20 must-see destinations to put on your bucket list
Posted: Oct 2019. Header image: @tony_ladontour (IG)
Many people have been to the Fleurieu Peninsula, but have not really 'seen' it. With so many extraordinary locations and things to do, there's really no excuse not to go exploring, wake up somewhere new, or stumble upon a little piece of heaven.
It's time to escape the city, put down your devices, and appreciate a magical experience.
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)
Contacts 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.
They can provide you with assistance in booking your trip, planning details for your visit, or give advice on what is happening in the region during your stay.