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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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Mt Compass Strawberry picking

Pick Your Own Strawberries | Harvest the Fleurieu | Mt Compass

[ 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 […]

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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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The Southern Encounter | SteamRanger Train Journey | Aug – Nov 2020

[ 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 […]

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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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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 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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Find Out What’s Open in Adelaide over the June Long Weekend | 6-8 Jun 2020

[ 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, […]

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Ride the Cockle Train this June Long Weekend | 6-8 Jun 2020

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 […]

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Caravan Parks & Camping Grounds – Adelaide & Regional South Australia

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 […]

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Whales Sighted in South Australia | May 2020

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 […]

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Mount Bold Reservoir Reserve | Review

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 […]

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Picnic Under the Stars at Kay Brothers Winery | 4 Apr 2020

Picnic Under the Stars
Explore the cosmos in McLaren Vale with Kay Brothers winery at Picnic under the Stars on Saturday 4 April 2020.
EVENT POSTPONED
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 […]

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Port Elliot Bakery Review | Fleurieu Peninsula

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 […]

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Kangaroo Island Connect $25 Return Ferry Trips | Jan – Jun 2020

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. […]

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Willunga Farmers Market | Raising Funds for BlazeAid Kangaroo Island Recovery | 18 & 25 Jan 2020

[ 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 […]

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Where to Donate in South Australia to Support Bushfire Recovery

Where to Donate in South Australia to Support Bushfire Recovery & Relief
January 2020
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 […]

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Chilli Fest Willunga | 8 & 9 Feb 2020

[ 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 […]

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McLaren Vale Party in the Park & Tour Willunga | 26 Jan 2020

[ 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. […]

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Twilight Market in the Museum | Yankalilla | 10 Jan 2020

[ 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 […]

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spots to snorkel South Australia

Environment SA’s 10 Top Spots to Snorkel in South Australia

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 […]

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

[ 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 […]

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Normanville Beachside Holiday Park

Biggest Waterpark in South Australia at Normanville Beachside Holiday Park

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 […]

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Stable Stars Kids Club | Family Race Days | Oct 2019 – Apr 2020

[ 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 […]

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Victor Harbor New Year’s Eve Celebrations | 31 Dec 2019

[ 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 […]

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Pick Your Own Cherries | Adelaide Hills | South Australia | Nov 2019 – Jan 2020

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 […]

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Adelaide Rally & Motorsport Festival | Gouger Street Party & East End Finale | 4-7 Dec 2019

[ 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.
The […]

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Strawberry Farms to visit in South Australia

Strawberry Farms to visit in South Australia
Strawberry season is generally from late October/November until April/May each year in South Australia (depending on the weather).  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.
Beerenberg […]

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Willunga Christmas Tree Festival | 30 Nov & 1 Dec 2019

[ 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 […]

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Aldinga Bay Community Carols | 15 Dec 2019

[ 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 […]

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Normanville New Year’s Eve Pageant & Fireworks | 31 Dec 2019

[ 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 […]

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Fleurieu Fondo | Ride the Southern Expressway | 3 Nov 2019

[ 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 […]

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Victor Harbor Christmas Pageant & Carols | 14 Dec 2019

[ 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 […]

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