if there is a sport on or in the water, you're bound to find it on the fleurieu
There is more to do on the Fleurieu Peninsula than you think. From skydiving, paintball, 4WD'ing and quadbikes to jetskiing, surfing and fishing, there is something for everyone.
Below are just some of the adventure activities to do in the Fleurieu:
Surfing, sailing, kite-surfing, jet-skiing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, wind-surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving – if there is a sport on or in the water, you're bound to find it in a region surrounded by the ocean and criss- crossed by waterways.
Canoeing, Southern Fleurieu
IN THE AIR
Scenic joy flights to extreme aerobatics provide the ultimate buzz from the cockpit of an historic plane. Or feel the rush of wind on your face in a microlight aircraft – similar to a motorised hang glider. Why not take a scenic flight over the Fleurieu Peninsula from the seat of a helicopter. Or watch the world wake up from a hot air balloon's wicker basket, gliding quietly over the rolling hills around Strathalbyn.
Ride along the pristine coastline and follow the Encounter Bikeway which links the heritage towns of Goolwa, Port Elliot and Middleton with Victor Harbor. The total disctance is 31 kms but you can choose the ride shorter distances between towns.
The Coast to Vines Rail Trail is another spectacular bike track that winds along the historic former railway corridor between Marino Rocks and Willunga. Take in the spectacular vineyard vistas as you travel through the renowned McLaren Vale wine region along the way.
CRUISING AND SAILING
Take a guided boat cruise of the wild internationally recognised waters of the Coorong National Park or sail the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula coastline aboard a luxury ketch. If you're up for adventure, explore inaccessible areas of the coastline in an inflatable boat and, if you're lucky, beautiful seabirds, dolphins, seals and whales may all come out to play.
Declare war on your mates and pelt them with paintballs in a bushland setting.
Paintball Sports, Kuitpo
The Fleurieu Peninsula is an angler's paradise, offering beach, riverbank and estuary fishing from rocks, jetties and sand. With so many great fishing spots to choose from, you should come home with a tale or two about the fish you caught, rather than a story about the one that got away.
If you own a boat there are a number of towns that offer launching facilities or for beginners, let one of the many fishing charter companies show you some of the best spots to drop a line.
For more options and information about how to hire equipment, contact one of the five Visitor Information Centres in the Fleurieu Peninsula.