Starting from the Trig Campground Carpark at the end of Tent Rock Road, Deep Creek, this walk leads to Deep Creek Cove and back via the Deep Creek Cove Hike. Situated on the southern coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, not far from Cape Jervis, Deep Creek Conservation Park is famous for its spectacular coastline with rugged cliffs, protected coves and sweeping views of the Southern Ocean and Kangaroo Island. The trail starts from the picnic area and carpark at the far end of Trig Campground, leading to a secluded cove where Deep Creek meets the ocean. Enjoy stunning ocean views as you descend. The trail descends gradually, with a steep section at the end of the hike into the cove that requires some rock scrambling. Sturdy shoes are recommended, as there are some rough sections with loose rocks on the ground. There isn't much shade on the trail, so remember to bring sunscreen. There is good signage along the way, and facilities at Trig Campground include toilets and large picnic shelter. The campsites are spacious with plenty of trees to provide protection from the elements, and each campsite also has its own fire pit. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Pages Flat Road, B34 then drive for 13.5 km
Turn slight left onto Main South Road, B23 and drive for another 37.6 km
Turn left onto Cole Road, B37 and drive for another 2.6 km
Turn right onto Dog Trap Road and drive for another 4.5 km
Keep left onto Tent Rock Road and drive for another 4.4 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started Starting from the carpark at the end of Tent Rock Road, head towards the “Hikes from Trig Campground” informational signpost along the gravel/dirt path. Then follow the direction shown by a black-on-yellow arrow on the wooden directional signpost to join the formed track, moving directly away from the carpark. The track will slightly veer left as you pass by a green singpost with a no bicycles symbol on it to your right. Stay on the dirt walking track to continue along Deep Creek Cove Hike from Trig Campground Track.....
Directions & comments
After 35 m pass the "Deep Creek Cove Hike" (on your right).
After another 2.5 km continue straight.
After another 15 m come to the "View" (15 m on your left).
Continue another 380 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 3 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Deep Creek Cove Hike from Trig Campground
2 h to 3 h 30 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)