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

  • Have you been to the @maxwellwines cellar door? It's a must for those organising a wine tour in McLaren Vale. Thanks for sharing this great photo with us @mcfuzzlebutts.manchen 🍇🍷 #mclarenvaleguide #mclarenvale #winery #cellardoor #maxwellwines #wine #redwine
  • If you love these stunning flowers and other fresh produce head down to the @willungafarmersmarket this weekend 💐 Thanks for sharing this photo with us @dressedincopper 📸
  • What a fantastic photo at Christies Beach taken by @_shav_bird_photography 🌊 Don't forget to tag us or #mclarenvaleguide to share your wonderful experiences in the Onkaparinga region #mclarenvale #christiesbeach #southaustralia #onkaparinga #southaustralianbeaches
  • We love this post from @winegrapesaustralia 🍇 Autumn in McLaren Vale is a gorgeous sight to see. 🍂 Why not plan a trip there this weekend before winter rolls in? #mclarenvaleguide #mclarenvale #autumn #autumnleaves #vineyard #wine #southaustralia
  • McLaren Vale is truly one of the most picturesque parts of the world. We love this post from @wirrawirrawines 🌈 🍷#mclarenvaleguide #mclarenvale #vineyard #wine #winery #rainbow #southaustralia
  • Does it get any better than pizza and wine with a view? We love this photo by @jemerr taken at @pizza_teca 🍕🍷 #mclarenvaleguide #mclarenvale #wine #pizza #pizzateca #southaustralia #winesbygeoffhardy
  • Look at that sky! What a great photo by @missfirephotography ⛅️️ Head to McLaren Vale this weekend and see how beautiful the area is for yourself!

#mclarenvale #mclarenvaleguide #southaustralia #winecountry  #vineyard #vineyards
  • How delicious do these fresh carrots look? Great photo by @dressedincopper at the @willungafarmersmarket 🥕

#mclarenvale #mclarenvaleguide #willunga #willungafarmersmarket #southaustralia #farmersmarket

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