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 favourite region for school holidays with families and interstate visitors, the coastline is beautiful all year round.  Check out the renowned d’Arenberg Cube in McLaren Vale, explore Myponga Reservoir or visit the popular towns of Normanville, Victor Harbor, Port Elliot and Goolwa. 

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d’Arenberg Cube in McLaren Vale

Read our posts and reviews below of where to visit, what to see and do, and where to eat while visiting the Fleurieu Peninsula with kids:

10 Family Friendly Places to Visit on a Day Trip to McLaren Vale | Review

Guest Post by Becky Hirst A family day trip to the McLaren Vale wine region Visiting a wine region with ...
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Beach Road Wines McLaren Vale | Review 2016

  Beach Road Wines | McLaren Vale Review by Susannah Marks We stopped for lunch at Beach Road Wines on ...
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Big Rocks, Beach, Cliff Walk, Trees to Climb, Whales, Glorious Views, all from Horseshoe Bay | Port Elliot

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Normanville Beachside Holiday Park

Biggest Waterpark in South Australia at Normanville Beachside Holiday Park

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Brownhill Creek Tourist Park, Mitcham & Softfoot Alpaca Farm, Hindmarsh Valley | Review

Softfoot Alpaca Farm in Hindmarsh Valley (near Victor Harbor) and Brownhill Creek Tourist Park Not many local Adelaide tourist parks ...
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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 ...
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d’Arenberg Cube | d’Arenberg Winery | McLaren Vale | Review 2018

d'Arenberg Cube at d'Arenberg Winery. Recently, on a day trip adventure to Port Elliot, we were passing through McLaren Vale ...
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Down the Rabbit hole wines, Mclaren Vale

Down The Rabbit Hole Cellar Door – A Family Friendly Winery in McLaren Vale | Review

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

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

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

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Forktree Brewing – Family Friendly Dining at Carrickalinga – Review

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Time for a holiday in South Australia? G'day Parks Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park is the place to be ...
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Goolwa Animal Farm | A Family Farm for Great Outdoor Play

Goolwa Animal Farm Since the Goolwa Animal Farm opened recently in December 2013, we have had a few Play & ...
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Goolwa Nature Playground | Fun by the River | Playground Review

Goolwa Nature Playground Review Bristow Smith Reserve | Barrage Road, Goolwa South by Baby & Toddler Destinations Adelaide The lovely ...
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Goolwa Skate Park Pump Track

Goolwa Skate Park New Pump Track The seaside town of Goolwa in South Australia now has a brand new asphalt ...
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Granite Island Recreation & Nature Park | Victor Harbor | Review

Granite Island, Victor Harbor The Granite Island Recreation & Nature Park can be seen from Victor Harbor and is best ...
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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 ...
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GT Fisher Playground aka Victor Harbor Train Park Review by Susannah Marks

GT Fisher Playground (Victor Harbor Train Park) | Playground Review

GT Fisher Playground aka Victor Harbor Train Park *** EDITORS NOTE: This playground is now reopen as of 6 July ...
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Horse Drawn Tram at Victor Harbor | Step Back In Time | Review

Horse Drawn Tram at Victor Harbor - Step Back In Time Victor Harbor's Historic Horse Drawn Tram is a "South ...
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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 ...
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Kangaroo Island | Discover a Holiday Destination with Natural Beauty, Wildlife & Adventure | Review

Kangaroo Island South Australia's Kangaroo Island is a true natural paradise, perfect for families wanting a getaway with that real ...
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McLaren Flat to McLaren Vale Scenic Trail | Now Open

McLaren Flat to McLaren Vale Trail Officially Open Families, runners, cyclists, walkers and visitors can now use a safe and ...
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Middleton Surf Lessons for Families | South Coast Surf Academy | Review

If you've wanted to try surfing but not sure where to start, then having lessons is a great way to ...
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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 ...
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Myponga Reservoir | Walking Trails, Bike Tracks, Fishing & Kayaking

Enjoy, Explore, Preserve at Myponga Reservoir Myponga Reservoir on-water access for kayaking available from 28 March 2021. In April 2019, ...
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Narnu Farm on Hindmarsh Island | Family Weekend Away | Review

Narnu Farm Narnu Farm on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula is the perfect location for a idyllic weekend getaway or short holiday ...
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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 ...
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Normanville Beach – A little bit of SA paradise | Review

Normanville Beach - a little bit of SA paradise It's not hard to see why Normanville Beach is one of our ...
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Oceanic Victor In Sea Aquarium | Victor Harbor

Oceanic Victor Experience life beneath the waves in Victor Harbor. Oceanic Victor opened their in-sea aquarium in Victor Harbor, South ...
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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, ...
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Mt Compass Strawberry picking

Pick Your Own Strawberries | Harvest the Fleurieu | Mt Compass

Pick your own strawberries in Mount Compass on the Fleurieu Peninsula. The pick your own patch 2021 season officially opens ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Sellicks Beach | Beautiful Silver Sands | Review

Sellicks Silver Sands Beach - a South Australian treasure! The view on the drive down Sellicks Beach Road is breathtaking ...
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Soldiers Memorial Reserve Victor Harbor Playground review by Susannah Marks

Soldiers Memorial Reserve | Victor Harbor Playground Review

Soldiers Memorial Reserve Victor Harbor Playground Review Soldiers Memorial Reserve is a beautifully kept park with everything you could need ...
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SteamRanger Heritage Railway Journeys | Timetable & Station Locations | South Australia

SteamRanger Train Journeys in South Australia SteamRanger Heritage Railway operates a number of different heritage steam and diesel hauled tourist ...
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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 Monday ...
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Tealicious Cakes | Willunga | Review | Apr 2022

Tealicious Cakes at Willunga Review by Jo Parkinson If you enjoy cupcakes, coffee and cuteness, then hop on into Tealicious ...
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The Big Duck Boat Tours | Victor Harbor | Review

The Big Duck Boat Tours Victor Harbor An exciting ocean adventure featuring seals, sea lions, dolphins, whales, beautiful islands and ...
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The Bluff Summit Walk & Lookout | Victor Harbor | Review

The Bluff Summit Walk & Lookout Victor Harbor Rosetta Head, known as The Bluff, is one of Victor Harbor's favourite ...
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Review of the Greenman Inn by Susannah Marks

The Greenman Inn, Ashbourne | Review

The Greenman Inn, Ashbourne Review by Susannah Marks, 2 March 2019 Driving through Ashbourne on the way to the Fleurieu ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Victor Harbor Skate Park review by Susannah Marks

Victor Harbor Skate Park | Review

Victor Harbor Skate Park Victor Harbor Skate Park is in a great location just next to the foreshore. This popular ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Yankalilla & Normanville | Places to Eat for Families

Yankalilla & Normanville - Places to Eat for Families One of the great things about Normanville & Yankalilla is that ...
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Yankalilla Youth Park & Playground | Review

The Yankalilla Youth Park is a great spot to visit with the kids when you want to take a little ...
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