Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia’s coastal paradise

Sun, surf and seriously good wine – there’s a lot to love about the Fleurieu Peninsula. It’s just 40 minutes from Adelaide and includes McLaren Vale, home to more than 80 vineyards and diverse restaurants (Tasting Australia co-festival director Karena Armstrong’s The Salopian Inn among them). A day in this special pocket of the state might begin with a brew at Dal Mare Coffee Roastery, Kicco Espresso or Mullygrub, followed by a visit to the gorgeous Port Willunga (famous for both its beach and Star of Greece restaurant) and lunch at Chalk Hill Wines – where gin and wine feature – or Pizzateca. 

D'Arenberg Cube, Fleurieu Peninsula
D'Arenberg Cube, Fleurieu Peninsula

Dive into the Fleurieu Peninsula

Sample craft beer at Swell Brewing Co, Goodieson Brewery, Shifty Lizard Brewing Co or Vale Brewing, and discover distilleries including Settlers Spirits and McLaren Vale Distillery. Notable cellar doors include the impressive d’Arenberg Cube, S.C. Pannell Wines, Alpha Box & Dice and Big Easy Radio

The Fleurieu Peninsula also features the charming coastal towns of Normanville, Victor Harbor, Goolwa and Port Elliot. Pull up a seat at eateries across the region – or pack a picnic basket with supplies and find your own patch of paradise. 

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