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Mt Compass Strawberry picking

Pick Your Own Strawberries | Harvest the Fleurieu | Mt Compass

[ October 9, 2021 to October 10, 2021. ]
Pick your own strawberries in Mount Compass on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
The pick your own patch 2021 season officially opens Saturday 9 October at 9am
Harvest the Fleurieu offers delicious sweet juicy strawberries in their ‘pick your own’ patch between October and May each year (depending on the season/weather).  The 2021 season will open on the last […]

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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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SA Viking Festival | Victor Harbor | 2 & 3 Oct 2021

[ October 2, 2021 to October 3, 2021. ]
SA Viking Festival 2021
This year the Viking Festival will be returning once again to Warland Reserve in Victor Harbor over the October long weekend.
The SA Viking Festival is an October long weekend family-friendly event located in Victor Harbor. Held over the Saturday and Sunday, it will offer a range of stallholders, skills, reenactment groups and combat for […]

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Deep Creek waterfall

Bushwalking with Kids | Deep Creek Waterfall | 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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The Southern Encounter | SteamRanger Train Journey

[ August 15, 2021; August 29, 2021; September 5, 2021; September 19, 2021; October 3, 2021; October 17, 2021; November 7, 2021; November 21, 2021; ]

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 Almond Blossom Festival | 13 & 14 Nov 2021

[ November 13, 2021 to November 14, 2021. ]
Willunga Almond Blossom Festival
The Willunga Almond Blossom Festival has new dates in 2021 – 13 & 14 November.  Save the date for this fun family-friendly event for all to enjoy.
This long running community fundraiser will celebrate with a weekend of show rides and family activities.  Join their circus performers, pet the animals, shop at the […]

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Victor Harbor WhaleFest | 30 May – 6 Jun 2021

[ May 30, 2021 to June 6, 2021. ]
Victor Harbor WhaleFest
Victor Harbor WhaleFest is a week long program of events celebrating the start of the whale season on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
From Sunday 30 May to Sunday 6 June Victor Harbor will welcome the 2021 season with a Welcome Ceremony, Expo, Science Talks, Junior Whale Spotter Training, and an art trail and painting workshop […]

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Whale Watching Season | Victor Harbor | May – October

Whale Watching Season in Victor Harbor, South Australia is from May to October
Only an hour’s drive from the Adelaide CBD 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 to see the whales frolicking about only metres […]

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port elliot donut of the month

Port Elliot Bakery Donut of the Month | Iced Coffee | Apr 2021

Port Elliot Bakery Donut of the Month
The Donut of the month for April 2021 at Port Elliot Bakery is Iced Coffee.
They also have a deal where you can pair it with a 600ml Farmers Union Iced Coffee for a Double Shot Deal this April. They are proudly Aussie owned and produced here in South Australia.
Port […]

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Adelaide Coastrek | Fleurieu Peninsula | 30 Apr 2021

[ April 30, 2021; ]
Coastrek Adelaide 
Join thousands of wild women (and a few awesome men) in teams of four and immerse yourself in nature for an epic adventure of fun, fitness, friends and fundraising, in support of Beyond Blue.
Coastrek is Australia’s premier hiking challenge for women. The Adelaide Coastrek 30km route journeys along some of the lushest and most […]

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Myponga Reservoir Reserve On-water Access | Free Event | 28 Mar 2021

[ March 28, 2021; ]
Myponga Reservoir Reserve On-water Access 
Be among the first to paddle out on the water from 10am on Sunday, 28 March 2021.
Celebrate the beginning of on-water access at Myponga Reservoir Reserve by attending a free community event

There are numerous ways you can get involved – pick a spot near the shoreline and watch around 20 of the […]

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Cherry Delizia Launch at Fleurieu Cherries | Pages Flat | 21 Mar 2021

[ March 21, 2021; ]
Cherry Delizia Launch at Fleurieu Cherries
Fleurieu Cherries have announced the arrival of Cherry Delizia 21. They have taken delivery of the long awaited Cherry Infused Moscato and to celebrate, they are opening up their cellar door for the day on Sunday 21 March 2021.

The Cherry Delizia Launch will include freshly pre-picked apples and pears, live […]

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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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Mount Compass Easter Twilight Markets | 19 Mar 2021

[ March 19, 2021; ]
Mount Compass Easter Twilight Markets
Mount Compass Community Markets are held during Christmas time and Easter.
This year the Easter market will be held on Friday 19 March 2021 (two weeks before Easter).  The market will feature local stores and produce and there will also be a BBQ and kids activities.

The market is held on the main […]

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Granite Island Causeway Project | Victor Harbor | South Australia

Granite Island Causeway Project
The South Australian Government has committed $31.1 million in funding towards the Granite Island Causeway Project to begin in 2021. 
The 150+ year old Granite Island Causeway is the only link between Granite Island and the mainland at Victor Harbor. An iconic landmark with considerable heritage value, it is a popular tourist attraction […]

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Autumn Fair | Willunga Waldorf School | 27 Mar 2021

[ March 27, 2021; ]
Autumn Fair at Willunga Waldorf School
Willunga Waldorf School would like to invite everyone to join them for a fun-filled day at their annual Autumn Fair.
Enjoy the charm of a village fair with live music and entertainment while you relax with a scrumptious coffee and cake, ice-cream, Indian curry, pizza or BBQ lunch. There will also be […]

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Vale Polo Classic | McLaren Vale | 3 Apr 2021

[ April 3, 2021; ]
Vale Polo Classic – Easter in McLaren Vale
The Vale Polo Classic is fast paced, exhilarating, 20/20 style polo set against the backdrop of one of Australia’s most recognisable and applauded wine & food regions, McLaren Vale.
This Easter you can experience the very best of McLaren Vale hospitality, glamorous fashions and sophisticated all day entertainment both […]

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Family-Friendly Weekend Stay in Victor Harbor | Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia

Family-Friendly Weekend Stay in Victor Harbor, South Australia
Have a whale of a time in the idyllic town of Victor Harbor, known for its fairy penguins, whale-spotting, and historic horse-drawn trams.
Review by Carla Caruso
Victor Harbor is a town I have fond memories of visiting as a child. But I haven’t got there as often as an […]

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Festival Fleurieu | Free Workshops & Kids Activities | 3-17 Apr 2021

[ April 3, 2021 to April 17, 2021. ]
Festival Fleurieu
Every two years, dedicated groups of artists, event organisers and community volunteers from the western side of South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula host Festival Fleurieu (formally Leafy Sea Dragon Festival 2005–2013).
April 2021 will be celebrated with soft autumn weather, Easter rituals, several days of South Australian school holidays, and through the Yankalilla district community Festival, […]

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Family-Friendly Winery Bremerton Launches Tasting Room & Outdoor Area | Langhorne Creek | South Australia

Family-Friendly Winery Bremerton Launches Tasting Room and Outdoor Area in Langhorne Creek, South Australia
Feel like you’re on the set of the ABC’s Aftertaste series, amid the vines and countryside, at Australia’s only sister-run winery … a winery which has just had a $1 million refresh. 
by Carla Caruso
Looking for a family-friendly winery, where you can enjoy […]

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McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic | Free Family Event | 18 Apr 2021

[ April 18, 2021; ]
McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic
The McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic is a great family day celebration of vintage and classic motoring.
There will be a fantastic mix of food, wine, music and the arts together with the energy and passion of motoring enthusiasts.  The event offers visitors exquisite tastes of the McLaren Vale region’s world-class wines, […]

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chilli fest willunga

Chilli Fest Willunga | 20 & 21 Feb 2021

[ February 20, 2021 to February 21, 2021. ]
Chilli Fest Willunga
It will be all things chilli on the 20 & 21 February in Willunga.
At the Chilli Fest Willunga there promises to be chilli plants and produce, chilli foods and cooking demonstrations, plus chill
related merchandise. You can also “Chill Out” with live music, craft beers, wine and sangria in the shaded garden area.

Live music […]

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cockle train

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

[ January 1, 2021 to January 27, 2021. ]
Summer Cockle Trains – Goolwa – Port Elliot – Victor Harbor
The Cockle 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 and the ocean wharfs at Pt Elliot and later at Victor Harbor.
The Steam locomotives will be operating daily […]

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Santos Festival of Cycling | Adelaide | 19-24 Jan 2021

[ January 19, 2021 to January 24, 2021. ]
2021 Santos Festival of Cycling in South Australia
The Santos Tour Down Under has announced a new and reimagined event for 2021 in South Australia with the Santos Festival of Cycling taking place from Tuesday 19 to Sunday 24 January.
The Santos Festival of Cycling, presented by the Santos Tour Down Under will be a 6-day domestic […]

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Carols By The Sea | Victor Harbor | 12 Dec 2020

[ December 12, 2020; ]
Carols By The Sea
This year has been a bit different, but Christmas festivities are definitely happening in Victor Harbor this year thanks to Rotary Victor Harbor who have planned a whole week of Christmas fun.

The Festival of Bands and Carols By the Sea will be held on Saturday 12 December 2020, with the bands starting […]

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Victor Harbor Christmas Beachside Market | 13 Dec 2020

[ December 13, 2020; ]
Victor Harbor Christmas Beachside Market
Share the spirit of the festive season and celebrate Christmas with a huge Christmas Market in Victor Harbor
Victor Harbor Beachside Market presents: Christmas on The Esplanade.  This will be an amazing opportunity for everyone to find that special Christmas gift nowhere else to be found and to support local artists, makers […]

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Festival of Christmas | Carols, Lights & Markets | Victor Harbor | 7-13 Dec 2020

[ December 7, 2020 to December 13, 2020. ]
Victor Harbor’s Festival of Christmas 2020
Victor Harbor is presenting a week long Festival of Christmas from Monday 7 to Sunday 13 December 2020.  It will be launched at the Giant Christmas Tree on Warland Reserve, followed by the Harcourts Home Christmas Lights trail, coordinated by The Victor Harbor Times newspaper with prizes for the best display.

There […]

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Pick Your Own Cherries – Adelaide Hills & Fleurieu Peninsula

Cherry Picking around Adelaide and Cherry Shed Door Sales
There’s nothing that says summer more than when fresh, juicy, red, sweet, local cherries are available. When the cherry season arrives it reminds us that Christmas is near. 
If you love eating cherries, a fun way to get them is to pick your own. Similar to picking strawberries […]

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Willunga Almond Blossom Festival | 20-22 November 2020

[ November 20, 2020 to November 22, 2020. ]
Willunga Almond Blossom Festival
**Update 17 November: Event Cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19*
This long running community fundraiser may be a little late this year, but they plan to present a fun family-friendly Spring event for all to enjoy.
The festival will offer a weekend of family fun, with camel rides and show rides, food trucks and […]

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Victor Harbor Library

Victor Harbor Council Library | Review

Victor Harbor Council Library – Review
The Victor Harbor Council Library is a wonderful resource for families, whether you live nearby or if you’re just visiting the Fleurieu. As well as books for all ages, you’ll find a huge array of DVDs, CDs and puzzles to entertain the whole family, amongst other facilities.
When stepping into the […]

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The Great Southern Run Fest 2020 | Aldinga Beach | 29 Nov 2020

[ November 29, 2020; ]
The Great Southern Run Fest 2020
The Great Southern Run Fest 2020 offers a half marathon, 10K and 5K events to be run or walked over a stunning and varied course around Aldinga Bay, South Australia. There is also a free kids beach run.

The Great Southern takes in sections of scrub, wetlands, beach, esplanade and quiet […]

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willunga almond blossom festival

Willunga Almond Blossoms | In Bloom Now | Aug 2020

Willunga Almond Blossoms 
The 2020 Willunga Almond Blossom Festival has been postponed until November. However, visitors can still enjoy the blossom trees in and around Willunga which have already started blossoming.
2020 Willunga Almond Blossom Festival 20-22 November – READ MORE HERE
There are a variety of almond blossom trees in and around Willunga. Some are blossoming now, some […]

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Park of the Month – Encounter Marine Park & Granite Island Recreation Park | Aug 2020

National Parks & Wildlife Service South Australia Park of the Month for August 2020 – Encounter Marine Park and Granite Island Recreation Park
With each Park of the Month there will be a variety of events for everyone to enjoy, with many of them free to attend. You can learn more about a park direct from […]

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Reservoirs in South Australia to Visit with Kids

Reservoir Reserves Open for Public Access in South Australia for a Fun Family Day Out.
Some of South Australia’s reservoirs are now much more accessible and feature scenic walking and cycling trails, or access for kayaking and fishing. Other reservoirs offer amazing views and picnic areas. 
Many reservoirs are located within a one hour drive from Adelaide […]

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mini golf victor harbor

G’Day Parks Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park – Family Fun for Everyone | Review

Time for a holiday in South Australia? G’day Parks Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park is the place to be.  We discover everything you need to know about their new fully accessible Hindmarsh Cabin.
by Brooke Hendry
Have you been cooped up at home for too long?
Hanging out for a holiday?
Need to get the family out of […]

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forktree brewery carrickalinga

Forktree Brewing – Family Friendly Dining at Carrickalinga – Review

Forktree Brewing – Carrickalinga 
935 Forktree Road, Carrickalinga
A real gem in the Fleurieu Peninsula, full of country hospitality, good food, family friendly vibes, and the most amazing views across the hills and sea. 
Forktree Brewing is a must visit for a meal if you are in or near Carrickalinga or Normanville. In fact, at just over an […]

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Ride the Cockle Train between Goolwa & Victor Harbor | June & July 2020

Ride the Historic Cockle Train between Victor Harbor and Goolwa.
With the easing of Stage 2 restrictions, limited Cockle Train services recommenced on the June long weekend, and will again run on the last two Sundays in June, plus the first Sunday in July. Trains will have a maximum capacity of 140 passengers, and there are […]

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GT Fisher Victor Harbor Foreshore Playground

GT Fisher Nature Playground Victor Harbor Foreshore – Train Park

George T Fisher Playground – Foreshore, Flinders Parade, Victor Harbor
The George T Fisher Nature Playground (also known as the GT Fisher Playground or the Train Park) has always been a popular one in Victor Harbor. After community consultation it was totally revamped into a nature playspace, which was completed in June 2019.
The playground is located […]

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SA Whale Centre Reopening | Victor Harbor | 5 Jun 2020

[ June 5, 2020 to June 8, 2020. ]
The SA Whale Centre will be reopening Friday 5 June, just in time for the long weekend and for the kick off of whale season!
As the centre adjusts to the new normal, things will be a little different as they do everything they can to keep their visitors, their staff and volunteers safe.
You will see […]

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