The Fleurieu Peninsula is arguably one of South Australia’s best kept secrets. From picturesque townships to the rugged coastline, there is plenty on offer for connoisseurs of quality food and wine, to enthusiasts of history, nature and wildlife.
Fleurieu Peninsula Tour Itinerary
1. Mt Lofty
Take in the stunning panoramic views atop the Mount Lofty Summit, which stretch from the city skyline, to the coast and beyond.
The Mt lofty summit is the highest point in the city area and is a popular lookout for locals and tourists alike. At 716 meters it offers great views back toward Adelaide city and coast. On this tour you will learn about the discovery, naming, and significance of this important place. As our first stop on the way to Hahndorf, this is also a great opportunity to pick up a gift, grab a coffee, or stretch your legs with a short stroll along one of the many walking trails.
2. Beerenberg Strawberry Farm
Enjoy the taste of Beerenberg’s home grown recipes including jams, pickles, dressings and sauces.
Located just outside the main township of Hahndorf this 7th generation family farm will impress you with it’s huge variety and tantalising flavours. You will have the opportunity to sample any of Beerenberg’s extensive range of jams, sauces, and condiments in their welcoming little farm shop. Although Beerenberg are know for their jams they have so much more to offer and many of their products you won’t find available anywhere else.
3. Historical Strathalbyn
Often regarded as South Australias prettiest town, you will understand why wiht a short stroll along the banks of the Aungus river.
Located on the north eastern corner of the Fleurieu Peninsula, this quaint Scottish settlement is often named one of South Australia’s most beautiful towns. Lying on the banks of the Angus river you will have the chance to stretch your legs and explore the beautiful gardens, wander across the children’s bridge, enjoy a warm coffee or browse the eccentric Argus House. One things for sure, whatever you do you will come away with some stunning photos from this lovely stop.
4. Goolwa & The Murray River
Take in the beautiful scenery as you enjoy your lunch right on the waterfront beneath the iconic Hindmarsh Island bridge.
Goolwa is located right on the banks of the lower lakes of the river Murray and is a very important and historical location for the whole of South Australia. Here you will enjoy lunch at Hectors on the Wharf and have time to explore the wharf area including stepping abroad the historical steam paddler the P.S W Oscar. Right across the water you will also enjoy stunning views across to Hindmarsh Island and along the tip of the Coorong.
5. Basham’s Beach
A spot of whale watching at Bashams Beach, one of the Fleurieu’s best places to spot a whale or two during the migration season.
During the months from May to October you might just get the chance to see these majestic creatures up close as they often swim and play only meters from the shore. It’s a wonderful experience to see the whales frolicking about loafing, blowing and occasionally breaching. A beautiful beach setting just west of Middleton you have a great viewing deck with binoculars and helpful information.
6. Horseshoe Bay at Port Elliot
A short stop at this beautiful bay will have you in awe as you gaze for miles along one of the most beautiful parts of the South Australian coastline.
Heading along the southern coast we will next stop at the beautiful Horseshoe bay where you will enjoy sweeping 360deg views all the way to Victor Harbour and back along the stretch of the Coorong. During the cooler months you may even spots some whales from up here as they make there way along the coast. This bay is one of Adelaide locals best kept secrets and favourite holiday spots.
7. Victor Harbor
The hub of the Fleurieu, Victor Harbour will offer you plenty of enjoyable opportunities as your explore at your own pace it’s amazing centre.
What’s not to love about the Fleurieu’s most popular town? This lovely seaside town is home to the iconic horse drawn trams that take passengers over to Granite Island and back. As well as that Victor Harbor has plenty more on offer like the SA Whale Centre, Encounter Bay Discovery Centre, lovely white sand beaches, cafe’s, parks, food vans, and mini golf. There really is something for everyone to enjoy in the Fleurieu Peninsula’s best seaside town.
8. Choose your own Fleurieu Adventure
Pat a friendly Koala and feed some energetic Kangaroos at Urimbirra Wildlife Park?
Enjoy your visit to one of South Australia’s most exciting tourist attractions. Here you will experience some of Australia’s most unique wildlife up close like Wombats, Koalas, Echidnas, Dingoes, and Crocodiles. Try your hand at feeding the Kangaroos and enjoy the aviaries with cockatoos and Emus or spend some time in the reptile house. Whatever you choose, there’s plenty for all ages at this fantastic location.
Explore the regions finest homemade cheeses at the Alexandrina Cheesery?
The McCaul family began making cheese in 1902 and third generation Dan McCaul and his family are continuing the tradition of manufacturing premium quality cheeses in the purpose built cheese factory at Mt. Jagged. At Alexandrina Cheese – the most important employees are the cows! Here you will have the chance to see the cheese making process in action and explore the wonderful flavours of their creations, as well as enjoy some old favourites from their dairy cafe. This stop is a must do for lovers of fine foods.
- Morning pick up and evening drop off at central or North Adelaide and Hahndorf,
- Full day tour with expert commentary in a climate-controlled coach.
- Welcome pack with tour information and goodies.
Pick up locations for this tour are 7:30am in Hadndorf , 8:10am in North Adelaide, and 8:30am at Rundle Mall.