Deep Creek Cove Hike from Tapanappa Lookout – Deep Creek Conservation Park

Fleurieu Peninsula
Start Point Tapanappa Lookout, Deep Creek CP
End Point Tapanappa Lookout, Deep Creek CP
Distance 3.4km return
Time 2.5 Hours – Walking

Deep Creek Cove Hike from Tapanappa Lookout (2.5 hrs return, 3.4 km)

A rugged coastal hike through steep terrain and dense vegetation with spectacular views of Deep Creek. Suited to experienced and fit bushwalkers. Be prepared to scramble over steep rocks on your way down to the cove. The trail starts at the Tapanappa Lookout. It can also be started from Tapanappa Campground (add 3km return).

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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