Museum in Victor Harbor

Encounter Coast Discovery Centre

Inside Victor's 1866 Customs House on the foreshore, this National Trust museum has interesting local-history displays from pre-European times to around 1900: whaling, railways, shipping and local Aboriginal culture…
Museum in Victor Harbor

South Australian Whale Centre

Victor Harbor is on the migratory path of southern right whales (May to October). The multilevel South Australian Whale Centre has impressive whale displays (including a big stinky skull) and can give you the low-do…
Zoologic in Victor Harbor

Granite Island Nature Park

Just offshore the Victor Harbor is the boulder-strewn Granite Island, connected to the mainland by an 1875 causeway. Granite Island Nature Park here, runs sunset penguin tours to watch the island’s little penguins h…
Market in Willunga

Willunga Farmers Market

Heavy on the organic, the bespoke and the locally sourced, Willunga Farmers Market happens every Saturday morning, on the corner of High St and Main Rd.
Brewery in Goolwa

Steam Exchange Brewery

Down on the wharf, the Steam Exchange Brewery is a locally run brewery, turning out stouts and ales. Sip a Southerly Buster Dark Ale and look out over the rippling river. And SA's only single malt whiskey distillery…
Winery in McLaren Vale


Take your regional tasting platter out into the garden of this beautiful cottage cellar door (1860) to share kalamata olives, home-made breads and Adelaide Hills’ Woodside cheeses, made lovelier by a swill of the Re…
Winery in McLaren Vale


'd'Arry's' relaxes atop a hillside with mighty fine views. The wine labels are part of the character of this place: the Dead Arm shiraz and the Broken Fishplate sauvignon blanc are our faves. Book for lunch.
Winery in McLaren Vale

Wirra Wirra

Fancy some pétanque with your plonk? This barnlike, 1894 cellar door has a grassy picnic area, and there’s a roaring fire inside in winter. Sample reasonably priced stickies (dessert wines) and the super-popular Chu…
Winery in McLaren Vale

Chapel Hill

Museum in Gulf St Vincent Beaches

Yankalilla History Museum

There's a small local history museum out the back of the Yankalilla visitor centre. Look for the radar antenna from the scuttled HMAS Hobart, now a nearby dive site offshore.