1 h to 1 h 30 min 30 min to 40 min 45 min to 1 h 45 min
↑ 85 m ↓ -85 m
Starting from the Goondooloo Ridge Day Visitor Area off Blowhole Beach Road, Deep Creek National Park, this walk takes you to the Goondooloo Ridge Lookout and Picnic Area and back via the Goondooloo Ridge Walk. Deep Creek National Park protects the largest portion of remaining native vegetation on the Fleurieu Peninsula, providing habitat for a diverse range of native wildlife, including western grey kangaroos, short-beaked echidnas and over 100 bird species. This gentle, family-friendly walk meanders through revegetated and remnant native bushland to the newly-built lookout and picnic area at Goondooloo Ridge, which offers spectacular views of Aaron Creek Valley, Backstairs Passage and Kangaroo Island. On a clear day, the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse can be seen on the island's easternmost point. Kangaroos can often be seen grazing in the open fields or resting under eucalypts along the way. The walk begins at the Goondooloo Ridge Day Visitor Area, which has picnic tables and accessible toilets. This walk consists of wide, gently undulating walking trails, with compacted natural surfaces, suitable for all fitness levels, as well as prams and wheelchair users with assistance. 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.
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Torrens Street and drive for another 550 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Victoria Street and drive for another 870 m
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Bay Road and drive for another 1.8 km
Turn right onto Tabernacle Road and drive for another 70 m
Keep left onto Tabernacle Road and drive for another 60 m
Keep left onto Tabernacle Road and drive for another 45 m
Turn slight left onto Waitpinga Road and drive for another 3.4 km
Continue onto Range Road and drive for another 39.9 km
Turn left onto Dog Trap Road and drive for another 4.5 km
Keep right onto Blowhole Beach Road and drive for another 760 m
Turn left and drive for another 45 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the Goondooloo Ridge Day Visitor Area off Blowhole Beach Road, Deep Creek National Park, head along the walking trail to the right of the small building, passing an 'Aaron Creek Trails' informative sign (to your right). Shortly ahead, you'll reach a junction in the trail. From there, head along the trail to your right and continue the Goondooloo Ridge Track.....
Directions & comments
After another 75 m veer right, to head along Goondaloo Ridge Track.
After another 820 m continue straight.
After another 1.2 km come to the "Goondooloo Ridge Lookout" (7 m on your left).
After another 7 m pass the sign (5 m on your left).
Continue another 30 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.1 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
1 h to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)