Take a walk on the mild side



Earlier this year the Second Valley Heritage Trail was

launched as part of South Australia’s History Festival.  This

is a self-guided tour and a trail brochure is available from

the Second Valley Progress Association.


The walk commences at the picturesque Leonards Mill in the

heart of historic Randelsea.



Highlights include the lookout over Second Valley and the

Statue of Fanny Lipson (find out why she was important).  It

then follows Finniss Vale Drive with sweeping views across

the valley towards the coast.  The trail concludes along the

spectacular geological feature that overlooks the bay and

jetty.  This is an easy and rewarding walk.  It gives you a

wonderful insight into early settlement life as well as the

beautiful scenery for which this area is renowned.



Indian Cricket Team hosted at Southern Ocean Retreats

Indian Cricket Team hosted at Southern Ocean Retreats

Earlier in the year we hosted the Indian Cricket Team as part of their preparation for the World Cup Series in Adelaide.  The team stayed at the Deep Creek homestead and the Ridgetop Retreats and spent several days combining sightseeing and relaxation with some of the more challenging walks in Deep Creek Conservation Park to maintain their fitness.

A quick walk down to the waterfall provided a great spot for morning tea and a photo opportunity before lunch. Later we took them on the Boat Harbour Circuit walk and were lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins frolicking on the surf before completing this challenging walk.

Back at the Deep Creek Homestead the team wasted no time in cooking up a storm which we were kindly invited to. The aromas wafting down the corridor from the kitchen were mouth-watering and an indication of the taste sensations that were to follow.

Apart from the fabulous scenery the boys really enjoyed the privacy that this secluded spot offered from the media circus that follows their every move, especially at home.  A memorable visit.