings must be made directly with us by telephone only.
To secure your preferred dates call us on Tel 8598 4169 and we will check for availability.
Go on, explore those beaches both in and near Deep Creek
Conservation Park you’ve always wanted to visit but never had the time to.
Relax on Second Valley Beach, voted best beach in SA.
The descent to Blowhole Beach in Deep Creek Conservation Park
Although Deep Creek Conservation Park is characterized by rugged
coastal terrain the vast majority of the Park is accessible by conventional vehicle.
Yes, the unsealed roads can get a bit corrugated at times but generally, there are no issues with
There are only 2 exceptions to this rule; the track from Cobbler Hill to Blow Hole Beach
and the Boat Harbour track. The descent from the top of the Cobbler Hill car park to
Blow Hole Beach offers spectacular views across Backstairs Passage towards Kangaroo Island.
Once at the car park a short walk takes you to this beautiful beach.
Aerial view of Blowhole Beach – South Australian Tourism Commission
Similarly, the Boat Harbour track winds its way through messmate forests and
switch backs to eventually reveal a wonderful view to the Pages Islands.
A 10 minute walk leads to the secluded Boat Harbour beach
from where you can often spot dolphins cruising by.
Boat Harbor Road in spring
If you would like to explore these parts of the Park but don’t own a four wheel drive we can help.
During the months of June and July we will provide complimentary transport
to either of these locations from your cottage for guests with conventional
vehicles staying with us between Sunday and Thursday.
For full terms & conditions please contact us on Tel. 8598 4169.
Your carriage awaits
Picnic in Deep Creek overlooking Tunkalilla Beach
Looking for a midweek break with a little extra thrown in to add to your pleasure?
Guests who book the Deep Creek Homestead between 1 April and 31 May will receive
a bottle of McLaren Vale wine, a picnic hamper, and a cappucino from Delamere Store*.
Art wall at Delamere Store
How you use these goodies is entirely up to you but we would recommend;
grabbing a cappuccino to wake you up at the Delamere Store
where you can check out the local “wall of art”,
followed by a walk to Boat Harbor Beach where, with a bit of luck,
you might spot the local dolphins, and to finish it all off
take the picnic hamper to Tapanappa Ridge to watch
the kangaroos feed against an autumn sunset
and Tunkalilla Beach in the background.
Picnic at Tapanappa in Deep Creek
Interested? Give us a call on Tel. 8598 4169 to secure your little midweek getaway.
*The offer is valid from Sunday to Thursday for new bookings
made between 1 April 2017 and 31 May 2017.