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 […]
Reservoir Reserves Open for Public Access in South Australia for a Fun Family Day Out.
Time for a holiday in South Australia? Top 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 the […]
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 […]
[ December 27, 2019 to January 27, 2020. ]
Summer Cockle Trains – Goolwa – Middleton – 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 Rx207 […]
Splash out at the largest waterpark in South Australia
The amazing new jungle-themed waterpark is now open at Top Parks Beachside Holiday Park in Normanville. As soon as you turn down the long driveway towards the holiday park, it’s the first thing you’ll see in the distance at the front of the complex. The excitement builds […]
[ October 12, 2019; December 1, 2019; December 21, 2019; January 5, 2020; ]
Stable Stars Kids Club Summer Series
Celebrate the New Year trackside at the Fleurieu Family Day races hosted by the Strathalbyn Racing Club on Sunday 5 January 2020.
A relaxed, affordable family-friendly racing event, entry is FREE for kids under 16. There will be food vans, market stalls and cheese platters on offer. At the racecourse in […]
[ December 31, 2019; ]
Victor Harbor New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Join in the free fun family entertainment on Warland Reserve in Victor Harbor and enjoy the kid’s early fireworks at 9:45pm, followed by a midnight fireworks spectacular!
Victor Harbor New Year’s Eve Celebrations attract more than 10,000 spectators enjoying the festivities around Warland Reserve, and over 30,000 locals, families and visitors […]
Pick Your Own Cherries
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 lots of cherries, a fun way to get them is to pick your own. Similar to picking strawberries at Beerenberg, this […]
[ December 4, 2019 to December 7, 2019. ]
2019 Shannons Adelaide Rally – Gouger Street Party & East End Finale
Completely free to spectate, this four day tarmac rally located in Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and McLaren Vale regions features 3 festive events in the City and Hills, including racing on Rundle Road in the heart of Adelaide on Saturday 7 December.
Strawberry Farms to visit in South Australia
Strawberry season is here and there are some lovely places to visit not far from Adelaide where you can go and pick fresh strawberries with family and friends or buy them straight from the farm door.
PLEASE NOTE PICK YOUR OWN PATCHES HAVE NOW CLOSED DUE TO THE COVID-19 […]
[ November 30, 2019 to December 1, 2019. ]
Willunga Christmas Tree Festival
Willunga Uniting Church hosts its 18th annual Christmas Tree Festival at the beginning of Advent.
The Willunga Christmas Tree Festival continues its tradition of showcasing beautiful Christmas trees, music, Christmas stalls and kids’ activities in this annual community event. This year, the festival is fortunate to be sponsored by Bendigo Bank, Earth Greetings […]
[ December 15, 2019; ]
Aldinga Bay Community Carols
The Aldinga Bay Community Carols is a free event for all ages, with food and fun starting from 5pm.
Take along your picnic rugs and singing voices to join in a night of carol singing. The Carols begin at 7.30pm.
There will be carnival activities between 5pm and 7pm. Collect your ‘Follow the Star’ booklet and […]
[ December 31, 2019; ]
Normanville New Year’s Eve Pageant & Fireworks
New Year’s Eve 2019 will see the 22nd annual Normanville New Year’s Eve Pageant.
The pageant consists of a parade of approximately 40 colourful floats leaving Katherine Drive at 7:30pm sharp, winding its way through the streets of Normanville ending at the beautiful Normanville foreshore at approximately 8pm.
Locals and tourists alike […]
Thanks to our lovely Play & Go friend Rachel & family for sharing these photos with us.
Pick your own strawberries at Mount Compass in the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Harvest the Fleurieu offers delicious sweet juicy strawberries in their ‘pick your own’ patch between late October and late May (depending on the weather).
The patch is open from 9am […]
[ November 3, 2019; ]
Fleurieu Fondo – Ride the Southern Expressway – totally CAR FREE!
With ride distances of between 12km and 125km, the Fleurieu Fondo “Road” offers a classic road ride experience featuring the exclusive opportunity to ride along a car-free Southern Expressway and enjoy a scenic cruise along Adelaide’s beautiful southern beaches.
Then head inland to Willunga via an undulating […]
[ December 14, 2019; 5:30 pm; ]
Victor Harbor Christmas Pageant & Carols
This year’s Victor Harbor Christmas Pageant presented by the Rotary Clubs of Encounter Bay & Victor Harbor will be held on Saturday 14 December 2019 commencing at 5.30pm from Bridge Terrace.
The Community Carols will commence soon after the completion of the pageant (around 7pm) in the Grosvenor Gardens.
Children will be […]
Goolwa Skate Park New Pump Track
The seaside town of Goolwa in South Australia now has a brand new asphalt pump track, designed and constructed by TrailScapes (in front of the skate park).
The new pump track will be a great new attraction for the area. Being asphalt means it’s a nice smooth surface and suitable for […]
Meet Alan the Alpaca – a star of Brownhill Creek Tourist Park
Not many local tourist parks can claim a pet mascot, except this one.
by Carla Caruso
*Editor’s note: Since posting this story, we’ve heard the sad news that Al passed away unexpectedly from a short illness in January. He’s much missed locally.*
From alpaca-themed kids’ parties to […]
[ October 25, 2019 to October 27, 2019. ]
Fleurieu Folk Festival
The Fleurieu Folk Festival is a multiple-award winning festival that presents a weekend of music concerts and sessions, dance, workshops, open mic concerts, folk jams, children’s entertainment, stalls, and more.
The Fleurieu Folk Festival is South Australia’s largest folk music festival with past attendances exceeding 8000 and 2019 will be the Festival’s 13th year […]
[ November 10, 2019; ]
The Great Duck Race in Strathalbyn
On the second Sunday in November each year, the Great South Australian Duck Race is held in the Soldiers Memorial Park at the beautiful township of Strathalbyn. 2019 is the 30th anniversary of the Great Duck Race
The event officially commences at 10am, and includes a variety of stalls, food and […]
[ October 12, 2019 to October 13, 2019. ]
Port Elliot Show – Celebrating their 141st show this year
This traditional agricultural show provides a show case for rural activity in this area, giving the local agriculturalists a chance to meet and exchange views, as well as giving their rapidly expanding suburban residents a place to learn about local agriculture and have a wonderful family […]
[ October 12, 2019; ]
Forest Adventure Day on Hindmarsh Island
Join Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures for a fun and adventurous family experience exploring the magical forest at their private campsite on Hindmarsh Island.
The Forest Adventure Day is part of the Nature Play SA Festival, an annual festival for children and their families which celebrates and encourages play outdoors in nature.
Are you looking for a cellar door in McLaren Vale with a difference?
by Brooke Hendry
Wanting to visit a cellar door that is actually family friendly? Well then, don’t be late and hop right in to Down the Rabbit Hole Wines – McLaren Vale’s newest winery that is simply picture perfect. This sure is a cellar […]