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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 scenic trail connecting the iconic townships of McLaren Flat and McLaren Vale for the first time.
The 3.6-kilometre Flat to Vale Trail—which runs between Blewitt Springs Road, McLaren Flat, and the McLaren Vale Sports Ground, McLaren Vale—officially […]

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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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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 tourist drive showcasing 31 kilometres of idyllic coastline that starts less than an hour from Adelaide.
Pack up the car for a weekend getaway or set off on a leisurely Sunday road trip to experience some of South […]

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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 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 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 members together for fresh, locally grown produce.
There will be stalls in one convenient location with room to relax and soak up the atmosphere of the Market.
The market is open from 8am until 12noon every Saturday.
*Please note: […]

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

[ December 27, 2021 to December 31, 2021. January 1, 2022 to January 2, 2022. ]
Summer Cockle Trains – Goolwa – Port Elliot – Victor Harbor
The summer Cockle Train season will start from Monday 27 December with 6 trains running daily until 2 January, when they will then continue to operate their usual 3 train schedule for the remainder of the holidays.
The Cockle Train travels between Goolwa and Victor Harbor along the […]

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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 your […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 […]

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SteamRanger Heritage Railway Journeys | Timetable & Station Locations | South Australia

[ September 1, 2019; September 8, 2019; September 15, 2019; September 22, 2019; September 29, 2019; October 6, 2019; October 20, 2019; October 27, 2019; November 3, 2019; November 10, 2019; November 17, 2019; ]
SteamRanger Train Journeys in South Australia
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 tourist […]

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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 Australia in 2017.  Located just off Granite Island in the clear, clean waters of Encounter Bay, the experience offers fun, learning and excitement for the whole family.  Perfect not only for adventure seekers, but for anyone wanting […]

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