Aaron Creek Hike – Deep Creek Conservation Park
|Start Point||Car Park on Blowhole Rd, 15m from the Goondooloo Cottage turn-off|
|End Point||Car Park on Blowhole Rd, 15m from the Goondooloo Cottage turn-off|
|Time||6 Hours – Walking|
6 hrs return, 11 km
The first section of this magnificent trail follows the Aaron Creek Circuit Hike, then into natural bushland. After a steep climb you’ll look out to Kangaroo Island before descending into a small rocky cove. This hike is challenging but rewarding with steep sections and a rock scramble at the ocean end. Give yourself plenty of time. The trail starts at the car park on Blowhole Rd, 15m from the Goondooloo Cottage turn-off.
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.
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