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Deep Creek Family Fun Day

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Fabulous Free Fun in the Fleurieu
Sunday 18 September, 10 am 2 pm

It's time to welcome the start of the warmer spring weather with a visit to the Deep Creek Free Family Fun Day.


Deep Creek, Adelaide, Hazel Cochrane
Amazing view from the Deep Creek Trail. Photo: Hazel Cochrane

From 10 am to 2pm on Sunday September 18, one of South Australia's favourite parks will be hosting a variety of fun activities for all the family in the scenic bushland reserve located 108 km south of Adelaide.

During a day filled with fun activities, you'll be able to meet the Park Rangers, get introduced to some of their cute native baby animals and learn about macro invertebrates. You can browse local market and food stalls, see a fire truck in action and there will be face painting for the kids. If you are interested in getting involved in the Friends of the Deep Creek and the Friends of the Heysen Trail, you'll be able to get the information during the Open Day.

Deep Creek, Adelaide, Hazel Cochrane
Deep Creek waterfall is a popular place for a rest break. Photo: Hazel Cochrane


While you are in the park, you could take a walk of any of the 15 walking trails in the park. From the short 1.5km Stringybark Loop hike to the 11km Aaron Hike, there are a variety of walks for all ages and fitness levels, with scenic views of Kangaroo Island, Backstairs Passage and the Deep Creek Gorge. If you love to watch cascading waterfalls, try the Waterfall hike, the moderate walk has undulating terrain and a bit of scrambling over rocks, but for your effort, you'll be able to take a snack and drink break while sitting on the rocks at the base of the waterfall.

Deep Creek, Adelaide, Hazel Cochrane
A relaxed kangaroo who did not want to move off the trail. Photo: Hazel Cochrane


Deep Creek, Adelaide, Hazel Cochrane
Deep Creek CP has many kangaroos. Photo: Hazel Cochrane


You'll probably meet many western grey kangaroos in the park and hear the calls of some of the 100 species of birds who call the park home. If you are really lucky, you might even come across a short beaked echidna.

Check out the Talisker Conservation Park to visit the heritage listed ruins of the Talisker Silver Mine dating back to the 1860s or you could make your way to the Encounter Marine Park. Accessible from the Deep Creek Conservation Park, the park provides opportunities to view some amazing aquatic wildlife.

Deep Creek, Adelaide, Hazel Cochrane
Sections of the Deep Creek CP have beautiful coastal views. Photo: Hazel Cochrane


If you'd like to return another day to camp, Deep Creek has four campgrounds accessible by car and another, Eagle Waterhole Campsite, which you will need to hike to gain access. Camping fees apply and you need to book in advance.

Deep Creek, Adelaide, Hazel Cochrane
The Deep Creek bush trail looks misty in the early morning. Photo: Hazel Cochrane


To be part of these fun activities, drive down South Road from Adelaide or Range Road from Victor Harbor. You'll have to leave your dog at home, as dogs are not permitted in this park.

If you're not convinced to slap on the sun screen and get out the walking shoes, check out the views of the rugged coast and scenic views of the Deep Creek Conservation Park. You'll be grabbing the car keys and on your way to the Open Day on the 18th.
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Why? Free fun all day in Deep Creek CP. Why not?
When: Sunday, September 18 from 10am to 2pm
Phone: 8598 0263
Where: 150 Tapanappa Rd via Delamere
Cost: Free entry all day
Your Comment
What a mighty environment for walking.

I have home movie from 1930s of Tatachilla Beach with a shipwreck on it.
by daviddon@dodo.com.au (score: 2|555) 1124 days ago
Great article,fantastic area to hike
by Peter (score: 1|69) 1127 days ago
Please note that due to the wild weather a few days ago, the open day has been cancelled as published on Natural Resources SA website.
by hani (score: 0|2) 1124 days ago
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