McLaren Vale Hills, Valleys and Beaches

Welcome to the beautiful City of Onkaparinga, just a short drive south of Adelaide and the gateway to the Fleurieu Peninsula. 

Home to breathtaking landscapes and where our vines meet the sea.

Experience our stunning coastline, retreat into the natural landscape, enjoy premium food in award winning restaurants and cafes, wander through local farmers markets and immerse yourself in one of the world’s best and most picturesque wine regions.

Two McLaren Vale wineries – d’Arenberg and Wirra Wirra – form part of Tourism Australia’s Ultimate Winery Experiences and there are also many other fantastic wineries, craft beer producers and even gin and whiskey distilleries to visit.

Each year new experiences continue to emerge including cellar doors, restaurants, cafes and a hop-on hop-off bus helping you to see it all.

Our fantastic food and wine reputation is matched by our inspired and passionate arts community, our calendar of world-class events and beautiful historic townships preserved for future generations.

We have also recently been nationally recognised by accommodation and travel website Trivago, with McLaren Vale the ‘best-rated destination for accommodation in South Australia’, and fifth in Australia.

Discover all our region has to offer with our knowledgeable staff at the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre and don’t forget to share your great experience on our social media #McLarenValeGuide.

There has never been a better time to visit and explore our city and region!

Lorraine Rosenberg
Mayor, City of Onkaparinga

Lorraine Rosenberg

  • Wine touring with your friends this weekend? Plan a trip to @scpannell for a few drinks and incredible views 🍷

Discover more fantastic McLaren Vale wineries to visit via the link in our bio.
  • How's the serenity? Cheers to a weekend of good times, good vibes and great wine 🥂

Plan a weekend in McLaren Vale with the help of our Visitor Guide via the link in our bio.
  • How's the view? What a spot to enjoy a few wines at @hughhamiltonwines 🍷 📸 by @bzeitgeist
  • #V18 is here and it's all happening in McLaren Vale 🍷 We love this snap of the vines at @aphelionwine ready for picking 🍇

Discover more about the hundreds of great wineries in the region by clicking the link in our bio to view our Visitor Guide.
  • Love cheese? Then check out @blessed_cheese_cafe Cheese and Wine Trail when you're next in McLaren Vale. It's the ultimate day out 🧀🍷
  • Have you been to Port Noarlunga beach? We think it's one of the most beautiful in South Australia 😍Thanks for sharing this great photo @huddlestone_photography Port Noarlunga. 
If you've taken a great snap while exploring the McLaren Vale region, don't forget to tag #MclarenValeGuide for a repost.
  • Good food, good mood! There's nothing like a cheese and cured meats platter to go with your wine from @alphaboxdice 🧀 📸by @dressedincopper
  • We'll just can't get enough of this photo of the rolling vineyards in McLaren Vale by 😍Thanks for sharing with us!

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