One of the great joys of walking in Deep Creek Conservation Park is that
most of the walks are not seasonal and trails remain open throughout the year.
So it is with the walk to the Deep Creek Waterfall from Tapanappa Lookout.
The native vegetation remains lush and the waterfall flows at all times.
To illustrate this point we embarked upon this walk on a warm summer’s day morning.
The trail has been realigned in recent years to take full advantage of the natural contours.
This has removed the need for staircases. The climbs and descents are moderate
in most places and well suited for families with a reasonable level of fitness.
As you work your way around several ridges you will catch glimpses of Deep Creek Cove where it
meets the Southern Ocean. At approximately the half way mark good use has been made of the
natural landscape to create a stone bench and viewing platform. This is a wonderful opportunity to
pause and take in the scenery across the valley.
Upon reaching the valley floor much debris is till strewn across the upper reaches of the creek bed,
a reminder of the heavy rains and storms South Australia experienced last winter.
The mesmerizing sound of cascading water over rocks weaves its magic on those
who allow time to take it all in. The waterfall is a great spot for
a bite to eat and was popular with families on the morning we arrived.
On your return journey keep an eye out for wildflowers that bloom at
different times of the year. Allow at least 3 to 3.5 hours to do justice
to this walk which is graded as moderate to hard depending on fitness levels.