Starting from the Trig Campground car park at the end of Tent Rock Road, this circuit walk takes you past Deep Creek Waterfall and Deep Creek Cove via the Heysen Track. It starts by descending to the beautiful Deep Creek Waterfall. Although the waterfall generally only flows in winter and after rains, the waterhole is permanent. The hike traverses the valley through forested gullies, reaching Tapanappa Lookout with stunning views over the area. From the lookout, the hike descends steeply to the secluded Deep Creek Cove, where Deep Creek meets the ocean. The walk ends with a steep ascent back to the Trig Campground car park, providing fantastic ocean views along the way. The diversity of ecosystems throughout this circuit hike make it all the more enjoyable. From the Xanthorrhoea hillsides, the grassy hilltops, the humid valley nooks, and the stands of tall eucalypts, the ecosystems offer a variety that contrasts the cleared farmland further inland. Some parts of the trail are slightly overgrown, and there are some steep uphill rocky sections that can be pretty challenging. 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.