01 Apr 2024

Welcome, adventurers, thrill-seekers, and explorers! If you're craving an escape from the ordinary, look no further than the Fleurieu Peninsula. With its breathtaking landscapes and pulse-pounding activities, this coastal wonderland is a playground for those who dare to seek thrills and embrace the unknown. From connecting with iconic tramway Clydesdales to wielding axes like a pro and paddling through the serene Coorong, this destination promises excitement at every turn.

Behind the Scenes - Iconic Tramway Clydesdales

Picture this: you, surrounded by the charming scenery of the Fleurieu Peninsula, with none other than the iconic Clydesdales of the Victor Harbor Horse Tram. Step behind the scenes for an exclusive peek into their world. Learn the ropes of harnessing and saddling these gentle giants, all while enjoying complimentary coffee and tea. It's a chance to connect with history, nature, and a few four-legged friends along the way.

Behind The Scenes Clydesdale Experience
Behind The Scenes Clydesdale Experience

Food, Wine & Art Adventures with Bike About

Embark on a seamless exploration of McLaren Vale's renowned wine region with the electric bike self-guided tour offered Bike About. Available from Wednesday to Sunday at 9 am, this adventure begins at Red Poles, where a complimentary breakfast awaits to fuel your journey. As you set off, you'll have the choice between two curated itineraries. 

The McLaren Vale Food, Wine, and Art Adventure beckons to wine aficionados and art enthusiasts alike, featuring visits to popular wineries alongside unique art stops such as the iconic D'Arenberg Cube and Hardy's. Alternatively, the McLaren Vale Food and Beverage Tour offers a diverse experience, taking you to McCarthy's Orchard and other hidden gems like the Vale Taphouse, Never Never Distilling, and Ginny Pig.

Both itineraries conclude at Red Poles at 4 pm, where you can unwind with a wine flight or a crafted cocktail. 

Southern Fleurieu Heritage Tour with The Backyard Universe

A captivating full-day chauffeured tour through the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula; the gateway to both Kangaroo Island and the McLaren Vale & Langhorne Creek wine districts. The Backyard Universe's local guides invite you to explore their remarkable 'backyard' and discover some secrets of the Fleurieu region. Explore historic ruins, tranquil scenery, wild landscapes, colonial mining techniques & history, back-road journeys, and the natural & human heritages that produced this picturesque region. 

Southern Fleurieu Heritage Trail, The Backyard Universe
Southern Fleurieu Heritage Trail, The Backyard Universe

 Chop It Axe Throwing and Escape Rooms

Fancy yourself a modern-day lumberjack? Head on over to Chop It for an axe-ceptional experience! Feel the adrenaline rush as you hurl axes towards your target with reckless abandon (well, maybe not too reckless). And if you're up for an extra challenge, dive into their immersive escape rooms – because nothing says "bonding with friends" like solving puzzles under pressure. Oh, and don't forget to refuel with some hearty grub from their menu. Chop It: where every throw is a thrill!

Chop It Axe Throwing and Escape Rooms
Chop It Axe Throwing and Escape Rooms

 Canoe the Coorong Winter Experience

Let's paddle our way to paradise, shall we? The Coorong beckons with its serene waters and abundant wildlife, offering a unique escape from the hustle and bustle. Glide through the winter wonderland, spotting pelicans, fur seals, and maybe even a playful dolphin or two. Take a break to explore the sandy shores of Coorong Beach, feeling like you've stepped straight into the pages of "Storm Boy." And when the chill sets in, warm up with homemade goodies and a steaming mug of hot chocolate. Ah, bliss! 

Canoe the Coorong
Canoe the Coorong

Self-Guided Tour of Willunga & McLaren Vale with SA Ebikes

Take your adventure to the serene McLaren Vale wine district with SAeBikes. Pedal your way through picturesque vineyards and rolling hills, stopping at cellar doors and world-acclaimed eateries along the way. Whether you cycle from your accommodation or opt for one of the conveniently placed hire bases, prepare to be wowed by this world-renowned wine region. This is a sensory experience like no other! 

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