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Fleurieu Peninsula

Fleurieu Peninsula

Fleurieu Peninsula: Our most recommended tours and activities

South Australia: Guided Full-Day Highlights Tour

1. 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.

From Victor Harbor: Seal Island Cruise

2. 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.

Encounter Bay: Southern Ocean Adventure Cruise

3. Encounter Bay: Southern Ocean Adventure Cruise

Spot seals, sea lions, dolphins, whales (seasonal), beautiful islands and coastline on a memorable 1.5-hour cruise. The cruise departs from Victor Harbor, located on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 90 minutes south of Adelaide’s center. Embark on a breathtaking cruise from the Granite Island causeway past many offshore islands and spectacular cliffs. Admire seals, sea lions and dolphins along the way from the waterline. Cruise through the Encounter Marine Park where you can view whales during the winter months when they migrate from Antarctica to the warm waters of Encounter Bay. Please note that whale sightings cannot be guaranteed.

From Goolwa: Half-Day Coorong Experience

4. From Goolwa: Half-Day Coorong Experience

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

5. 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 might even catch a glimpse of a Southern Right Whale during the winter months. Your tour then continues through the wine-making region of McLaren Vale, best known for producing outstanding Shiraz, and you'll 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

6. 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.

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4.5 / 5

based on 99 reviews

We had a fantastic time. Thanks for the entire experience. Was well worth braving the heat 😊 The commentary was very informative and entertaining. The food and service was fabulous. . The boat was terrific. Was a great way to see and learn about the Mighty Murray and its final destination at the Southern Ocean. It was especially interesting to learn of the ever changing mouth entrance at the Coorong. Thanks guys, happy to recommend!

Great excursion. Visits to different sites but all interesting and magnificent (viewpoint, seaside, small towns...). The guide was extraordinary, attentive to our slightest needs, very clear in the explanations; we talked a lot about various topics and had interesting exchanges throughout the day. The quality to price ratio is excellent !

The tour took us to some interesting places of South Australia. Our tour guide Mati was very friendly and told us interesting facts about the different spots we visited. I can highly recommend the tour!

new learner friendly and trainer is nice and patient.

Great - getting up close to the dolphins was lovely