The Fleurieu Peninsula offers an amenable climate all year round.
It is typically Mediterranean with cool winters May to August ranging from 10-18°C, and warm to hot dry summers November to March ranging from 24-35°C, great for enjoying our coast and water activities.
Summer is when the grapevines in our wine region leap into full colour, as do the flowers of the evergreen eucalypts in our National Parks. Temperatures can get quite hot, with temperatures often between 30-35°C.
Autumn brings great surf, mild calm days, and vintage time in our wine regions. The Fleurieu cools to an average of around 23°C, with long periods of blue skies.
Winter can be cool by South Australian standards, with sporadic rain and coastal breezes – perfect for enjoying a world-class red wine by an open fire in your bed and breakfast, hiking the Heysen Trail, or land-based whale watching.
Spring brings the return to life of our grasslands, with the rolling hills of the interior covered with a continuous green, with temperatures returning to a mild 22°C and plenty of sunshine.
To avoid skin burn, seek shade whenever possible, particularly between the hours of 11am and 3pm. When out in the sun, wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face, ears, and neck. Use a maximum protection, broad-based spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 50+, and drink plenty of water.