Fleurieu Peninsula - South Australia
Sunset at Port Elliot Horseshoe Bay.

Fleurieu Peninsula

South Australia

The Fleurieu Peninsula is an adventure playground famous for its coastal thrills, secluded beaches, adventurous tours and unspoilt wildlife.

The Fleurieu Peninsula (pronounced: floo-ree-oh) is located an hour's drive south of Adelaide. The Fleurieu Peninsula stretches down the coast to Cape Jervis, across the southern Mount Lofty Ranges and around part of Lake Alexandrina.

The Fleurieu Peninsula is a weekend playground famous for world class vineyards, small batch spirits, undulating olive groves & almond plantations, pretty coastal towns, secluded white sand beaches, world renowned wetlands, wildlife, natural vegetation, fertile farming lands, rugged limestone coastal cliffs, reefs, shipwrecks, urban coastal fringes and the entrance to the Murray (Australia's longest river).

The Fleurieu Peninsula is alive all year round with vibrant creative festivals & events, antique furniture and artworks. It's also a favourite with adventure seekers and nature lovers. Explore a range of year round holiday activities that include whale watching, fishing, beautiful beaches, high-energy surf, scubadiving, snorkelling, sailing, swimming, stunning clifftop walks and a fully operational steam train.

Just a few of the fun options on the Fleurieu Peninsula are the surf beaches of Middleton, the Paddle Steamer Oscar W at the Goolwa Wharf and the Cockle Train to Victor Harbor. You can also enjoy hiking the Heysen Trail, a 1,200km trail passing through some of South Australia's most diverse and breathtaking landscapes. Explore coastal areas, native bushland, rugged gorges, pine forests and historic towns.

Visit the Fleurieu Peninsula's dramatic coastal bluffs and enjoy the sensational views. The Fleurieu Peninsula is a great place to cycle, with a 24km Encounter Bikeway which follows a scenic stretch of coast between Victor Harbor and Goolwa. In winter, Southern Right whales can be viewed from Goolwa to Victor Harbour.

The Fleurieu Peninsula's heritage goes back many thousands of years to the people of the Kaurna, Peramangk and Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal groups.

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