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    Pocket Guide: Limestone Coast - Fleurieu Peninsula

    The Fleurieu Peninsula is often called "Adelaide’s playground", and it’s waiting for you to come and play! A wine region with mouth-watering Shiraz and over 75 cellar doors, it’s perfect for a good time. It also has natural beauty and wonderful wildlife, from rolling hills to rugged beaches, penguins to kangaroos. Ocean and adventure activities like surfing and skydiving are awesome if you’re looking for some excitement, but you’ll have no shortage of opportunities to relax, too. Book your Fleurieu Peninsula hotel with us and experience the delights of spots like McLaren Vale, Goolwa and Hindmarsh Valley.


    The Fleurieu Peninsula is 45 minutes south of SA’s capital city Adelaide. It’s the traditional home of the Kaurna, Peramangk and Ngarrindjeri people. In 1802, Matthew Flinders and French explorer Nicholas Baudin mapped the region and named it after the explorer Charles Pierre Claret, comte de Fleurieu. In 1836, Colonel William Light landed in Rapid Bay and decided Adelaide’s plains were the best spot for a South Australian settlement.

    Things to do

    With so many wineries, you could spend your holiday on the Fleurieu Peninsula happily hopping from one wine-tasting to another. Some wineries are in beautiful old buildings, some come with lake views and some also have gourmet restaurants or live music.

    There are over 250 km of beaches. Middleton Beach is one for the surfers, while Waitpinga beach is a great spot to admire the headland and even do some fishing. To have a whale of a time, do some whale-watching at Encounter Bay during May to October, where you can perch on the coastal cliffs to catch a glimpse of these marvelous mammals.

    Love wildlife? Visit 4500 hectare Deep Hill Conservation Park, to embark on a hiking trek and spot kangaroos and echidnas. Coorong National Park has long stretches of beach and salty lagoons and a wide variety of birdlife. Visit Granite Island, connected to Victor Harbor by causeway. It has a colony of about 150 little penguins, and you can watch them wander onto the beach at dusk after a day of fishing and make their way to their burrows.

    And if you feel like getting your heart rate up, try out some adventure activities: skydive, jet ski, take a scenic helicopter flight, kayak the caves of Rapid Bay or abseil down a beachfront cliff.

    Shopping and dining

    Classy restaurants show off the best of the Fleurieu Peninsula’s local produce, sometimes in wonderful locations like right by the seaside or in a winery with vineyard views. You can also snack on fresh seafood or wood-fired pizzas. Towns like McLaren Vale and Goolwa have boutique shopping that includes fashion, antiques and gifts.

    Getting here

    Book a flight to Adelaide with us to go with your Fleurieu Peninsula accommodation. There are hire car companies around or you can catch a train or coach to the Peninsula. It’s only a 45-minute drive from Adelaide to McLaren Vale, so you don’t have to go far to get to this exciting wine and leisure destination. Image of Victor Harbour, Fleurieu Peninsula, SA. Courtesy of South Australian Tourism Commission.

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    Limestone Coast - Fleurieu Peninsula Hotels
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    Hotels in Victor Harbor

    Mccracken Country Club - McCracken Hotels

    Mccracken Country Club

    Mccracken Drive, McCracken - Map
    "A lovely retreat"
    My mother and I had a funeral to attend in Goolwa so we stayed at McCracken the night before instead of having to drive up from Adelaide early in the morning. I have stayed here several times with my partner and it is always a pleasure. My mother is elderly and finds walking up stairs difficult and the hotel staff were very accommodating and upgraded us to a room which was easy to access. We had a lovely view over the golf course and the room was large and comfortable. Mum had a lovely big bed and my single bed was perfectly adequate. I utilised the spa bath and the separate shower was ideal for my mother. It was very quiet and the bistro was a great place for both dinner and breakfast.
    Traveller from Adelaide
    Situated on a lake, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Victor Harbor Convention Centre and McCracken Golf …More
    Victor Apartments - McCracken Hotels

    Victor Apartments

    Various, Adare Ave and Cherrington Ave, McCracken - Map
    4.2 out of 5 (29 reviews)
    Situated on the boardwalk, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hindmarsh River Estuary Boardwalk, Victor Harbor …More
    Hotel Victor - Victor Harbor Hotels

    Hotel Victor

    1 Albert Place, Victor Harbor - Map
    "Perfect location, has everything you want."
    Had a great time, visited lots of nice places, staff were very friendly and helpful as we wanted to extend our stay an extra day, it wasn't a problem and gave us a good deal.
    Traveller from nsw
    Situated by the ocean, this hotel is steps from Warland Reserve, Soldier Memorial Gardens, and Granite Island. Hindmarsh …More

    Hotels in Mount Gambier

    Best Western Southgate Motel - Mount Gambier Hotels

    Best Western Southgate Motel

    175 Commercial Street East, Mount Gambier - Map
    "easy access to town, airport and surrounds"
    The room was OK but could hear heavy truck traffic on and off all night Only one light worked in the bathroom so dark to try and apply makeup heating was good bed comfy and nice deep good size bath
    Traveller from Melbourne
    Situated in Mount Gambier, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Olympic Park, Blue Lake Reserve, and Attamurra Golf Course …More
    Jubilee Motor Inn - Mount Gambier Hotels

    Jubilee Motor Inn

    180 Jubilee Highway East, Mount Gambier - Map
    "Nice room"
    Didnt arrive till late and the room was warm when we entered. Evev though it was a quick sleep over we would not hesitate to stay again. I made a mistake on the arrival date and it was changed without any questions. The stsff member on the phone was polite
    Traveller from colac vic
    Situated in Mount Gambier, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Attamurra Golf Course, Olympic Park, and Blue Lake Reserve …More
    Econo Lodge Mount Gambier City Central - Mount Gambier Hotels

    Econo Lodge Mount Gambier City Central

    96 Jubilee Hwy East, Mount Gambier - Map
    "Dated but value for money "
    Hotel staff were friendky and helpful. Room was dated but clean and comfortable and good value considering the room was less than $100. Would stay here again without hesitstion.
    A Traveller
    Situated near the airport, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Olympic Park, Blue Lake Reserve, and Attamurra Golf Course …More

    Hotels in McLaren Vale

    Mclaren Vale Studio Apartments - McLaren Vale Hotels

    Mclaren Vale Studio Apartments

    222 Main St, McLaren Vale - Map
    "great location"
    great accomadation,location and lots to do.We had a fantastic relaxing weekend.
    Traveller from australia
    Situated in McLaren Vale, this luxury apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Maxwell Wines and Tapestry Wines. Primo Estate and …More
    McLaren Vale Motel & Apartments - McLaren Vale Hotels

    McLaren Vale Motel & Apartments

    Cnr Main Road &, McLaren Vale - Map
    "Close to wineries and an easy walk to restaurants "
    We only had a short stay (2 nights)but managed to squeeze in 15 vineyards and a trip to Port Noarlunga. The wineries were great , staff were very good so it was easy to come home with a car full of the beautiful reds. Will be back.
    Traveller from Portarlington Victoria
    Situated in a rural location, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Maxwell Wines and Tapestry Wines. D'Arenberg Wines and …More
    Casavino Luxury Villas - McLaren Vale Hotels

    Casavino Luxury Villas

    230 Main Road, McLaren Vale - Map
    "Lovely new home, plenty of space, fantastic"
    Wow what a find. Beautifully appointed and luxurious house, plenty of space, very well priced and owner very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend Casavino Luxury Villas to anyone looking to stay in McLaren Vale. Thankyou !!
    Traveller from South Australia
    Situated in McLaren Vale, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Maxwell Wines and Tapestry Wines. D'Arenberg Wines and …More