How to find us
Deep Creek Conservation Park is 102 kms south of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, and is an ideal base from which to explore the Fleurieu Peninsula.
If you are driving from Adelaide take the Southern Express Way for the pleasant 90 minute journey that takes you past the famous McLaren Vale wine region before ascending to Sellicks Hill and the Victory Hotel, a good spot for lunch before leaving the distant metropolis behind. The journey continues through the townships of Myponga with its micro brewery, Yankalilla (the bakery is a popular stop), Normanville and Second Valley taking in lovely coastal scenery and rolling countryside along the way.
For those coming by road from the eastern states or who are following the famous Great Ocean Road there is now an extended route along the South Australian coast known as “The Fleurieu Way”. It passes through some of the most scenic parts of the Fleurieu Peninsula including Deep Creek en-route to Cape Jervis, Kangaroo Island and Adelaide. From Victor Harbor take Range Road past Waitpinga and the localities of Willow Creek and Parawa before turning off to Deep Creek Conservation Park.
En-Route To Kangaroo Island Via Cape Jervis
Deep Creek Conservation park provides the perfect stepping stone for those visiting Kangaroo Island. Our accommodation is only 10 minutes from the Kangaroo Island Ferry Service at Cape Jervis. The Park’s beautiful scenery ensures it is often included in the itinerary of nature lovers who are also visiting Kangaroo Island.
Maps & Brochures
To help you plan your trip we have included a variety of maps and lists that you can download. They give detailed information on Deep Creek Conservation Park, the key walks graded by difficulty and estimated time required as well as other information on specific areas, plants and bushwalking tips.
Four wheel drive vehicles are required to gain access to the following sections;
- Blowhole Beach from Cobbler Hill Picnic Area onwards
- Boat Harbor Beach from gated signpost on Tapanappa Road onwards
- Backhouse Road to Range Road
Southern Ocean Retreats is proud to be able to offer wheelchair friendly accommodation at one of our Ridgetop Retreats which has been specifically designed for this purpose.
In addition to a portable ramp, suitable door widths, and an appropriate bathroom design that allows for wheelchair access that meets AS1428 standards we have also incorporated light switches at wheelchair friendly heights. A shower chair is available upon request if needed making this a holiday accommodation experience accessible to everyone.
Click here for more information on our wheelchair friendly Ridgetop Retreat.
The rugged terrain of Deep Creek Conservation Park limits access on many walking trails but wheelchair friendly access is possible on some sections such as the Forest Circuit walk. Furthermore, a TrailRider off road wheelchair is available free of charge from the Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre. This chair enables access to many of the trails in Deep Creek Conservation Park. All picnic areas are wheelchair accessible with the following areas providing memorable vantage points;
- Cobbler Hill picnic area: excellent views across Backstairs Passage to Kangaroo Island
- Stringybark Loop picnic area: set amongst majestic stringybark trees and bird life
- Tapanappa Lookout picnic area: expansive views from Tunkalilla Beach, Pages Islands to Cape Willoughby on Kangaroo Island.