Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia

Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia day trip map

Our route around the Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia

Having such a beautiful day in October was time to take a day trip around the Fleurieu Peninsula included Goolwa, Victor Harbour, Jarvis Bay, Myponga and finally Sellicks Beach and Aldinga Beach.

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.

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.


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.

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