On Adelaide’s southern doorstep, the Fleurieu Peninsula offers a mellow Mediterranean ambiance. You’ll find dozens of white sand beaches, undulating vineyards and farmland, pretty coastal towns near the entrance to Australia’s longest river, and world renowned wetlands. There are plenty of opportunities to see kangaroos and local birdlife as well as dolphins, seals, pelicans, sea lions and whales.
How to get to there
McLaren Vale, in the north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, is just 40 kilometres (25 miles) south of Adelaide. Goolwa, at the mouth of the Murray River, is 83 kilometres (52 miles) south of Adelaide. You can also drive 108 kilometres (67 miles) south from Adelaide to Cape Jervis to catch the ferry to Kangaroo Island.
Set your own pace and explore the Fleurieu Peninsula on a self-drive holiday. See more of the region with a self-drive itinerary, located only 45 minutes away from Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula is a bounty of food, wine and adventure. Triangular in shape, two of the sides offer over 250 kilometres of stunning coast and beaches, while inland fertile soils produce an array of food and award-winning wines.
Make sure to check out the National Public Toilet Map when you’re planning your trip.
Our tip – most large petrol stations, shopping centres and Visitor Information Centres and libraries have accessible bathrooms.
The Fleurieu Peninsula is home to events such as the Queen stage of the Santos Tour Down Under, the Sea and Vines Festival, Fleurieu Film Festival and Willunga Almond Blossom Festival. With its lush hills and picture-postcard views, the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula scenery is the perfect backdrop for events. With food and wine events such as the McLaren Vale Sea and Vines Festival and Grape Stomping Fun Lunch, the Fleurieu Peninsula will satisfy your appetite for fun. Music is celebrated through events such as the Handpicked Festival and A Day on the Green at Leconfield Winery. See here for a list of Major Events throughout the year.