Wedged between the lush slopes of the Mount Lofty Ranges and the sparkling Gulf St Vincent, the Fleurieu Peninsula is one of South Australia’s most beautiful regions.
Stroll, swim or just relax at beautiful Port Noarlunga.
Start the day with a classic brekkie at de Rose Kitchen (derosekitchen.com) in Willunga. For lunch, it’s on to sublime dishes and million-dollar views at Port Willunga’s Star of Greece (starofgreece.com.au). The 8000-bottle cellar and refined menu at the hilltop Victory Hotel (victoryhotel.com.au) is another must-visit. And, if you make it down Goolwa way, you’ll find fresh fish – including mullet, mulloway and whiting – caught just minutes away from where it’s served at the beachside Coorong Cafe (0404 801 969).
Take to the waters and snorkel Port Noarlunga Reef, which shelters hundreds of species of marine life. A bit further south, sheer cliffs protect hidden beaches at Second Valley and Rapid Bay (visitfleurieucoast.com.au), while the flat sand at family-friendly Aldinga (southaustralia.com) is perfect for a spot of cricket. When you need a break from the beach, hit the cellar doors: visit one of Australia’s original winemaking families at Leconfield & Richard Hamilton Wines (leconfieldwines.com) or Doc Adams Wines’ (docadamswines.com.au) intimate new location in Lonsdale.
After all that fun in the sun, you’ll be needing to rest up and recharge, ready for the next day’s adventures. Set back from the foreshore, Aldinga Beach Holiday Park (aldingaholiday.com.au) offers easy access to both the beach and bush for the ultimate throwback Aussie summer-holiday vibe. Otherwise, aim further inland so you can ditch the car and find plenty of restaurants and wineries within easy walking distance.
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Head out on the Port Lincoln & Coffin Bay Highlights tour and you’ll spend two days exploring the Eyre Peninsula’s beautiful national parks and beaches while also indulging in local seafood, including oysters plucked fresh from the waters of Coffin Bay.
Nature-lover? Opt for the three-night Wildlife & Ocean Encounter. You’ll journey through some of SA’s most incredible coastal and inland environments to spot iconic native animals and birdlife, plus get to hop in the water with energetic sea lions and dolphins in Baird Bay.
At the other end of the state, Kangaroo Island is famous for its coastal scenery, rugged beauty and abundant wildlife. The six-day fully escorted Kangaroo Island Discovery tour is the perfect way to take it all in. Breathe the pure island air and admire the island’s unique flora and fauna as you explore historic lighthouses and maritime museums, plus travel to locations such as Admirals Arch, Remarkable Rocks, American River and the North Cape.