If you’re a regular here (welcome back) you know that we are the parent company of South Coast Stay which provides holiday accommodation on the Fleurieu Peninsula. For newcomers you can find out how that started here.
The Fleurieu Peninsula is beautiful – sandy coastline, gorgeous views, and awesome surf. It is THE destination of Adelaideans for long weekends, surf trips, wine tours and respite. We have amazing cafés, shops, and markets. Where else can you be at the beach and take a 5 minute drive and end up at the Murray river?
Here is an itinerary for you to spend your weekend away (if you haven’t already you can book here):
Please bear in mind that public holidays/ Covid may affect the opening hours of suggested activities.
Get up early and head to the beach. Watch the horses go for their morning run and try a surf lesson with KingoSurfing.
Brunch at Bombora on The River overlooking The Murray river because you deserve it and surfing probably wiped you out.
Relax and enjoy the atmosphere at The Wharf Barrell Shed with a share plate and glass of 90 Mile Wine (or try the New Yorker toasted sandwich, it’s amazing!).
Start your day with coffee and an egg and bacon roll at the Goolwa Markets (1st and 3rd Sunday of every month) before strolling around the stalls. Make sure to get some fresh fruit and vegetables for your stay!
If you have little ones, the Nature playground at Bristow Reserve is the place to be (guaranteed to wear them out).
Get a feed from The Heritage Bakery They have a drive thru service too!
Keep an eye out on your travels for Goolwas favourite Alpacas – Archie and LeRoy These two characters are often seen going for a morning walk down the Main Street and even at the Wharf.
Still hungry? The Goolwa Hotel has a huge selection of meals, and it comes with salad bar! The dining room is roomy and suitable for the whole family.
The only way to start the day is with a nice walk along the beach followed by a coffee from the Normanville kiosk and Cafe.
Check out the Normanville Farmers Market – held on the first Saturday of each month from 9am to 1pm.
Forktree Brewery for lunch overlooking the township of Carrickalinga. They brew their own beers and the view is breath taking. Try the Seabreeze Session Ale it’s a winner. Make sure you book in advance to get a table.
Have a decent breakfast this morning you are going to need it today.
Wake up and head to Nino’s Cafe for breakfast. They have plenty of outdoor dining space and are located in the main street district of Victor Harbor.
Saturday is for adventure so get your sea legs on for the Big Duck Boat Tours. With tours ranging from 45 minutes to 4 hours there is something for everyone. See the Seals, Sea Birds and Dolphins as well as experience the Salty Southern Ocean on your face and the wind in your hair.
If you prefer to stick to dry land Waitpinga Farm offers quad bike tours. Located just 15 minutes from Victor Harbor. Take a 1 hour or 1.25 hour tour and take in the gorgeous views as well as get your adrenaline pumping.
Make a booking for dinner at Loco’s Mexican located in Ocean Street. Try their ‘Feed Us’ menu options – they never disappoint.
Victor Harbor Beachside market is on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month. Located on the Esplanade at the Soldiers Memorial reserve from 9am until 3pm.
Walk the Victor Harbor Town Centre Historical Tour. It’s self guided and you can get your free map here. It’s a 3km walk past over 30 heritage buildings in the city centre.
You can’t come to Victor Harbor without going to Granite Island walk across the new causeway and catch the horse tram back.
Don’t forget to book your accommodation with South Coast Stay.