As many of our readers would know Deep Creek Conservation Park incorporates
some of the most spectacular sections of the famous Heysen Trail.
Moves are now underway to establish a 3-day / 2-night walking package that
incorporates the highlights of the Heysen Trail through Deep Creek.
A working group has been established with representation from DEWNR, Yankalilla Council,
Tourism Operators and other key stake holders to look at the feasibility of this proposal.
The suggested walk will start at the commencement of the Heysen Trail at Cape Jervis
and conclude at Balquidder Station between Deep Creek and Waitpinga Beach.
New camping platforms would be constructed as part of the proposed walk at Eagle
Waterhole Campground and Tapanappa Campground for ‘walk through’ hikers.
For those who would like the same experience but with creature comforts
Southern Ocean Retreats will be putting together a complete package
that includes accommodation, all meals, transfers, and walking notes.
The proposal is still in its early stages but regardless of the outcome, we think an all
inclusive package of this type has merit for those wanting to undertake extended walks
without the hassle of carrying a heavy backpack or organizing carpools for return journeys.
More importantly, the recognition of this spectacular coast line and its potential
to become an iconic walk is long overdue. We will keep you posted as this proposal
unfolds and are looking forward to seeing Deep Creek Conservation Park
established to its rightful place as a must see destination for South Australia.