Aaron Creek Circuit Hike – Deep Creek Conservation Park
|Start Point||Aaron Creek picnic area, Blowhole Road, Deep Creek|
|End Point||Aaron Creek picnic area, Blowhole Road, Deep Creek|
|Time||3 Hours – Walking|
Aaron Creek Circuit Hike (3 hrs return, 5.5 km)
One of the park’s hidden gems. This hard but rewarding hike takes you down to Aaron Creek through tall gums and scented wattles. In winter (the best time for this hike) you will pass a cascading waterfall. Be prepared for moderate inclines and some rock scrambling. The trail starts at the car park, 15m from Goondooloo Cottage, on Blowhole Creek Road.
Deep Creek Conservation 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.
Deep Creek is the only national park within 100km of Adelaide that offers bush camping. Four campgrounds are accessible by 2WD and one 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 Conservation Park includes sections of the famous Heysen Trail.
More information is available on the Deep Creek Conservation Park website.
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