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Deep Creek Conservation Park is located 100kms south of Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsula.  It is only 15 minutes from the ferry terminal at Cape Jervis from where the Kangaroo Island ferries depart.  Located in the Park are five different campgrounds and there is also a network of walking trails, including sections of the famous Heysen Trail. 

The park is the largest remaining block of wildlife habitat on the Fleurieu Peninsula and is home to an array of native wildlife. The walking trails also provide spectacular scenery of the Backstairs Passage, Kangaroo Island and the rugged Deep Creek valley.  Blowhole Beach and Tapanappa Lookout are amazing and are a must see.

While you're in the area, explore nearby Talisker Conservation Park and discover the heritage-listed ruins of a silver and lead mine from the 1860s, or visit Encounter Marine Park which offers some of Australia’s best-preserved ocean wilderness.

 

Take a virtual tour of Deep Creek Conservation Park, courtesy of Georama           

 

Click on to the below links for more information on Deep Creek Conservation Park.

   

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Flinders Ranges National Park is situated approximately 450 km north of Adelaide in the northern central part of South Australia's largest mountain range, the Flinders Ranges. The park covers an area of 912 km², northeast of the small town of Hawker.  The Flinders Rangers National Park is a must see for anyone travelling north from Adelaide on their way to Coober Pedy and the Red Centre.   

  

 

Wilpena Pound Resort is spectacularly located within the Flinders Ranges National Park, South Australia - 430kms north of Adelaide. This area has been home to the Adnyamathanha people for tens of thousands of years.  It is the perfect place to use as your base as you explore the wonders of the Flinders Ranges.  When travelling to Wilpena Pound there are some great options to head via the famous Barossa Valley & Clare Valley wine regions or via the ports of South Australia route. 

 

Check out this link for the options on travelling to the Flinders Ranges.   Adelaide to Wilpena Pound Resort

 

Situated in the Flinders Ranges National Park, Wilpena Pound Campground covers 50 hectares set amongst river red gums, native pines and abundant wildlife. Located just a short walk from the entrance to Wilpena Pound, the campground is in a natural bush setting where  you will see kangaroos and emus.

Go to Wilpena Pound Resort Campground for all the info on camping at Wilpena Pound.

 

Click on to the below links for more information on Flinders Ranges National Park or take the virtual tour of Flinders Ranges National Park, courtesy of Georama.

 

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Kangaroo Island is Australia's third-largest island.  It is located 112km southwest of Adelaide.  There are ferry connections between Cape Jervis on the mainland to Penneshaw, which is at the north eastern tip of Kangaroo Island.

Kangaroo Island is one of South Australia's most popular tourist attractions, attracting over 140,000 visitors each year.  The most popular places to visit while on KI are;

 

  • Seal Bay with guided walks among Australian sea lions.
  • Flinders Chase National Park which includes Remarkable Rocks, Admiral's Arch, lighthouses at Cape Borda and Cape du Couedic, and multiple walking trails and camping areas.
  • Cape Willoughby
  • Little Sahara featuring huge sand dunes on the south coast.

   

 Cape Jervis to Penneshaw Ferry

It is only a 45 minute trip from the mainland at Cape Jervis to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island via the strait known as the Backstairs Passway.  Sealink operate all ferry services to and from Kangaroo Island.  See the Sunnys Hostel & Travel Centre crew for more details on ferry services'and pricing.  We are the self drive KI specialists and will help you organise your next trip to KI.

                                                                                                                                                      

 Flinders Chase National Park

Flinders Chase National Park is located 110kms west of the town of Kingscote.  The park is the gateway to Admirals Arch, Remarkable Rocks and other attractions including wild beaches, the unspoilt Rocky River, vast wilderness areas and cultural heritage sites – including  two lighthouses.

The Flinders Chase Visitor Centre is open 9am-5pm daily (except Christmas Day).

Park entry fees apply and must be booked online before entering Flinders Chase National Park

You must book online at this link Flinders Chase National Park Fees. before arriving at Flinders Chase

Click on to the following links for information.

You can also download a free maps app for your mobile device at  Avenza PDF Maps application.

  

  

   

 

     Use the related link Parks of Kangaroo Island Tour and Entry Fee Planner 

     to assist you in planning your road trip. 

 

 

 

 

Seal Bay Conservation Park

Seal Bay is located 45 minutes from Kingscote on the southern tip of Kangaroo Island.  It is home to the 3rd largest colony of Australian Sea Lions. Entry to the park is free (really only the Visitor Center) while access to Seal Bay and to see the sea lions whether for a guided tours or a self-guided boardwalk experience does require an entry fee.

                                                                                                                       

  For more info and tour times and entry fees go to www.environment.sa.gov.au/sealbay/Visiting_the_park/Fees

 

                                                                                     

 

 

 

 

The famous Barossa Valley is just over an hours drive from  Adelaide.  It is home to more than 80 cellar doors and 150 wineries.  You are spoilt for choice with both the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley wine regions.

The below link will assist you in planning a great few days sightseeing and tasting while in the Barossa Valley.  It includes maps, cellar door locations and information on the famous Seppeltsfield Road Trail.

 

 http://www.southaustralia.com/en/places-to-go/barossa/brochures-and-maps.

 

 

There are many day tours from Adelaide that offer great value for money outings to the Barossa Valley.  Contact Paul at Bums on Seats who will organise a great day of touring and wine tasting in the Barossa Valley.