(Kaurna name: Parawa)
107 kilometres from Adelaide
Cape Jervis is the departure point for the daily car and passenger ferry service to Kangaroo Island, where you can embark on a 45 minute journey across Backstairs Passage that reveals the rugged and spectacular coastline of this part of the Fleurieu Peninsula. This is a popular base for fishermen, with good boat, jetty and beach fishing, as well as various boating services available – even fresh fish for those without time or inclination to catch their own. There are also several local operators that provide fishing charters and boat cruises along the coast. Bushwalkers have nearby Deep Creek Conservation Park or they can walk from Cape Jervis to Victor Harbor, which is a section of South Australia's famed four-day Heysen Trail.
Near Cape Jervis, visit Fishery Beach, the site of the former Cape Jervis Whale Fishery, a State Heritage Site and place of archaeological significance. Interpretive signage can be found at the location, as well as a revegetation project that attracts Glossy Black cockatoos.
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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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