33 kilometres from Adelaide
An old port township at the mouth of Onkaparinga River, Port Noarlunga is now a popular family holiday destination a convenient 33 kilometres south of Adelaide. These days it's fishermen of all ages rather than coastal schooners that take advantage of its jetty – it's now a popular fishing spot along with the southern beach at the mouth of the Onkaparinga River.
Low tides expose a nearby conservation-listed reef that provides a unique natural marine reserve that's perfect for safe aquatic exploration, while more intrepid walkers will head for the river estuary and Onkaparinga River National Park.
The village itself provides great coffees and interesting shopping, along with a hint of what the old port would have looked like more than a century ago. While exploring the coastal village call into The Arts Centre for an insight into local visual arts. If travelling with the kids you can't miss the Jubilee adventure playground – it's the ultimate boredom buster, and also a great spot for a family picnic.
As well as being home to the 1.6km long Port Noarlunga reef and aquatic reserve, the town of Port Noarlunga has a number of state-heritage listed buildings, including Sauerbier House, which houses an art gallery and hosts local pop up events.
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