The Fleurieu Peninsula is a spectacular, beautiful peninsular region in South Australia that’s famous for beautiful beaches, some of the best wine in Southern Australia, and whale watching. It is the perfect destination for a family holiday, an adventure filled getaway, or just a relaxing spot to enjoy sun and sand.
Here are some options to make the Fleurieu Peninsula enjoyable for everyone –
Surfing at Waitpinga
Extreme surf lovers are sure to enjoy the break at Waitpinga with average swells of 2-3metres, however rips create very hazardous conditions and the beach is unpatrolled. If surfing doesn’t interest you, there’s also fishing at Waitpinga. Catch some local salmon or mullet for the evening dinner.
Victor Harbor is a popular destination among whale watchers at this time of year . Whale watching can be enjoyed during June and September months. Visitors can watch Southern right whales as they migrate to and from their breeding grounds, check in at the Whale Centre for information on the latest sightings and explore their fascinating museum.
Catch the horse-drawn rail coach out to explore Granite Island. Wander around the island and, at sunset, watch the Fairy Penguins come ashore for the night. You will often see fur seals frolicking just off shore.
Explore wine country
The Fleurieu zone is famous for dry red wine containing three distinct geographical indicator regions; McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills and Langhorne Creek. Make sure you visit some of the many wineries, some of which date back to the 1800’s when the region became the first to produce South Australian wine. Enjoy wine tours and tastings as well as many fine restaurants serving delicious fresh local produce dishes.