How do I get to Southern Ocean Retreats?

If coming from Adelaide take Main South Road passing through the townships of Myponga, Yankalilla, Normanville, Second Valley and turn left at Delamere on to Cole Road.  Our signs will guide you to the various cottages at different locations on the Park.

If coming from Victor Harbour follow the signs to Cape Jervis along Range Road passing through the localities of Willow Creek and Parawa until you reach the signs for Deep Creek Conservation Park.

Do I need a 4WD to access Deep Creek Conservation Park?

No.  The Park generally has good roads which provide easy access to most areas.  Four wheel drive vehicles are only required for parts of Blowhole Beach Road and Boat Harbor Road.

Do I need to pay to enter Deep Creek Conservation Park?

Entry permits are required for general visitation to Deep Creek (see NWPS website for details).  However, guests staying with Southern Ocean Retreats are not required to obtain a permit to access our properties.  In addition, we provide permits for guests once they have checked in for use during their stay.

Can I visit Deep Creek Conservation Park throughout the year?

Yes.  The Park is open throughout the year.

Is the accommodation self-contained?

Yes, all our accommodation is fully self-contained.  For more information refer to the individual page for each property.

Do I have to share my accommodation?

No.  You will enjoy sole occupancy of your cottage.  Combined with the location of our properties in different areas of the park this ensures you will enjoy a peaceful and private stay.

Do you provide Bed & Breakfast?

Depending on which cottage you choose, linen and breakfast are either included in the tariff or can be provided as an optional extra (for details see the individual page for each property).

How difficult are the walks in Deep Creek Conservation Park?

Each walk in the Park is graded as either easy, moderate or hard.  Walking trails are well maintained and sign posted with estimated times required for each walk provided.  There are a choice of walks to suit everyone ranging from a 20 minute stroll along the Stringybark Trail to the more demanding Circuit Hike for experienced bushwalkers (see our page on walks in Deep Creek).

How isolated is Deep Creek Conservation Park?

Although Deep Creek Conservation Park offers an unspoilt backdrop in a semi-wilderness environment you can obtain a range of services including general groceries, petrol, newspapers post office, telephone etc at Delamere, a small township approximately 10 minutes away.  A full range of other services such as restaurants, banks,etc are within a 20-30 minute radius.

What is the Mobile Coverage like at Deep Creek?

Due to the rugged terrain in Deep Creek Conservation Park mobile phone reception is limited and in part determined by your carrier and weather conditions at the time.  A mobile ‘hot spot’ for Telstra users is available in the immediate vicinity of the Park Headquarters building.

Alternatively, short drive to the main entrance points for the Park on Range Road will enable you to obtain signal with most carriers if required.  In emergencies Southern Ocean Retreats can relay messages to guests if needed.