Special offer for our guests

How to cope with Christmas Crowds

Give me strength….   We can help you cope with the Christmas crowds


Need to build up strength before the arrival of the festive season?

If you’re not looking forward to being caught in a tsunami of Christmas shopping

we’ve got a special offer that will help you in your preparation.


Book two nights during the month of November at

any of our cottages and have the third one on us.


It’s not only a way of saying thank you for your ongoing support

over the years but it is also an excellent opportunity to

kick back a little longer before a busy time of the year.


‘Girls’ Getaway Special

One recurring phenomenon which we have noticed over the

years is that women often enjoy staying with us as a group.

Whether it’s life-long friends who’ve known each other since kindergarten

or more recent bonds formed through a common interest, partners or

parenthood such groups regularly use our accommodation to just

unwind for a few days and nourish those friendships.


Deep Creek Homestead - lounge room. Southern Ocean Retreats

The cosy lounge with wood fire; a perfect place to share life’s events with your friends.


If this sounds like you and you have a group of friends you’d like to

get away with the Deep Creek Homestead is the perfect venue.

It can sleep up to 8 guests and is a spacious and secluded hideaway

from which to withdraw from the pressures of life for a few days.

To help ease you in to your blissful sense of relaxation we are

offering complimentary champagne for such bookings.



Image result for women toasting champagne


You will have a choice of either

a beautifully balanced creamy Leconfield Syn Rouge  Sparkling Shiraz

or the clean finish Syn Chardonnay Pinot Noir with its persistent mousse.

For a 2-night stay one bottle will be provided for every 2 guests with a

minimum of 4 guests and a maximum of 8.  To take advantage of this

effervescent offer call us on Tel 8598 4169 to secure your next girls only getaway.


Deep Creek – Park of the month in March

Boatharbour Cove panorama

A panoramic view of Boatharbour Cove


‘Park of the Month’ is an initiative that has been running across

South Australia’s national and marine parks since 2015.

  It encourages people to visit, explore and connect with nature.

 One park is chosen each month with a range of guided activities

and ideas of things to do for people over those 4 weeks.


Park Ranger Simon Oster in Deep Creek Conservation Park

Park Ranger Simon Oster at home in his ‘office’ in Deep Creek Conservation Park


Activities include ranger walks as well as activities specific to each park

such as; wildflower walks, planting days, kayaking, snorkelling, and bird watching.

For each park Nature Play SA create a ‘40 things’ to do resource, together

with 10 great ideas to encourage people to connect with parks each season.

Deep Creek will be Park of the Month in March this year with a number of events

planned including  ranger guided walks, talks presented by ecologists, and yoga in the forest.



Yoga in the Park? Zen again, why not.

Yoga in the Park?  Zen again, why not.


As part of these activities Southern Ocean Retreats is offering the chance

to win a stay at one of our properties.  For further information check out

the Park of the Month web page here or Parks SA Facebook page here.



Goondooloo Cottage

Goondooloo Cottage, a perennial favourite with our guests

Summer offer for our subscribers

Blowhole beach

The turquoise waters of Blowhole beach are irresistible

We know from past experience that our readers love special offers

and so we are happy to announce one for this summer.

Between 15 January and 28 February 2018 anyone staying 3 nights with us

will receive the 4th night free of charge.  This is a great opportunity

to extend that summer break at no additional cost.

To take advantage of this offer bookings must be made directly with us by telephone only.

To secure your preferred dates call us on Tel 8598 4169 and we will check for availability.

Go on, explore those beaches both in and near Deep Creek

Conservation Park you’ve always wanted to visit but never had the time to.



Second Valley Beach

Relax on Second Valley Beach, voted best beach in SA.

Gift vouchers


Need to buy a gift for the person who has everything?

Perhaps you are struggling for ideas or simply can’t get to a shopping centre.

We all leave things to the last moment sometimes and might even run out of inspiration.

Help is at hand!  Ever considered a gift voucher?

We often receive requests for gift vouchers for all manner of occasions.

Birthdays, wedding anniversaries and Christmas presents are a popular choice.

Vouchers can either be for a certain number of days at a particular cottage

or for a set dollar value.  Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months and the

lucky recipient simply needs to ring to check for availability.

 Bookmark this idea.   You’ll be amazed how handy it can be!

4WD Offer

The descent to Blowhole Beach in Deep Creek Conservation Park

The descent to Blowhole Beach in Deep Creek Conservation Park


Although Deep Creek Conservation Park is characterized by rugged

coastal terrain the vast majority of the Park is accessible by conventional vehicle.

Yes, the unsealed roads can get a bit corrugated at times but generally, there are no issues with



 There are only 2 exceptions to this rule; the track from Cobbler Hill to Blow Hole Beach

and the Boat Harbour track.  The descent from the top of the Cobbler Hill car park to

Blow Hole Beach offers spectacular views across Backstairs Passage towards Kangaroo Island.

 Once at the car park a short walk takes you to this beautiful beach.


Aerial view of Blowhole Beach - South Australian Tourism Commission

Aerial view of Blowhole Beach – South Australian Tourism Commission

Similarly, the Boat Harbour track winds its way through messmate forests and

switch backs to eventually reveal a wonderful view to the Pages Islands.

A 10 minute walk leads to the secluded Boat Harbour beach

from where you can often spot dolphins cruising by.



Boat Harbor Road in spring

Boat Harbor Road in spring

If you would like to explore these parts of the Park but don’t own a four wheel drive we can help.

During the months of June and July we will provide complimentary transport

to either of these locations from your cottage for guests with conventional

vehicles staying with us between Sunday and Thursday.

For full terms & conditions please contact us on Tel. 8598 4169.


Your carriage awaits

Your carriage awaits