Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia

Having such a beautiful day in October was time to take

Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia day trip map

Our route around the Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia

a day trip around the Fleurieu Peninsula included Goolwa, Victor Harbour, Jarvis Bay, Myponga and finally Sellicks Beach and Aldinga Beach.

This area of South Australia is an easy day trip being just south of Adelaide. It’s also popular with tourists both local and from afar. Lots of things to see and do with part of it being on the Great Southern Ocean on one side and Gulf St Vincent on the other.

Strathalbyn

Our first stop was Strathalbyn where we had brunch (early lunch) of a traditional country style Australian hamburger with the lot. That was an experience!

Strathalbyn, founded in 1839 has a population of 5,654 (2011 census) is now a service town for the area. It’s 60km (37 miles) south east of Adelaide in the Southern Mt Lofty Ranges.

In the late 19th century there where small zinc, lead, copper and gold mines operating but all have long closed.

Goolwa

Next was Goolwa to meet friends.

Rose Eden House, Goolwa, South Australia

Rose Eden House (originally named Hygiene House) was built in 1876 by the then headmaster of the Goolwa Primary School. In these early days it doubled as a boarding house to allow children from outer areas to get an education. It is now a bed and breakfast with (I believe) 4 suits.

Corio Hotel, Goolwa, South Australia

The Corio Hotel on Railway Terrace in Goolwa, South Australia is a key feature of the Goolwa landscape. It was built in 1858 and named after the paddle steamer “SS Corio”, which sank in 1857 on the Murray River, the National Trust listed hotel has traded continuously.

Hindmarsh Island Bridge, Goolwa, South Australia

Hindmarsh Island is an island within the Murray River mouth. This bridge is the only access (beside boat) to the island which has a growing community.

Goolwa soldiers memorial garden

The entrance to the soldiers memorial garden at the corner of Cadell St and Railway Tce, Goolwa, South Australia

Victor Harbour

Victor Harbour in South Australia as seen from the Bluff at Encounter Bay

Cape Jarvis

Spotted a unique house in a very remote location

I wouldn’t say no to spending a week there 🙂 </P