If you enjoy nature, stunning landscapes and wildlife you have come to the right place. Southern Ocean Retreats are the only providers of accommodation inside Deep Creek Conservation Park. We are just 90 minutes south of Adelaide but a world away. Here you will find the award-winning Ridgetop Retreats overlooking the Stringybark forest. These bespoke 4-star chalets were designed by renowned architect Max Pritchard and take full advantage of their amazing location among ancient forests.
Our retreats are exclusively located right inside Deep Creek Conservation Park, a truly unique experience. You are surrounded by ancient forests and native wildlife and can commence walks in the Park from your door step. Parquetry floors, a bespoke stainless steel kitchen, leather sofas and cedar venetians provide a rich texture for the senses.
The floor to ceiling windows that are the hallmark of the Ridgetop Retreats create a strong sense of being connected to nature. There is so much glass you will feel like you are out under the stars and in among the trees.
There are 3 retreats and each accommodates up to 4 guests. Once guests book a retreat they have sole occupancy. The retreats are fully self-contained with full kitchen facilities. All bed linen, towels and provisions are left for continental breakfast. A complimentary park access pass is left at the retreat for guests to use while they stay and explore the park. The amenities are not shared with other guests. One retreat is wheelchair friendly.
Once guests book a retreat they have full access to it's facilities. Guests are able to enjoy their holiday in privacy as the hosts do not live on the property.
Deep Creek Conservation Park is on the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula, 90 minutes south of Adelaide and offers some of the best scenery in the State. There are many spectacular walks including the famous Heysen Trail that cater for all levels of fitness. The retreats are close to sandy beaches at Rapid Bay, Second Valley and Lady Bay. For those guests who are travelling to Kangaroo Island we are located 10 minutes from the Kangaroo Island Ferry.
No smoking inside the retreat
On the 1st January 1994 my husband Barry Duykers and I established Southern Ocean Retreats. Our holiday accommodation is situated in Deep Creek Conservation Park on the Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia. We provide a range of accommodation in a unique nature based setting. Why not explore the park and it's surrounding areas and see for yourself why we fell in love with this beautiful part of the world. This magical haven is definitely a place where you can relax, unwind and settle in for a night or 2 ..