Less than 2-hour drive from Adelaide discover the Deep Creek National Park is a hidden gem to explore in South Australia; a family-friendly national park, there are 15 hiking routes over a range of trails to suit all ages and abilities and is home to an abundance of native wildlife from kangaroo to echidna, over 100 bird species and if you visit between June and October, the chance to watch Whales from the coastline on their migration.
The Aaron Creek Circuit Track is a beautifully varied 4 mi looped trail that starts and ends at Aaron Creek picnic area, Blowhole Road, Deep Creek Conservation Park, South Australia.
Considered a Medium difficulty trail, it’s short but sweet with a total elevation gain of 621 ft which makes up for the lower miles. The terrain is a mix of coastal paths, singletrack forest trails, grassland and some rock scrambling. (For information on how we grade trails, please click here
Usually completed in around 2 hours, the route is a lollipop, starting along the Goondooloo Ridge Track showcasing the regions spectacular coastline, along a section of the Heysen Trail and then descending into the lush gully of Aaron Creek and through majestic eucalypt forest. In the winter after much rain walkers can expect to find a beautiful waterfall cascading into the creek. Caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here
A park for all, Deep Creek welcomes everyone to enjoy its nature and wildlife with accessible accommodation and equipment available for those with mobility difficulties to explore the trails. Visitors can enjoy the use of a TrailRider, an all-terrain wheelchair for free. ‘A cross between a wheelbarrow and sedan chair the TrailRider requires a minimum of two reasonably fit people to control and guide it.’ For more information on the TrailRider and where it can take you in the park visit https://www.environment.sa.gov.au/goodliving/posts/2019/04/deep-creek-access
Dogs are not allowed in the national park for the protection and conservation of the park and its wildlife.