Introducing Fleurieu Peninsula
Patterned with vineyards, olive groves and almond plantations running down to the sea, the Fleurieu (pronounced floo-ree-oh) is Adelaide's weekend playground. The McLaren Vale Wine Region is booming, producing gutsy reds (salubrious shiraz) to rival those from the Barossa Valley (actually, we think McLaren Vale wins hands down). Further east, the Fleurieu's Encounter Coast is an engaging mix of surf beaches, historic towns and whales cavorting offshore.
Online, see www.fleurieupeninsula.com.au.