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Hiking, Bushwalking & Birdwatching

Come and join one of our hosted walks and discover the natural wonders of the Fleurieu Coast. 

There are walk options to suit every ability. If you're after a serious climb along forest trails to get your heart pumping, a gentle ramble to take in the birdlife or something in between then we have a walk for you.

Ingalalla Falls Bird 5 Sep

Search for flashes of brilliant yellow, stunning red and iridescent blue as we explore this natural habitat full of some of South Australia’s most beautiful birds. This is an easy grade short walk (0.5km return) for all fitness levels, terminating at the picturesque Ingalalla Falls.

Meet your guide at the carpark at the falls at 9:00am and please bring a pair of binoculars if you have them.

Host: Normanville Natural Resource Centre

Cost: Free - must register.

To register, contact the Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre on 85580240 or email tourism@yankalilla.sa.gov.au  


 

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Donkey, Hare, Spider, Mosquito, Duck and Purple Cockatoos are all native orchids we may encounter as we enjoy a relaxed guided walk through native vegetation at Nixon Skinner Reserve. This picturesque setting is framed by the Myponga Reservoir and pine plantations.

Meet your guide at the entrance to Nixon Skinner Reserve at 2.00 pm and please remember your camera.

A warning - it is easy to become hooked on searching for these small unique Australian beauties!

Host: Normanville Natural Resource Centre
Cost: Free - must register.

To register, contact the Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre on 85580240 or email tourism@yankalilla.sa.gov.au   


 

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Explore the grassland and kangaroos with great views across to the Pages then traverse part of the Heysen Trail down to Eagle Waterhole and Aaron Creek. Some slippery surfaces and slight climb but not a hard walk.

Walk grade: Trail Starter (beginner or wanting a short walk)
Host: Friends of the Heysen Trail
Cost: $8 per person (under 18 years $1)

Book online with Friends of the Heysen Trail


 

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True Nature Adventures invites you to come along on a hike to the Deep Creek Waterfall. This hike takes you into the Conservation Park's rugged terrain down to the Deep Creek waterfall, crossing the Heysen Trail nearby. 

The hike starts at Tapanappa Lookout and there are splendid views of the Southern Ocean looking across The Pages, to Kangaroo Island. Wildlife abounds with kangaroos and birdlife aplenty - keep a look out for the first show of wildflowers.

There will be time at the waterfall to soak up the beauty of nature, eat your picnic lunch and some treats will be provided. 

Trail class: Grade 4, hard hike
Terrain: Steep

Meet at Tapanappa Lookout at 10:50am for an 11:00am start. There'll be time for a few yoga stretches before we head off.

What to bring: a small daypack; filled water bottle; picnic lunch; hat; raincoat; any personal medications; hiking boots or sandshoes; camera/mobile phone. Please wear comfortable suitable clothing for the weather.
Host: True Nature Adventures, 0404847938 or noelineoverall@gmail.com
Cost and bookings: $25.00 per person, contact Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre 85580240 or online

Park Entrance Fees

Walkers driving into the Deep Creek Conservation Park to join this tour will need to pay the Park entry fee ($10 per vehicle or $8 concession) in addition to the tour price. The entrance fee can be paid online, or locally at the Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre or Delamere Store.

Day entry into Deep Creek provides access to all available areas including walking trails, picnic grounds and day visitor areas. Campers only need to purchase an entry ticket once for the duration of your stay. South Australia's parks and reserves (excluding Flinders Chase National Park) are free to enter on foot or by bicycle.

 


 

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A lovely walk taking in a section of the Heysen trail and the Deep Creek Circuit Hike. Following the Heysen from Tappanappa to Trigg Campground then onto the circuit trail, waterfalls coastal views and some heartstarting hills all make this a cracking walk.

Walk grade: Trail Walker (reasonably demanding)
Host: Friends of the Heysen Trail
Cost: $8 per person (under 18 years $1)

Book online with Friends of the Heysen Trail

Park Entrance Fees

Walkers driving into the Deep Creek Conservation Park to join this tour will need to pay the Park entry fee ($10 per vehicle or $8 concession) in addition to the tour price. The entrance fee can be paid online, or locally at the Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre or Delamere Store.

Day entry into Deep Creek provides access to all available areas including walking trails, picnic grounds and day visitor areas. Campers only need to purchase an entry ticket once for the duration of your stay. South Australia's parks and reserves (excluding Flinders Chase National Park) are free to enter on foot or by bicycle.


 

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Walk with us on a short 2km trail and see what mother nature can do with a helping hand and a couple of decades! Finishing at the cellar door, stay on for wine tasting, lunch platters of local produce and stunning vineyard views.

Host: Allusion Wines, 127 Smith Hill Road, Yankalilla, 85583333 or contact@allusionwines.com.au 
Cost: Free - must register

Register now - contact Allusion Wines or Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre on 85580240 or tourism@yankalilla.sa.gov.au  


 

Raywood walking trail self-guided Raywood-text

Set amongst one of the oldest remaining stringybark and grass tree forests in the State, the garden features a large variety of Autumn colouring trees, flowering and shade trees.

The Nursery offers a comprehensive range of roses, as well as a wide selection of Australian and exotic plants ((Camellias, Azaleas, Caper plants, Conifers, Fuchsias, ground covers, cottage plants, climbers, grasses, to name a few!). 

Look out for the blue wrens and scrubwrens – birdlife abounds!

Picnic tables are provided. 

Host: Raywood Nursery, Tapanappa Road, via Delamere (directions here), 8598 0267
Cost: Free, garden open 10am-5pm daily


Want to explore more of the great outdoors?

It doesn't need to be Festival-time to enjoy the natural wonders of the Fleurieu Coast. With rugged coastlines, long sandy beaches, conservation parks and forests, there's plenty more outdoor adventures on offer year round. Click here to find out more. 

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