This all-season region alternates summer coastal leisure and pleasure with nature’s wintery wildness and heart-warming boutique wine experiences. Whether you beach yourself by blue, blue seas, feast yourself on never-fresher seafood or park yourself by a campfire in the bush, the Fleurieu Peninsula awaits with open arms, all year round.
Visit the Coorong
Take a cruise to see thousands of native birds in their natural habitat. The Coorong is also rich in the Aboriginal history of the region.
Marvel at the Little Penguins as they make their nightly journey back to their nests.
Horse drawn tram
Victor Harbor’s double-decker horse drawn tram that travels between the town and Granite Island is the only one of its kind in Australia.
A whale of a time
Between June and September, find a vantage point overlooking Encounter Bay and keep an eye out for the Southern Right whales as they make their annual trip along the coast.
There are more than 75 wineries on the Peninsula that includes the fabled McLaren Vale wine-growing area and historic Langhorne Creek, now ranked as the third largest grape producing area in South Australia.
Take a walk, long or short, along the famous Heysen Trail in Deep Creek or near Victor Harbor.
There are a phenomenal 22 national parks on the Fleurieu Peninsula, excellent for walking, bird watching or simply smelling the wildflowers.
Ride a riverboat
Goolwa is an important part of the history of the riverboats along the Murray. A more recent attraction is the new microbrewery on the old wharf.
Deep Creek Conservation Park
Near Cape Jervis, this park is a fascinating collection of walking trails, waterfalls and wildlife, including grey kangaroos, blue wrens, yellow-tailed black cockatoos, wedge-tailed eagles and scarlet robins.
Rapid Bay, just north of Cape Jervis, is a great place to go for a lazy walk along the beach, or to throw in a line to catch squid, tommy ruff, yellowtail kingfish, red mullet, sea mullet, whiting, barracouta, salmon and garfish.