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Fleurieu Peninsula

Sip world-class wines, hike through ancient forests, surf, swim and, in winter, spot Southern Right whales – you’re sure to have fun on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

With its stunning landscape of rolling hills, farmland, national parks and vineyards, fringed on two sides 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 the 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 region is home to a range of craft beer, gin, whisky and spirit makers – you’ll find them readily available at cellar doors, restaurants and pubs.

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 a superb range of fresh fruit and vegetables, artisan cheeses, venison, smoked meats, seafood, sourdough breads and other sensational regional produce.

Eating out is another delight. Visitors can choose from a wide array of 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 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 or head to Deep Creek Conservation Park for panoramic coastal views across natural landscapes. Its scenery and abundant wildlife make it a popular destination. The walks are graded from easy or moderate through to hard and include some of the most spectacular parts of the Heysen Trail. There is so much to explore you may wish to stay a few nights. Southern Ocean Retreats offers a range of accommodation options at various locations in Deep Creek Conservation Park, and provide an ideal base from which to explore the Park’s many attractions.

Accommodation is plentiful and varied. Check into a cosy bed and breakfast, stay in a golf course resort or boutique hotel or camp out in one of the many national and conservation parks. You’ll be amazed by what the Fleurieu Peninsula has to offer.

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Found 399 Trails
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Weirs Cove Hike – Flinders Chase National Park

Walking
1.41km

Experience the park’s maritime heritage and the challenges faced to deliver supplies to this remote location. Access: this trail starts at the Cape du Couedic day visitor area, or at Weirs Cove. The park’s coastal scenery includes Admirals Arch, a beautiful natural rock arch shaped by the powerful Southern Ocean, and the sculptured granite boulders […]

Walking 21 Minutes Intermediate

The Barossa Trail – Barossa Valley

Walking  |  Cycling
40km

The Barossa Trail is a high quality sealed 40 km cycling and walking path between the Northern and Southern Barossa, linking Gawler and the Stuart O’Grady Way. The trail explores the natural beauty along the North Para River and the agricultural landscapes between the Barossa Ranges and the Adelaide Plains. Extending from Angaston to Gawler […]

Walking 2 Days Easy
Cycling 1 Day Easy

Stuart O’Grady Bikeway

Cycling
23.0km

The Stuart O’Grady Bikeway is a shared use trail that runs parallel to the Northern Expressway, officially named the Fatchen Northern Expressway. The trail is primarily focused on cycling, but is just as suited to walking. The majority of the trail is flat with a gentle climb as you head into Gawler. The path is wide […]

Cycling 3.33 Hours Very Easy

Yangie Island Hike – Coffin Bay National Park

Walking
5.0km

Via Yangie Lookout. On this trail you’ll have a close-up view of Yangie Island from the adjoining beach. The trail starts from the Yangie Bay camping area Known for its remote coastal scenery, the bays and coastline around the Coffin Bay National Park are ideal for boating, fishing, sailing, scuba diving and windsurfing. You can […]

Walking 1.45 Hours Intermediate

Crafers Bikeway

Cycling
8.8km

The Crafers Bikeway starts in Glen Osmond alongside the Tollgate at the bottom of the Freeway. The Bikeway is a fully bituminised path running parallel and safe distance away from the Freeway. The path follows the curvature of the gully as well as a small creek on the northern side that rarely flows but often features […]

Cycling 1.5 Hours
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