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Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia journey information and issues to do: Nine highlights

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Perched atop an 81-hectare hilltop website with expansive vistas stretching throughout Bird’s Nest and Inman Valleys to the Southern Ocean is the newly opened ESCA at “Nest and Nature”. ESCA’s two architecturally designed, 60 sq. metre suites are fully off grid, minimise the land’s footprint and ship a high-end resort high quality expertise surrounded by nature but solely an hour’s drive from Adelaide. All the excessive spec luxuries you’d anticipate from a resort suite are included after which some: wooden fireplace, freestanding bathtub, bespoke furnishings and lighting, heated toilet flooring, fireplace pit, alfresco bathtub, out of doors terrace and double glazed flooring to ceiling home windows. From $590 an evening. See esca.com.au


Don’t let the economic location put you off. While this household owned espresso roaster is present in an unlikely village of warehouses within the again blocks of Port Elliot, its single origin espresso is spot on. At any given time, De Groot Coffee Co serves up a alternative of three single origin coffees in a cellar door area with a sunny alfresco courtyard. See degrootcoffeeco.com.au


When you see the queues stretching out the door you realize you’ve got arrived at this a lot beloved native bakehouse. Established in 1989, the Port Elliot Bakery serves up a few of South Australia’s finest treats baked recent every day. Be certain and take a look at the bakery’s well-known donut and pie flavours of the month. Flavours vary from Aero and strawberry shortcake for the previous; hickory pulled pork and vegan curry for the latter. See portelliotbakery.com


The undulating Harbourmasters Walking Trail could also be brief nevertheless it’s wealthy in historical past and much reaching coastal vistas. Starting in parkland reverse Port Elliot Beach House YHA, the loop path skirts 5 seashores together with Horseshoe Bay and its historic jetty, takes in granite rock formations, historic gardens and delightful ocean views. Pack your swimmers for a dip within the sheltered Ladies Beach enroute. See walkingsa.org.au/stroll/find-a-place-to-walk/harbourmasters-walking-trail-port-elliot/


This charming clifftop eatery named after a shipwreck off the coast of Port Willunga is a South Australian icon. Emerging from a year-long makeover (try the unimaginable coastal views from the brand new bogs) fortunately none of its eclectic allure has been misplaced. Drawing locals, foodies and holidaymakers alike the Star of Greece immediately transports you to the Mediterranean. Local seafood similar to squid, garfish and King George whiting are a specialty, the wine checklist comprises one of the best of the neighbouring McLaren Vale wine area whereas the cocktails alone are definitely worth the journey. See starofgreece.com.au


This family-owned small batch vineyard, Chalk Hill Wines could also be devoted to creating handcrafted wines of distinction nevertheless it additionally affords one of many state’s finest distilleries, an Italian cantina and extra. The Harvey household has been rising grapes for six generations and has six vineyards unfold throughout the attractive McLaren Vale wine area. Enjoy a gin and tonic tasting flight at Never Never Distilling Co, tuck into an genuine Italian fashion pizza or take pleasure in a picnic overlooking the bucolic winery. See chalkhillwines.com.au


xxFleurieu Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia One & Only ; text by Sheriden Rhodes
cr: South Australian Tourism Commission (supplied via journalist, handout, no syndication)  Port Willunga Beach

Photo: SATC

Located roughly 46 kilometres south of Adelaide the placing Port Willunga Beach is legendary for its golden cliff faces, clear aquamarine water and lengthy stretch of sentimental white sand – the sort that squeaks between your toes. Port Willy because it’s affectionately identified, encompasses a sequence of caves dug into the cliff face the place fishermen as soon as sheltered boats and nets from the weather. You can see the stays of the Port Willunga Jetty for those who go to at low tide. See fleurieupeninsula.com.au/port-willunga


Another in style eatery named after the shipwreck of a two masted schooner, the Flying Fish Cafe, overlooking Port Elliot’s bustling Horseshoe Bay has undergone a number of incarnations. Today it affords a seafood centered menu inside whereas its kiosk does a roaring commerce in Coopers Sparkling Ale battered fish and chips served in signature paper cones. See flyingfishcafe.com.au


Hither & Yon, that means “here and over there” is a McLaren Vale primarily based wine model began by brothers Richard and Malcolm Leask. Its Willunga cellar door is present in a comfy former 1860s butcher store with a hearth, limestone partitions, classic furnishings, books and work. Made utilizing a minimalist intervention method, flight tastings of 4 (dangerously) straightforward to drink wines prices $5 an individual. Varietals are predominantly from the Mediterranean and south of Italy which develop properly in McLaren Vale’s coastal terroir. See hitherandyon.com.au


Can you say you’ve got visited the Fleurieu Peninsula, 40 minutes’ drive south of Adelaide, with out visiting the enormous Rubix Cube that seemingly floats above the vineyards? The madcap d’Arenberg Cube sits among the many rolling hills of McLaren Vale on Australia’s largest biodynamic vineyard. Housing a tasting room, artwork gallery, bar, eatery and a zany museum, oenophiles can pattern d’Arenberg’s finest drops, be a part of a mixing masterclass or simply ponder the audacity of this multi-faceted area that has put a brand new spin on wine tasting. Entry $15 an individual. See darenberg.com.au/darenberg-cube

Sheriden Rhodes was a visitor of the South Australian Tourism Commission and Newcastle Airport. Qantas lately launched direct Newcastle-Adelaide flights on a brand new year-round service. See qantas.com; southaustralia.com

Source: traveller.com.au

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