Explore Deep Creek in June

If you are looking for somewhere to get outdoors and breathe in the fresh air as COVID-19 restrictions ease, try looking in your own backyard at Deep Creek Conservation Park.

The stunning location is National Parks and Wildlife Service SA's Park of the Month during June, meaning there will be more reasons than usual to visit.

Deep Creek Conservation Park is at the south-western tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula between Deep Creek and Tunkalilla, and is home to many interesting species of native wildlife like western grey kangaroos, short beaked echidnas, hundreds of different types of birds, and even the odd passing whale.

National Parks and Wildlife Service SA describes it at the "perfect destination for a day trip or a weekend getaway", with five campgrounds throughout the park as well as accommodation sites.

Four of the campgrounds can be accessed by two-wheel-drive vehicles, while the fifth is a remote 'hike-in' basic site on the Heysen Trail, which traverses the park's hills and coastline.

Along with the famous Heysen Trail, there are 15 walking trails varying in degrees of difficulty which show off nature at its finest, and allow views of Backstairs Passage and Kangaroo Island.

Through the Park of the Month initiative, there will be extra activities held in the park throughout June.

A weekend walk from Blowhole Beach, scheduled by Big Heart Adventures, will take place from 10am to 1.30pm on Sunday, June 14.

Art in the Park is from 10.30am to 1.30pm on Saturday, June 27, where local botanical illustrator Gilbert Dashorst will help participants learn to draw from nature.

Both a Natural Hiking and Camping Meals event and Yoga in the Park are on Sunday, June 28.

For more information about the park and to book your place at the one-off Park of the Month activities, visit www.parks.sa.gov.au/get-inspired/park-of-the-month

Campsites must be pre-booked online - to book, visit www.parks.sa.gov.au/booking

For a list of tips to tackle Deep Creek Conservation Park from senior ranger Simon Oster, visit www.parks.sa.gov.au/insider-tips/ranger-tips-deep-creek

For a Department of Environment list of 10 things to see and do at Deep Creek Conservation Park, visit www.environment.sa.gov.au/goodliving/posts/2017/10-things-deep-creek