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

  • With views like these, you won't want to leave #McLarenVale. To find other instagram worthy places around the Vale, head to the link in our bio. 📷 @hamedshahnam_photography
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  • 📷 @jacquisfoodfetish recommends that when you have your next meal at @maxwellwines, make sure you opt for the matched wines! 🍷 And definitely have this optional cheese. 🧀  If you're planning to visit a #McLarenVale winery this week, make sure to read our #McLarenValeGuide online via the link in our bio.
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  • Who is going wine tasting this weekend in the Vale? 🙌 📷: @elisecook 🍷 @downtherabbitholewines
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  • Wine tours by e-bike 🚲 (the way to tour the vineyard and not feel guilty.) 📷: @thevineyardretreat ​.
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  • As 📷 @selectormagazine says: " No matter how far you travel, there's no place like home" (especially if your home is #McLarenVale) 😍 How gorgeous is this?
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  • Two pizzas are always better than one! 🍕😋 Make sure to pop into @pizza_teca next time you visit the Vale! 📷: a.fleurieu.affair
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  • Like @lovechloejane, we are dreaming about warmer days at Port Noarlunga Jetty. 😍 Are you heading to a beach around #McLarenVale this weekend? Don't forget to tag us #mclarenvaleguide on your snaps. Image: @lovechloejane / @portnoarlungasa
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  • How good do these burgers look? 😋 📷: @blessed_cheese_cafe
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