Marrano Creek and Blowhole Beach Circuit

2 h to 3 h

5 km
circuit

↑ 317 m
↓ -318 m

Hard track
Starting from the Cobbler Hill Campground on Blowhole Beach Road, Deep Creek Conservation Park, this circuit walk takes you past Blowhole Beach via the Heysen Trail. Following the Heysen Trail from the back of the campground, the trail winds down a steep hill to Marrano Creek. After crossing the creek, the track heads past the Blowhole Beach and then steeply up again. Swimming is not recommended because of strong currents. If lucky, you might spot some kangaroos along the way. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
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Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
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Start (-35.6476193,138.1741046)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Victor Harbor Road, A13, B34
  • Turn on to Pages Flat Road, B34 then drive for 13.5 km
  • Turn slight left onto Main South Road, B23 and drive for another 37.6 km
  • Turn left onto Cole Road, B37 and drive for another 2.6 km
  • Turn right onto Dog Trap Road and drive for another 4.5 km
  • Keep right onto Blowhole Beach Road and drive for another 3.5 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 150 m
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Track Notes
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Getting started
Starting from the Cobbler Hill Campground on Blowhole Beach Road, Deep Creek Conservation Park, head towards the green directional signpost with a “Heysen Trail” sign on it, right next to the informational signpost. Follow the signage and enter the dirt track which the arrow on the signpost is pointing towards, moving directly away from the campsite. Keep following the track as it veers right and joins the Heysen Trail to continue along Marrano Creek and Blowhole Beach Circuit.....
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Start.
After another 75 m continue straight, to head along Heysen Trail.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This side trip takes you to the Blowhole Beach, where you can spot some dolphins if you are lucky. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 2.7 km continue straight.
After another 90 m head up the very steep (20% ~ 11.3°) surface|gravel incline (about 50 m long)
Continue straight.
Keep left.
After another 1.3 km continue straight, to head along Blowhole Beach Road.
After another 70 m veer left, to head along Blowhole Beach Road.
After another 500 m turn right.
After another 120 m pass the "Cobbler Hill" (35 m on your left).
Then come to the "Cobbler Hill" (35 m on your left).
After another 20 m come to the end.

This side trip takes you to the Blowhole Beach, where you can spot some dolphins if you are lucky.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Heysen Trail.
After another 170 m come to the end.
A ford.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 170 m to the main route.
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Marrano Creek and Blowhole Beach Circuit


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 5 km
Time 2 h to 3 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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