The Fleurieu Peninsula offers a bounty of things to do. Wonderful beaches, stunning scenery, wineries, wildlife and so much more, all only 40 mins from Adelaide.
Enjoy waking to the sounds of kookaburras, magpies and blue-capped wrens. Be busy or completely relaxed, reading, bird-watching, chatting with your friends and family or just daydreaming. Go to sleep hearing the waves of the sea.
Snorkel or scuba dive on the Aldinga Reef Aquatic Reserve where there is an underwater trail amongst rock pinnacles or wander through rock pools looking for little creatures.
Spot a kangaroo in the Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park. Walk along the trails to see this unique area of native vegetation. Quondong, Grevillea, Correa, Pink Gum, Xanthoria and Casuarina are some of the native plants. In winter native lilies and orchids can be seen.
Laze on the pure sands of Silver Sands Beach. Bring a picnic or grab some fish and chips from a local café, enjoy them on the beach while watching the sun disappear over the horizon.
Bring your boat and catch some fish. Or stand on the shore casting into the sea for your dinner.
Dine at local cafes and restaurants or shop at the local supermarkets and specialty stores to create your own gourmet meal.
See the ruins in the sea of the Star of Greece, wrecked at Port Willunga in 1888 and visit the cemetery that contains a mass grave for the crews of the Star of Greece.
Bring your bicycles and cycle the back roads or bike trails. Stop at a restaurant or winery along the way.
‘Meet the grower and taste the region’ at the Willunga Farmers Market held every Saturday in Willunga Town Square – rain, hail or shine. ‘With more than 55 stalls selling fresh primary produce from regional farms and Fleurieu Peninsula products, shoppers experience a diverse variety, showcasing all that is fresh and seasonal.’
Meander along the roads of McLaren Vale taking in art galleries, wineries and restaurants.
Take a day trip to Victor Harbor or Goolwa for a trip on a paddle steamer or steam train.
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