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Enjoy a well-graded trail with breathtaking views of Kangaroo Island, The Pages Islands and Tunkalilla Beach. The trail follows the Heysen Trail and ends at Boat Harbor Beach, where you can return from. The Heysen Trail continues to Tunkalilla Beach and beyond. From the lookout about Boat Harbor Beach you might catch dolphins playing in the surf.
You can return along the loop of Boat Harbor Circuit Hike, although much of the circuit hike is on dirt roads and fire tracks.
GPX file courtesy of Walking SA. File may not contain elevation data and may only represent half the length on return hikes.
About the region
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. Whales can be seen cruising the coast during their annual migration which takes place from June to October.
Located within 100km 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 Conservation Park includes sections of the famous Heysen Trail.
Max elevation: 224 m
Min elevation: 80 m
Total climbing: 141 m
Total descent: -248 m
For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA