Every season unveils something new on the Fleurieu Peninsula, making it a destination for all times and seasons of the year. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, adventure seeker, or lover of fine wines and arts, the Fleurieu Peninsula offers experiences that cater to every interest– no matter when you visit.

With an abundance of activities, vibrant festivals and events, and a range of must-do experiences, Victor Harbor is a place that always has something exciting to offer. From watching migrating whales to soaking up the local art scene and enjoying relaxing beach days, immersive cultural experiences, and seasonal events, this South Australian coastline has something for everyone… at any time.

Summer (December to February)

The heat of summer touches everything across Victor Harbor and the coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula. It’s a season of soaking up the sun, swimming in the crystal clear turquoise waters, and enjoying the thrill of summer adventure.

Surfing At Dump Beach

Water adventures

Whether you’re a surfing enthusiast or a novice at paddleboarding, summer is filled with adventures in Victor Harbor

Jet skiing and kayaking further add to the list of exciting adventures you can embark on, and even abseiling off the Bluff. Our coastlines, teeming with some of the best beaches in South Australia, become your playground, offering perfect swimming conditions and a serene environment to relax.

Waitpinga Beach

Bask on the Beach

If adrenaline-pumping adventure isn’t quite your thing, you’ll still get to enjoy the golden sands. With the charm of summer, you’ll feel yourself pulled to throw down a towel, open a book, and spend a leisurely day at one of Victor Harbor’s popular beaches

The charm of summer here is that it invites you to simply throw down your towel, open your book, and spend the day leisurely. As the sun warms the pristine sands, time tends to lose its essence. Here, the simple pleasure of feeling the sun’s warmth on your skin, listening to the rhythmic crashing of the waves, and diving into a captivating book defines a perfect summer day.

Waitpinga Farm Quad Biking Tours Victor Harbor South Australia

Discover Adventures and Tours

There’s no shortage of tours and attractions to embark on in Victor Harbor when the sun shines bright. 

Boat cruises are popular for the hotter end of the year, whisking visitors off on voyages through the waters of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Whether it’s spotting playful dolphins, lounging seals, sea lions, or the enormous cliffs across the coastline, these adventures are filled with stories to tell. 

And if you’d rather stay on land, there’s plenty to see and do too like quad biking at Waitpinga Farm or camping at one of Victor Harbor’s campgrounds.

Autumn (March to May)

As the summer heat makes way for the gentle coolness of autumn, the Fleurieu Peninsula transforms into a picturesque canvas painted with warm hues. Perfect for sunsets, picnics, and romantic getaways.

Autumn around the coast of South Australia is an unforgettable experience, presenting the region’s natural beauty in a unique, warm glow. Whether you’re a nature lover, an avid walker, or a wine enthusiast, autumn is a great time to visit.

Nature Walks in Victor Harbor

Stroll Through Parks and Reserves

Autumn’s weather invites you to stroll through the numerous parks and reserves dotted across Victor Harbor. While there aren’t too many native deciduous trees in South Australia, our plant life still enjoys exciting changes like the thick colourful flowers of bottlebrush trees.

Nurturing Mother And Child Walking Through The Vineyard. Mclaren Vale Vineyards Grapevines And Wineries In South Australia Fleurieu Peninsula.

Delve into wineries and local produce

Autumn is the most popular time to explore the wine regions of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Though… there’s rarely a ever bad time to enjoy the wineries and local produce of the area.

As the days grow milder, vineyards in the nearby regions, such as McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek, come alive with the hustle and bustle of the harvest season. Tour the vineyards, learn about the winemaking process, and taste the nuanced flavours of their offerings.

Heysen Trail Waitpinga

Explore Hiking Trails and Walking Paths

For those who crave a longer exploration, the Fleurieu Peninsula of some of the best hiking trails and walking trails in South Australia. Wander along the coastal trails, where the sea and sky meet in a symphony of colours. If you’re keen, you can set foot on multi-day hikes like The Wild Coast Way (Heysen Trail) that will take you through the heart of the Fleurieu Peninsula’s landscapes, where each bend in the trail reveals something new.

Winter (June to August)

Don’t let the winter chill stop you from planning a trip to the Fleurieu Peninsula as it’s one of the best times to visit. The area, with its wealth of experiences, continues to shine, offering you a winter wonderland brimming with natural beauty, adventure, and warmth.

Winter here is more than just a chilly season; it’s a celebration of nature, adventure, and cozy comforts, proving that the region’s charm is truly year-round.

Whale jumping from South Australia Victor Harbor

Whale watching

Winter months mark the peak of the whale season, making it an ideal time for whale watching. Park yourself at one of the best spots on the Fleurieu Peninsula to go whale watching and see these unbelievable creatures leap from the ocean and carve through the waves.

Top Camping Spots

Embrace Outdoor Adventures and Cozy Nights

Winter is also a perfect time to embrace outdoor activities. Hop on a bike and enjoy a ride along our scenic paths like Encounter Bikeway, or tackle a walk along the coast. With a cooler climate, you’ll find these physical activities a little more comfortable and maybe even more enjoyable.

If you’re after a more relaxing day, pack a picnic lunch and head out for a short 15-minute walk to Hindmarsh Falls. The sight of water cascading onto the rocks below is a mesmerising winter spectacle you don’t want to miss.

And when the night falls and the temperature drops, our cozy bed-and-breakfasts become a welcoming retreat. Or if you prefer a night under the stars, you can cozy up in front of a roaring fire at one of our top campsites on the Fleurieu Peninsula. With a glass of locally-made wine or whiskey in hand and a plate of mouth-watering charcuterie made from fresh local produce by your side… this is what winter evenings are made of.

Coral Street Art Space First Nations Retail

Explore the Thriving Art Scene

If the winter breeze picks up a little too much for you or the family, winter is a great time to step a street or two back from the coastline and soak in the local art scene. The art scene here is vibrant and diverse with Victor Harbor’s rich First Nations and European history, offering an array of experiences:

Coral Street Art Space: This hub welcomes local and interstate artists to showcase their work. With monthly exhibits, it celebrates the thriving local culture and the talent of Indigenous artists.

Victor Harbor Artisan Markets: Discover a treasure trove of locally-made items. From arts and crafts to homemade gifts, this market reflects the free-natured spirit of our coastal community.

Victor Harbor Regional Art Gallery: Housed in the Old Bakery building, the gallery displays a diverse range of work from local artists. Discover a world of paintings, glass sculptures, fabric creations, and carved wooden pieces.

Spring (September to November)

When spring graces The Fleurieu Peninsula, it breathes new life into the land. With the sun shining bright, a gentle coastal breeze and the ocean shimmering in the daylight, it’s one of the best times of year to see local nature and wildlife in Victor Harbor.

Children enjoying Victor Harbor walking trail

Bushwalking

The comfortable spring climate makes it an ideal time to indulge in bushwalking. On cooler days, you can explore the shady bush trails, enjoying the warmth of the sun filtering through the canopy. Each trail unfolds a new perspective, with rustling leaves and bird calls adding to your journey.

Spring also invites you to hike through the lush green hills that adorn the Victor Harbor landscape. With every step, you’ll witness the beauty of the season—wildflowers popping up through the grass, their vibrant colours decorating the verdant terrain.

Artisan Market

Enjoy local markets and fresh produce

Victor Harbor is a vibrant coastal town, offering plenty of shopping opportunities for families, boutique browsers or treasure hunters at local shops and markets

The town’s busy streets offer plenty of variety, with small boutiques, bustling markets, and independent local producers selling farm-fresh food like cheeses, wine and craft items. Perfect to fill a wicker picnic basket and head to one of our many parks and reserves to enjoy amongst nature.

food on the fleurieu peninsula

Explore the bustling restaurant scene

After a day of adventure, there’s nothing better than sitting down at one of Victor Harbor’s many restaurants. The food scene is growing every year and spring is a great time to enjoy local produce cooked by the experts. 

From casual eateries to waterside restaurants and fine dining experiments, you’ll be able to find a table perfect for the family or a romantic dinner. And if you’re more interested in eating casually or taking your food with you, Victor Harbor is home to plenty of cafes and takeaways too.

Not sure when to visit?

The Fleurieu Peninsula is a destination sparkling with a unique charm in every season. Whether you’re here to soak up the summer sun and surf our beautiful beaches, explore wine regions during autumn, see whales migrating in winter, or enjoy lush hikes in spring, there’s something for everyone all year round.

Our vibrant community, stunning landscapes, and rich history and culture make Victor Harbor and the whole Peninsula a perfect holiday spot no matter when you choose to visit. Every season unveils new experiences and adventures and we’re here to help you uncover them.

Take a look at some local itineraries– jam-packed with fun for all ages. Or learn more about what the area has to offer by reaching out and contacting us. Our team is always ready to assist, ensuring your time here is memorable, fulfilling, and filled with the best that South Australia has to offer.

At Victor Harbor, we’re not just about seasons; we’re about moments. Find out what’s on and come and make yours.

Victor Harbor, a Central Wine-Lovers Destination

Victor Harbor, located on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, is a picturesque coastal town that offers visitors a unique blend of natural beauty, surrounded by world-class wineries and local produce

With its sparkling blue waters, rugged cliffs, and pristine beaches, Victor Harbor is a hidden gem that is perfect for those looking for a romantic getaway in South Australia. But what many people may not know is that this charming town is also surrounded by some of the best wine regions in the country. 

From the famous McLaren Vale to the lesser-known but equally impressive Currency Creek, the surrounding areas of Victor Harbor are home to some of the most renowned wineries in Australia. 

So whether you’re a seasoned wine connoisseur or a curious beginner, Victor Harbor offers a wine lover’s paradise that is sure to please.

Wine regions of South Australia surrounding Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor’s home, the Fleurieu Peninsula, is home to several wine regions that are known for their high-quality wines. The three main regions in and around Victor Harbor are McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, and Currency Creek.

McLaren Vale

The McLaren Vale region, located just 30 minutes south of Victor Harbor, is one of the most famous and respected wine regions in Australia. 

Known for its warm climate and rich soils, McLaren Vale is home to more than 80 wineries and produces a wide range of varietals including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, and many more from famous wineries like d’Arenberg, Wirra Wirra, and Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards.

The McLaren Vale is known for its full-bodied red wines, particularly its Shiraz, which is widely considered to be one of the best in the country. The region’s warm climate, combined with its unique terroir, creates ideal growing conditions for Shiraz grapes. 

As well as Shiraz, McLaren Vale is known for other rich varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, which is known for its intense flavours of blackcurrant and cassis, and Grenache, which is known for its spicy, fruity, and medium-bodied wines. 

And if you’re a fan of white wines, the region also produces a variety of decadent options, including Chardonnay, Viognier, and Sauvignon Blanc.

Langhorne Creek

Langhorne Creek is one of Australia’s emerging wine regions and is known for its rich soils and Mediterranean climate, which is perfect for growing a wide range of varietals including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and many more.

Just 45 minutes from Victor Harbor, the region is particularly known for its smooth, full-bodied red wines, particularly Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The warm and consistent climate, combined with its rich soils, creates ideal growing conditions for these varietals. And, like McLaren Vale wines, the wines produced in Langhorne Creek are known for their rich, complex flavours, and strong tannins.

Langhorne Creek also produces less common varietals such as Malbec, which is a deep, rich, and full-bodied wine, as well as Tempranillo, which commonly holds a brighter, more spiced flavour.

As well as reds, the region also produces a variety of decadent white wines, including Verdelho, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. 

With so many options, Langhorne Creek offers visitors a chance to explore and taste the diverse range of wines while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the region. Many wineries offer tastings, tours, and events, and visitors can also explore the local farmers’ markets, art galleries, and craft shops.

Currency Creek

Currency Creek is a wine region located in South Australia, about 25 minutes southeast of Victor Harbor. It is a lesser-known but equally impressive wine region compared to its more famous neighbours, McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek. The region is known for its cool climate, which is perfect for growing a range of varietals including Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and more.

The cool climate of Currency Creek creates an ideal environment for white grape varieties such as Riesling, which produces wines with high acidity and bright fruit flavours. Chardonnay also does well in this region, producing wines with a good balance of acidity, fruit, and oak. The region is also known for its sparkling wines, particularly produced from the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varietals.

Like other South Australian wine regions, the climate at Currency Creek produces a range of red wines, such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir. But because it’s a touch cooler, the wines of Currency Creek are known for their elegant and refined flavours, with less intense tannins compared to their warmer climate counterparts.

South Australian Wineries to try around Victor Harbor

If you’ve booked accommodation in Victor Harbor, you’ll be pleased to know that many wineries around you offer visitors the opportunity to explore their vineyards and enjoy wine tasting. 

d’Arenberg

Located in McLaren Vale, d’Arenberg is one of the most famous wineries in the region. They produce a wide range of varietals including Shiraz, Grenache, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Their flagship wine, “The Dead Arm” Shiraz, is widely considered to be one of the best wines in Australia.

Lake Breeze 

Located in Langhorne Creek, Lake Breeze is a family-owned winery that produces a wide range of varietals including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec. Their “Lionel’s Reserve” is a blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, and is known for its rich, full-bodied flavour.

Bleasdale 

Also located in Langhorne Creek, Bleasdale is one of the oldest wineries in the region. They produce a wide range of varietals including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec. Their “Frank Potts” is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, and Malbec, and is known for its complex and rich flavour.

Gipsie Jack: 

Located in Currency Creek, Gipsie Jack is a boutique winery that produces a wide range of varietals including Chardonnay, Riesling, and Pinot Noir. Their sparkling wines are particularly noteworthy and their “Gipsie Jack Blanc de Blanc” is a must-try for sparkling wine lovers.

Finding wine-tasting destinations

These are just a few examples of the many wineries in the region and their popular varietals and notable wines. Victor Harbor offers a perfect getaway for wine enthusiasts and tourists looking to explore the diverse wine regions of South Australia while enjoying the stunning coastal scenery. With its picturesque town, great wineries, and a variety of activities, it’s a must-visit destination for any wine lover.

Please feel free to reach out and contact us. Our dedicated, friendly team help travellers to be inspired with tips and advice on things to see and do, upcoming events, and food and wineries in the area. 

Book a visit to Victor Harbor and taste some of South Australia’s best wines and explore what the Fleurieu Peninsula has to offer.

Types of wedding venues in South Australia and the Fleurieu Peninsula

The Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia offers a range of diverse and unique wedding venues, each with its own character and charm. Some of the most popular venue types in the area include:

Beachfront venues

For those who dream of a seaside wedding, the Fleurieu Peninsula has plenty of beautiful beachfront venues to choose from. From intimate coves to sprawling bays, you can exchange your vows surrounded by the stunning South Australian coastline.

Vineyard venues

If you’re a wine lover or just enjoy beautiful lush greenery and rolling hills, then a vineyard wedding may be the perfect choice for you. The Fleurieu Peninsula has many beautiful vineyards, offering a unique and sophisticated setting for your special day. Enjoy delicious wine, stunning views, and a picturesque ceremony surrounded by the rolling hills of the vineyard.

Garden venues

For those looking for a more natural and relaxed or homely atmosphere, a garden wedding could be a perfect choice. The Fleurieu Peninsula has several charming garden venues, from lush botanic gardens to quaint cottage gardens, each offering a serene and romantic setting for your wedding.

Historical venues

If you’re looking for a touch of history and elegance, then a historical venue could be the choice for you and your partner. The Fleurieu Peninsula is home to a number of heritage-listed buildings and historical sites, including elegant mansions, charming cottages, and grand estates. Each of these venues offers a unique and sophisticated atmosphere for your special day.

Rustic venues

For a more rustic or down-to-earth celebration, a rustic venue could suit your celebration. The Fleurieu Peninsula has several charming barns, farmhouses, and rural venues, each offering a unique and relaxed atmosphere for your wedding.

Top Wedding Venues on the Fleurieu Peninsula and in Victor Harbor

King’s Beach Retreat

King's Beach Retreat Wedding Venue

King’s Beach Retreat is a truly unique and unforgettable wedding venue located in Waitpinga, on the Fleurieu Peninsula. With 360-degree views over King’s Beach, this exclusive waterfront venue is the perfect choice for couples looking to exchange their vows in a breathtakingly beautiful setting.

This boutique venue offers the best of both worlds, with the convenience and luxury of on-site accommodation and the beauty of the beach. Whether you’re looking to host an intimate ceremony or a larger celebration with up to 150 guests, King’s Beach Retreat has everything you need to make your special day truly unforgettable.

With jaw-dropping views and a relaxed but charming atmosphere, this venue is perfect for couples who want to enjoy their wedding day in an elegant yet laid-back setting. Whether you’re looking to spend time exploring the local area, or simply taking in the beauty of the surroundings, King’s Beach Retreat is the perfect choice for any couple looking to make their special day unforgettable.

Victor Harbor Golf Club

Victor Harbor Golf Club Wedding Venue

The Victor Harbor Golf Club offers breathtaking views and superb food and wine. Whether you’re looking for a chic and modern celebration or a traditional and classic affair, this venue has everything you need to make your special day unforgettable.

With its convenient location right in the heart of Victor Harbor, the golf club is the perfect choice for couples looking for a venue that’s easy to access and close to all the best local attractions. The club seats up to 180 guests, providing ample space for a large and lively celebration.

The venue also features a spacious dance floor and space for a band or DJ, making it the ideal choice for couples who love to dance and have a good time. Whether you’re looking for a formal sit-down dinner or a more relaxed buffet-style affair, the club’s culinary team will work with you to create the perfect menu for your celebration.

Lost Phoenix Farm

Lost Phoenix Farm Wedding Venue

Lost Phoenix Farm is a stunning wedding venue located in the heart of Hindmarsh Valley, on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Surrounded by rolling hills and natural beauty, this idyllic venue is the perfect choice for couples looking for a destination wedding.

At Lost Phoenix Farm, the focus is on fresh and seasonal produce, delicious local wines, and impeccable service. Whether you’re looking to host a romantic ceremony or an elegant reception, the venue has everything you need to make your special day unforgettable. The venue can seat up to 200 guests and offers a range of facilities and services, including catering, wedding planning, and more.

Not only is Lost Phoenix Farm the perfect place to exchange your vows, but it’s also the ideal backdrop for a rustic post-wedding photoshoot. With its setting and views, you’ll be able to capture the beauty of your wedding day and create memories that will last a lifetime.

The McCracken Country Club

Mccracken Country Club Wedding Venue

The McCracken Country Club is the perfect wedding venue for couples looking for spectacular panoramic views and the best food and wine the region has to offer. This venue specialises in conferences and weddings, so you can trust that they will have the experience and expertise to help make your special day a success.

With its luxurious accommodation, the Country Club is the perfect choice for couples looking for a venue that offers everything they need in one convenient location. Whether you’re looking for a charming garden ceremony or a more traditional indoor celebration, this venue has the space and facilities to accommodate your every need.

The venue seats up to 200 guests, making it the perfect choice for couples looking to host a large and lively celebration. With its stunning views and excellent food and wine, your guests are sure to be impressed by the beauty and elegance of this venue.

Activities for you and your guests to enjoy while in the area

The Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia is a beautiful and diverse region, offering a range of attractions and activities for couples and their guests to enjoy. The local area is home to many popular tourist destinations, outdoor activities, and dining options, making it a great destination for your wedding celebration.

Beautiful Beaches

The Fleurieu Peninsula is home to some of the most stunning beaches in South Australia, like Encounter Bay and Waitpinga, making it a great destination for outdoor activities and beach weddings. Whether you’re looking to soak up the sun or enjoy a romantic getaway, you and your guests will find a beach that will leave you impressed. 

Vineyards and Wineries 

The Fleurieu Peninsula is home to a number of picturesque vineyards and wineries, offering couples and their guests the opportunity to sample some of the best local wines. Whether or not you plan a romantic vineyard wedding, you and your guests will have opportunities to explore some of the best wine Australia has to offer around the Fleurieu Peninsula and across South Australia.

Scenic Walking Trails 

The Fleurieu Peninsula is home to a number of beautiful scenic walking trails and bike trails, offering couples and their guests the opportunity to explore the local scenery and wildlife. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll along the beach or you want to challenge yourself with a more strenuous hike, the Fleurieu Peninsula has a trail to suit every style and ability.

Local Dining

The Fleurieu Peninsula is home to a range of fantastic dining options, from casual cafes and takeaways and restaurants in Victor Harbor to sophisticated bistros and bars. Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner for two, or you want to celebrate with friends and family, you’ll find the perfect dining option in this vibrant and bustling region.

Planning your perfect day

The Fleurieu Peninsula is one of South Australia’s best destinations for couples looking to tie the knot. With its stunning scenery, rich history, and diverse range of wedding venues, it’s no wonder that more and more couples are choosing this area for their special day. From beachfront venues and vineyard venues to more rustic garden venues and beyond, the Fleurieu Peninsula has the perfect wedding venue for any couple.

The facilities and services offered by these venues perfectly match their scenery, providing everything you need for a truly memorable celebration. From catering and accommodation to wedding planning and more, the wedding venues in the Fleurieu Peninsula have everything you need to create a truly unforgettable experience.

So why wait? If you’re looking for the perfect wedding destination, look no further than the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. Whether you’re planning a small and intimate celebration or a grand and elaborate affair, this region has everything you need to make your special day unforgettable. Reach out to the Victor Harbor Visitor Centre and contact us for more helpful advice and to start planning your dream wedding today!

Planning Romantic Getaways in South Australia

If you and your partner are looking for a romantic getaway, then consider heading to South Australia. This beautiful state is home to some of the country’s most stunning landscapes, and there are plenty of romantic activities to enjoy. For instance, you could spend a day exploring the famous Mclaren Vale wine region, take a scenic drive along the Great Ocean Road, or go hiking in the Flinders Ranges. 

No matter what you choose to do, you’re sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. So why not start planning your romantic getaway today with some inspiration from this list? You won’t regret it.

Romantic things to do in South Australia

Couples whale watching in Victor Harbor

Looking to get up close and personal with some of the most majestic creatures on earth? Then you need to head down to Victor Harbor for an unforgettable whale watching experience!

Whether you’re lucky enough to see them breaching through the waves or gently swimming by with their calves, there’s nothing quite like being in the presence of these gentle giants. And what’s even more special about whale watching in Victor Harbor is that the whales come to our shores specifically to raise their young in the protected bays.

So come on down and witness this incredible natural phenomenon for yourself. It’s an experience you’ll never forget!

Share a quiet moment at Granite Island

Known to the Ramindjeri people as Nucoowarra, Granite Island is one of the most unique and beautiful places on Earth. The huge granite boulders, tinged with orange lichen, are a sight to behold. And the sound of waves crashing against the rocky shores is simply stirring.

This is where you can get away from it all and just relax. Whether you’re spending time exploring the island or just enjoying the peace and quiet, Granite Island is sure to give you a memorable experience.

Plan a picnic with a romantic view at Rosetta Head

Looking for a breathtaking view to give your romantic getaway some extra photo opportunities? Look no further than the Bluff, or Rosetta Head. Situated 97m above sea level, this headland offers stunning 360-degree views of Granite Island, Victor Harbor, and the rugged southern coastline. And, if you enjoy whale watching, you can add it to your romantic getaway as you keep your eyes open for migrating whales from June to October.

The Bluff is easily accessed by a one-way loop road and there is a 600m loop walk to the summit from the carpark. For advice on travelling to and from Rosetta Head, please feel free to contact us for some local information and advice.

Enjoy a romantic dinner

After a day of exploring all that South Australia and Victor Harbor have to offer, from the Causeway to the heritage steam train and everything in between, you’re bound to be ready for a bite to eat. Luckily, there’s no shortage of great restaurants and eating out options in South Australia. Whether you’re looking for a casual meal or a romantic dinner for two, there’s a menu tailored to your appetites. 

There are plenty of waterside restaurants where you can enjoy fresh seafood while watching the sunset, as well as intimate fine-dining experiences to add a highlight to your romantic getaway. With so many delicious options to choose from, you’ll definitely be spoiled for choice.

Enjoy a sunset from the beach

While many believe the east coast of Australia has the best beaches, South Australia’s have one thing they don’t – many of our best beaches face west, meaning couples can experience some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world and enjoy watching views of the sun sinking into the sea each night.

Whether you’re watching from the sand or enjoying a sunset cruise, you’re sure to be mesmerised by the colours and natural beauty of these special moments. You can start your day with an adventure, then pack a picnic rug and something to enjoy from our food and wineries, and find your spot to catch an unforgettable moment for your romantic getaway.

Take a hike and see native animals at Deep Creek National Park

If you’re a fan of walking trails and biking trails, the surrounding areas of Victor Harbor offer plenty of enjoyable options. Places like Deep Creek National Park are some of the most beautiful and unique places on the South Australian coast. With lush vegetation and abundant wildlife, it’s no wonder that these areas are such popular destinations for nature lovers.

The parks are home to an incredible array of native animals, including western grey kangaroos, short-beaked echidnas, and over 100 different species of birds. In addition, the waters off the coast of South Australia are a haven for whales during their annual migration, which takes place from June to October.

Whether you and your partner are looking to explore the area’s amazing flora and fauna, or simply want to relax in a stunning natural setting, South Australia is the perfect destination for you.

Rummage through seasonal produce at a local farmers’ market

Looking for somewhere to enjoy a beautiful weekend morning? Look no further than a Victor Harbor farmers’ market! Sip on a freshly brewed coffee while you peruse the stalls for fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, and homemade baked goods. 

You can also enjoy a light breakfast or brunch made on-site from the best regional ingredients. And with live music playing in the background, it’s the perfect place to catch up on your week and relax together. So come on down and enjoy all that your local farmers’ market has to offer!

Wine tasting in Mclaren Vale

Wine tasting is a great idea for groups as well as couple dates, and if you’re looking for an internationally-acclaimed wine region to explore, South Australia’s Mclaren Vale is your answer. 

Just a short drive from Adelaide, McLaren Vale is nestled in the Fleurieu Peninsula and is home to some of the world’s best wines. Whether you’re looking to taste some of the best wine in the world or looking to sip on a local drop that’s as old as you are, you’ll find it all here. Wander into a wide range of local cellar doors and taste some of Australia’s best-awarded wines. 

And for those that enjoy coastal flavours and local produce, you can continue exploring the Fleurieu Peninsula and plan a trip with inspiration from wineries and local produce in Victor Harbor.

For help planning romantic getaways in South Australia

If you’re looking for a romantic weekend getaway, South Australia is the place to be. With so many amazing things to do, from whale watching in Victor Harbor to exploring wineries and local produce options, you’re sure to find something that suits your interests. And if you’re still not sure where to go, keep an eye on what’s on in Victor Harbor – there’s something for everyone!

For more information, please contact our friendly, welcoming team at Visit Victor Harbor. We’re happy to help and provide local advice and tips to help you plan your perfect romantic getaway in South Australia.

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