Dawn at Tapanappa Creek in Early Spring
Deep Creek Conservation Park was re-designated Deep Creek National Park on 26 November 2021, preceding the completion, in late 2022, of certain upgrades to the park aimed at making it much more accessible to visitors, including tourist buses. This is a significant change in various ways. Deep Creek National Park is the largest portion of remaining natural vegetation on the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, and is home to an array of native wildlife such as western grey kangaroos, short beaked echidnas and 100 species of birds. Whales can be seen cruising the coast during their annual migration which takes place from June to October. This National Park is the largest portion of remaining natural vegetation on the Fleurieu Peninsula (comprising, in particular, eucalyptus forests and grass trees, and a variety of native wild flowers and flowering bushes).