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With the sun still shining and our beaches looking better than ever, we’re not quite ready to let go of our summer holidays just yet!

A short 50 minute drive from the city, and you could find yourself in one of SA’s most beautiful coastal regions — the Fleurieu Peninsula. With white sandy beaches, rugged cliff faces, and quaint seaside towns that make our souls feel oh-so-happy, it’s no surprise that it’s been a go-to destination for holiday-makers for maaaaany years.

If long and leisurely walks, or sunbathing with a good book for hours on end isn’t quite enough to keep you occupied, you’ll be delighted to know that there are plenty of other outdoorsy activities available around the Fleurieu Peninsula too. So make the most of the perfect backdrop by learning a new skill, getting your heart pumping, or just taking in the spectacular views from a whole new perspective.

Here are some of our favourite finds…

Explore the coast line at Rapid Bay with Adventure Kayak

Soak in the towering cliffs and crystal clear water of Rapid Bay in a unique way! The Rapid Bay Sea Caves Kayak Tour begins on the lower Fleurieu Peninsula and includes some pre-tour instructions, a knowledgeable guide to lead the way, access to a one or two person sea kayak, and a healthy lunch on a beautiful isolated beach.

Along the way, you’ll get to suss out the mysterious sea caves, and pay a visit to the local colony of long nosed fur seals that just LOVE to make new friends. And once you’ve had enough paddling, you get to stop and enjoy a selection of fresh local meats, salads and non-alcoholic drinks. It doesn’t get much better than that!

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Rock climb and absail with Earth Adventure

Holy moly, Onkaparinga Gorge has got to be one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever seen — it’s nature at its finest! This experience is for anyone looking to try something new, so you can get vertical and have fun. If you’re feeling a bit nervy, never fear — Earth Adventure’s experienced and accredited climbing instructors will provide all equipment, instruction and technical expertise. And whether you’re a newbie or an expert, there will be a variety of climb options setup to cater for all levels of fitness and experience. It’s up to you to work out what you’re comfortable with! All you need is some comfy footwear, sunscreen, water and a camera so you can remember the moment for years to come!

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Learn to surf with Surf and Sun, Middleton

Surfs up, dudes! Ever stared wistfully out to sea, wondering how surfers make it look oh-so-effortless? Now is your chance to learn the moves for yourself, with Surf & Sun — a licensed surf school operating award-winning adventure based activities on the Fleurieu Peninsula!

Choose from group, private or even lessons for the kiddos, and with Surf & Sun’s team of male and female accredited surf coaches, you’ll be riding a wave in no time. Each package includes a two hour lesson, three e-books to help you learn the basics online, access to over 25 instructional videos, surf hire including surfboard, rash best and full length wetsuit, expert surf instruction, and one hundred percent satisfaction guaranteed — so if you don’t have fun, you get a free lesson! Sounds gnarly, bro!

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Cruise the ocean on a Big Duck Boat Tour

If you’re desperate to grab a glimpse of the wondrous creatures of the sea, then get ready to jump onboard Big Duck Boat Tours! With tours running off the coast of Victor Harbor and Wirrina Cove, you’ll get to take in the sights of the beautiful islands and coastline — and THEN, the team will hit up some popular spots for the seals, sea lions, dolphins and whales to hang out so you can see their beauty up close and personal. If you’re an animal lover, pop this one on your bucket list ASAP.

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For more fabulous ideas of things to do around our great state, check out the South Australia website!

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