28 kilometres from Adelaide
If you’re looking for a scenic drive to the Fleurieu Peninsula, the charming village of Clarendon is a perfect place to begin. Nestled in a leafy gully alongside the majestic Onkaparinga River, and the McLaren Vale wine region, this historic town is steeped in colonial architecture and has the atmosphere of a traditional English village.
Follow the heritage trail to take in meticulously maintained 1800s buildings, including the original school, Oddfellows Hall, police station, courthouse, and general store.
Clarendon is home to some unique businesses – so take the time to peruse the local gallery, museum, and impressive Emprades Vintage and Design.
While the Fleurieu Peninsula boasts a whole host of iconic bakeries, Clarendon Bakery is certainly one of the best! Pastry lovers should make a beeline to this popular eatery, with plenty of pretty picnic spots close by – including Kuipto Forest with an range of walking and cycling trails, Clarendon Bicentennial Park and the Riverbend Park – to sit and enjoy your goodies in peace.
Nearby cellar doors such as Watkins Wine provide one of the best views overlooking rolling hills to the ocean, or for the adventure seekers check out Southern Adventure Hub to test out your nerves at height.