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 throwback to @seaandvines with pooches 🍷💕🐶 at the @alphaboxdice winery in McLaren Vale. Do you like taking your furry friends with you around wineries in the Vale? 📸 @hayleysamantha86
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  • Have you tried the seafood platters at @hortaspn in Port Noarlunga? 🍽 😋 For more fantastic places to eat around the Vale, check out our #McLarenValeGuide online via the link in our bio.
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  • @sara_jessiica captured the stunning rolling hills at Sellicks Beach 🙌😍 Are you heading to the beaches around #McLarenVale this weekend? Click the link in our bio for fun things to do around the Vale.
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  • Winter reds 🍷 How about a glass of @darenbergwine Grenache tonight? 📸 @the.grimm.life Discover more amazing wines from #McLarenVale when you head to the link in our bio.
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  • ✨ Absolutely gorgeous light at Port Willunga 📸 @robynpetrik Where in #McLarenVale are you heading this weekend? Head to the link in our bio to read our #McLarenValeGuide online.
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  • Lunch with a view at @beachroadwines in the stunning #McLarenVale wine region 🙌 📸 @anjie Got photos from your McLaren Vale adventures? Tag us #McLarenValeGuide - we'd love to share them! .
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  • Magical sunsets at Christies Beach 💕✨ 📸 @naps_around_the_sun 
Whether its sunrise or sunset, soak up some of #SouthAustralia’s best beaches or enjoy the coastal serenity along the breathtaking coastline around #McLarenVale. Before you head off, read our #McLarenValeGuide online for some tips on things to do! .
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  • @gillianbabe has the perfect caption 🍷😆 It sure is "Red wine mood 2.0" in #McLarenVale! Thanks for sharing this stunning photo of @darenbergwine @thecuberestaurant 🙌 Heading to the Vale this weekend? Click the link in our bio to read our #McLarenValeGuide online.
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