McLaren Vale Hills, Valleys and Beaches

This is Onkaparinga, a magnificent landscape where the coast meets the vines.

Dotted with seaside and historic villages waiting to be discovered, our city is home to a spectacular 31km stretch of pristine beaches and rugged coastline.

Ocean lovers are in for a treat with the Mid Coast Surfing Reserve and two of the most dived spots in South Australia at Port Noarlunga and Aldinga.  

At the heart of our reputation for the best in food and wine is the internationally acclaimed McLaren Vale Wine Region.

You can visit boutique cellar doors, meet the winemakers in person and learn more about the skill, passion and dedication that goes into creating some of the world’s best wines.

Craft brewing and distilling is growing rapidly in Onkaparinga, with a number of new taphouses and distilleries to experience. 

Local produce is extraordinary with restaurants, cafes and providores proudly featuring the best local seasonal produce on their menus.

The region is also home to South Australia’s first and favourite farmers market – Willunga Farmers Market. 

From fantastic country bakeries and rustic cafes to international standard fine dining, there is something for everyone.

Onkaparinga hosts a range of events with a global audience including the Tour Down Under, as well as national TV shows including MasterChef and Sunrise have showcased our unrivalled offerings.

The region is a hub for visual arts and performance, with numerous galleries, studios and cellar doors regularly hosting exhibitions.

Every year our unique mix of experiences grows, so I encourage everyone to keep coming back and discovering.

Welcome, enjoy your journey and please don’t forget to share your great experiences on social media.

Lorraine Rosenberg
Mayor, City of Onkaparinga

Lorraine Rosenberg

  • A bit of vining and dining with @sewandsewwines ✨🍇 We can't think of a better place to enjoy a long table feast! 📸 Thanks for sharing @theoriginalbeckyhirst 
Tag #McLarenValeGuide the next time you capture a special moment in the region, so we can share the love!

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  • Theres been some pretty spectacular sunsets in the region lately, especially this pink scene 📸 captured by @carolynjade in Port Noarlunga ☀️ To keep in touch with the best of the region, follow the link in our bio.

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  • "Our winemaker Duncan Kennedy, says Kay Brothers wines are 'big and bold but have an elegance surrounding them, keeping the wine in balance', and we couldn't agree more" –– @kay_bros 🍇

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  • It's officially rosè season 🥂🌸 Treat yourself to a glass or three on the lawns of @chapelhillwine or take part in their gorgeous tasting experience in the chapel. 
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  • This iconic frame of the Port Willunga Beach pylons never gets old. For those that live nearby, its a reminder of home, and for those who don't, it's a picture of paradise. 📸 Thanks for the shot @sassbee

Don't forget to tag #McLarenValeGuide in your pictures when you next visit the region!

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  • On a scorcher of a day like today, theres no better feeling than sundown, when you take a dip in the ocean and soak up an epic sunset, like this one at #SouthPortBeach

It was a shame to crop this incredible shot from 📸 @michaelwaterhousephotography to see the original, check out his profile. Or to discover more great places to cool off in the McLaren Vale region, follow the link in our bio.

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  • Sunrise in the vineyard ☀️😌 It's a view mostly reserved for the hardworking people behind the wine we love so much, and those lucky enough to live next door to it. Thanks for sharing the beauty of it with us 📸 @barty07

To discover more of the McLaren Vale region, follow the link in our bio.

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  • This cheese and charcuterie board from @wirrawirrawines hits the spot perfectly 🧀🥂 especially when paired with a couple of your favourite wines at their gorgeous cellar door in McLaren Vale. 📸 Thanks for sharing this shot @missfirephotography

To discover the unmissable destinations of the McLaren Vale region, follow the link in our bio.

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