From surfing, sailing and scuba diving to art, culture and wine, the Fleurieu Peninsula is a South Australian playground. It serves up a tapestry of unique experiences and plenty of sunshine. Its long sandy beaches and sheltered coves are perfect for sunbathing and swimming, with amazing surf and fantastic whale watching also on offer. For foodies, the Fleurieu Peninsula is a paradise of fresh farm produce, local flavours and unique restaurants.
Famous for its world-class wine, the Fleurieu Peninsula produces some of the state’s best drops. Regions like McLaren Vale are dotted with fantastic vineyards, pouring fine wine and fabulous food to match. Perched on the shores of Encounter Bay, Victor Harbour is a resort town that’s been enchanting holidaymakers since the 1800s. Public golf courses boast stunning ocean views, and the area is home to a handful of historic towns to explore.
Just 45 minutes south of Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula is an easy day trip from the South Australian capital. The best way to explore the region is by car, though day tours from Adelaide are also popular. Some travel onwards to Kangaroo Island, catching the ferry from Cape Jervis.
Named after French explorer and hydrographer Charles Pierre Claret de Fleurieu, the peninsula was first discovered in the early 1800s. Today, it’s a stunning place to enjoy an outdoor adventure holiday, a family weekend away or romantic retreat.