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

To Explore

Walk or Kayak the Onkaparinga Estuary

The Onkaparinga Estuary stretches over 10km from Old Noarlunga to the sea at Port Noarlunga. The estuary and its surrounds provide a diverse landscape including the river, lagoons, floodplains, sand dunes and samphire flats. The trail offers opportunity for walking, birdwatching and photography. Along the trail are interpretative signs that provide information about the flora and fauna of the area. The wetlands loop is a true surprise and in fine weather is also accessible for strollers, mobility aids and wheelchairs.




Click here to download the
‘Wetlands Loop Trail map:


Wetlands loop map

To Eat

The Pearl

Known to many locals in the past as the brick ice cream kiosk in the dunes, this building is finally a true ‘pearl’ of the region. Renovated with materials
sympathetic to the relaxing ocean outlook, this sure will delight. The menu has an emphasis on future-friendly seafood, fresh garden harvest, awesome coffee and local beer and wine. Primary focus is to showcase the high quality produce of the Gulf of St Vincent, Fleurieu Peninsula and South Australia.
The ever changing moods of the ocean outlook will make your visit different each time. Takeaway coffee and food from inside restaurant and make sure you book in for a seating at ‘Friday night fish’.

Aldinga Beach Boat Ramp
Lower Esplanade, Aldinga Beach
SA 5173

To Stay

Acorn Nook

Residing at the brink of the stunning Kuitpo forest in Dingabledinga, this unique rustic style sustainable accommodation is a part of Lazy Ballerina -a renowned South Australian winery! This tiny house named Acorn Nook is nestled under a gorgeous Acorn tree, promising restorative experience and getaway in nature. Styled with a rustic touch and wabi-sabi principles in mind, the Acorn Nook is equipped with a queen bed and kitchenette facilities, including a Webber BBQ. It is also fitted out with a tiny indoor fireplace, a fire pit on the verandah, a swing chair, and even an outdoor bath! This amazing place is here for you to enjoy a stress-free wonderful environment – just sit back, have a glass of wine, and relax while enjoying
the rural vistas from the large verandah.


1152 Brookman Rd
Dingabledinga, SA 5172

To Drink

The Salopian Inn – Gin Wall

The Salopian Inn currently stocks over 230 different gins from around the globe and Australia – the list is extensive and diverse. The gin wall is spectacular and it is hard to choose which gin to try. The Salopian Inn offers a selection of gin cocktails. A fabulous way to expand your ‘gin’ tasting palate and experience some fabulous flavour combinations. Good luck with stopping at just one!  Oliver’s Taranga have just added their limited
addition quince gin to the shelf range.


Corner Main Road & McMutrie Rd,
McLaren Vale, SA 5171

To Eat

Manna Cafe

At Manna, they serve wholesome, healthy, and delicious food made with
locally sourced ingredients. The Manna Menu has a wide range of choices from all-day breakfasts, casual lunches, sweet treats, takeaway options . But best of all coffee anyway you’d like it. The café is light and airy. Add this café
to your favourite brunch list.

211 Main Rd,
McLaren Vale SA

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