The Fleurieu Peninsula in spring.

Beach goers flock to the Fleurieu Peninsula in the summer. Locals, out of towners, surfers, and families, all leave their city and the suburbs behind, in lieu of long ocean days. With the long stretch of what feels like, untouched coast, the towns that hug the Fleurieu are abuzz, December through March.

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12-Sep-2019

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Amanda Smith

The Fleurieu Peninsula in spring.

Beach goers flock to the Fleurieu Peninsula in the summer. Locals, out of towners, surfers, and families, all leave their city and the suburbs behind, in lieu of long ocean days. With the long stretch of what feels like, untouched coast, the towns that hug the Fleurieu are abuzz, December through March.

But there’s more to the ‘foot’ of South Australia than white sand beaches. With one of the state’s best wine regions calling this region home, summer is just one of the seasons to visit the Fleurieu.

Every season packages a new version of the Fleurieu. And spring, it’s one of our favourite times to visit. With our second First National Nitschke office in Strathalbyn, we help families who are in need of a sea change, settle along the Fleurieu.

September to November, in the Fleurieu.

From wine tastings to market meandering and glamping to boutique music festivals, spring certainly has sprung in the Fleurieu. This spirited region comes to life, with colour, culture and culinary delights.

Stay under the stars in a decked out glamping tent, kicking back your boots to true blue music, at the Aussie Bush Festival.

For a laid-back Sunday, nestle a steaming coffee between your hands and wander the Myponga Market. You’ll find sustenance, for 2,000-square metres of stalls, at the repurposed Old Myponga Cheese Factory. If hubbies (and pooches) prefer a different kind of liquid, the Smiling Samoyed Brewery is next door.

The second Friday of every month, The General is the place to be for pizza and wine. No, not beer. This isn’t like a city after-work drinks place. It’s homely, 1910-era building sells wine and local food. It’s a place where people gather and get comfortable for the night.

The Festival of Nature is a nine-day celebration of all things food, scenery and art. Join guided walks, snorkelling and kayaking tours, health classes, panel discussions, and international chefs.

There’s the Spring Affair, a roaming tour of six iconic McLaren Vale wineries. Spoiler alert: It’ll be a year-round marriage, once you get a taste of these spots.

Stars and Vines (not Sea and Vines) is a night of stargazing with a personalised and multicultural tour. And just in case you did think of Sea and Vines, don’t worry. There will be award-winning wines and locally sourced platters. We are in the Fleurieu Peninsula, after all.

A great place to live (or invest in), in any season.  

You’re going to want to be down there every weekend. So, if you’re looking for a real estate agent to explore the properties of the region, contact the First National Nitschke team on 8536 4336.