SA, Fleurieu Penninsula
With its stunning landscape of rolling hills, farmland, national parks and vineyards, fringed in the west by pristine sandy beaches and rugged coastlines, the Fleurieu Peninsula is the place which offers the perfect blend of indulgence, culture and outdoor adventure.
Just 45 minutes from Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula is a gateway for all kinds of year-round fun. Choose from world-class wineries, picturesque townships, wild surf beaches, national parks and untouched coastal scenery.
The region has something for everyone – whether you are looking for a romantic weekend escape, a fun-filled family holiday or chance to reconnect with nature, it’s all right here on the Fleurieu.
Wine lovers have four distinct wine regions to explore, including McLaren Vale which is celebrated for its contemporary wine styles and welcoming cellar doors. Nearby Langhorne Creek, Currency Creek and Southern Fleurieu all offer superb wine and intimate cellar door experiences.
The Fleurieu Peninsula is also making a name for itself as one of Australia’s most diverse and progressive food regions. Drop into one of the many farmers markets to sample our superb range of fresh fruit and vegetables, artisan cheese, game meats, yabbies and other products.
Visitors can choose from cafés, vineyard restaurants or charming country pubs – or just put together your own delicious picnic feast.
For a perfect coastal escape, visit Victor Harbor. South Australia’s premier seaside town offers spectacular scenery, a horse-drawn tram and the SteamRanger Heritage Railway. Just a short drive west is the historic port of Goolwa – gateway to both the Murray Mouth and the Coorong National Park, celebrated for its vast wetlands, abundant birdlife and rich Aboriginal cultural heritage
Ride along the Encounter Bikeway from Goolwa to Victor Harbor, sail on Lake Alexandrina or explore the ex-HMAS Hobart underwater dive site. Meander through Mount Compass and Strathalbyn following produce, antique and art trails. Laze on the pristine white sand of Normanville beach, camp among kangaroos at spectacular Deep Creek Conservation Park or hike part of the 1200 kilometre Heysen Trail. You might even come home with a few new fishing tales.
Accommodation is plentiful and varied. Head to a cosy bed and breakfast, stay in a golf course resort or boutique hotel or camp in one of the many national and conservation parks. You’ll be amazed by what the Fleurieu Peninsula has to offer.
Towns to Visit