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 the Fleurieu Peninsula

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To Perk Up

Boy and Bloom have emerged down south to open their second coffee shop. The locals have jumped on board to support this great shop…and it is already packed at breakfast time with all the goodness of a fabulous menu. Only a hop skip and a jump to the Seaford esplanade! There is an outdoor area where you can sit with your pooch, and light and bright in the inside. Boy and Bloom South has brightened up Cliff Ave as a go to destination this Summer.

— 48 Cliff Ave, Pt Noarlunga South, SA 5167

Instragram— @boyandbloomsouth
Facebook — @boyandbloomsouth

Boy and Bloom

To Stay

The Nest and Nature Luxury Suite Eagles View is a beautiful “Off the grid Eco Glamping” Experience. Perfect for a couples retreat. Totally private with absolutely stunning views from which you can see Encounter Bay and Inman valley via this high-perched vantage point of the property. It has a modern appointed ensuite bathroom with a well appointed kitchenette as you would expect to find in any luxury suite with hot water, a flushing toilet, a fridge and gas stove. Guest access via gate to Sunset Hill!
Get your romance on and book now.

Instagram— @nestandnature

Nest and Nature, Inman Valley

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To Eat

Nestled amongst the sand hills of Goolwa Beach. Kuti Shack is the result of Goolwa PipiCo and Kuti
Co partners sitting down with a couple of mates, who just happen to be really good at cooking and
deciding to go into business together.

The Chefs — Having worked at and headed up some of South Australia’s finest restaurants, Brendan and Vanessa do incredible things with Fleurieu produce. Kuti Shack features local fish and many of the Fleurieu’s finest ingredients, including the mighty Kuti (Pipi) of course.

The Food — Kuti Shack is all about creating exciting new and innovative Pipi dishes with local indigenous ingredients. But for those who are still to jump on the #pipirevolution there is a host of other seafood, produce, wine and craft beer from the Fleurieu, cooked by local creative chefs. Whenever possible our seafood and produce is sourced from local and sustainable producers.

— Main Beach Carpark, Beach Rd, Goolwa Beach SA 5214

Instagram— @kutishack
Facebook — @kutishack

Kuti Shack

To Experience

Off the Bluff! The newest adventure to hit Victor Harbor. Surf & Sun have proudly launched the abseiling adventure at Rosetta Head (otherwise known as the Bluff) and it is available daily. If you are looking for things to do in Victor Harbor then look no further! This 2 hour adventure has you abseiling off of the Bluff in Victor Harbor, some elevation of 97 metres. Enjoy the views of Petrel Cove and West Island. Off the Bluff is adrenalin packed, fun and very safe. Conquer your fears.

Abseil the Bluff, Victor Harbor

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To Help

AusOcean is developing South Australia’s first live streaming underwater camera to broadcast the magnificent marine life beneath Rapid Bay directly to your screens. Whether you’re a diver wanting site visibility information, a citizen scientist eager to learn more about temperate marine species or maybe you’re an ocean lover who appreciates the beauty and wonder of the underwater world. RapidCam will be available for everyone to utilise and explore. They design, build and deploy open source ocean technology, including networked sea surface platforms, known as “rigs”, as well as custom sensors (e.g. underwater cameras, hydrophones, environmental sensors, etc.). Data is transmitted straight to the “cloud”, where it is stored, analyzed and shared. Their goal is to transform the way in which ocean data is collected and communicated.
Play your part and Support now!

Rapid Bay Underwater Live Stream Crowdfund

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