Welcome to Fleurieu Peninsula

Fleurieu Peninsula – Where the vines meet the sea

Everything is within easy reach on the Fleurieu Peninsula. An easy 45 minute drive South of Adelaide you’ll find picturesque undulating hills dotted with orchards, farms and vineyards, rolling down to breathtaking beaches and a rugged coastline.

Fleurieu Peninsula Top 10

  • 1 Horse drawn tram
  • 2 Whale Watching
  • 3 Coorong National Park
  • 4 Cheese & Wine Trail
  • 5 Ride the Cockle Train
  • 6 Wine Tasting
  • 7 Follow the Art Trails
  • 8 Willunga Farmers Market
  • 9 Fantastic micro breweries
  • 10 Star of Greece Cafe


Spectacular Coastline

Beaches along the Fleurieu Peninsula’s coast range from family-friendly shallows to rugged coves perfect for surfing. Cape Jervis, at the bottom of the peninsula, is the departure point for the Sealink Ferry to Kangaroo Island. You’ll find restaurants on cliff tops, cafés on wharves and even places where you can go whale watching while you dine (in late winter and spring).

 

Food and Wine

Whatever your favourite wine you’ll find it on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Try top shelf reds from the celebrated wine regions of McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek. Renowned as a boutique wine region where “the vines meet the sea”, McLaren Vale is best known for its great vineyard restaurants and relaxed coastal lifestyle. It’s also a region of outstanding fresh produce, including its famous almond groves – all of which can be tasted at the popular Willunga Farmers market. Visit Producers of McLaren Vale for their hands-on food and wine workshops, including cheese making, vineyard walks, olive grove tours and sparkling wine making. You’ll love the food at the Victory Hotel, or for pizza made from the freshest regional produce visit Russell’s Pizza – but plan your visit in advance, they’re only open on Friday’s and Saturday’s and are very popular!

 

Parks and Wildlife

The Heysen Trail boasts some of the state’s most spectacular landscapes, passing through national parks, state forests, vineyards, orchards and historic towns. But at 1200km you may choose to walk just a section of it! The Deep Creek Conservation Park is a fantastic place to hike on trails that take in stunning coastal views of Kangaroo Island. Urimbirra Wildlife Park features more than 70 species of Australian fauna in their natural surroundings – see kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, emus, dingos and wombats in their natural environment among the giant gum trees. Out on the lake you’ll see pelicans, spoonbills and Cape Barren geese. It’s a photographers’ delight.

 

Accommodation

The Fleurieu Peninsula is dominated by vineyards and the ocean, and there are all kinds of accommodation options within reach of both. Choose from hosted bed and breakfasts, or charming self-contained cottages and farm stays. In the towns, you can stay in hotels and motels, while caravan parks and camping facilities are also available.

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Events

Fleurieu Peninsula offers a wide range of events and festivals year round, whether it’s a food and wine festival, a showcase of local art or a music festival. Every year in June the whale watching season kicks off with the ‘Whaletime Playtime Festival’, followed by the popular BankSA Sea and Vines Festival. The McLaren Vale Harvest Festival and Santos Tour Down Under cycling event happen in January, and if you love hunting for antiques, don’t miss the Strathalbyn Craft Fair in May.

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