[ 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 […]
[ March 27, 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 […]
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 […]
[ April 3, 2021 to April 17, 2021. ]
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, […]
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 […]
[ 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, […]
[ 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 […]
[ 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 […]
[ 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 […]
[ 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 […]
[ 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 […]
[ 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.
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 […]
[ 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 […]
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 […]
[ October 17, 2020 to October 18, 2020. ]
2020 Season Now Open – Pick your own strawberries in Mount Compass on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Harvest the Fleurieu offers delicious sweet juicy strawberries in their ‘pick your own’ patch between late October and late May each year (depending on the weather). The 2020 season will open from Saturday 17 October 2020.
Harvest the Fleurieu have made […]
[ 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 […]
[ August 16, 2020; August 30, 2020; September 6, 2020; September 20, 2020; October 4, 2020; October 18, 2020; November 1, 2020; November 15, 2020; ]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
[ 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 […]
[ June 6, 2020 to June 8, 2020. ]
What’s Open in Adelaide over the June Long Weekend?
The June long weekend will look a little different this year with so many cancelled and postponed events, but there is still plenty to do in and around Adelaide. With the second stage of restrictions easing from June 1st we will see a lot more venues opening, […]
The Historic Cockle Train Returns to the Rails for the June Long Weekend between Victor Harbor and Goolwa.
The historic Cockle Train will return to the rails for the June 2020 long weekend, following the relaxation of Stage 2 Covid-19 Restrictions. Three diesel-hauled trains will operate daily between Goolwa and Victor Harbor from Saturday 6 June to […]
Caravan Parks & Campgrounds around Adelaide and Regional South Australia
As of 11 May 2020 campgrounds and caravan parks throughout South Australia can reopen for bookings. It’s an exciting time for families who missed getting away at Easter and the April school holidays, so many will be looking forward to a night or two away under […]
Whale sightings in South Australia
The Whale Season starts in mid-May and continues until early October in South Australia. However, whales have already been sighted as early as 4 May 2020.
Two Humpbacks were spotted travelling west past West Island from Waitpinga Cliffs on Tuesday 5 May, while on Monday 4 May, a Humpback was spotted in […]
Walking along the dam wall at Mount Bold Reservoir – Review
After a moody spot to revel in while the weather cools? This amazing feat of engineering is one of Adelaide’s best-kept secrets.
by Carla Caruso
Editor’s note: Thursday, 4 June 2020 – Mount Bold Reservoir has reopened following completion of SA Water’s dam safety upgrade.
There’s a spooky […]
Picnic Under the Stars
Explore the cosmos in McLaren Vale with Kay Brothers winery at Picnic under the Stars on Saturday 4 April 2020.
Tasting Australia presented by RAA Travel is postponed to 9 – 18 October 2020. They are now confirming all programming and this event will be updated with the latest details once they […]
Port Elliot Bakery – the iconic bakery destination that’s a South Australian favourite in the Fleurieu Peninsula
Port Elliot Bakery is an iconic destination for visitors to the Fleurieu Peninsula. South Australians know that a trip to Port Elliot or anywhere in the area is not complete without a stop there. You can’t really miss it […]
Kangaroo Island Connect – $25 Ferry Return Trips
Kangaroo Island needs support and so Kangaroo Island Connect are helping to assist tourism in the area through discounted return ferry trips to the Island.
For bookings from today, Kangaroo Island Connect is providing a 50% discount for return ferry passenger travel to encourage tourism back on Kangaroo Island. […]
[ January 18, 2020; January 25, 2020; ]
Willunga Farmers Market
In support of their farming neighbors on Kangaroo Island, all stall fees from Willunga Farmers Market on Saturday 18 & 25 January 2020 will be donated to BlazeAid to support recovery efforts on the Island.
Public donations will also be accepted throughout the Market. The Willunga Farmers Market includes fresh produce grown on the […]
Where to Donate in South Australia to Support Bushfire Recovery & Relief
It’s the bushfire crisis that has brought Australia to tears and left the rest of the world watching on in horror. The devastation is beyond belief and it’s easy to feel helpless when the scale of the disaster is just so huge.
Below you […]
[ February 8, 2020 to February 9, 2020. ]
Chilli Fest Willunga
A weekend in Willunga for all things chilli.
On site in the halls, there will be market stalls with various chilli products, sauces, plus tastings, chilli-related demonstrations, chilli chocolate and cocktails, how to grow them, and even how to use them in floral art.
Outside there will be a shaded garden area, where visitors can […]
[ January 26, 2020; ]
McLaren Vale Party in the Park & Tour Willunga
On Sunday 26 January 2020, Be Safe Be Seen Stage 6 of the Santos Tour Down Under will be rolling into McLaren Vale and Willunga for another year of racing.
Excitement around the race will build earlier than ever with the race staring in McLaren Vale at 10.40am. […]
[ January 10, 2020; ]
Twilight Market in the Museum on the Fleurieu Coast
Hosted by Visit Fleurieu Coast and Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre, Twilight Market in the Museum will have stalls showcasing producers, artisans and businesses of the Fleurieu Coast.
Head on down after work or while you are on holidays and enjoy local beer, wine, food, artisans and entertainment.
Live Music by […]
Image: Carl Charter
Environment SA’s 10 Top Spots to Snorkel in South Australia
South Australia’s marine parks are full to the brim with great spots to snorkel. Here are 10 places to try.
From leafy sea dragons to giant Australian cuttlefish, about 85 per cent of the marine life in South Australia’s marine parks is found nowhere else […]