9 days in The Fleurieu Peninsula Itinerary

9 days in The Fleurieu Peninsula Itinerary

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9 days in The Fleurieu Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Drive:  8​h 30​min
McLaren Vale
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale ©
McLaren Vale is a small rural town in South Australia famous for producing world class red wine. Visit Aldinga Beach and Horseshoe Bay for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Granite Island and Carrickalinga Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around McLaren Vale: Victor Harbor (Old Port Victor Historic Walk, Urimbirra Wildlife Park, & more) and Boomer Beach (in Port Elliot). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at d'Arenberg and stroll through Maslin Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the McLaren Vale journey builder tool .

Melbourne to McLaren Vale is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in McLaren Vale can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in McLaren Vale

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Victor Harbor, Port Elliot, Carrickalinga Beach, Aldinga Beach, Maslin Beach
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Fox Creek Wines ©
Fox Creek Wines
d'Arenberg ©
Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate


Wellington ©
Wellington is a township in South Australia, Australia on the Murray River (River Murray in South Australia) just upstream of where it empties into Lake Alexandrina. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Wellington Courthouse, get to know the fascinating history of Milang Historical Walk, and then do a tasting at Bremerton Wines. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Pangarinda Botanic Gardens, learn about winemaking at Bleasdale, then do a tasting at Lake Breeze Wines, and finally stop by Rusticana Wines and Newman's Horseradish.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wellington trip site .

You can drive from McLaren Vale to Wellington in 1.5 hours. February in Wellington sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wellington

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Langhorne Creek, Milang Historical Walk
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Bremerton Wines ©
Bremerton Wines
Lake Breeze Wines ©
Lake Breeze Wines
The Wellington Courthouse ©
The Wellington Courthouse