The Fleurieu Peninsula is one of the most popular coastal getaways near Adelaide. The rugged and beautiful peninsula offers plenty of things to do, with surf beaches, hiking trails, cellar doors and vineyards, and friendly towns. If you’re planning a trip down the coast, I’ve rounded up the most unique places to stay on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
The peninsula is just an hour from Adelaide, making it a popular weekend destination for those living in the city. However, no matter when you visit, the Fleurieu will surprise you with its rolling hills that plunge into the ocean, abundance of wildlife and delicious food and wine. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a coastal break. Here’s some Fleurieu Peninsula accommodation to inspire your next trip.
Where to stay on the Fleurieu Peninsula
There’s plenty of towns and places to stay on the Fleurieu Peninsula. From quiet little coastal towns to popular major hubs like Victor Harbour, there’s options for all different type of trips.
Victor Harbour is the major town on the Fleurieu. It’s located on the southern coast of the peninsula and is bustling all year round, but particularly in summer. Closer to Adelaide, you’ll find the beach towns Noarlunga, Aldinga, Port Willunga and Sellicks. This is where you’ll find some of the nicest beaches, but they can be extremely busy on weekends.
You also can’t forget the wine region of McLaren Vale. There’s so many great little cellar doors and vineyards, open for delicious meals and wine tastings. Some of these properties also offer unique B&Bs and lodges, if you want an indulgent weekend away.
Further down the peninsula, you’ll find quieter towns like Cape Jervis, Yankalilla and Normanville. You’ll also notice there’s plenty of rugged landscape and farms with very little in terms of settlements or shops. So, whether you want to stay in a bustling beachfront town or escape to the countryside, the Fleurieu Peninsula has plenty of options.
Unique Fleurieu Peninsula Accommodation
If you’re looking for some of the best places to stay on the Fleurieu Peninsula, then these 10 options will definitely have something to suit you. From beachfront apartments to eco retreats in the bush, they offer the perfect place to relax for a few days.
Peppercorns B&B (Noarlunga)
Located right in Old Noarlunga, this super cute and cosy wooden cabin is the perfect place to stay on the Fleurieu Peninsula for couples. The one bedroom cabin features a large double bed, private bathroom, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities, and a beautifully little sunroom with a hammock.
You can also enjoy the outdoor patio and dining area, with free use of the barbecue if you want to cook your own dinner. There’s also a filling breakfast included by the lovely hosts.
The property is perfectly located on the western edge of the Onkaparinga National Park and just 3.5km from the nearest beach at Seaford.
Sleeping options: One bedroom cabin sleeps two
The Old Chaff Mill Organic Vineyard Retreat (Sellicks Hill)
Located amongst the wineries just back from Sellicks Beach and Aldinga Beach, this incredibly luxurious Fleurieu Peninsula accommodation is for a special occasion. They offer two lavish suites with outdoor balconies, an equipped kitchen, private bathroom, and breakfast each morning.
Housed in a completely renovated old brick building, the suites are open plan, with plenty of natural light from floor to ceiling windows. You can look out over the vines, enjoy the local produce at breakfast, and head off exploring the surrounding coastline during the day.
It’s the perfect choice for a splurge on a romantic weekend away!
Sleeping options: King bed suite sleeps two
The Garden Cottage at the Olives (Yankalilla)
A stay at this property is completely unique. The Olives is a National Trust-registered house near Yankalilla surrounded by impeccably kept gardens and 160-year-old olive trees. There is a recently built cottage no the property which is available rent.
The two bedroom cottage is designed as a traditional country retreat, with a patio that overlooks the garden. There’s also kitchen facilities in the cottage and a beautiful indoor pool for the summer months.
From two up to four people, the cottage is perfectly located in a quiet setting, but just 6km from Normanville Beach.
Sleeping options: Two bedroom cottage can sleep up to four people
Wintergarden Beach Cabin (Encounter Bay)
If you want to stay close to the vibrant Victor Harbour town area, then this cute beach cabin is a very affordable option. The one bedroom cosy cabin is situated just back from the coastline in Encounter Bay, just a 3km walk or drive to the Main Street of Victor Harbour.
It features a kitchenette, little patio with a barbecue, and private bathroom. It’s the perfect choice for a couple or solo traveller looking to get away for the weekend. The beachy style cabin is definitely one of the more affordable options out of the places to stay on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Sleeping options: One bedroom cabin sleeps up to two people
Ridgetop Retreats – Deep Creek National Park
Located on Tapanappa Road just outside the boundary of Deep Creek National Park, these award winning, eco-friendly lodges are a great place to escape into the coastal bush for a few days. The architecturally designed, two bedroom lodges can sleep a maximum of four people.
They’re fully self-sufficient with an equipped kitchen, bathroom, wood fire and air con, and outdoor patio. The modern design features floor to ceiling windows so you can be surrounded by views of the bush and native wildlife during your stay.
It’s a particularly great Fleurieu Peninsula accommodation option if you want to explore Deep Creek Conservation Park.
Sleeping options: Two bedroom lodge sleeps up to four people
The Nook (Aldinga Beach)
If you want to be as close to the beach as possible, then this incredibly stunning beachfront apartment would be the perfect option. The Nook is an ultra-modern one bedroom apartment, which is beautifully decorated in clean and trendy shades and textures.
It features ocean views from the front patio, a fully equipped kitchen, private bathroom and a barbecue for warm summer nights. It’s literally just a one minute walk down to Aldinga Beach for walking, swimming and fishing.
For a solo weekend away or couples retreat, this seaside apartment is calling!
Sleeping options: One bedroom apartment sleeps two people
Seascape Retreat (Victor Harbour)
This huge 75 acre property offers three luxury villas all with panoramic views across to Victor Harbour. Set up on a hill about a 10-minute drive from town, they offer an escape into nature and are often surrounded by wildlife.
There are three one-bedroom villas to choose from, each with a fully equipped kitchen, private bathroom, laundry, spacious living area, patio area with outdoor dining, and front deck with sea views. There’s not much you can fault with these places, offering a very relaxing retreat on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Sleeping options: One bedroom villas sleep two people each
Cooks Cottage (McLaren Vale)
One of the few dog friendly places to stay on the Fleurieu Peninsula, Cooks Cottage is a renovated cottage from the 19th century. The modern interior is surrounded by the old stone walls and exposed tin exterior.
The one bedroom cottage is set amongst the incredible vineyards and cellar doors of the McLaren Vale wine region, so you can easily enjoy some of the best food and wine of the region. However, the friendly hosts provide a delicious breakfast each morning.
The cottage features a kitchen, private bathroom, laundry and garden area with outdoor dining.
Sleeping options: One bedroom cottage sleeps two people
Lisieux Farm Bed and Breakfast (Victor Harbour)
For a unique Fleurieu Peninsula accommodation option, this farmstay is a beautiful place to stay in Back Valley, just a short drive away from Victor Harbour. The farm owners offer a one-bedroom bungalow to guests, which has a private bathroom and spacious living area.
There’s an outdoor covered patio area overlooking the property so you can kick back and enjoy your meal with a view. A stay also includes a delicious home cooked breakfast made from local produce. For an extremely affordable stay on the peninsula, this farmstay is a great option for a quiet getaway.
Sleeping options: One bedroom bungalow sleeps two people
Gumnut Getaway BnB (Goolwa North)
This cute little studio cabin is located on a property in Goolwa North, just at the beginning of the Fleurieu Peninsula. The one bedroom studio has a kitchenette, private bathroom, outdoor deck with dining, and living area.
The cosy spot is perfect for a solo traveller or couple looking for an affordable and quiet getaway not far from some of the popular attractions on the peninsula.
Sleeping options: One bedroom studio sleeps two people
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