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Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia

Updated on January 22, 2011

Cape Jervis, Fleurieu Peninsula

The original site of Cape Jervis Lighthouse
The original site of Cape Jervis Lighthouse

Worth a visit!

A popular holiday spot, Fleurieu Peninsular is about an hour drive from Adelaide, the capital ciyt of South Australia. We stayed at The Links, a nice family resort at Lady Bay near the small peaceful town of Normanville.

If you enjoy a glass or two (like myself), wineries in the region include McLaren Vale, Currency Creek and Langhorne Creek.

During the hot weather, you have many choices of beaches - we visited Normanville and Carrickalinga Beach which are safe for kids to swim in; Rapid Bay is great for diving (I saw quite a few divers there). Just drive along the coast and find the beach that suit you, would be hard not to find one that you will like.

Take a drive to Victor Harbor and ride a camel along the beach; catch the horse-drawn tram to Granite Island; visit the Farmers Market on Saturyday; or just enjoy the seaview.

For those who love wildlife and nature, there is whale watching from June to October; see the world’s smallest penguin species at Granite Island Recreation Park; or take the scenic walking trail at the national park.

Cape Jervis seems to be a popular fishing spot, we didn't catch any but some of the locals have some great catches. We watch the ferry coming back from Kangaroo Island – that’s another great holiday spot.

We made a day trip to Adelaide (capital city of South Australia) which is only an hour away. We enjoyed lunch at the food court in Chinatown and spent the rest of the day at Glenelg Beach.

Tips: To really experience Fleurieu Peninsula, you really need a car.

Glenelg Beach, Adelaide
Glenelg Beach, Adelaide


Horse drawn tram running between Victor Harbor and Granite Island
Horse drawn tram running between Victor Harbor and Granite Island
View of Fleurieu Peninsula
View of Fleurieu Peninsula
Enjoy the camel ride at Victor Harbor
Enjoy the camel ride at Victor Harbor
View taken from the resort where we stayed.
View taken from the resort where we stayed.


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