Coriole, McLaren Vale
Coriole, McLaren Vale


Travelling to Adelaide and want to explore a little further? Find essential travel information to make the most out of your trip when travelling through the Fleurieu Peninsula.

The Fleurieu Peninsula is an approximately 45-minute drive south of Adelaide, South Australia’s capital city. From McLaren Vale southwards, you can expect golden windscreen views of vineyards, hills, and oceans. On the Southern coastal towns of Victor Harbor, Port Elliot, and Goolwa.

Find out more about how to travel from Adelaide, public transport options, where to charge your electric vehicle, Visitor Information Centres, and how to access regional areas of South Australia including Kangaroo Island, which can be accessed by the ferries from the Fleurieu.

Getting here and around



From Adelaide, travel South along the Southern Expressway. Travel time will be from 45 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes, depending on your end location. Driving from Melbourne? Explore the Southern Ocean Touring Route, a scenic drive that takes you on a journey through kilometres of picture-perfect coast through to lush rolling wine country on your way to Adelaide. 

There are hire cars available in the region – contact local Visitor Information Centres for details. Alternatively, pick up a hire car from Adelaide Airport or surrounds. 

2WD is suitable for travelling throughout most of the Fleurieu. You can reach all major Fleurieu Peninsula towns by sealed road, but you may encounter dirt roads in rural areas – or if you choose to take the scenic route. Several beaches allow vehicle access, such as Moana, Silver Sands, Sellicks, and Aldinga. For the Coorong National Park and Goolwa Beach, you will need a 4WD. Some sections of Deep Creek National Park are also restricted to 4WD access.



There are recharging stations located throughout the region including Goolwa Visitor Information Centre, Port Elliot RSL Club, McCracken Country Club, Barker Reserve Victor Harbor, Breakfree Wirrina Cove, Normanville Town Centre, Yankalilla Council Chambers, Myponga Hall, Maxwell WinesFox Creek WinesMcLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre, and McLaren Vale Motel and Apartments.

For a comprehensive map, please visit the Electric Vehicle Council Map.



Adelaide Airport is the closest domestic and international airport and is easily accessible from all Australian airports by all major domestic airlines. Access to the Fleurieu Peninsula is an easy drive along the main roads and expressway from the airport. Timing will vary from 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes to travel across the region. 

The Fleurieu Peninsula has regional airstrips in Aldinga and Goolwa, which are used by private and charter aircraft.



There are metropolitan public train services operating between Adelaide and Seaford. The train line includes stops at Christies Downs, Noarlunga, Seaford Meadows, and Seaford.



Several bus and coach operators run services from Adelaide to towns on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

South Australia's public transport system, Adelaide Metro, also operates bus services from Adelaide to the Fleurieu Peninsula, including routes and connections to McLaren Vale, Seaford, Willunga, Aldinga and Strathalbyn.

There is a daily bus service from Adelaide to Goolwa that passes through several towns, including Victor Harbor, along the way. Visit LinkSA for more information.

And for those taking the Kangaroo Island ferry, there are morning and afternoon coach connections between Adelaide and Cape Jervis. For timetables, visit SeaLink.



Inspired by the Santos Tour Down Under and looking to challenge yourself, or looking to soak up a leisurely ride with the family, the Fleurieu has something for all levels. There are several trails and paths to cycle through the region. You can hire a ebike or also join a bike tour through the Fleurieu.



Taxis operate throughout the Fleurieu Peninsula. Visit Des’s Peninsula Taxis to learn more and book.

Uber only operates between certain locations, including McLaren Vale, Port Noarlunga, and surrounding suburbs. You can travel to and from Adelaide Airport with both services. 



Enjoy a customised experience with one of Adelaide's many private tour guides, chauffeurs, or other transport options. Take the stress out of travel and indulge in the personalised service and learn from the extensive knowledge of locals.



  • Drive on the left in Australia 
  • There are many dirt, gravel, and unsealed roads so please drive to the conditions.
  • Extra precaution should be taken when driving in these conditions and the appropriate insurance should be purchased
  • Check with your car hire company to make sure you can take your hire car on dirt roads
  • You should avoid driving between dusk and dawn, and in poor weather when outside city areas. Kangaroos, emus, and koalas are known to wander into traffic unexpectedly, particularly in low light



4G mobile phone coverage is available across the entire Fleurieu Peninsula townships and region. However, some remote areas such as National Parks may have limited coverage. 



There are several townships that are RV Friendly towns Visit the Campervan & Motorhome Club of Australia website for a full list of dump points in the Fleurieu Peninsula.



There are public and private transport options available to support visitors with a disability traveling throughout the Fleurieu Peninsula. Visit SA.GOV.AU to learn more about accessible parking, support available on public transport, and purpose-built access taxis.

Find out more about disability parking, taxi services and public transport, vision-impaired travel, concessions, and more on the Department of the Premier and Cabinet website.


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