The Fleurieu Peninsula is a peninsula located south of Adelaide in South Australia. It was named after Charles Pierre Claret de Fleurieu, the French explorer and hydrographer, by the French explorer Nicolas Baudin as he explored the south coast of Australia in 1802.
Situated south of Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula offers some of the best food, wine, wildlife and surfing in the State. As a peninsula, water plays a major part in the recreational activities with long sandy beaches, rugged cliff-scapes, and has activities that include fishing, surfing, scuba and snorkelling, sailing and swimming.
The Fleurieu Peninsula has the wineries of Mclaren Vale, midcoast surf beaches of Seaford to Myponga. The Deep Creek national park and the beautiful Kangaroo Island, then the far coast consisting of Victor Harbor, Middleton and Goolwa. Surf beaches are to be found at Goolwa, Middleton, Victor Harbor, Waitpinga and Parsons beaches.