Deep Creek National Park

Deep Creek National Park

Park fees:
Vehicle entry: $12.50 per vehicle
Accommodation from: $24.00 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

Camp­grounds

Walk­ing trails