best of the fleurieu
Fleurieu Peninsula's shining stars.
There are so many magnificent places to visit in the Fleurieu Peninsula – experience quality and award-winning service that will guarantee wonderful memories of your stay.
Posted: 29 November 2018
No trip to the Fleurieu Peninsula would be complete without stopping off in one of our famous wineries. After all, we have so many top-shelf drops, and the cellar door is the ideal place to try before you buy (not to mention the views!). Having recently won a spade of awards, the quirky d’arenberg cube is certainly a special stop. Don’t just go to one – make a day of it and hit up the Mitolo Tasting Room, Beresford Wines, Coriole Vineyards, Gemtree Wines, Hugh Hamilton Wines and Maxwell Wines – phew! Rest your feet and sit down for a mouth-watering meal at one of these wineries.
Mitolo Wines Tasting Room
If you’re feeling a bit lost, pop into the Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre or the McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre to help guide you during your stay – they provide a visitor experience that is second-to-none. Bring in your curiosity and questions and their helpful staff will be happy to assist.
At night, away from the city lights, the stars come out and shine as bright as diamonds. Hop on a star-gazing tour with The Backyard Universe – a clear night will leave you literally star struck!
Star gazing with The Backyard Universe
With so much to fit into one day (or even two), make the most of your trip and stay for a few nights. There is so much quality accommodation in the Fleurieu Peninsula it’s tough to list just a few. If you’re wining and dining in the McLaren Vale region, the multi award-winning Mulberry Lodge Country Retreat is your go-to, or for beach views stay in trendy Port Noarlunga at the Wine Coast Villas. Venture further south to the fun village-feel of Beach Huts Middleton, or to immerse yourself in nature, Muntiri Lodge Eco Retreat will leave you completely relaxed.
Mulberry Lodge Country Retreat
Locals certainly know where to go on a Saturday morning, and they won’t shy away from telling you – a visit to the Willunga Farmers Market is a must. There is much on offer, from pastries, bread, fruit and vegetables to meats, milk, cheeses, honey, spices, nuts and tea. Grab a coffee and a bite to eat (who can go past a breakfast roll) and wander around the market to collect supplies for a picnic.
Pack your blanket and make your way to one of the many beautiful picnic spots in the Fleurieu – such as Clarendon Riverbend Reserve, Myponga Reservoir, Ingalalla Falls or the Nangawooka Flora Reserve.
After a lazy lunch, head down to Victor Harbor and feast your eyes on the wonder of the Southern Right Whales at the South Australian Whale Centre. While you’re there, jump on a Victor Harbor Horse Tram and ride across to Granite Island and take yourself on a stunning walk around the island.
What a way to experience the beauty and charm of the unforgettable Fleurieu Peninsula. Don’t just read about it, book in your perfect holiday now!
We are proud to promote our Fleurieu Peninsula finalists and winners of the 2018 South Australian Tourism Awards, and wish them the best of luck at the Australian Tourism Awards in March 2019.