Adelaide Hills

Hills, beach, wineries & festivals. Get all the lifestyle perks in the Fleurieu Peninsula.

The Adelaide Hills is famous for its lifestyle. Big backyards, gorgeous properties and village communities, all with accessibly to the city. But there’s another region that offers one more perk: the beach. 

There are world-class beaches just 30 minutes away from you. Living in the Fleurieu Peninsula, you really do have it all. Fill your weekends with views of sweeping hills, famous wineries and restaurants, market days, festivals… and white-sand beaches.

And it’s all part of easy access living in Fleurieu Peninsula towns like Strathalbyn, Mount Compass, Goolwa, Victor Harbor, Normanville, Willunga and McLaren Vale.

But just in case you’re thinking, I visit the city weekly and the Fleurieu Peninsula is too far away, keep reading. If you need direct 30-45-minute access to Adelaide’s city, stick to suburbs on the southern Adelaide side of the peninsula (McLaren Vale, Willunga, Aldinga, Sellick’s Beach and Myponga).

Prefer the hills side? The best suburbs would be Strathalbyn, Ashbourne, Goolwa, Victor Harbor, and Waitpinga – all the towns on the Fleurieu Peninsula before you reach its ‘foot.’ Experience that peninsula living, with the Adelaide Hills at your fingertips.

We know, it’s not easy to choose what’s most important, lifestyle-wise. Be realistic and work out how you spend most of your time (and where). Do you work in the hills but love hiking and surfing? Strathalbyn is smack-bang right in the middle of beaches and the heart of the hills.

Do the kids go to school in Adelaide’s south? Enjoy the country-cosmopolitan vibes? Are you a foodie? Take a drive around Willunga and McLaren Vale.

The great outdoors… with fresh salty sea air

While the hiking and biking prevails in the hills, expect water sports and wildlife along the peninsula. Both regions will satisfy nature lovers – simply find you where your sense of adventure lies. The peninsula has its fair share of hills, yet the landscape is more dramatic and untouched (like the dramatic gorges of the Onkaparinga Valley). 

With its naturally diverse landscapes, coastal community charm and house prices, the envy of city dwellers, there are many reasons to move to the Fleurieu Peninsula. Buying real estate in the Adelaide Hills doesn’t require sacrificing your beach days, with South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula so close.

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