At the bottom of the Fleurieu Peninsula you’ll find an absolute treasure. Blowhole Beach is an amazing part of the coast, located in Deep Creek Conservation Park. It is a great spot to visit whether you’ve come down for a day trip, or you’ve been camping at one of the many campsites in Deep Creek.
It is safe to say it is one of our favourite beaches here at Explore Adelaide. We’d like to share with you some of the things that make this beach such a perfect place to visit.
Blowhole Beach is located on the western edge of Deep Creek conservation park opposite Kangaroo Island. It is 109 kilometres from the Adelaide CBD, or approximately a 1 hour and 45 minute drive. The drive might be a bit long for some, but it is well worth the time and effort to see.
It is only accessible by foot or a 4WD. There is a car park at the top of Coblers Hill that is 2WD accessible and marks the start of the walking track down. This way you get to take in more of the amazing scenery as you walk down.
The Walk to Blowhole Beach
The walk down to blowhole beach from the top car park can be fairly steep, but you are rewarded with amazing views. You’ll get to see the beautiful coastline, Kangaroo Island, and plenty of native flora and fauna.
If you decide to walk down, make sure you bring sturdy walking shoes, plenty of water, and a hat.
The walking track from Cobblers Hill is approximately a 3 kilometre return trip. Though the distance isn’t too far, the walk can take a couple of hours due to it being so steep. It is suitable for kids to walk, though some may find it difficult, particularly on the way back up the hill.
When entering Deep Creek Conservation Park you’ll need to obtain a vehicle entry pass. Passes start from $8 for a one day pass, or you can head to the website to choose from a variety of other pass options such as holiday passes and annual passes.
Park passes can be purchased off the National Parks of South Australia website, or you can purchase one in person at the Delamere General Store, Yankalilla Bay Visitor Information Centre or Cape Jervis Station.
These fees are used to maintain the parks, make improvements to the parks and for conservation.
As you approach Blowhole Beach you’ll see the glistening water and picturesque views. It truly is a beautiful beach. At the end of your walk down you’ll be itching to get into the cool blue water. A refreshing dip or a play in the sand is one of the best things to do after the walk down, and before you take the big walk back up to the car park.
It is worth nothing though that the beach does have rips quite frequently so you’ll have to do your best to take notice in order to stay as safe as possible. Staying in the shallow parts of the water may be the best option if you aren’t aware of how to best spot a rip.
Unfortunately camping is not allowed on Blowhole Beach, however there are many other amazing campsites within Deep Creek Conservation Park. Most camp sites can be accessed with a 2WD car, except for one which is only accessible by foot.
Camping passes can be purchased on the National Parks of South Australia website.
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