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


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



To Stay


Set upon the coast of picturesque Adelaide beach town Port Noarlunga South, just a 12 minute drive from McLaren Vale. Coast Motel and Apartments offers 15 light filled beachfront studio apartments. Enjoy the space and privacy of self-contained apartments, with hotel luxuries and convenience such as free- Wi-Fi, daily house-keeping, front reception and free onsite parking. Whether you’re a wine lover, water enthusiast, beach bum or foodie, there is something for everyone on the doorstep and surrounding neighbourhood.

153-157 Esplanade
Port Noarlunga South, SA 5167

To Eat


Food at the The Salopian Inn is eclectic – an edible story, if you like – chef Karena Armstrongs’s culinary
journey and her ever persistent need to learn more, eat more and cook more. Celebrating their 6th birthday recently, they have been cultivating an organic kitchen garden. The garden now provides a large percentage of fruit, vegetables and herbs for the restaurant. The seasons dictate what is cooked to ensure the freshest and best quality ingredients. They only use pasture-fed, locally sourced beef and lamb, free range poultry and pork as well as Australian caught seafood. Allow yourself to be left in their hands and experience
the $80 pp menu where the most loved dishes are served.

Corner of Main Rd & McMurtrie Rd
McLaren Vale, SA 5171

To Perk up


Nourish me Happy’s focus is to provide nourishing wholefoods, rich in nutrients and flavour. Handcrafted, organic, local and seasonal produce. They believe in gut health support and incorporate activated grains, nuts, kombucha and fermented vegetables into their cafe menu. If dietaries are a concern, they make their own nut milk, so a coffee made with your milk preference is a great option.

22 Old Coach Road
Aldinga, SA 5173

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To Explore


Abseiling is the art of descending a vertical cliff face using of ropes. Learn some tricky moves and enjoy a great day of challenge during the Adelaide Hills Abseiling Adventure. Your adventure takes place at the magnificent Morialta National Park.
(The package will occasionally take place at the beautiful Onkaparinga Gorge or The Bluff,
in picturesque Victor Harbor).
Step out of your comfort zone and onto the rock face

Departs Adelaide CBD SA

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To experience


This past April, Myponga Reservoir has opened their park and recreation trails to the public. The first time
since 1962. Start your morning off by running a lap through a new 5km track cut through Myponga’s beautiful bushland, with new hardly-seen water-views. If running isn’t your preference the tracks are enjoyed by walkers or cyclists. The path travels through open plains, forested areas and native vegetation and is peppered with picnic tables. Allow at least half a day to enjoy the splendor of this
hidden gem.

Myponga Reservoir
– Enter via Main South Road

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