Picturesque Rapid Bay beach in Second Valley
About the Fleurieu Peninsula
Located just 40 minutes south of Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula is a stunning landscape of rolling hills, farmlands, national parks, vineyards and magnificent coastlines.
There are a number of major towns in the region, including McLaren Vale and Victor Harbor, as well as smaller, picturesque villages which are all within an easy drive of one another. The Peninsula is a very community-oriented region, with many local festivals, markets, and events.
With over 100 cellar doors from four distinct wine regions, including McLaren Vale, the Fleurieu Peninsula is home to some of the best food and wine experiences that South Australia has to offer.
There are also plenty of other coastal and inland adventures to enjoy – whether it’s spotting penguins at Granite Island, whale watching at Victor Harbor, surfing, fishing, sailing down the Coorong, or hiking and enjoying some of the region’s spectacular panoramic views.
Kangaroo Island is just a short ferry trip away from Cape Jervis at the bottom of the Peninsula, or a 35-minute direct flight away from Adelaide.
The largest town is Kingscote, which has banking and large supermarket facilities. The island boasts a laidback lifestyle, and even has several organised sporting competitions.
There’s plenty to discover on Kangaroo Island, including unique wildlife experiences, remarkable natural wonders, gourmet food and wine, and spectacular hikes and scenery. Kangaroo Island is also renowned for its honey and Ligurian honey bees; the island has the world’s only pure-bred and disease-free population of this type of bee.
Fun Fact: Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest island.