Must-see attractions in Fleurieu Peninsula

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    Duck into the Farm Shop at this beautiful stone-cottage cellar door (1860) and assemble a regional tasting platter to share on the lawns, made lovelier by…

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    Alpha Box & Dice

    One out of the box, this refreshing little gambler wins top billing for interesting blends, funky retro furnishings, quirky labels and laid-back staff. On…

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    '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…

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    Onkaparinga River National Park

    Protecting the curlicued Onkaparinga River and its attendant cliffs, waterholes, remnant bushland and gorgeous gorge, this national park is just 30km…

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    Old Noarlunga

    Nooked into a horseshoe bend of the Onkaparinga River, a few kilometres upstream from Port Noarlunga, Old Noarlunga is a surprising diversion en route to…

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    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…

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    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 …

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    Willunga Slate Museum

    At the top end of Willunga's ascending high street is this cluster of old stone buildings, which at various times have housed a police station, a…

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    Putting a forgiving spin on your McLaren Vale winery experience, this rather Provence-looking, two-storey cellar door pours good bottles of local La Curio…

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    Beresford Wines

    Totally upping the architectural ante in the Vale, Beresford's slick tasting pavilion is a black-clad timber and glass beauty. Stylish lighting, lush…

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    Myponga Beach

    Around 13km west of Myrponga township, across a range of broad, cinematographic grassy hillsides and steep ravines, little Myponga Beach is a photogenic…

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    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…

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    The reds are grand but hold out for the rosé, stickies and fortified drops. The Coterie Restaurant does high-end duck/beef/fish dishes for lunch (mains …

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    Granite Island

    Take a wander (or ride the famed horse-drawn tram) over Victor Harbor's historic waterfront causeway to Granite Island. This compact craggy outcrop has…

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    Samuel's Gorge

    On a hill behind McLaren Vale township, this creative, understated winner occupies an atmospheric 1853 stone barn. Valley views across the gorgeous gorges…

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    SC Pannell

    With one of the best views in the business, SC Pannell (Steve, to his mates) produces excellent reds you can drink young. Cellar them if you want, but…

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    One Paddock Currency Creek Winery

    One Paddock Currency Creek Winery has around 160 acres under vine (brilliant cabernet sauvignon) plus a fab restaurant for Sunday lunch (mains $25 to $30)…

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    Bleasdale Winery

    The district's first winery has a wide range of wines, historic cellars and an old red-gum lever press (don't get your fingers stuck).

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    Bremerton Wines

    Run by two savvy sisters, Bremerton is an innovative operator in an old-school region. Top chardonnay and shiraz.

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    For a solid Langhorne Creek wine overview, try the Winehouse, a collective cellar door for five wineries.