The fun begins forty minutes south of Adelaide.
From the vines to the sea, the Fleurieu Coast is SA’s adventure playground. With charming towns like Willunga, Normanville, Goolwa, Yankalilla and the world-famous wine region McLaren Vale, the Fleurieu offers some of South Australia’s best scenic and culinary experiences.
Gin tasting with a twist
Some of the best gin is made on the Fleurieu and Settlers Spirits sets the bar high. “We used to make gin just for ourselves, but it was too good not to share, so we built a distillery and cellar door in the heart of McLaren Vale,” says owner Rowland. They mix and match all the botanicals themselves, and paired with a local grazing platter and some sensational views, life doesn’t get better!
Paddock to plate
Boasting incredible views of Myponga Beach, Lessismore Farm is a family-owned paddock to plate experience. You can make damper and butter from scratch; feed gorgeous pigs, Spot and Ginger; and hold their cute-as-abutton lambs. To top it all off, you can enjoy a locally sourced grazing platter and gorgeous views.
Wine and toastie heaven
Wharf Barrel Shed is located on the banks of Goolwa and has views of Hindmarsh Island. The old shed has been repurposed as a tasting room where people can come and try their locally made 90 Mile Wines range, as well as other local drops. And you cannot visit without trying their famous toasties!
Horseriding in Normanville
See Normanville the best way — on horseback! Karen O’Leary and her team at High Country Trails lead daily tours from their stables in Normanville, over the gorgeous dunes and onto the sand for one hell of an adventure.
Multi award-winning seafood restaurant
Located in a prime position overlooking the famous jetty at Port Noarlunga, Hortas is a magnificent seafood restaurant with a Portuguese twist. Enjoy the freshest local seafood, like Port Lincoln sardines and Kinkawoonka mussels, paired with a great SA or Portuguese wine.
Luxury countryside accommodation
Lapito House is a stone farmhouse turned luxury accommodation, with a backdrop of 116 acres of bushland. Inside, it’s like a mini museum full of contemporary art and restored furniture, and outside borders the Myponga Conservation Park and Heysen Trail.