Deep Creek Conservation Park education pack

The resources listed below make up the components of the schools in parks education pack for Deep Creek Conservation Park. Please download the most appropriate resources for your visit.

Deep Creek Conservation Park is the largest portion of remaining natural vegetation on the Fleurieu Peninsula and is home to an array of native wildlife such as western grey kangaroos, short beaked echidnas and 100 species of birds that can be heard and seen while walking in the park.

Deep Creek is the only national park within 100km of Adelaide that offers bush camping. Four campgrounds are accessible by 2WD and one is 'hike-in' only and situated on the Heysen trail, making it an ideal environment for a family adventure.

The 15 walking trails in the park provide spectacular scenery of Backstairs Passage, Kangaroo Island and the rugged Deep Creek Valley. The walks range from easy to very difficult so accommodating for all ages and abilities.  The walking trail network in Deep Creek Conservation Park includes sections of the famous Heysen Trail.

Pre-visit information

SA National Parks guide
SA National Parks guide - go bushwalking
Safety information - hills and bush fact sheet
St John’s First aid factsheets; Snake bite and spider bites
School groups planning to camp in the park must book online to reserve a site by using the school booking form

Park information

Deep Creek Conservation Park brochure - available for download from park website
Deep Creek Conservation Park flora - alphabetical
Deep Creek Conservation Park flora - family
Deep Creek Conservation Park map
40 Things to do in Deep Creek Conservation Park
20 Fun things to do in and around Deep Creek Conservation Park

Teaching and learning resources

Identification resources

Native plants and fungi

Stringybark forest




Aquatic macroinvertebrates




Units of work


Aquatic macroinvertebrates

Teacher information packs




Activity sheets

Fact sheets





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