Magical Fleurieu

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

FLEURIEU PENINSULA VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES