If you enjoy nature you will have a ball in Deep Creek Conservation Park.
Did you know there are nearly 120 different bird species that call the Park home?
At the moment we have a couple of kookaburras who love using
the Hills Hoist at Glenburn Cottage as their lookout.
It is a great vantage point from which to spot their next meal.
Perhaps you love the thought of a fresh feed of fish. Or maybe
you are hoping to take the kids out for their first attempt at fishing.
Others simply love being outdoors in the elements and for them
catching anything is an added bonus.
Did you know that the South Western Fleurieu Peninsula is
blessed with a myriad of fishing spots from family friendly jetties
at Second Valley, rock fishing at Blow Hole Beach in Deep Creek
Conservation Park to rugged surf fishing at Tunkalilla Beach.
Which ever category you fall in, there is bound to be spot that suits.
This month South Australia celebrates it’s History Festival from 1-31 May.
Did you know that the Talisker Mines located adjacent to Deep Creek
Conservation Park form an important part of our State’s heritage?
Silver lead ore was mined from 1862 until 1891.
At its peak the nearby town of Silverton had 300 residents,
a school, a post office and a hotel. Today the area is known as
Talisker Conservation Park. You can still visit the ruins
of the mine along an interpretive walking trail.
It not only explains the various buildings but also provides
great views of the surrounding bush land with views across to Kangaroo Island.
Did you know Deep Creek Conservation Park is a popular choice
for South Australians wanting to showcase their ‘back yard’ to
family or friends visiting from overseas?
Many marvel at the abundance of wildlife in natural surroundings
so close to a capital city. For example, this photograph of two
boxing kangaroos was taken by one of our guests right in front
of the lounge room window at Goondooloo Cottage.
We sometimes forget how accessible the beauty of our landscape is.
Perhaps the most overlooked group in the animal world are insects.
For sheer diversity and numbers, nothing else comes close.
Is it any wonder then that to date no one has found the time or
resources to undertake a taxonomy of the different species
of insects that appear in Deep Creek Conservation Park.
From time to time you may see something buzzing past that looks
as though it came straight from an episode or Dr Who.
There are more species of insects than all other animal or plant species.