How To Spend 4 Days On The Fleurieu Peninsula

Spending 4 days on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula which is located 40 minutes South of Adelaide and has some of South Australia’s beautiful coastal and scenic drives. Also some of the best food and wine experiences.

Day 1

Head to the McLaren Vale wine region. A Lot of wineries are family-friendly and have unique experience for children as well. First out out to Down the Rabbit hole winery. They have sit down tastings daily in the double decker bus. It is for a small fee and redeemable on take home purchases. Next head out to D’arenberg Cube, which is one of the most unique wineries I have visited. It is a five-story Rubik’s-cube-building which has art galleries, a restaurant and a wine tasting room located on the top floor. Tickets start from $15 per adult, included in the ticket is wine tasting and entry to the alternate realties museum.

After visiting some of the wineries in the area walk or cycle the 14-kilometre Shiraz Trail from McLaren Vale to Willunga and back to Mclaren Vale. Bikes are available for hire at the McLaren Vale Visitor Centre – Full Day SA eBike Hire from $80. Click here for more information. On the Fleurieu there is no free campground’s. For your first night I suggest staying in Aldinga beach.
First night at – Aldinga Beach Holiday Park prices start from $35 per night for a powered site in low season.
Cabins start from $75 at the holiday park. Click Here for more information.

Day 2

In the morning head to Port Willunga caves and explore Aldinga beach. In summer enjoy the beautiful water and enjoy a morning walk along the beach or walk along the cliff top walk where you get beautiful views looking over Port Willunga. Next head out to Sellick’s Beach to the Cactus Canyon. The view point is located at the end of the esplanade and has beautiful views looking over the canyon. In the Afternoon head to Myponga Reservoir.

First head out to the Myponga Reservoir lookout where you get beautiful views looking over the reservoir. Next head to Smiling Samoyed Brewery for lunch. Parking for the reservoir also can be found here. The walking trail along the Myponga reservoir, is a 5.2km circuit and takes about 1 hour to complete. If you have a bike you can also ride the circuit. In the evening head out for a walk along the Big Gorge walk which is 3km Return and takes about 1 hour to complete. The walk is located in Normanville. I suggest spending your 2nd night here at:
Jetty Caravan Park Normanville- Off Peak Power sites from $40 and unpowered from $32.
1 bedroom Ensuite cabins from $112.

Day 3

Head to Deep Creek Conservation park and pick one of the many walks to hike. We choose to hike the Deep Creek Circuit which is a 12km return trip. There is the shorter loop of walking to deep creek waterfall and back, which is 6.6km 3.5 hour return hike. For shorter and easier trails head to stringybark campground. There is 3 trails here, We suggest heading to the forest circuit loop which is 2.7km 1 hour return. Click Here how we spent the day at Deep Creek Conservation Park..
For your 3rd night
Camp at stringybark campground which has flushing toilets, hot showers, picnic tables and Camping fire pits per site. It costs $29 per night.
Stay at Victor Harbor Holiday Park and Cabin Park- from $128 per night for a 2 bedroom villa.
Click Here for more accommodation in Port Elliot.

Day 4

For your last morning head To Port Elliot. First take a walk to King George beach along the Heysen trail. Next head to the Bluff for beautiful views over Victor Harbour. Then head to Granite Island. You can either take the horse and carriage or walk along the board walk over to the island. Also located on the island is a 1.9km and takes about 45minutes to complete the circuit.

In the afternoon head out to Ingalalla falls which is 500 meter, 45 minute return circuit. Next stop past Barton’s forest. To find the forest park in the small car spot just before the waterfall you will see a few cars here. Then head down along the trail and after about 500 meters you will come to the ruins in the forest. If you have more time We would recommend spending 3 day’s on Kangaroo Island.

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