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 a new sunny season, comes a new fantastic wine to drink throughout––welcome the 2018 Yangarra Blanc by @YangarraEstate 😍 This delicious drop was the brainchild of their talented winemaker Peter Fraser, who won James Halliday's 2006 Winemaker of the Year. This heat resilient blend of white varietals sourced from Châteauneuf-du-Pape is an Australian-first, and the perfect summer wine to drink chilled at the beach ✨ 📸  Angela Lisman of @alismanphoto

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  • Continue down the main street of McLaren Vale and you'll find yourself in @Willunga_SA ✨ Brimming with eclectic shopfronts and delicious food, discover the places you simply have to visit, by picking up a copy of the @mclarenvaleguide or clicking the link in our bio.

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  • Just when we were getting excited about warm nights at the beach, the drizzly skies came back! 🌬 We love this shot from @partingtonsnaps and can't wait until still sunsets like this are a regular occurrence again 😌 For the best aquatic adventures and coastal drives, click the link in our bio.

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  • Have you been to the cube at @darenbergwine ✨ It's a treat for the senses, that's for sure. This stunning shot was captured by @bomba_photography. For the best food and wine destinations in the region, find out more by clicking the link in our bio.

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  • The @fleurieuarthouse is home to stunning exhibitions, creative workshops and artisan studios 👩‍🎨 not to mention plenty of goodies available for purchase 🎨 To discover more of the McLaren Vale art scene, click the link in our bio.

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  • Have you noticed the region's gnarly vines coming to life as you drive through McLaren Vale? It's Bud Burst, and that means one thing... wine is coming! 🌱🍇 We love this gorgeous snap from @coriole one of our favourite drops 😍 
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  • 'The Rainmakers' is an iconic Christies Beach landmark. Sculpted in the 60's by architect and artist, Geoff Shedley ✨ It was the first major public artwork in SA to represent Indigenous people, and we're incredibly proud of it.

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  • You know the sunny Saturdays have returned when the kids are grinning over @sunshine_ice_blocks ☀️ 🍧  at the @willungafarmersmarket 📸 @elsmorgan Discover more about our #localproduce and #markets by clicking the link in our bio.

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