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Fleurieu Cherries Farm l Pages Flat l Review

Discover Fleurieu Cherries at Pages Flat, South Australia.
A visit to the fabulous Fleurieu Cherries farm is a fun and relaxing way to spend a Sunday with family and friends. They have cool play areas for kids, a cute bar and café but the best part… the most delicious and freshest cherry ice-cream you will ever […]

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Whale Watching Season | Victor Harbor | May – October

The Whale Watching Season around Victor Harbor, South Australia is typically from May to October, but sightings can begin as early as April.
Only an hour’s drive from Adelaide is the majestic southern Fleurieu Peninsula and each winter we are fortunate to see the annual return of Southern Right whales to our coastline.
It’s a wonderful experience […]

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Narnu Farm

Narnu Farm Family Holiday Accommodation | Hindmarsh Island

Narnu Farm Family Holiday Accommodation
Narnu Farm offers a magical farm stay experience for the whole family set in a spacious, picturesque rural setting with rolling green paddocks and towering pine trees.
Located on Hindmarsh Island only one hour from Adelaide, Narnu Farm offers twice daily animal feeding sessions where guests can get up close and personal […]

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North Beach Wallaroo

Adelaide Beaches with Vehicle Access | Drive-on Beaches

Adelaide Beaches with Vehicle Access
Beach loving families will know the struggle of having to drag everything you need for an outing at the beach from the carpark all the way down to the sand – especially on a hot day!  So it’s always a bonus when you can drive onto the beach and set up […]

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Summer Cockle Trains | Goolwa to Victor Harbor | Dec & Jan

Summer Cockle Trains – Goolwa – Port Elliot – Victor Harbor
The Summer Cockle Train season will start from 27 December 2023 with 6 trains running daily until 3 January 2024, plus 26 January, when they will then continue to operate their usual 3 train schedule for the remainder of the holidays.
The Cockle Train travels between […]

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Normanville New Year’s Eve Pageant & Fireworks | 31 Dec 2023

[ December 31, 2023; ]
New Year’s Eve in 2023 will see the return of the popular Normanville New Year’s Eve Pageant.
Get set for a night of family magic at the Normanville New Year’s Eve Pageant on Sunday 31 December 2023, complete with a spectacular fireworks display.

The pageant consists of a local community parade of colourful floats leaving Katherine Drive […]

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Encore Summer Series | McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Coast

ENCORE Summer Activations Series at McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast
Get ready for 90 days of unforgettable experiences from artisan markets to pizza and gelati on the beach, kid’s amusements or soak up the sun with a cocktail, local food offerings and live music on the foreshore.
There is something for everyone starting from 1 December in […]

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Pick Your Own Cherries | Cherry Season | Adelaide Hills & Fleurieu Peninsula

Pick Your Own Cherries around Adelaide and Cherry Farm Gate Sales in South Australia.
There’s nothing that says Summer more than when fresh, sweet, juicy local cherries are available. When the cherry season arrives it reminds us that Christmas is near. 
SA Cherries are off to an early start in 2023 with a promising outlook for Christmas […]

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Harvest The Fleurieu | Pick Your Own Strawberries

Harvest the Fleurieu – Pick Your Own Season Open Early
Fun for the whole family, pick your own delicious strawberries in Mt Compass at Harvest the Fleurieu.
Harvest the Fleurieu is a South Australian family owned and operated strawberry farm with a market hall and cafe located in Mount Compass, less than an hour’s drive south of […]

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Willunga Almond Blossom Festival | 29-30 Jul 2023

[ July 29, 2023 to July 30, 2023. ]
Willunga Almond Blossom Festival
A weekend of family fun with show rides, camel & pony rides, food trucks, live music, market stalls, fireworks and an almond inspired cookery competition.
This long running community fundraiser held on the last weekend in July will celebrate with entertainment for the whole family.  Enjoy local live musicians, childrens’ shows in the […]

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Ride the Cockle Train between Goolwa & Victor Harbor

Ride the Historic Cockle Train between Victor Harbor and Goolwa.
The Cockle Train is a favourite activity for many families visiting or living down south on the Fleurieu Peninsula.  The train travels along the oldest steel railed railway in Australia dating back to 1887 when it was constructed to provide a link between the River Murray […]

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McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre l Review

McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Coast Visitors Centre, Cafe and Play Space.
Don’t be fooled by the name… McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre is so much more than a place for tourists. With its cute kitchen garden café, art gallery, awesome nature playground and yummy gin tasting, this is one spot that you need to […]

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Family-friendly Holiday in Middleton, South Australia | Review

Just 81km from Adelaide, this thriving hamlet on the Fleurieu Peninsula is brill for beachcombing, surfing, whale-spotting and much more. 
by Carla Caruso
Ah, Middleton … If you’re looking for a sleepy seaside town, which comes alive during the holiday period, you can’t do much better.
Just one hour’s drive from the city, it’s the ‘middle town’ on the […]

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Pick Your Own Strawberries at Harvest the Fleurieu l Review

Pick Your Own Strawberries at Harvest the Fleurieu in Mt Compass.
Review by Jo Parkinson
There’s nothing quite like the delicious taste and sweet smell of freshly picked strawberries. And there’s no better way to experience this, than by spending a day at Harvest the Fleurieu strawberry farm in Mt Compass.

Located in Mount Compass, Harvest the Fleurieu […]

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Strawberry Farms to Visit in South Australia

Strawberry Farms to visit in South Australia
Find out where you can pick your own strawberries around Adelaide, or buy them direct from the farm. 
Strawberry season in South Australia usually starts around late October/early November and runs until April or May depending on the season, but it will vary from farm to farm.  There are some […]

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Aldinga Biplanes Cafe l Aldinga Airfield l Review

Adelaide Biplanes Cafe at Aldinga Airfield, Review
By Jo Parkinson
Up, up and away! If you’re a fan of flight, food and fun, then you will love Adelaide Biplanes Cafe!
Located at Aldinga Airfield, this is not your usual dining experience. Sit back and relax, as you enjoy delicious food, picturesque scenery and watch light aircraft takeoff and […]

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Flat to Vale Trail l McLaren Vale to McLaren Flat l Review

Flat to Vale Trail, City of Onkaparinga, Review
By Jo Parkinson
It’s time to dust off the walking shoes! The City of Onkaparinga’s fantastic new Flat to Vale Trail from McLaren Vale to McLaren Flat is scenic, peaceful and a great way to get active.
The Trail
The 3.6km path is an extension of the existing Coast to Vines […]

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McLaren Flat to McLaren Vale Scenic Trail

Flat to Vale Trail  – a safe and scenic trail connecting the iconic townships of McLaren Flat and McLaren Vale for families, runners, cyclists, walkers and visitors.
The 3.6-kilometre Flat to Vale Trail—which runs between Blewitt Springs Road, McLaren Flat, and the McLaren Vale Sports Ground, McLaren Vale—officially opened to the public on 18 June 2022.  The […]

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Harbor Lights | Illuminate Adelaide | Victor Harbor | 26 Aug – 11 Sep 2022

[ August 26, 2022 to September 11, 2022. ]
Illuminate Adelaide: Harbor Lights
Harbor Lights will transform Victor Harbor across two weeks with a collection of immersive installations, lighting and mind-blowing projections.
Rug up, hit the pavement and follow the light as Illuminate Adelaide takes over the Victor Harbor foreshore.  One of the highlights of Harbor Lights is Craig Walsh’s, Monuments.

Night-time projections transform trees into sculptural […]

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Jungle in Willunga | Jungle, Fairy Garden and Plant Nursery | Review

Jungle in Willunga – Review
By Jo Parkinson
Are you needing to get your cheeky monkeys out of the house these school holidays? Then let them run wild in the jungle!
The Jungle in Willunga is so much more than a plant nursery. From the shop itself to the Jungle Garden Walk and Fairy Fern Garden, kids and […]

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Tealicious Cakes | Willunga | Review

Tealicious Cakes at Willunga
Review by Jo Parkinson 
If you enjoy cupcakes, coffee and cuteness, then hop on into Tealicious!
This pretty little boutique cupcake shop is situated in the heart of Willunga, on Aldinga Road. Owner Natasha has perfected not only the delicious treats on offer, but the stunning styling as well. The pale pink shop front […]

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Route 31 Coastal Drive | McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Coast Tourist Drive

Route 31 Coastal Drive from O’Sullivan Beach to Sellicks Beach
McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast is home to a new tourist drive showcasing 31 kilometres of idyllic coastline that starts less than an hour from Adelaide.
Pack up the car for a weekend getaway or set off on a leisurely Sunday road trip to experience some of South […]

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Fleurieu Peninsula | Family Friendly Things to See & Do | South Australia

Visiting the Family-friendly Fleurieu Peninsula
The Fleurieu Peninsula has so much to offer including beautiful beaches, scenic drives, farmers markets, playgrounds, historic townships and of course the wine region of McLaren Vale.
Just 40 minutes south of the city, the Fleurieu is perfect for a day-trip or why not stay longer and book a weekend away. A […]

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The Southern Encounter | SteamRanger Train Journey

SteamRanger Train Journey – The Southern Encounter
SteamRanger Heritage Railway operates a number of different heritage steam and diesel hauled tourist trains between Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills, up over the crest of the southern Mt Lofty Ranges, down to Strathalbyn and on through the coastal holiday towns of Goolwa and Port Elliot to the […]

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willunga farmers market

Willunga Farmers Market | Every Saturday

Willunga Farmers Market
Willunga Farmers Market is South Australia’s premier regional farmers market bringing Fleurieu Peninsula farmers, producers and community members together for fresh, locally grown produce.
There will be stalls in one convenient location with room to relax and soak up the atmosphere of the Market.
The market is open from 8am until 12noon every Saturday.
*Please note: […]

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Family Friendly Wineries in South Australia

Your Guide to Family Friendly Wineries in South Australia
We may be biased, but we think South Australia produces some of the best wine in the world and our wineries provide the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy good food, great platters and wine. More and more wineries are also catering for families with […]

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Woodstock Wines

Woodstock Wines | Family-Friendly Winery | Wildlife Sanctuary | McLaren Vale | Review

Family-friendly winery with wildlife sanctuary, playground & beautiful grounds to explore
by Sharon Harrington
Woodstock Wines in McLaren Vale is a gorgeous spot for a long sunshiny lunch with the family. Daily kangaroo feeding, outdoor seating next to the playground, and big grassy lawns for a run around make this a wonderful place to visit with the […]

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Deep Creek waterfall

Deep Creek Waterfall | Bushwalking with Kids | Fleurieu Peninsula

Bushwalking with kids to Deep Creek Waterfall.
by Katrina Gogel
Deep Creek Conservation Park, on the coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, is a fantastic place to spend a weekend exploring. One of the main attractions in the park is Deep Creek Waterfall, which can be reached by hiking a small section of the Heysen trail.
The hike is […]

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Myponga Reservoir | Walking Trails, Bike Tracks, Fishing & Kayaking

[ March 28, 2021; ]
Enjoy, Explore, Preserve at Myponga Reservoir
Myponga Reservoir on-water access for kayaking available from 28 March 2021.
In April 2019, Myponga Reservoir Reserve became ours to enjoy with access for land-based recreational activities, which was then extended with an extra 3km of new trails. Shoreline fishing is also available with a permit, plus the fishing zone was then […]

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New Hurricane Vortex Water Slide & Double Bucket | G’Day Parks Victor Harbor Holiday & Cabin Park

Victor Harbor Holiday & Cabin Park’s New Water Play Area Expansion
Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park has announced that it will be undergoing an expansion to its water play area and as part of this, it will be home to a new and unique giant “Hurricane Vortex” slide and double bucket tower. 
Each bucket on the […]

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