10 Best Adventure Activities on the Fleurieu Peninsula this Summer

21 December, 2021

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There is so much to do and discover when you escape to the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. Located just 40 minutes from Adelaide it is an outdoor adventure playground. From surfing, bike riding and bushwalking to abseiling, boat cruises and quad bikes - there's something for everyone to tick off their bucket list.

Here is our top 10 best adventure activities on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

1) Surf lessons with Surf & Sun (of course!)
With so many surf beaches on the Fleurieu Peninsula we highly recommend booking yourself into one of our surf lessons. We operate our lessons daily from Moana and Middleton beach. Our team of female and male accredited and certified surf coaches are all keen surfers themselves. They love nothing more than helping others experience the thrill of riding a wave.

2) Surf Hire with Surf & Sun
If you've already got a few surfing skills but no board yet to practise on, then why not hire a board from us. We offer surf board and wetsuit hire from both Moana and Middleton Beaches as well as from our Middleton Surf Shop located at 44 Goolwa Rd, Middleton.

3) Encounter Bike Way - Bike Hire with Surf & Sun
Riding the Encounter Bikeway is a wonderful way explore the Fleurieu Peninsula. The bikeway travels from Victor Harbor all the way through to Goolwa and is suitable for bike riding, walking, skateboarding or even rollerblading. It is also wheelchair friendly. The bikeway caters for all fitness levels and has a mixture of shared pathways and road sections. Choose how much you would like to do and enjoy all the beautiful scenery along the way.

Need a bike? We have bike hire from our Middleton Shop located at 44 Goolwa Rd, Middleton.

4.) Off the Bluff with Surf & Sun
Surf & Sun recently launched their abseiling adventure at Encounter Bay’s Rosetta Head, also known locally as 'The Bluff'.

This adrenalin packed adventure has you making your way down the Bluff’s boulder. That's approximately 97 meters of elevation right on the edge of the ocean. The headland itself has amazing views of nearby coves and islands, and in winter it becomes an excellent spot to do some whale watching.

5) Big Duck Boat Tours - Victor Harbor
The Big Duck Boat Tour is an unforgettable ocean sightseeing adventure. The tours give passengers a unique look on the beautiful south coast which is full of vibrant aquatic activity.

As you explore the coastline, islands, and beaches, be on the lookout for dolphins, seals, and seabirds. It is also a wonderful way to enjoy whale watching in the winter season. Tour guides are ready with informative information regarding the important aquatic life below.

6) Canoe the Coorong
Another way to glimpse the coastline at a more leisurely pace is through the Canoe the Coorong. They are specialists in guided, environmentally sustainable kayak tours in the Coorong and Murray River Mouth region.

7) Waitpinga Quad Bikes
Get off the beaten track with Waitpinga Farm Quad Bike Adventures. Experience a new level of thrill as you ride quad bikes through grassy plains, small creeks, and winding hill trails.

The Waitpinga property offers stunning views as you progress through the trails. Take time to take things slow, to stop and smell the flowers (and appreciate the inevitable livestock), and don’t forget to take shots of the incredible landscape.

8) Spirit Australia Boat Cruises from Goolwa
Another way to appreciate the historically significant river systems of the area is through the Spirit Australia Boat Cruises. Setting the mood of the cruise is the scenery, glimpses of wildlife, narrated stories, and sounds of nature. The smaller, customised tour permits access to pristine waters and allow passengers an uncrowded, unhurried cruise.

9) Horse riding at Normanville
Experience more of the wide expanse of the Normanville beach shoreline and the countryside through a guided horse riding adventure.

A ride could take up to an hour of quiet enjoyment among the sand dunes. The ride can extend to the beach. Pony rides are also available for ages below 9.

10) Bushwalking in Deep Creek National Park
Deep Creek National Park is the ultimate bushwalkers getaway location in the Fleurieu Peninsula. The large native bush areas attract wildlife such as kangaroos, echidnas, and around a hundred different bird species.

There are many different bush walks to choose from which vary in length and difficulty. We recommend fully immersing yourself in the area and camping overnight in one of many different campgrounds to choose from.

We hope our list helps you plan, discover and experience an unforgettable outdoor adventure on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

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