Stronger Kids in Deep Creek



Overnight adventure hike in Deep Creek for kids and caregivers of all ages and genders


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Kids Adventure in Deep Creek for all ages and genders

Guided hike and camping

Stronger Kids welcomes children of all ages and all genders with their caregivers for an experience in Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri Country.

Restore trust in nature while encouraging resilience and mindfulness during this overnight hiking and camping experience.

This kid’s adventure in Deep Creek offers a weekend of discovery. Designed around nature immersion and connection, it is a terrific opportunity for children to gain practical knowledge and enhanced awareness of the present moment. Appropriate to their age, height and weight, they feel the responsibility of carrying their own gear in a safe and supported environment.

It is also a wonderful chance to bond with each other, meet new friends, learn new skills, and share the outdoors with positive and inspiring adults.

Professionally led by our Big Heart Adventures Outdoor Leader. A qualified and experienced bushwalking leader alongside a junior peer mentor.

Age Guide for this Adventure:
Stronger Kids has some physically demanding trail walking each day (3-5 hours each day). We have a suggested age guide of 8-14 years however if your child is outside this suggested age range and you feel they can complete the walking distances and times involved, please contact us to discuss.


Day 1 | Welcome! Meet and hike to camping spot

We meet at Yankalilla for a briefing and coffee stop at 9.30am.  After introductions, we have our first immersion activity to bring our team together. This is also your last chance to buy a sandwich/roll for lunch later .

We will drive approximately 30 minutes to our start point. Note this road includes some unsealed (bumpy) sections yet is 2WD friendly. Before we head off on the trails we distribute gear, discuss the menu and food options, weigh our packs and adjust for comfort.  We ensure each child and adult is carrying a safe load according to their age/height/weight.  We may lunch here before we head off, OR enjoy it along the way at a comfortable spot.

Beginning with a steep descent, the trail takes us down onto a beach where Deep Creek meets the ocean. We may have to take our shoes off for the creek crossing here before continuing on with a steep climb. The tracks are well marked as we pass through pretty scrub and bushland to our campsite for the night. Our hiking distance is approximately 6km.

Upon reaching our campsite, we offload our gear and have a stretch. Your Big Heart leader will then demonstrate how to build an emergency shelter and the best way to pitch your tent. Once we are all set up we can enjoy an afternoon hot drink together while explaining how to operate a lightweight hiking stove and fuel. We encourage you to use your newly acquired knowledge and have a go at cooking your camp dinner later on. Some dessert and hot drinks (you can bring your own treats if you like) will be on offer too.

We have a few campsite activities and games planned while we relax and enjoy sharing funny adventure stories. We also take a moment for mindfulness where we can reflect on our day’s experiences!

Meals Included: Trail Snacks, Afternoon Tea, 2 Course Dinner
Walking Distance: 6km

Day 2 | Hike different trail back to starting point

After a restful night, we have freshly brewed coffee, tea, or hot chocolate to start the day. We prepare our muscles for another day on the trail with a morning stretch, followed by a mindfulness exercise and a 60-second meditation. Breakfast is prepared on the stoves provided.

Condensation or rain may have gathered on the tents overnight, so we give them the longest time possible to dry before packing them away. We aim to have our backpacks loaded and ready to hit the trails for our return journey by 9.00am. Today’s route includes a waterfall and another creek crossing with downhill and uphill sections along native bush trails.

Arriving back to our cars, we have time for a final stretch before unpacking our bags and equipment.

We offer a reflection activity as a group before heading home. There is also the option to meet in the town of Yankalilla for a choice of lunch spots.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Morning Tea, Trail Snacks
Walking Distance: 6km

Need To Know


  • Self drive own vehicle (2WD suitable)
  • Tent (2 or 3 person) or bring your own
  • Backpacks 60-75 litre for adults
  • Cooking stove & Fuel
  • Padded sleeping mats
  • Hiking pole for adult
  • Crockery/cutlery
  • All meals and snacks as per the itinerary
  • 2 course camp dinner
  • B x 1 | L x 0 | D x 1
  • Campground
  • 1 night tent camping
  • Professionally guided walks
  • Emergency shelter construction
  • Guided meditation and mindfulness
  • Teamwork exercise
  • Insights into hiking and camping
  • Each trip has 2 Guides/Leaders
  • Group First Aid kit and emergency communication device
  • Leaders certified in Remote Area/Wilderness First Aid
  • Qualified Bushwalking Leaders
  • Small group guided experience
  • Leave No Trace principles
  • Invitations to connect with nature
  • Reduce waste through recycling, reusing and composting
  • National Park entry fees
Big Heart Extras
  • Big Heart Adventures designed head sock for kids
  • A charity contribution to our Give Back program


  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance
  • Meals and drinks not stated on itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Sleeping bag and liner (see us about hiring)
  • Torch (see us about hiring a head torch)

Packing List

A detailed packing list is provided prior to travel

  • Rainproof jacket and pants
  • Daypack for child (30 litre approx.)
  • Water bottles/hydration kit (min 2Ltrs)
  • Personal medications
  • Clothing suitable for walking that is quick drying and breathable – consider merino/synthetic clothing
  • Sun protection such as hat, sunglasses and suncream, insect repellent
  • Sleeping attire
  • Sleeping bag
  • Head torch / torch


Requires following bush trails carrying a full pack and overnight tent accommodation on this trip.  Please talk to us about your accessibility needs before booking


  • Type: Stronger Kids
  • Adventure: Kid’s Adventure Deep Creek
  • Destination: Deep Creek, South Australia
  • Traditional Country: Kaurna | Ngarrindjeri
  • Group Size: Max 6 families plus leaders

Fitness Requirement

  • A moderate level of fitness is required to complete this overnight hike
  • You will be walking with a pack
  • The terrain is at times rocky, steep and has hilly sections and low level water crossings (all part of the adventure!)
  • Trail rating: moderate

Important Information

  • Read terms and conditions before booking
  • Itinerary and price subject to change at any time
  • Travel Insurance is recommended. Get a quote from Covermore or Go Insurance
  • Note weather, group member welfare and a range of circumstances outside our control can mean last minute changes to our itinerary are necessary once on tour
  • A minimum number of travellers are required for this trip to depart so ask someone to join you. If minimum numbers aren’t reached, we may decide to still go or we will provide a full refund
  • Please contact us before booking any flights. Depending on flight arrival and departure times extra nights accommodation may be required at own expense
  • If this trip departs during Fire Ban Season – last minute changes to our itinerary or walking days may be required for safety reasons
  • Rooming is individual family tents
  • All packs are weighed and our support vehicle can transport some items to the camp site if needed
  • If you have additional needs please connect with us, we’re committed to being inclusive and accessible

Adventure Leaders

Our team is qualified, experienced and super friendly. We will ensure you have a fun and connecting adventure . Leaders are certified in Remote or Wilderness First-Aid. All leaders carry a group first-aid kit, emergency communications device, emergency documentation and equipment.


Stronger Kids Deep Creek is yet to be reviewed