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 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.
A relaxed kangaroo who did not want to move off the trail. 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.
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.
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.