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Hike down into the valley to see Deep Creek Waterfall. Although the waterfall generally only flows in winter and after rains, the waterhole is permanent. The hike descends the valley through gullies with moist forest. The trail is well graded.
The trail starts from the car park at Tapanappa Lookout, at the end of the road.
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: 209 m
Min elevation: 87 m
Total climbing: 209 m
Total descent: -247 m
For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA