Fleurieu Peninsula

The Fleurieu Peninsula is the Country of the Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri peoples, the Kaurna primarily lived on the western side of the peninsula and ngarrindjeri on the eastern side.


Kaurna culture and language were almost completely destroyed within a few decades of the British colonisation of South Australia in 1836. However, thanks to extensive documentation there has been a modern revival of both Kaurna language and culture. The phrase Kaurna meyunna means "Kaurna people". Kaurna culture recognizes the connectedness of people and culture with the worlds of plants, the animals and stars.


Ngarrindjeri is an Aboriginal Nation of 18 language groups whose traditional Country is an expansive stretch from the lower Murray River, across to the southern and eastern areas of the Fleurieu Peninsula and down to the Coorong and granite country to the South. The term Ngarrindjeri means "belonging to men" and refers to a constellation significant to the Nation. Language and culture is still extensively spoken and practiced in the region with intricate Dreaming stories unique to each language group in the Nation.


Just 40 minutes south from Adelaide the Fleurieu Peninsula is known as Adelaide’s playground, combining food, wine, arts, and coastal and inland adventures. With its stunning landscape of rolling farmland, vineyards and fringed in the west by pristine sandy beaches and rugged coastlines, the Fleurieu Peninsula offers the perfect place to holiday all year-round. Home to the world renown McLaren Vale wine region, known for sustainable wine production, world famous wine labels and unparalleled gastronomic experiences. Then head down to explore the magnificent and cultural significant Coorong, at Victor Harbour discover New Zealand fur seals, Australian sea lions, dolphins and southern right and humpback whales during the winter months. Head inland to the dramatic gorges of the Onkaparinga River, which offer spectacular bushwalking and rock climbing. The Fleurieu Peninsula is a spectacular playground but one that is also rich in Aboriginal culture and well worth exploring.

Explore Fleurieu Peninsula

    Coorong Adventure Cruise
    Coorong Adventure Cruise
    Coorong Adventure Cruise
    Coorong Adventure Cruise

    Coorong Adventure Cruise

    6 Hours Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia Cultural Cruise
    Join Spirit of the Coorong and Kool Tours for a six hour authentic tribal experience into the Coorong-Kurangk National Park in South Australia. Gain an understanding of the history and rich knowledge of the local Indigenous tribes - Laklinyeri. Cruise more
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    Port Elliot Ratalang Ngarrindjeri Tour
    Port Elliot Ratalang Ngarrindjeri Tour
    Port Elliot Ratalang Ngarrindjeri Tour
    Port Elliot Ratalang Ngarrindjeri Tour

    Port Elliot Ratalang Ngarrindjeri Tour

    2 Hours Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia Coastal Walk
    Join us on a morning walk around Ratalang Conservation Reserve in the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia as your local Ngarrindjeri guide shares their knowledge of bush foods and culture.Experience the Nurrunderi story of creation, see the footprints of Nurrunderi the more
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    Yundi Nature Trail
    Yundi Nature Trail
    Yundi Nature Trail
    Yundi Nature Trail

    Yundi Nature Trail

    2 Hours Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia Culture & Nature Year Round
    Join Mark Koolmatrie from Kool Tours to gain an understanding of the history and knowledge of the local tribes of southern South Australia. Learn how First Nations knowledge and science come together to deliver powerful benefits socially, culturally, environmentally, and economically more
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