Deep Creek Circuit

4 h to 6 h
2 h to 3 h

10.2 km
circuit

↑ 548 m
↓ -548 m

Hard track
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.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-35.652624,138.216849)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Adelaide Road, A13
  • Turn on to Hindmarsh Road, B37 then drive for 2.4 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Torrens Street, B37 and drive for another 550 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Victoria Street, B37 and drive for another 870 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Bay Road, B37 and drive for another 1.8 km
  • Turn right onto Tabernacle Road, B37 and drive for another 70 m
  • Keep left onto Tabernacle Road, B37 and drive for another 60 m
  • Keep left onto Tabernacle Road and drive for another 45 m
  • Turn slight left onto Waitpinga Road, B37 and drive for another 43.3 km
  • Turn left onto Dog Trap Road and drive for another 4.5 km
  • Keep left onto Tent Rock Road and drive for another 4.5 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Tent Rock Road.
After another 85 m continue straight, to head along Tent Rock Road.
After another 300 m come to the "Trig Campground Places 1 To 11" (45 m on your left).
After another 10 m pass the "Trig Campground" (80 m on your left).
After another 175 m continue straight, to head along Tent Rock Road.
After another 45 m (at the intersection of Heysen Trail & Tent Rock Road) continue straight, to head along Tent Rock Road.
After another 260 m veer right.
After another 890 m continue straight.
After another 350 m veer left, to head along Heysen Trail.
After another 360 m turn right, to head along Heysen Trail.
After another 35 m pass the "Deep Creek Waterfall" (60 m on your left).
After another 2.9 km turn sharp right.
After another 290 m turn right, to head along Tapanappa Road.
After another 105 m come to the "Tapanappa Lookout" (30 m on your left).
After another 1.8 km continue straight.
After another 10 m come to the "View" (15 m on your right).
After another 2.6 km come to "Deep Creek Cove Hike".
The end.
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Terrain
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Deep Creek Circuit


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 10.2 km
Time 4 h to 6 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 390 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 400 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
390 mTrig Campground Places 1 To 11
Toilet
400 mTrig Campground
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