The Best things to do in McLaren Vale and the Fleurieu Peninsula

Summer 2017/2018

A local guide on the best places to eat, drink, stay, relax and explore in McLaren Vale and the Fleurieu Peninsula

To Perk Up


Qahwa Expresso Bar in Victor Harbor share the old red brick building with the foreshore volleyball courts. Their doors opened only early 2017 but for new kids on the block they are doing it right.

The coffee is grand especially their signature blend, the food is delish, they collaborate to put on some awesome coastal sessions and they seem to be oozing plenty of social and community conscience. I think I might be in love…or at least a decent crush.

Don’t hesitate to make the drive down south for coffee and food choices galore with plenty of healthy options.

To Drink


Matt Rechner from Ekhidna Wines is shaking every branch of the tree to provide you with the full McLaren Vale/Fleurieu experience.

Ekhidna are in relatively new digs on Branson Road. Food, wine and produce are the main jam but don’t forget their estate made beers , cider and alcoholic ginger beer. All available to enjoy on tap. With room for helicopter landing, orchard wanderings and catered events- the possibilities are endless.

Matt isn’t shy to give anything a crack, accommodation recently opened on the property offering you a place to lay your weary head at the end of a day complete at Ekhidna.

Enquire via Ekhidna facebook or website to secure yourself a bed for the night for you and your friends.

To Experience

McLaren Vale Motorcycle Tours

McLaren Vale Motorcycle Tours offer tours on Harley Davidson motorbikes, tailored to the individual. Scenic rides, winery tours, weddings & special occasions can all be embraced on the freedom of a Harley Davidson two wheeler.

Decide where you want go with the brilliant tour suggestions. Lap up the amazing scenery of our Fleurieu Peninsula whilst relaxing in an armchair type experience on these beautiful machines. Don’t hesitate, book a day out today!

To Eat


Mullygrub is the kaleidoscope of fine grub. They are new to the bricks and mortar café scene but have been tantalising our tastebuds with food trucks around McLaren Vale and surrounding area for some time now.

They have thought this eatery out with simplicity without skimping on the finer things. The seats fill up fast on brunch weekends, but please pop down for a delicious bite to eat and drink.

To Stay

Fleurieu Coastal Retreats

Fleurieu Coastal Retreat offers deluxe accommodation for up to 8 people. Designed to blend into its surroundings, the Fleurieu Coastal Retreat house offers guests a comfortable and relaxing holiday experience at any time of the year.

Fleurieu Coastal Retreat is located right in the heart of the Fleurieu Peninsula and is the perfect place from which you can explore this great slice of South Australia. There’s picturesque Myponga Beach down the hill and Myponga township nearby, plus you’re close to the many attractions the Fleurieu has to offer.

Tranquillity at it’s absolute best! Book now for your next holiday break.

Ask A Local

Corrina Wright
Winemaker @ Oliver’s Taranga

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