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

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

Come and shop in the heart of Port Noarlunga. This ‘couple run’ business has only two things in mind – Community and the Planet. You will never have to go to a supermarket again. Phew! Stock up on your fresh produce, bulk goods, veggie boxes, fresh bread and recipe jars. Open 7 days – check out their Instagram for times and remember to take your jars to fill up.

Heart & Whole Bulk Foods

— Shop 4, 7-9 Gawler Street,
Port Noarlunga, SA, 5167
Insta and Facebook — @heartandwholebulkfoods

 

 

To Explore

This breathtaking 90-minute Southern Ocean Adventure tour departs from the Encounter Bay Boat Ramp. Cruising between the mainland, islands & coastline of Encounter Bay, it affording spectacular views of both the Victor shoreline & rocky
granite islands. Many visitors to Victor Harbor never venture past Petrel Cove on the western side of the Bluff, but this is
where passengers on The Big Duck are in for a real treat! Colonies of seals & sea lions can be found basking on the rocks
and swimming in the shallows, with pods of Common & Bottlenose dolphins often spotted playing or/ feeding. The Big Duck
heads past the darkly spectacular cliffs of Kings Beach & Waitpinga before returning to Encounter Bay Boat Ramp.
This company proudly support Greenfleet and are Eco Certified in Advanced Ecotourism.

The Big Duck Boat Tours

Insta – @bigduckboattours

— Boat Ramp, Encounter Bay SA, 5211
— For other tours & more info, thebigduck.com.au

To Stay

‘La Shack’ – a little shack with a big heart 100m from The Esplanade and 5 minutes walk to the glorious white sands
of Port Willunga beach and renowned ‘Star Of Greece’ restaurant. The shack itself has been lovingly curated by it’s stylist owner Deni to create a vintage beach haven. La Shack has 2 tranquil bedrooms. Main bedroom is a queen and 2nd
bedroom a double. The lounge, dining kitchen open on to the front native garden through double french doors. Bathroom and laundry are combined with a separate lavatory . La Shack have a peaceful back courtyard garden with over-hanging lemon and citrus trees, BBQ and outdoor setting .

 

La Shack – Pt. Willunga

Make a booking here

Inst- @lashack_portwillunga

 

To Drink

The Quince Gin is handcrafted with quinces and sweet orange grown on the Oliver’s Taranga property. This aromatic beauty displays notes of sweet quince, gooseberries and fresh forest pine needles. The palate is zesty with a black pepper
warmth on the lips and an earthy juniper roundness. Such a treat on ice with a squeeze of lime or try one of Oliver’s Taranga
cocktail suggestions. The Quince Gin is individually numbered with a stunning 700ml bubble bottle. Would look magnificent on any gin collectors wall.

Quince Gin by Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards

— $100, includes free shipping in Australia
— Available in cellar door and online
– while stocks last.
Purchase online here.
— View our gin cocktail recipes here.

To Perk Up

Always go where the coffee is great! Established in 2018, The Flour Store is a licensed cafe in Port Noarlunga serving breakfast and lunch as well as a selection of cakes and beverages Thursday to Monday.
The Flour Store or “Old Barn”, as it was originally called was built in 1845 by the Mortlock family. The building was
used as a grain store originally when the wheat trade was booming. The building has served many purposes over the years
including a sweet shop, grocery store, pet shop and most recently a surf store. The building has been lovingly restored and
was renamed to honour its heritage.

The Flour Store

— 21 Saltfleet St. Pt. Noarlunga, SA, 5167
— @the_flour_store

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