Deep Creek Conservation Park

Fleurieu Peninsula

Situated near Cape Jervis (which is 107km from Adelaide), Deep Creek Conservation Park has sweeping coastal views, a wicked waterfall, man-size yakkas (Xanthorrhoea semiplana tateana), sandy beaches, kangaroos, kookaburras and popular bush-camping areas (per car $9 to $27). The epic 1200km Heysen Trail ( trucks through here on it's final southern reaches.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Fleurieu Peninsula attractions

1. Yankalilla History Museum

12.77 MILES

There's a small local history museum out the back of the Yankalilla visitor centre. Look for the radar antenna from the scuttled HMAS Hobart, now a dive…

2. Cape Willoughby Lightstation

16.37 MILES

About 28km southeast of Penneshaw (via an unsealed road) on a treeless headland, this tidy white turret started shining out in 1852 (SA's first lighthouse…

3. Frenchman's Rock

18.84 MILES

When intrepid French explorer Nicholas Baudin surveyed the KI coast in 1803, he came ashore at what's now Penneshaw for a look around. He left his mark:…

4. Myponga Beach

19.04 MILES

Around 13km west of Myrponga township, across a range of broad, cinematographic grassy hillsides and steep ravines, little Myponga Beach is a photogenic…

5. Kangaroo Island Farmers Market

19.15 MILES

Has baked goods, chutneys, seafood, olive oil, honey, eggs, cheese, yoghurt and of course wine and dodgy buskers (including, once, a certain Lonely Planet…

6. Penneshaw Maritime & Folk Museum

19.56 MILES

Inside a 1922 stone school house, this salty museum displays artefacts from local shipwrecks and early white settlement (check out those girthsome…

7. South Australian Whale Centre

21.03 MILES

Victor Harbor is on the migratory path of southern right whales (May to October). The multilevel South Australian Whale Centre has impressive whale…