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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.

    History

    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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    Hotels in Victor Harbor

    Mccracken Country Club - McCracken Hotels
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    4.6 out of 5 (610 reviews)
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    4.2 out of 5 (29 reviews)
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    Hotel Victor - Victor Harbor Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    Hotel Victor

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    4.3 out of 5 (213 reviews)
    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
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Best Western Southgate Motel

    175 Commercial Street East, Mount Gambier - Map
     
     
    4.1 out of 5 (368 reviews)
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    Jubilee Motor Inn - Mount Gambier Hotels
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    180 Jubilee Highway East, Mount Gambier - Map
     
     
    3.7 out of 5 (148 reviews)
    Situated in Mount Gambier, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Attamurra Golf Course, Olympic Park, and Blue Lake Reserve …More
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    96 Jubilee Hwy East, Mount Gambier - Map
     
     
    3.9 out of 5 (139 reviews)
    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 Motel & Apartments - McLaren Vale Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    McLaren Vale Motel & Apartments

    Cnr Main Road &, McLaren Vale - Map
     
     
    4.6 out of 5 (203 reviews)
    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
    Rating: 4.5 Stars

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    230 Main Road, McLaren Vale - Map
     
     
    5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)
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    Chapel Hill Winery & Retreat - McLaren Vale Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Chapel Hill Winery & Retreat

    1 Chapel Hill Road, McLaren Vale - Map
     
     
    4.8 out of 5 (8 reviews)
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