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What to do on the Fleurieu Peninsula

Port Willunga Jetty Pylons

The Fleurieu Peninsula is Adelaide’s playground, famous for white-sand beaches, beautiful vineyards and farmlands, pretty coastal towns and a world-renowned wetland. Visitors can easily spot kangaroos, pelicans, sea lions, dolphins, seals, and many species of local birdlife. It is a wonderful way to spend exploring what South Australia has to offer, but there’s a few must visits to see and do.

Fleurieu Peninsula

Visit McLaren Vale for a Wine Tasting

The Fleurieu Peninsula is famous for its bold red, particularly Shiraz. McLaren Vale is a region with many world top wineries, cellar doors, and vineyards. The place is a heaven for wine lovers presenting opportunities to enjoy old-school bluestone wineries all the way through to contemporary dining. Visiting with the Bums on Seats team will give you the chance to sample wine, almonds and olives, all grown and produced in the region.

Spend Your Day at the Beach

Do you know that the Fleurieu Peninsula beaches are among the world top seaside destinations? Your trip to this South Australian region would never be complete without visiting these beaches. Southport Beach, Blowhole Beach, Second Valley, Port Willunga, Sellicks Beach, and Port Elliot are all worth visiting. You can see secluded coves, seaside caves, abundant aquatic life, and surf there. Find out why Port Willunga is the Fleurieu Peninsula’s most photographed beach.

Port Willunga Jetty Pylons

Port Willunga Jetty Pylons

Bushwalking

Bushwalking is another fun activity to do in Fleurieu Peninsula because the region is rich with conservation parks, river estuaries, rolling hills, eucalypt forest, and dense scrubland. The charm of the Deep Creek Conservation Park attracts tourists from different parts of the world. The white cliffs behind the crystal clear blue waters of the coast take your imagination beyond the world of reality.

Watch Whales and Play Golf at Victor Harbour

Driving through the Fleurieu Peninsula will take you to Victor Harbour, famous for its jaw-dropping golf course and whale-watching point. You can also watch whales on Basham Beach. This is one trip where you don’t want to forget to bring a camera with a good zoom – you’re sure to get some great shots. If you are in good luck, you can see Granite and Wright Islands on clear days. However, spending your day soaking in the sun and blue waters of the Southern Ocean is always a new experience for the visitors as is the horse drawn tram over to Granite Island.

victor harbor tram

Victor Harbor Tram to Granite Island. Ian W. Fieggen

Stock Up on Plenty of Fresh Fruit and Veg

The farmers market is another destination that makes the Fleurieu Peninsula worth visiting, with plenty to buy including flowers, coffee, brisket toasties, as well as plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.

How to Visit The Fleurieu Peninsula?

Bums on Seats Tours can take you to the Fleurieu Peninsula two ways – joining our guided Ultimate South Australia tour or on a personal tour.

The Ultimate South Australia tour will take you through:

  • Hahndorf
  • Goolwa
  • Victor Harbor
  • McLaren Vale

Our personal tours can follow your own itinerary or we can put one together for you, allowing you to see as much, or as little as you like.

To book your Fleurieu Peninsula adventure, jump online and book your tour.