The Fleurieu Peninsula is bounded by water with the Gulf St Vincent on the west,
the Southern Ocean on the south and the
Murray River, Lake Alexandrina and
Coorong National Park (which together forms one of Australia's largest
freshwater recreation regions).
As well as ample aquatic activities, sandy
beaches, rugged cliffs, sheltered coves, the region offers unique access to wine
and wildlife. There are over 75 cellar door wineries in the region, with great
restaurants and eateries offering exiting regional cuisine.
For those seeking wildlife, there are Little Penguins on Granite Island (also
known as Granite Penguin Island), kangaroos seen on hillsides and most of the
national parks, in particular in Cox Scrub, Newland Head and Deep Creek. The
region is also popular with bird watchers, with migratory waders seen in the Coorong National Park, whilst bird watching is also popular in the Onkaparinga
Estuary, Aldinga Scrub and areas around Mount Compass, Goolwa and Hindmarsh
Winter is popular for whale watching when the Southern Right whales are seen
along the Peninsula coastline, especially along Encounter Bay.
Check out our range of
Fleurieu Peninsula accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel
guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination
for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.