While some of the walks in Deep Creek Conservation Park can
be quite challenging not all require the fitness of a triathlete!
The Stringybark Loop Walk is a great example. At 1.5 km
it is family friendly and can be completed in under 30 minutes.
More importantly, the walk takes you past some of the oldest
and majestic examples of sclerophyll forest in South Australia.
Towering Stringybark trees provide a shaded canopy under which
other species such as grass trees (Xanthorrhoea) and delicate ferns flourish.
What is less well known is that this area contains more fungi than
anywhere else in the State. At last count 247 species had been
observed along this trail. The diversity in shape, size and colour
is truly amazing and has to be seen to be believed.
Winter is the ideal time to observe the fungi while spring will
reward you with a beautiful array of wildflowers along this delightful walk.