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Travel guide Fleurieu Peninsula


Unwind and relax at Deep Creek Retreat
By sandra crowe

Staying at Deep Creek Retreat gives guests a real feel for what sustainable living is all about. We are totally solar-powered and rainwater dependent. We also have a organic orchard, olive grove and vegie/herb garden. Guests love this about the house and hopefully many people leave inspired to live a simpler life. The main point about Deep Creek Retreat is that we are totally sustainable... this is a simple, unpretentious house, we don't pretend to be anything more and people feel extremely connected to it. We have many people returning again and again. We also believe that communication before and after people's stay is very important. The peace and tranquillity is something that everyone comments on. Guests arrive with plans on walks in the conservation park and other activities but e... Read more

Whatever you seek, it's at 3 Blowhole Creek
By Greg Henderson

No.3 Blowhole Creek Road provides outstanding comfort and amenities for up to six people, for both short and extended stays. The property contains everything adult and family groups could require for a fabulous self-contained holiday break. The bedrooms provide a comfortable night’s sleep and the huge bathroom even has a claw-foot bath for a relaxing soak. Informal kitchen and outside dining areas contrast with the fabulous formal dining area with its magnificent African mahogany table. The large fully equipped kitchen contains all that is required to create simple meals or gourmet fare. Preparing for a holiday at No.3 is simple. Pack some food and drink into your car. Add a bit of clothing and your swimmers and head off. Everything else is supplied. Rustic and charming, the ramm... Read more

Where there are more pelicans than people!
By Dianne Stainer

Visitors to Sunset Cottage can enjoy the peacefulness of this secluded location. you can pop a cork! ... sit back and relax on the deck... smell the BBQ sizzling... sip a glass of wine...and watch the boats sail on by. Sunset Cottage is alongside a large grassy reserve, where families can spill over for a kick of the footy, a game of cricket or fly a kite. Sunset Cottage is truly a romantic spot for couples to share, but also caters beautifully for families  and is a great place to build life-long memories. Full bed linen and bath towels are provided, along with a 42" plasma TV for visitors to enjoy and DVD movies with surround sound. Additionally, the main bedroom has a 22" LCD with built-in DVD. Sunset Cottage also provides CD/radio, DVD and video as well as a record p... Read more

The Bird Hide
By Peter MELNYK

The Bird Hide is a modern two bedroom cottage completed in December 2008. It is set on three acres which have been extensively planted with bird-attracting natives, is located right next door to the Beyond Wetland Development and is only five minutes drive from the beach, Victor Harbor or Port Elliot. It offers complete privacy and seclusion with views from the expansive, partially covered deck to both the sea and hills, across paddocks where cattle and sheep graze. The fully self-contained kitchen, selection of books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, jigsaws and games cater for a complete break from the rat race and an opportunity to recharge. However if tourist attractions, wineries, eating out and partying are your desire, then the convenient central location is only five minutes drive away from... Read more

A romantic, relaxing and rejuvenating getaway
By John Barson

Are you looking for a romantic, relaxing rejuvenating eco-tourism experience?  Close Encounters B&B at Victor Harbor has it all. It is AAAT rated 4.5 stars and is a nationally accredited self-contained Bed & Breakfast. The Tuscan B&B villa is spacious and elegant with regal fittings. Enjoy the romantic ambience with a beautiful 4 poster queen-size bed, a two person oval therapy rainwater spa, widescreen LCD TV and surround sound. It has full kitchen facilities and very generous cooked breakfast provisions and there are chocolates, biscuits, seasonal fruit and special treats to enjoy. Set on 2 ha and surrounded by over 4000 flowering protea plants, a getaway here is a memorable experience. Relax on the verandah with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and take in the bea... Read more

Casita Alegre (little 'contented house')
By Glenda Purdie

Casita Alegre, at beautiful Knight's Beach, Port Elliot, is a scenic 80km drive south of Adelaide in South Australia on the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula. With a 'touch of Mexico' this is your ultimate luxury seaside destination for holiday-makers, overseas guests, honeymooners, families, celebrations and reunions. Summer or winter there's nothing like enjoying the fun of the beach or sitting back from your prime vantage point watching it all unfold before you. Summertime and the living is easy - enjoying picnics and lazing on golden sands, soaking up some rays. People-watching, beach cricket, walking, collecting.. all the joys of beach life. Digging in the sand - piling it up, having it piled up on you - building sand castles with moats to keep the advancing tide at bay. The hou... Read more

Romantic Indulgence
By Ulrich Haug

Welcome to the boutique destination... Blue Heaven Cottage This secluded country retreat offers stylish accommodation designed especially for the romantic couple. While you have the feeling of being miles away from anywhere, you are surprisingly close to wineries, award-winning restaurants, spectacular surf beaches at Middleton, the stunning Horseshoe Bay at Port Elliot, beautiful Victor Harbor and a short  nine minute drive to the historic river port of Goolwa. Imagine a romantic stay in a cottage with far-reaching views of the southern coastline of Goolwa and the world heritage Coorong. Escape to a hillside hideaway and experience being at one with nature. You will find Cupid has left his magic touch here. From the moment you arrive, you are immediately put under the magical spell... Read more

Goolwa, South Australia
By Lisa Monk

Located at the mouth of the mighty Murray River on Lake Alexandrina in South Australia, Goolwa is now a popular tourist destination, but started its life as a river port and was probably first visited by European sealers from Kangaroo Island.  The name is said to come from the Aboriginal for “elbow” and reflects the shape of the river near Hindmarsh Island. In the days when the mouth of the Murray River was wide enough, Goolwa catered for boats entering the river system from the ocean, as well as for the riverboats themselves.  It is now regarded as the nation’s small boat capital, and hosts the Wooden Boat Festival every two years, with the most recent held in March 2009. This festival is highly regarded and attracts visitors from all over the world. Goo... Read more

Touring Routes Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island
By Tourism Australia

Some of Australia’s finest wine valleys and wildlife wonderlands are just a stone’s throw from Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Historic architecture, fine food and a friendly welcome just add to the mood. Among the first travellers to cruise South Australia’s coast was explorers Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin. Although their respective nations, England and France, were at war at the time of their encounter in 1802, the pair swapped notes before peacefully going about their business to map the southern coast of Australia. It’s thanks to Baudin that today we have the Fleurieu Peninsula (honouring French politician, Comte de Fleurieu). This route takes you from Adelaide down through the scenic Fleurieu Peninsula and across to Kangaroo Island, a haven for wildl... Read more

Fleurieu Peninsula
By Kylie Jane Degeling

To the south of Adelaide is a beautiful peninsula with dozens of towns scattered along hills, coasts, and vineyards. Stretching from Aldinga to Delamere, and all the way across to Strathalbyn and Goolwa – Fleurieu covers a massive area and has plenty of holiday options for everyone. Whether you are after a quiet retreat to get away by yourself, or want an action-packed holiday with friends, you’ll be sure to find the perfect break. Wine and dine The region is famous for its excellent produce, world-class wines, and gourmet restaurants. With more than 75 different vineyards, there are many boutique wines and emerging vineyards to sample – you may find a new favourite. Tours are available, or you can drive to the different vineyards for tastings on your own. Getting back... Read more

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