Cudlee Creek is a picturesque little settlement next to the Cudlee Creek on the scenic route between Lobethal, Lenswood and Gumeracha. Cudlee Creek is accessable from Adelaide by taking Magill Road to the Adelaide Hills via Norton Summit. Visitors are catered for by the kiosk at the Gorge Wildlife Park and the Cudlee Creek Tavern and Caravan Park Shop.
The Aboriginal meaning for "Cudlee" is believed to be "wild dog crossing".
One of Cudlee Creek's little known secrets is the Bike Trail. The network is fully sign-posted with Mawson Loop Trail markers showing the trail classifications and directional arrows. The network provides the opportunity for a diversity of high quality off road riding experiences.
Cudlee Creek Conservation Park is located 3 km beyond the Cudlee Creek Caravan Park and Restaurant and 1 km past the Country Fire Service (CFS) station on Gorge Road. It is home to a variety of birds and animals who live in the woodlands on the steep hillsides. It was proclaimed in 1971 and contains no visitor facilities or amenities.
Adelaide's main river, the River Torrens, passes through the park. Red Gum woodland along the river valley and Blue Gum with Manna Gum open forests are conserved in the park.