Locals chill at Cobbler Hill

Locals chill at Cobbler Hill, Deep Creek Conservation Park

Locals chill at Cobbler Hill

It’s not hard to see why these Western Grey kangaroos are so relaxed.

With rolling green hills, a deep blue sea and Kangaroo Island as a backdrop what’s not to like?

The views from Cobbler Hill at the top of Blow Hole Beach are truly majestic.

After all, a 180 degree panorama from Deep Creek Conservation Park across

the Pages Islands to Dudley Peninsula on Kangaroo Island is on offer.

Early morning in Deep Creek Conservation Park

Early morning sea mist over Deep Creek Conservation Park

Early morning sea mist over Deep Creek Conservation Park

 

It can sometimes be a struggle to get up at the crack of dawn

(especially on your day off!) but the rewards are often very gratifying.

This shot was taken along the Deep Creek Cove trail looking towards

Tunkalilla Beach as the rising sun was slowly peeling off

the sea fog coming in from the Southern Ocean.

Not just Deep Creek Conservation Park

Although Deep Creek Conservation Park is undoubtedly the crown jewel of the

South West Fleurieu Peninsula there are also a host of other attractions in the district.

One that is often overlooked is nearby Ingalala Falls on Hay flat Road. It is only a short drive

from the Park and offers an easily accessible waterfall as well as a great spot for a picnic.

 

Your private oasis

Deep Creek Homestead on a winter's day.

Deep Creek Homestead on a winter’s day.

 

 

Another beautiful winter’s day in Deep Creek Conservation Park.

Imagine settling into the Homestead in its own secluded valley

with the Southern Ocean as your backdrop.

One of the ‘locals’ is bound to drop in to say hello.

 

 

One of the many locals at the Deep Creek Homestead

One of the many locals at the Deep Creek Homestead

Meet Bruce

Bruce the bandicoot at the Ridgetop Retreats

Bruce the bandicoot at the Ridgetop Retreats

 

The Southern Brown Bandicoot is a fairly rare sight at the best of times

but ‘Bruce’ has made the Ridgetop Retreats in Deep Creek Conservation Park

his home for several years now.

 

Guests often comment that he calls in to say hello and see if there is anything ‘on the scrounge’.

Fortunately, they wisely resist the temptation to feed him as this is not part of his natural diet.

Keep an eye out for our next newsletter in which we will have a creature feature

on the Southern Brown Bandicoot.