Sandy Creek Conservation Park is surrounded by farmland, vineyards and deep sand mining pits. Established on gently undulating sand dunes with occasional creeks, the park conserves some of the last remaining vegetation of the sandy soil lowlands of the Barossa Valley. Spring is the best time to view the wildflowers.
The park lies on the edge of the land of the Permangk people, Kaurna people (south) and Ngadjuri people (north).
Several walking trails through the native pine and pink gum allow you to explore the park. Look out for the wildlife such as western grey kangaroos grazing on the grasslands in the early morning and at dusk. The richness and diversity of the park’s birdlife makes it particularly significant for naturalists and birdwatchers. However, bird populations are in decline due to the changing habitat.