THE FLEURIEU PENINSULA
Pronounced floo-ree-ohh the beautiful region south of Adelaide by all of about 45 mins is one of the most relaxed, stunning and rich in offerings of food and wine in the world.
Luckily for me, I grew up not too far from this area and spent time exploring its coastline, driving on the beach at Aldinga (something we let Mario try this time) watching whales leap out of the ocean and tucking into some old school baked goods.
The European settlers in this area established some of the best traditional bakeries which have fortunately been passed on through the generations. WIN!
DAY TRIP PLANS
Making a day trip of it the other week we wandered around the ruins of the old jetty and man-made cliff caves at Port Willunga, drove on the beach at Aldinga, stopped in at the Port Elliott Bakery to grab lunch and De Groot for freshly roasted coffee before settling at Horeshoe Bay for lunch.
A little too cold to swim, we had more time for coastal walks before driving on to Victor Harbour to head over the bridge to Granite Island, spotting sting ray along the way. Making our way back, there was enough time to stop in at one of my favorite wineries Wirra Wirra in McLaren Vale, for a nice bottle of wine and cheese board to finish out the afternoon.
Pretty perfect huh?
MAKE IT A TWO-DAY + TRIP
So there you go, that is your day trip all planned out for you on your next visit to Adelaide. I mean, it is on your list now right? ;) Of course, you can also head to Goolwa, over to Hindmarsh Island (where I remember horseback riding as a kid), visit the mouth of the Murray River, check out some AMAZING surf, ride a steam train along the coast, take a ferry over to Kangaroo Island for a week of exploring, visit one of over 80 cellar doors…. and SO much more.