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

Coffee is necessary for all ‘States of Mind’. Monday-it is is a real thing or you might just need fuel for your walk across the road at the Onkaparinga Estuary. State of Mind is a fresh vibrant café located in Noarlunga Downs with an emphasis on specialty coffee and locally sourced cakes and treats.

These guys keep it real and deliver on their promises – ‘Exceptional service and below average banter’

Open every day except Tuesdays. Check out their socials for opening times.

State of Mind Coffee

1 Serafino Drive, Noarlunga, SA 5168
Instagram and Facebook @stateofmindcoffee



To Drink

Kick Back Brewery and epic beer garden will be pouring soon with a plan to open in June 2021 in the heart of downtown
Aldinga.  All the local crafties will be brewed onsite and will be accompanied by comfort foods and coastal vibes. A perfect addition to the plethora of delights our beloved Fleurieu Peninsula has to offer. ‘NO BAD DAYS’


Kick Back Brewery

— 11 Old Coach Rd, Aldinga SA 5173
Instagram— @kickbackbrewing
Facebook — @kickbackbrewing

To Experience

The Willunga Slate Museum tells the story of the discovery of slate, the subsequent development of the slate industry, and the effects on the social and cultural life of the Willunga district. The discovery of slate led to the influx of mainly Cornish families,
who introduced a tendency to use slate as the primary building material for all sorts of purposes. The slate trail map highlights 21 points of interest where cottages, halls, schools and shops have purposed floors, water tanks, mantle pieces, gravestones and
much more.


Willunga Slate Trail & Museum

– Download your map and take a stroll today

— Check on the Willunga Slate Facebook for news on the existing quarry.


To Eat

Who doesn’t love a General store that goes one step further to offer county style treats. From pot roasts, pavlova, pizza nights and high teas. A fantastic supporter of Fleurieu producers like Alexandrina Cheese and Mrs Clucks paddock raised free range eggs!
Inman Valley is a picturesque town de boot and a worthwhile stop when you venture out on your next Fleurieu drive.

Inman Valley General Store & Country Kitchen

— 1714 Inman Valley Rd,
Inman Valley SA 5211
Facebook — @InmanValleyGeneralStoreAndCountryKitchen

To Stay

What started as a Year 12 project is now an amazing ‘Tiny House’getaway situated in Port Willunga. Quietly tucked away in idyllic Port Willunga and only a short stroll to its pristine white sands, is a non-typical contemporary escape. Oddity is a Tiny House that packs in more than its small footprint might suggest. Utilising its own rainwater catchment, solar generated electricity and composting toilet – Oddity’s environmental impact is kept to a minimum. The modern and sleek design is relaxing and warm and its features will make you question why you would need anything bigger to stay in. Oddity is perfectly placed and featured
for a romantic getaway, or a relaxing escape with family and friends.
Sorry – no children or pets.


— St Nicholas Ave, Port Willunga SA 5173

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