Top things to do

Top Choice Modern Australian in Port Elliot

Flying Fish Cafe

Sit down for a cafe breakfast and you'll be here all day − the views of Horseshoe Bay are sublime. Otherwise, grab some takeaway Coopers-battered flathead and chips and head for the sand. At night things get classy,…
Top Choice Cafe in McLaren Vale

Blessed Cheese

The staff at this blessed cafe crank out great coffee, croissants, wraps, salads, tarts, burgers, cheese platters, massive cakes and funky sausage rolls. The menu changes every couple of days, always with an emphasi…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Gulf St Vincent Beaches

Star of Greece

Port Willunga hosts the eternally busy, cliff-top seafood shack the Star of Greece, named after a shipwreck; it has funky decor, great staff and a sunny patio. We asked the waiter where the whiting was caught: he ga…
Top Choice 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. Buskers, coffee, breakfast and hamper-filling goodies. Brillia…
Modern Australian in McLaren Vale

Salopian Inn

This old vine-covered inn has been here since 1851 (!). Its latest incarnation features super Mod Oz offerings with an Asian twist: launch into the Berkshire pork buns or blue swimmer crab and prawn dumplings, with …
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…
Pub Food in Gulf St Vincent Beaches

Victory Hotel

On the highway near Sellicks Beach is a rowdy, 1858 pub, the Victory. There are awesome views of the silvery gulf, a cheery, laid-back vibe and a beaut beer garden. Factor in inspired meals, an impressive cellar and…
Cafe in Goolwa

Bombora

Down at the Goolwa surf beach, this modest little brick bunker has a big rep, serving baguettes, burgers, salads, brilliant bacon-and-egg damper with homemade chutney and Goolwa cockles. Sit in the adjunct raised pa…
Cafe in Goolwa

Motherduck

A buzzy highlight of the Goolwa shopping strip is this crafty little cafe, which always seems busier than anywhere else in Goolwa. Exposed stone walls, bravely strong coffee, Spanish-style baked eggs, Langhorne Cree…
National Park in Gulf St Vincent Beaches

Deep Creek Conservation Park

Situated near Cape Jervis (which is 107km from Adelaide), Deep Creek Conservation Park has sweeping coastal views, a wicked waterfall, man-size yakkas (Xanthorrhoea semiplana tateana), sandy beaches, kangaroos, kook…