Magical Fleurieu

20 must-see destinations to put on your bucket list

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Many people have been to the Fleurieu Peninsula, but haven't really 'seen' it. With hidden gems and magical experiences around every corner, there are so many reasons to pack your bags and come and explore! Check out our list of 20 must-see destinations and start planning your adventure.
 

1. Dive a Cave

Dive the eerie caves at Second Valley (if you’re brave enough!).

Cave at Second Valley - image credit: @dhdarts (IG)

2. enjoy the rush

Just after rain, watch the rushing water and take a moment to reflect at Ingalalla Falls or Hindmarsh Falls.

3. go to a spiritual place

Connect with nature on a tour of the Coorong and Murray Mouth with Canoe the Coorong.

Murray Mouth - image credit: Canoe the Coorong

4. explore the deep

Crack out your snorkelling gear and explore the amazing Port Noarlunga or Aldinga Reefs.

5. discover a secret

Find the ‘secret’ Blowhole Beach at Deep Creek Conservation Park.

Blowhole Creek leading to the beach, Deep Creek Conservation Park - image credit: South Australian Tourism Commission

6. encounter a giant

Marvel at the Southern Right Whales along the southern coastline of the Fleurieu Peninsula during winter. Check out some tips for a whale-watching expedition.

The Bluff, Victor Harbor - image credit: South Australian Tourism Commission

7. Journey through a natural wonder

See Australia’s largest collection of native eucalypts at the Currency Creek Eucalyptus Arboretum.

8. lose yourself

Wander the surrounds of the Myponga Reservoir (and try to imagine the various buildings of the former Lovely Valley buried deep within the water).

Myponga Reservoir - image credit: @volantus_australis (IG)

9. spot a legend

Brave the cold waters and go diving at Rapid Bay or further out to ex HMAS Hobart to seek out the elusive, some would say legendary, Leafy Sea Dragon.

10. hunt for a star

Search for sea creatures in the rock pools at Moana, Carrickalinga, Second Valley or the Aldinga reef.

Rock pools, Carrickalinga Beach - image credit: @freelikeadrone (IG)

11. take a stand

Take in the majestic coastline of Port Willunga with a SUP Down South tour.

12. dine below the surface

Host the most unforgettable dining experience of your life at Maxwell Wines’ underground limestone cave.

Limestone Cave, Maxwell Wines - image credit: Maxwell Wines

13. step back in time

Meander your way down the pretty streets and be inspired by old building techniques on the Willunga Slate Trail.

14. stroll through a Lagoon

Meander your way through the trees on the Hindmarsh River Lagoon Trail.

Hindmarsh River Lagoon Trail - image credit: @amyaimsaims (IG)

15. visit an icon

See the many colourful iconic shacks on the shores of Lake Alexandrina at Milang.

16. view from afar

Take in the view at a lookout – Crows Nest Road, Port Elliot or the HMAS Hobart Memorial between Lady Bay and Wirrina Cove.

Lady Bay - image credit: @callumjackson (IG)

17. see from a different angle

Step back in time on an exhilarating flight with Adelaide Biplanes.

18. visit the other remarkable rocks

Be amazed at the natural Sandstone arch formation at Sellicks Beach.

Natural stone arch, Sellicks Beach - image credit: @wanderingwilsons (IG)

19. ride a horse on the beach

Take going to the beach to a whole new level with High Country Trails at Normanville.

20. test your stamina

Walk, cycle or ride your horse on a section of the famous Kidman Trail, from Willunga to Echunga.

The Kidman Trail at Kuitpo Forest - image credit: @fameandspear (IG)

 

 

Dec 2019

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