2 Nights McLaren Vale Vines to Sea
Just 45 minutes’ drive south of Adelaide, a 2 night McLaren Vale tour is a great way to start your Fleurieu Peninsula holiday. With over 90 cellar doors in the region, wine tasting and sampling delicious regional produce is on most travellers’ itineraries. You can also head to the beach, cycle or walk one of the easy trails, or browse for antiques and crafts at one of many markets.
Devote the day to great food and wine! Stop at Blessed Cheese and pick up a hamper of delicious cheeses before heading out on a wine trail, taking in popular wineries like Coriole, Wirra Wirra, Samuels Gorge and Primo Estate. Enjoy lunch at one of the many cellar door restaurants or spoil yourself with sensational food at the Star of Greece Café, perched on the cliffs overlooking the rugged coastline and white sandy beach of Port Willunga. Pick up a bike in McLaren Vale and cycle one of the many trails – the 17km Shiraz Trail between McLaren Vale and Willunga is the perfect way to work off some of the day’s indulgence! Overnight in McLaren Vale.
Start Day 2 of your McLaren Vale tour by picking up a Tour Genie GPS from the McLaren Vale Visitor Information Centre and take yourself on an adventure along the Fleurieu Way. This 235km touring route weaves around the peninsula and provides a brilliant blend of attractions, taking in the coastal towns of Victor Harbor, Port Elliot and Goolwa. Take a cruise in the spectacular Coorong, jump aboard the Cockle Train, or watch whales as they come close to shore between May and October. Alternatively follow the Fleurieu Peninsula Arts Trail and pick up a unique souvenir from one of the many art and craft spots around the region. Overnight in McLaren Vale.
Our SA Expert’s Top Tip
“If you’re in the region on a weekend, be sure to pick up some great local goodies at one of the many country markets around the region. The Willunga Farmers Market is a Saturday morning favourite. For a casual pizza join the locals for dinner at Russell’s Pizza in Willunga (open Friday and Saturday nights). Fino, The Barn or the Victory Hotel are also popular dining options in McLaren Vale.”