Top 10 Things To Do In Moana

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Top 10 Things To Do In Moana

Moana is a coastal town 35 kilometres south of Adelaide, and due to city spread is now considered a southern suburb of South Australia’s largest city. Most places in Moana which are often visited by tourists and locals are the beautiful beaches and great looking parks. If you are in Moana for a fun tour and adventure then you are exactly at the right place. The variety of activities in the area is not only limited to surfing.

Some of the most family friendly activity that can be done in Moana are biking and kayaking. These two activities are relaxing and will allow you to enjoy the great scenery. Visiting a tourist location for the first time and being bombarded with a lot of available activities may cause stress while on vacation. It will be best if you refer to this suggested ‘Top 10 Things To Do Moana’ for fantastic activities and places to explore, especially if you like the great outdoors:

1. Coast to Vines Rail Trail

A bike trail that follows sealed surfaces and gentle gradients, this trail leads from Adelaide to Willunga with much of it following the old rail corridor.

You can join the trail from Moana and cycle your way to the McLaren Vale wineries.

2. Kayaking

Hire a kayak and check out the Onkaparinga River estuary and wetlands.  The River Road entrance of the Onkaparinga River Recreation Park has a barbeque area and public toilets, so you can relax with lunch after a kayaking session.

3.  Surf lessons

Moana is about 40 minutes from Adelaide. They also have a great beach where you can learn how to surf with small waves.

Surf & Sun provides all equipment and expert instructors so you can learn to surf without having to buy all the gear first.

4. McLaren Vale Wine & Food District

Moana is a good base for visiting the McLaren Vale vineyards where you can enjoy cellar door visits and gourmet food. 

There are over 70 vineyards producing and selling top Australian wines so you’re spoiled for choice.

5. Moana Park

This beachside park is great for a family get-together with a grassed area to kick around a ball or two, playground (suitable for older kids) and a cycle path.

There are covered picnic tables, barbeques and public toilets.

6. Marion Coastal Walking Trail

Located in the Marion Coastal Park a short distance from Moana, this clifftop trail is 7.2 kilometres oneway from Marino to Hallett Cove.

Sights includes small coves, rocky cliffs and community art placed along the trail.

For trail details, visit www.marion.sa.gov.au today!

7. Fishing

Moana is one of just a few beaches where you can legally drive onto the sand, so it’s a popular spot to park up and try your luck fishing.

Take a sandwich, a seat and cast your rods for tonight’s dinner or better yet, enjoy beach activities while fishing.

8. Moana Sands Conservation Park

The park’s coastal sand dunes are significant to Aboriginal culture for the Kaurna people.

Archaeological artefacts (shell middens, burial sites) have been uncovered here, but today it is better known as a birdwatching area where you can glimpse wattlebirds, swamp harriers and rare hooded plovers.

9. Jubilee Adventure Playground

Just north of Moana in Port Noarlunga, is this adventure playground equipped with monkey bars, slides, swings and bridges.

Park facilities include barbeques and picnic tables, and accessible public toilets are nearby.

10. Moana Surf Lifesaving Club

An important cornerstone for Moana’s community, stop by to watch a surf lifesaving event or buy an icecream or fish and chips and sit on the beach soaking up the view.