Situated less than an hour south of bustling Adelaide near Kangaroo Island, the Fleurieu Peninsula boasts some of the best foodie experiences, wine tasting opportunities, and wildlife encounters in the whole of South Australia. As well as tasty treats and plenty of cultural moments to explore, you can get stuck into the abundance of water sporting attractions on the pristine stretches of beach and hike the rugged cliff scenery.
Elsewhere, fishing remains a prominent part of Peninsula life, and you can try your hand at the traditional sport, as well as explore the underwater world by scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, or swimming in the turquoise waters.
Here are some of the best things to do in the region.
Explore the Rich Art and Culture Scene
The Fleurieu Peninsula has provided inspiration for many of Australia’s artists, and you can see some of their works on show in the numerous art galleries and museums that are dotted around. Check out the landscape works of Hans Heyson, Dorrit Black, Hotace Trennery, and John Olsen amongst many others in the cultural hotspots.
Fun for All the Family
Providing a spectacular backdrop of beaches, cliff faces, and wildlife, the Fleurieu Peninsula is the ideal place for all the family. You can take in the adventure parks, take a pony or camel ride along the beaches, ride in a horse-drawn carriage, take a penguin tour, and visit the numerous playgrounds that dot the peninsula.
For the more adventurous traveller, there are plenty of sporty activities to get stuck into. Try your hand at sailing on the turquoise ocean, whizzing around on a jet ski, or canoeing around the coastline. On dry land, you can take a beautiful bush walk through the lush canopies, try aerial sports, and get active in a game of paintballing.
Beaches and Waterways
The Fleurieu Peninsula is surrounded by an abundance of pristine beaches, each of which boast their own unique landscape and scenery. Try scuba diving, snorkelling, and swimming in the sparkling waters and, in winter, hop aboard a whale watching boat to try and spot these magnificent creatures.
Spot the Amazing Wildlife
The landscape of the Fleurieu Peninsula offers the ideal habitat for a number of Australia’s native species. Keep your eyes peeled for the Southern Right Whale out at sea and, further inland, spot colourful bird species and some of the country’s best-loved mammals.