The Fleurieu Peninsula is the coastal region in South Australia that turns travellers’ dreams into reality.
Whether you want to kick back for some much-needed ‘R and R’, adventure with the family, or explore natural wonders, the Fleurieu Peninsula has it all.
With a warm and welcoming climate, the destination is an all-year-round tourist hub with both seasonal and year-round activities to suit all budgets and desires helping to create life-long memories for travellers.
Surrounded by water, the natural activities available on the peninsula are incomparable to those anywhere else in the world and include fishing and surfing, scuba diving and swimming.
If you still want more from your trip, less than an hour from your front door at Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park is the world-renowned wine region of McLaren Vale where you can experience some of the world’s finest wine tasting in exceptional locations you’ll never forget.
With a population of almost 60,000, and growing every year, The Fleurieu Peninsula is made up of a number of thriving towns across four key regions; the City of Onkaparinga, City of Victor Harbour, Alexandrina Council and District Council of Yankalilla. Visit local towns such as Victor Harbour, Willunga, Normanville, Yankalilla and Rapid Bay and mingle with the locals.
Whether you’re just passing through, or you’re taking time to relax and explore at a pace in line with the laid-back locals, here is our pick of things to do in the glorious Fleurieu Peninsula:
From May to October whale watching is in season, and it takes tourists breath away! Witness the majestic humpback whales breaching at Encounter Bay and The Bluff, literally only a couple of minutes from our park at Victor Harbor. Suitable for children and adults of all ages, whale watching at Fleurieu Peninsula is an engaging experience that lets you get up close and personal with mothers and their calves in their natural habitat.
McLaren Vale wineries
The McLaren Vale is one of the easiest to access wine regions in South Australia. With an enticing range of wineries, you can see how some of the most delicious wines make it onto the shelves, get involved in tasting, and learn about the background of some of the most delectable flavours.
With something for every palette, sample homegrown Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay at some of the following must-see wineries in the region:
Coriole – 79 Chaffeys Road, McLaren Vale
Located just 40 minutes from Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park, Coriole is situated on stunning grounds with astounding views of the region.
With a beautiful restaurant serving local seasonal delicacies, the winery is well known for its sought-after range of Shiraz and Cabernet and offers a daily experience for visitors to immerse themselves in.
d’Arenberg Cellar Door and Cube Restaurant – 58 Osborne Road, McLaren Vale
Visit the cellar door, take in the many art installations and enjoy panoramic views across the McLaren Vale region. Recently featuring on Channel Ten’s Masterchef, d’Arenberg offers luxury food and wine experiences that challenge convention. The Cube restaurant offers a seasonally changing degustation menu with an extensive wine list and d’Arry’s Verandah offers a la carte dining showcasing the best local produce.
Maxwell Restaurant – 19 Olivers Road, McLaren Vale
Maxwell Restaurant offers a full eating and wine tasting experience overlooking the spectacular sights of the McLaren Vale. Maxwell’s is a not-to-be-missed winery in the coveted region; the head chef offers a delectable sample of menus that you can pair with your newly found wines, or have someone choose your tipple for you.
If it’s a full wine and food experience that is calling you, Maxwell Restaurant, just 40 minutes from Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park, has it all!
At the heart of the Fleurieu Peninsula is the native wildlife.
Urimbirra Wildlife Park just 5 minutes from Victor Harbor is home to over 400 native Australian animals with a range of animal experiences including kangaroo feeding and ‘pat a koala’. Bring a picnic and explore the native wetlands and farmyard.
Both on land and at sea, a variety of unique species inhabit some of the most accessible tourist locations, so you can observe them in their natural habitat.
Observe Little Penguins at Granite Island, catch a rare glimpse of the Leafy Sea Dragon (only seen in South Australia) underwater, or, on dry land, look out for the short-beaked echidna, ring-tailed possum and grey kangaroos across 4500 hectares at Deep Creek Conversation Park.
With 230 species of birds, the Fleurieu Peninsular is a must for bird lovers. Check out The Coorong National Park, Aldinga Scrub, Onkaparinga River and Hindmarsh Island and Mundoo Island for some native birdlife only known to locals.
The Fleurieu Peninsula is an eclectic blend of nature, fine dining, adventure and relaxation and is easily accessible from your base at Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park. Call our friendly Reception team on 08 8552 1949 – or book online today.