So much to do
Visit the cellar doors, take a cruise and explore the mouth of the mighty Murray river or learn how to surf. During whale season (July to September each year) watch whales and their calves play in the ocean from the shores.
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 pool 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. 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
Between May and October, whale watchers flock to Fleurieu Peninsula to watch the giant southern right whales before they head back to Antarctica with their newborn calves.
Port Elliot, Middleton and Victor Harbor provide some excellent vantage points.
If you go to Victor Harbor, make sure you drop in to the South Australian Whale Centre. You can call the sightings information line to see where the whales are blowing.
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
Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.
There are plenty of events on in the Fleurieu Peninsula. Here are some ideas you might like.