Fun on your doorstep
With everything from whale watching to wine tasting, beautiful beaches to biplane acrobatics, the Fleurieu Peninsula is Adelaide’s playground - the place where you can go at the drop of a hat and have a ball.
Find the magic, and fun on your doorstep, on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Visit the Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism website for more local information.
The Fleurieu Peninsula has a real beach culture. Surfers jog down to the water each morning with boards under their arm. Families lay on the sand, eating fish and chips. You’ll enjoy the sun, food and wine in this little slice of heaven.
The Fleurieu Peninsula’s green hills are bounded by clifftops, beaches, coves and the winding Murray River. The river pans out and forms a beautiful, calm expanse of water at Goolwa.
Sit on the wharf and see boats cruise under the Hindmarsh Bridge. Sail up to the Coorong and see pelicans tilt their heads to the side, watching as you pass their nests.
Get close to kangaroos in the conservation parks. Watch little penguins come ashore at Granite Island. Feel the sand between your toes and hunt for cockles. Take a charter trip and hook a fish. Cycle along the coast or stop by the wineries and find that special drop.
The Fleurieu Peninsula is a hive of activity in summer. You will love the laid-back lifestyle. There’s a different atmosphere in winter. See wild, thundering seas and whales slapping their tails in the water. Warm up beside a cellar door’s crackling fireplace. Talk to the winemaker as you try their wines.
The Fleurieu Peninsula is a great place. Come and share it with us.
Spot a whale
It’s beautiful to see these creatures slapping their tails and playing in the waters off Port Elliot, Middleton and Victor Harbor. They travel through on their way back to Antarctica in late winter and early spring.
The South Australian Whale Centre at Victor Harbor has a sightings information line and a wealth of information about whales and whale watching.
If you're whale watching and want to take a great photot - here's a tip. Count how many blows the whale takes before it dives away as they repeat the same number every time. The last blow in the sequence is often the best to photograph, as they lift themselves higher out of the water.
Self drive and experience more
The Fleurieu Peninsula is featured in several self-drive itineraries, and given it's close proximity to Adelaide, it's a breeze to explore.
If you're short on time, the Best of Adelaide and surrounds itinerary highlights must-see attractions in the city and Fleurieu Peninsula in just three days.
You could also try the Nature, Sea and Vines Trail across four days or the Great South Australian Wine and Food drive, which features McLaren Vale as well as the Barossa and Clare Valley.
Eat Local SA
Eat Local SA
Want to eat like a local on the Fleurieu Peninsula? Its rich soil is the secret behind some of South Australia’s finest dairy produce, olives and wines. Eat Local is an easy way to eat and buy authentic South Australian food. Look for the Eat Local signs or visit Eat Local SA.
The Fleurieu Peninsula is a region where you can stroll through fresh food markets, surf amazing breaks, laze on a sandy beach, discover exciting artworks and sip world-class wines, all within an hour’s drive from Adelaide. Plan your holiday with the Fleurieu Peninsula Visitor Guide.
Download a Fleurieu Peninsula map to help find your way around when you visit. See the mid-coast from Port Noarlunga to Aldinga for swimming, south coast from Goolwa to Parsons Beach for surfing and McLaren Vale for wine.
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Things to do
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