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Fleurieu Peninsula

Fleurieu Peninsula: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Victor Harbor: Seal Island Cruise

1. From Victor Harbor: Seal Island Cruise

Embark on a scenic cruise along the north coast of Granite Island. Victor Harbour is located on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia, about 90 minutes and 80 km south of the center of Adelaide. Pass the route of the old horse-drawn tramway and see the historic Screwpile Jetty as you venture around the breakwater and into the open ocean. Continue for 5 minutes to arrive at Seal Island (also known as "Seal Rock"), where New Zealand fur seals and Australian sea lions can be seen basking in the sun. Delight to the sight of the seals that often swim to the stationary boat for a good look at the passengers!  Keep a lookout for other wildlife, including petrels, shearwaters and cormorants, on or around Seal Island. You might even spot some common or bottlenose dolphins that are often in the vicinity and sometimes race the boat. After 15 minutes of wildlife viewing at Seal Island and around Wright Island, cruise back to the Granite Island Causeway at Victor Harbour and disembark.

South Australia: Guided Full-Day Highlights Tour

2. South Australia: Guided Full-Day Highlights Tour

Get picked up from your accommodation in Glenelg at 9 AM or Adelaide at 9:20 – 9:30 AM for a full day of sightseeing around the gorgeous Fleurieu Peninsula.  Enjoy the scenic drive from Adelaide through the Adelaide Hills before arriving in the historic German village of Hanhdorf. Treat yourself to morning tea at The Haus, visit the Antique Clock Museum, or shop around in the village's boutique stores. Travel on to the old paddle steamer port of Goolwa for a stroll along the beach where the Murray River meets the sea. Make a short stopover at South Australia's greatest surfing beach before continuing on to Victor Harbor. Keep your eyes peeled for whales as you pass Basham Beach during whale season.  Next, explore the seaside town of Victor Harbor where you can visit the Whale Center and Museum. Take advantage of the chance to visit Granite Island and check out the fairy penguins or ride the famous horse-drawn tram. Purchase lunch from one of the many quaint restaurants and pubs. Your last stop of the day will be McLaren Vale, one of Australia's oldest and finest olive, wine, and almond-growing regions. Taste some of the area's best wines, purchase some locally-grown, homemade delicacies before returning back to your accommodation at around 5:30 PM.

Coorong Discovery Cruise

3. Coorong Discovery Cruise

Discover the Coorong National Park on a 3.5-hour experience with lunch included. Cruise past the Murray Mouth and into the park for 1-hour guided walk. Tour departs from the old river port town of Goolwa, located 70 minutes south of Adelaide’s center.  A Ploughmans lunch is served on board as you cruise to the Goolwa Barrage and through the lock. Continue down to the Murray Mouth and into the Coorong National Park. Stop for a guided walk across the peninsula through dune vegetation to a beach on the Southern Ocean. Enjoy afternoon tea on the return journey to Goolwa.

From Adelaide: Victor Harbor & Southern Highlights Day Tour

4. From Adelaide: Victor Harbor & Southern Highlights Day Tour

Enjoy a delightful tour of South Australia’s premier tourist region, the Fleurieu Peninsula. This tour begins with a picturesque journey through the Adelaide Hills to the historical Scottish settlement of Strathalbyn. Here you will stop for some free time and morning tea in High Street (own expense). Continue on to the paddle steamer town of Goolwa where you'll have a brief tour of the town including the wharf, barrage and beach. On your way to Victor Harbor, cruise past the charming coastal town of Port Elliot including Horseshoe Bay, and stop at Whale Lookout for a photo opportunity. Upon arrival at Victor Harbor, South Australia’s most popular seaside village, wander through the main street, sampling the fresh local product. Enjoy free time to explore Victor Harbor. Visit one of the many pubs or cafes for lunch, and following that, you may choose to explore Granite Island, where you’ll find the Little Penguins and might even catch a glimpse of a Southern Right Whale during the winter months. Your tour then continues to the wine-making region of McLaren Vale, best known for producing outstanding Shiraz. Wander the main street, sample the fresh local produce including the delicious cheeses at Blessed Cheese, taste some of the fine wines or grab a coffee at one of the many cafés. From here, enjoy a scenic drive through South Australia’s southern metropolitan beaches of Port Noarlunga and Moana before returning to Adelaide.

Adelaide: Surfing Lesson at Middleton Beach with Equipment

5. Adelaide: Surfing Lesson at Middleton Beach with Equipment

Experience surfing with a group lesson that's perfect for beginners whether you're a solo surfer or want to bring a group of friends along too. Work on your abilities at South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula. With the help of your surf coaches, come away with a new skill and perhaps even a new passion. After booking, you will receive 3 e-books and instructional videos helping you to work on the basics from home. Before the class, get fitted for a wetsuit and the right size board. The equipment used on a 12-month rotation policy, meaning that you will be using the best modern boards and wetsuits. Begin on the beach and learn some of the fundamental techniques before taking things to the water. Take your skills to the next level with the help of your instructors who can provide you with tips and insights that come from years of experience. After the lesson, you can access photos of yourself surfing via Facebook.  

Adelaide: Full-Day Vines and Victor Harbor Eco Adventure

6. Adelaide: Full-Day Vines and Victor Harbor Eco Adventure

Take a scenic drive to Victor Harbor through the stunning Mclaren Vale region. Get a glimpse of the vineyards and rolling hills in the distance that you will be back to explore later. Arrive in Victor Harbor and be greeted with ocean views, discover the history, geology, and nature of the local area. Next, enjoy a 90-minute open ocean boat cruise through the Southern Ocean passing by Seal Rock, The Bluff and West Island. Witness the spectacular Waitpinga Cliffs and look out for seabirds such as petrels, shearwaters, and cormorants. Looping around Seal Island, see Australian sea lions and long-nosed fur seals basking in the sun or frolicking in the water. Following your Southern Ocean Adventure boat cruise sit down and enjoy a picnic lunch in one of the many reserves along Victor Harbor's foreshore. Soak up the atmosphere of this popular tourist town, with Granite Island in the distance you may even see one of the local horse-drawn trams crossing over the Causeway. After a short drive to the McLaren Vale wine region arrive at d'Arenberg Winery with time to explore the famous cube before enjoying a tasting session of their delicious biodynamic wines. Then heading onto Gemtree Winery, begin your progressive wine tasting and learn about the biodynamic practices and philosophy behind this family-owned property. Finish off the afternoon with a Vintner’s platter and a glass of Gemtree regional wine, before your afternoon drive back to Adelaide city.

Adelaide: Private Cultural Tour of the Fleurieu Peninsula

7. Adelaide: Private Cultural Tour of the Fleurieu Peninsula

On this 6-hour interactive bus tour, we will explore a number of highly significant sites along Kaurna Yerta! Stops include Eegan Reserve, Onkaparinga River National Park, Port Noarlunga Burial Site, and Moana Sands, amongst others. Throughout the day, we will walk Country together, building a sense of connection to the traditional lands and unpacking a shared understanding of cultural values. From a First Nations perspective, we will discuss the precolonial history of Kaurna’s significant sites, encouraging open and honest dialogue about developing pathways in working together for future generations. The bus will stop at the Deep Blue Cafe located in Moana at lunchtime, where you are free to purchase your own food and beverages.

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What people are saying about Fleurieu Peninsula

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 99 reviews

Fantastic day with personal guide Singla in a lovely car. Activities and times tailored to our request fun and interesting. Highly recommend!

Enjoyable afternoon activity. Boat was clean, great lunch. Captain was very knowledgeable with great commentary along the way.

Awesome tour! We got to see heaps of wildlife ie. Dolphins and sea lions so close up.

Excellent cruise with great cometary. Mice to get an upgrade as well.

Great tour if you would like to see the South Aus highlights.