48 hours on the fleurieu
Posted: 11th July 2017 / Prepared by: Dylan Beach
It is this time of the year that a lot of us are thinking that it’s a great time for a little weekend escape. If you’re flying in from another state, or just escaping Adelaide for the weekend, then the Fleurieu Peninsula is for you. To help you plan a little weekend getaway we compiled some of our favourite things you can do that are only 1 hour 30 minute drive out of Adelaide.
If it is a romantic getaway amongst the vineyards is on the cards, a bed and breakfast is the way to go. Mulberry Lodge located at Willunga is a great spot to stay. Located almost in the middle of the Fleurieu Peninsula and only 45 minutes out of Adelaide the gorgeous B& B provides guests with hospitality, stunning rural vistas, and yet easy access to over 70 cellar doors, restaurants and some of South Australia’s finest beaches.
If your looking for a coastal getaway try Jimmy Smith’s Dairy, located at Port Elliot. This stunningly restored luxury accommodation is only minutes from the pristine beaches of the South Fleurieu and is the perfect place to sit back and relax with a few friends.
Family friendly accommodation with the pets are easily found as well. With properties situated throughout the Fleurieu Peninsula, PetLet provides you with accommodation that you can bring your fury family member along with you.
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Hike your way through the Fleurieu’s natural beauty
Pop on your hiking boots and pack your daypack to explore one of our region’s stunning National Parks. The Heysen Trail winds it’s way along the Southern Coast of the Fleurieu into the Deep Creek and Waitpinga State Parks, and is only one of the incredible walking trails within the Fleurieu that will allow you to explore off the beaten track, and into to some amazing scenery.
For fit and experienced trail walkers try the trail from Trig Picnic Area or from the Tapanappa Lookout at the Deep Creek Conservation Park. Walkers can choose from shorter distances or the full 12km circuit.
For a casual outing enjoy a short walk to the lookout to see the waterfalls at Hindmarsh Falls, as water cascades over numerous pools. The lower car park is adjacent to a picnic area, so make sure you pack a few snacks. The Falls can be accessed at the end of Waterfall Road, Hindmarsh Valley (off of Hindmarsh Tiers Road).
For a list of walking trails within the Fleurieu’s Peninsula check out http://www.walkingsa.org.au/walk/find-a-place-to-walk/
Ride On One Of Australia's Oldest Trains
The Heritage Cockle Train travels along the oldest steel railed railway in Australia dating back to 1887 when it was constructed to provide a link between the River Murray and the ocean wharfs at Pt Elliot and later at Victor Harbor. These days it runs on the weekends and is a great activity for the whole family.
Go For A Surf
The Fleurieu Pensinsula hosts some of the most consistant surf within South Australia and has locations sutable for a beginner up to the advance surfer. Both Surf and Sun and South Coast Surf Acadamy hire equipment and do lessons throughout the year, so there is no excuses not to get in the water.
Surf and Sun
Ph: 1800 786 386
South Coast Surf Academy
Ph: 0414 341 545
Enjoy Our Region's Famous Food and Wine Options
We are extremely lucky to have some of Australia’s best wineries and incredible regional restaurants and markets scattered throughout the region. McLaren Vale is one of our most celebrated wine regions and hosts over 80 cellar doors and resturants. Lanhgorne Creek, one of our secrets within South Australia. Located only 30 minutes from Victor Harbor and McLaren Vale, it’s a little drive from where you are staying. The small wine region hosts a number of stunning cellar doors are open over the weekend.
Whilst we’re telling our local secrets, we have to let you know about Russell’s Pizza at Willunga. It’s the perfect spot to rug up and edge close to the fire and dine on wood oven pizzas, fresh salads, homemade bread and seasonal desserts that Russell’s Pizza at Willunga is famous for. Russell’s is a BYO-friendly place so it’s quite acceptable to bring your own delicious bottle of wine from one of the cellar doors you visited. Russell’s is only open on Friday and Saturday’s be sure to book in advance.
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For more information or any ideas of what to do on a weekend getaway check out our website www.fleurieupeninsula.com.au
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Contact us for information & bookings
Five Visitor Information Centres are spread across the Fleurieu Peninsula. Each has a dedicated team of locals and resources to support you during your stay.
For assistance in booking your trip, planning details for your visit, or to see what is happening in the region during your stay, the Visitor Information Centres are there to service you, the customer.
Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism Regional Office
6 George Main Road, Victor Harbor SA 5211 (appointments only)
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