A walk, a wine, and a wood fire. What more could you want!

A walk. a wine, a wood fire.

Picture a well-deserved reward like this after a day exploring Deep Creek Conservation Park.

A walk, a wine, and a wood fire!  What else could you wish for?

It’s not hard to see why winter is a busy time for us.

Relax in front of a mesmerizing wood fire after a rewarding walk

to the coast overlooking the Southern Ocean.

Reflect on the day’s adventure with a glass of good red wine.

We still have a couple of days left at one property during the second week

of the school holidays but be quick to avoid disappointment.

Kookaburras aren’t the only ones laughing…

Kookaburra at Glenburn Cottage

Kookaburra at Glenburn Cottage

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.

 

 

Kookaburra on Hills Hoist at Glenburn Cottage

Kookaburra on Hills Hoist at Glenburn Cottage

Nothing like a fresh feed of fish

 

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.

 

 

History Festival in May

Talisker Mines - Crushing House

Talisker Mines – Crushing House

 

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.

 

 

 

Talisker Mines - Brick Kiln

Talisker Mines – Brick Kiln

Wildlife at your doorstep

Western Grey Kangaroos getting acquainted in front of Goondooloo Cottage

Western Grey Kangaroos getting acquainted in front of Goondooloo Cottage

 

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.

 

 

Sunrise at Goondooloo Cottage

Sunrise at Goondooloo Cottage

What’s bugging you?

Just another insect?

Just another insect?

 

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.

 

 

What a transformation! Monarch butterfly

What a transformation!   A Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) in full glory at the Deep Creek Homestead.