Deep Creek National Park

Deep Creek National Park

Deep Creek National Park, Talisker Conservation Park, Ballaparudda Creek Recreation Park, Eric Bonython Conservation Park and Waitpinga Conservation Park will be closed on 12pm midday Sunday 30 June untill 12pm midday Friday 5 July 2024 for public safety during feral animal control operations occurring within these parks. Details

Park fees:
Vehicle entry: $10.50 per vehicle
Accommodation from: $25.00 per night
Fees must be paid before entry to the park. Campsite fees are per night, subject to availability.
105.01km from Adelaide
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Deep Creek Nation­al Park is the largest por­tion of remain­ing nat­ur­al veg­e­ta­tion on the Fleurieu Penin­su­la and is home to an array of native wildlife such as west­ern grey kan­ga­roos, short beaked echid­nas and 100 species of birds that can be heard and seen while walk­ing in the park. Whales can be seen cruis­ing the coast dur­ing their annu­al migra­tion which takes place from June to October.

Locat­ed with­in 100 km of Ade­laide, this park is a per­fect des­ti­na­tion for a day trip or week­end get­away. Five camp­grounds are dot­ted through­out the park with four of them acces­si­ble by 2WD vehi­cles. The oth­er camp­ground is hike-in’ only and sit­u­at­ed on the Hey­sen trail, mak­ing it an ide­al envi­ron­ment for a fam­i­ly adventure. 

The 15 walk­ing trails in the park pro­vide spec­tac­u­lar scenery of Back­stairs Pas­sage, Kan­ga­roo Island and the rugged Deep Creek Val­ley. The walks range from easy to very dif­fi­cult so accom­mo­dat­ing for all ages and abil­i­ties. The walk­ing trail net­work in Deep Creek Nation­al Park includes sec­tions of the famous Hey­sen Trail.

Explore near­by Talisker Con­ser­va­tion Park and dis­cov­er the her­itage-list­ed ruins of a sil­ver and lead mine from 1860s or vis­it Encounter Marine Park which offers some of Aus­trali­a’s best-pre­served ocean wilderness.

Park maps

Camp­ground maps

Maps on your mobile

If you have a smart­phone or tablet you can down­load the free Aven­za Map app and have inter­ac­tive nation­al park maps on hand when you need them.

The app uses your device’s built-in GPS to plot your real-time loca­tion with­in the park onto a map. The app can be used with­out a net­work con­nec­tion and with­out roam­ing charges. You can also mea­sure area and dis­tance, plot pho­tos and drop place­mark pins. 

How to get it work­ing on your device:

1. Down­load the Aven­za Maps app from the app store (iOS/Android) whilst you are still in range (its free!).
2. Open up the app and click the shop­ping cart icon.
3. Click Find’ and type the name of the nation­al park or reserve you are look­ing for.
4. Click on the map you are after and install it (all our maps are free).
5. You will now find a list of your installed maps on the home page of the Aven­za Maps app.
6. Use our maps through the Aven­za Mapa app while in the park and nev­er take a wrong turn again.

Google Street View

Want to explore a trail before you leave home or use Google Maps to nav­i­gate straight from your door to the trailhead?

We’ve worked with Google to film more than 600 km of walk­ing trails, park roads, camp­grounds and water­ways in some of our most beau­ti­ful places. Click to see what the parks offer and the avail­able facil­i­ties before you go. This is an espe­cial­ly great tool if you have acces­si­bil­i­ty needs, are vis­it­ing with peo­ple of vary­ing ages or fit­ness lev­els or are push­ing a pram and want to view a trail before leav­ing home.

You can start explor­ing this park on Google Street View using the links below.

4WD Tracks


Walk­ing trails

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