80+ Great Things to See & Do on the Fleurieu Peninsula

Granite Island penguins

Walk across the causeway and discover spectacular views. Temporary facilities with a new sensational development planned for near future. Granite Island is home to a small colony of wild Little Penguins, who return home from their day in the ocean at dusk. Granite Island Nature Tours are the best way to see Little Penguins in their natural habitat. Visits limited to two hours after dusk via guided tour 1-1.5 hours to protect the wild penguin colony. Book tour at the Victor Harbor Visitor Information Centre or call 1800 557 094.

Langhorne Creek wine region

It’s one of the great regions in South Australia where eight wineries produce some of the finest wines along the trail just south of Strathalbyn and 30km from Goolwa. Perfect for afternoon day-trippers; call through Clayton Bay and Milang and see the spectacular water life on the way to this region, and you must call into Newman’s Horseraddish farm and winery. Each winery is special, but don’t miss Lake Breeze on Step Rd, Langhorne Creek, and have a bite to eat at The Winehouse, Langhorne Creek Rd. www.langhornecreek.com

The Big Duck boat tours

Jump on board The Big Duck – it’s safe and exciting. See sea lions, fur seals and dolphins at Seal Island and absorb some spectacular scenery around Granite Island and surrounds. Duration 45 mins, departs 1pm Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday departing from the Granite Island Causeway. Cost is just $40 for the Seal Island Tour. Watch the seals bask in the sun, observe the seabirds and on most occasions dolphins in the vicinity sometimes racing the boat. www.thebigduck.com.au Bookings 8555 2203 or e: bookings@thebigduck.com.au

Encounter Bikeway

The bikeway is an on-road and shared trail that links Goolwa and Victor Harbor. The total distance is 30km, but a range of riding distances have been clearly marked to cater for all ages and levels of fitness. The bikeway is used by cyclists, walkers, skaters, rollerbladers and wheelchairs. Contact Goolwa or Victor Harbor visitor information centres for bike hire details.

Play golf

There are eight golf courses across the Fleurieu Peninsula, and they include:

Victor Harbor Golf Club – the sensational experience starts on Australian Golf Digest’s Iconic First Hole, named in Australian golf’s Hall of Fame. The first tee is 39m above sea level or the height of a 13-storey building with a magnificent view of Victor Harbor. Turn at roundabout by Encounter Bay Oval to 126 Inman Valley Rd heading for Yankalilla and discover this spectacular course. Casual bookings available, pro-shop and dining facilities. T: 8552 2030. www.victorharborgolf.com.au

Links Lady Bay, near Normanville. A stunning links course that offers its challenges to the best of golfers. Well-designed and overall a great golf experience. Casual bookings available, pro-shop and dining facilities. T: 8558 0600. www.linksladybay.com.au

South Lakes Golf Club at Billabong Rd, Goolwa is a well-designed course that also offers its uniqiue challenges. Casual bookings available, pro-shop and dining facilities. T: 8555 2299. www.southlakesgolf.com.au

Oceanic Victor

Dive into the clear, clean waters of Encounter Bay by Granite Island and experience swimming with tuna and diverse fish species. There is a children’s marine touch tank and watch from an underwater observatory.

Adult (16+) $85, 5-15yrs $65, family (2 adults, 2 children) $275. Book online www.oceanicvictor.com

Fleurieu Aquatic Centre

Cnr Ocean & Waterport Rds, Port Elliot. It’s a new, award-winning state-of-the-art facility with a 25m pool, a hydrotherapy pool, great pools for the little ones and water splashes that keep the kids amused for hours. Safe and friendly environment, excellent facilities, and well-priced. Adults (16+) $6.20, children (4-15) $5, family $21. Mon-Thurs 6am-8pm; Fri 6am-7pm; w/ends & public holds. 8am-5pm. T: 7078 4150. www.fleurieuaquatic@ymca.org.au

Milang Railway Museum

Located on the site of the old Milang railway station by Lake Alexandrina. The tracks are now home to South Australian wagons and coaches which contain photographic and exhibits describing the history of Milang and its railway. Open Sundays and public holidays noon-4pm or by arrangement: 8536 3938. While in Milang, visit the old farm machinery museum.

Stand up paddle boarding

Encounter Bay water sports presents a new and exciting water experience. Introductory lessons are conducted in the safe waters of Encounter Lakes. After a full safety briefing you will be given instruction on correct paddle grip and technique plus self-rescue. Then it’s time to hit the water and have fun. Great for single or family groups. Call Andy on 0414 521 475 for more details and bookings.

Canoe the Coorong

The ultimate environmentally aware kayaking experience. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Coorong and Goolwa region. Call 0424 826 008 and ask about Coorong tour, fur seal tour, overnight & expeditions, and Pelican Island tour. Tours for beginners and the experienced – they’re all great fun and a chance to get up close to nature and see sensational scenery. Well organised and safety conscious. www.canoethecorrong.com

Play mini golf

The Dunes mini golf park by the Granite Island causeway entrance is all about great family fun. Open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9.30am. A game takes about 30 minutes (dad may take longer); it’s challenging and enjoyable. Open nights throughout the summer.

Cost: $7.50 for children 12 & under, $8 students/concession; $8.50 adults. T: 8552 8911 or 0407 187 267. www.dunesminigolf.com.au

Goolwa Motor Museum

An outstanding exhibition of classic cars from all over the world from the 1920s-70s including some unique one-off vehicles. T: 8555 3338.

At the Wharf

Goolwa is a Cittaslow town and puts on a fabulous summer season of At The Wharf – a free event from 5-8pm at Signal Point Gallery Deck on the last Friday of each month with December 29 and January 26 earmarked for the holiday season. Local wine is on sale by the bottle and by the glass. Local food vans on site – Olaf’s Pippis, Boombox Kitchen and more. There are top local dance bands. You’re welcome to bring your own snacks, chairs etc, although seating and tables are provided. No BYO alcohol.

River Dolls of Goolwa

One of the best displays of antique dolls, toys, trains and teddies. And another real treat is the huge range of traditional and favourite lollies – some of the real classics that you cannot stop eating. Open most days. 33 Cadell St, Goolwa. T: 8555 5801. www.riverdolls.com.au

Heritage Walks

Goolwa, Strathalbyn and Victor Harbor have some excellent heritage walks. Contact the respective tourist information centres for a guide and further information.

Surfing lessons

There are a few places between Victor Harbor and Goolwa where you can learn to surf, including the Ocean Living Surf School at Goolwa Beach with Phil, an experienced and highly recommended instructor who makes it fun and an enjoyable experience while learning to ride a surfboard. Lessons for beginners to advanced students; all equipment provided. Surf lesson 2hrs: $35 p.p; full day 2 x 2 hours $65. Private coaching also available. Lessons subject to conditions. M: 0487 921 232. e: bookings@olsurfschool.com.au www.olsurfschool.com.au

Goolwa Animal Farm

It’s a great place for kids – getting up close to the emus, kangaroos, pigs and donkeys and so many other creatures. Cuddle the rescued joeys, rabbits and lambs, just to name a few. Pony rides and free trailer rides. Cafe facilities. Open seven days a week 10am-4pm. Please note: the farm is closed when the forecast temperature is above 35 degrees and in extreme weather conditions. Located just outside Goolwa on Boettcher Rd. M: 0451 502 858. www.goolwaanimalfarm.com.au

Southern Fleurieu Historical Museum

A superb display of times gone by with a huge range of historic equipment and goods, including a special display of the old milking days. There are some classic pieces very well displayed. Located at the Port Elliot Showgrounds, Tottenham Court Rd. Open Thurs-Sun 10am-3pm or by arrangement. M: 0497 805 379. Adults $5, U12 $2.

South Australian Whale Centre

Discover three floors of interactive and informative exhibits, plus a 3D theatrette, a kids zone and whaling artifacts. 2 Railway Tce, Victor Harbor (by Warland Res). Open 10.30am-5pm every day except Christmas Day. Adults $9, concession $6.50, child $4.50, family $24. T: 8551 0750. www.sawhalecentre.com

P.S. Oscar W

Cruise the lower River Murray on this unique wood-fired heritage paddle steamer celebrating its centenary. Departs the historic Goolwa Wharf. Watch the stokers fire the boiler and see the original steam engine at work. Feel the heat of the huge boiler and the vibrations as the paddle wheels turn. Wonderful experience. Check the bookings office for times for the one hour cruise. Adults $20, concession $15, children 5-15 $8, family $48. Bookings: Goolwa Visitor Information Centre 1300 466 592. goolwavic@alexandrina.sa.gov.au www.oscar-w.info

Alexandrina Cheese farm

Come and taste some award-winning cheese and learn how it’s all made at Sneyd Rd, Mount Jagged (off Victor Harbor Rd between Mt Compass & Victor Harbor). Free entry, but you must try the milkshakes. Weekends noon-5pm, weekend & public holidays 10am-4.30pm. Closed Christmas Day.

Climb The Bluff

Explore the Bluff by walking the 800m Rosetta Trail to the top of the Bluff, the most visible sight of Victor Harbor. A dog and child-friendly walk, explore the beaches and headlands between Petrel Cove and Kings Beach (dangerous swimming area). Understand the landscape, geology and European and Aboriginal history through the interpretive signage along the trail. Extend this walk by starting in central Victor Harbor, or Kent Reserve near central Victor Harbor, or walk further along the Heysen Trail to Waitpinga Cliffs.

Inman River Walk

An easy 8km stroll starting at Kent Reserve, Victor Harbor and following the banks of the Inman River. It traverses through natural bushland, and although the path is mowed good walking shoes are recommended – and be alert for snakes. Carry at least 1lt of water per person. There are some really good walking trails across the Fleurieu – inquire at the visitor information centres and obtain maps.

Encounter Bikeway

The bikeway is an on-road and shared trail that links Goolwa and Victor Harbor. The total distance is 30km, but a range of riding distances have been clearly marked to cater for all ages and levels of fitness. The bikeway is used by cyclists, walkers, skaters, rollerbladers and wheelchairs. Contact Goolwa or Victor Harbor visitor information centres for bike hire details.

Mount Compass Produce Trail

Mount Compass and its surrounding region including the picturesque hidden valleys of Nangkita and Tooperang are part of a superb food and produce trail. Pick your own strawberries at Harvest the Fleurieu on the main road and enjoy a coffee, or pick your own cherries at the nearby Fleurieu Cherries on Pages Flat Rd. There are so many other delights to be discovered and devoured on this trail, not to mention the splattering of art galleries and pottery wares. A wonderful experience. Visit: www.visitalexandrina.com/region/scenic-trails-and-drives/mount-compass-produce-and-tourist-trail

Playgrounds

There are some great and safe as possible playgrounds across the Fleurieu, especially the Bristow Smith Reserve Nature Playground on Barrage Rd, Goolwa. Best of luck getting your children to leave the wooden boat and beach-like play areas. Great place for a picnic as you watch the birdlife on the River Murray.

Enjoy the beaches

There are some spectacular beaches along our sensational coastline, but some can also be dangerous with the rips. Make sure you swim where lifesavers are in attendance, and between the yellow flags. The Goolwa Beach is stunning with its crashing waves, by the beach at Second Valley on the western Fleurieu region is much calmer and absolutely beautiful – worth visiting.

Watch a movie

Victor Harbor is one of the few rural centres which still has its original movie theatre. It’s Victa Cinema is located in Ocean St, and the facilities are very good – all with the character of an old-time theatre. And if you go at night, the whole theatre is lit up on the front with a laser show. They always have the latest movie releases here. Coast Lines has a comprehensive guide in this issue, but visit the website for session times: www.victacinemas.com.au

Strathalbyn antiques

Like McLaren Vale, Strathalbyn is a gateway to the Fleurieu region and among many things this beautiful, friendly town is known throughout Australia as being the “antique capital”. Stroll through the clean and wide streets on a history trail and discover something special in every shop. You will need extra time in the bakeries, and you must visit the Garage Motorcycles shop.

SteamRanger Heritage Railway

Travel on Australia’s oldest passenger railway line between Victor Harbor and Goolwa – an absolute must for all train enthusiasts. There are the big steam engines and the Cockle Train, and they all provide a lifetime memorable experience. Journey from Goolwa, Port Elliot, Middleton and Victor Harbor. For fares, bookings and specials please contact the SteamRanger crew on 1300 655 991 9am-5pm Mon-Sat. Cockle Train tickets may be purchased on the day of travel at the Goolwa, Port Elliot and Victor Harbor stations. E: bookings@steamranger.org.au or visit: www.steamranger.org.au

Skateboarding

If you or the kids are into skateboarding you

must go to the skateboard park in North Pde, Strathalbyn. It is incredibly well designed and challenging.

Art Galleries

Goolwa has a host of art galleries and there are always exhibitions, but a great place to see a stunning cross-section of art and gifts from across the region is at Artworx Gallery & Gifts at 12 Hays St, Goolwa. Gallery owners John & Liz Francis always have new pieces on display in the gallery; very impressive and well priced. Open most times, but check the website. T: 8555 0949. admin@artworxgallery.com.au

One of the best regional art galleries is The Strand Gallery, 41 The Strand, Port Elliot. Superb exhibitions by internationally acclaimed local artists, and exceptional works by gallery owners Ron Langman with his amazing photography skills and his wife Sonya Hender with her exquisite printmaking. The new dining facility also makes it a unique experience. M: 0419 501 648. www.strandgallery.com.au

Urimbirra Wildlife Park

A terrific family outing. Hand feed the Kangaroos, walk through the Rainbow Lorikeet aviary, listen to keeper talks and get up close and personal with koalas every day at 11am, 2 & 4pm, or enjoy snake handling with professional snake handlers at 4pm. Lizards, dingoes, crocodiles, wallabies, wombats – there are more than 400 Australian native animals throughout the native wetlands. Located on Adelaide Rd, by the roundabout to Waterport Rd. Open every day 10am-5pm. Cost: adults $14, seniors & students $10, children 4-14 $7. T: 8554 6554. www.urimbirra.com.au

Nangawooka Flora Reserve

Situated opposite Urimbirra Wildlife Park on Adelaide Rd is this beautiful reserve featuring 1200 varieties of Australian native plants over 2 hectares. There is a bird hide and haven for native birds, and picnic facilities.

McLaren Vale wine region

Internationally acclaimed wineries are spread across McLaren Vale and McLaren Flat, and leading into the beautiful and historic almond region of Willunga. Visit the most impressive tourist information centre on the main road, just off South Rd, for a complete guide. Among the special places is the outstanding Doc Adams Wines, which won an award for its cellar door. Enjoy the wine, play lawn games, view the beautiful scenery and say hello to Buddy the family dog at 276 Califiornia Rd, Tatachilla. Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm. T: 8185 7039. www.docadamswines.com.au

Waitpinga Farm Quad Bike Adventures

It’s safe and action-packed entertainment doing a farm tour through 400 acres taking in magnificent sea views and farm and natural animals, and riding over the grassy hills and through creek crossings. Different packages available, and fun for the whole family. Just 15km west of Victor Harbor on the road to Cape Jervis. Bookings: 8552 3558. www.waitpingafarm.com

Horse riding Normanville

The High Country Trails is one of those life-long memories… walk a well-trained horse through the back of the sandhills and along the beach at Normanville. Must be aged nine years older, and weigh less than 95kg. One hour ride costs $60 p.p. Lot 203 Williss Dr, Normanville. T: 8558 2507 or 0408 795 373. www.facebook.com/pg/horseridingnormanville

Murray Mouth Tours

4WD adventure tours to the Murray River Mouth starting from where Australia’s largest river meets the sea. Explore in an air-conditioned special bus, collect pipi along the beach. There is a 2.5 hour tour and a 4-5hr tour which includes a two-course lunch at a quaint country-style cafe. Bookings 0424 777 161 or www.murraymouthtours.co.au

Charter boat fishing

For reliability and value, you cannot go past Pirate’s Sea Charters (see advert this page).

Spirit of the Coorong Cruise

There is no better way to explore the captivating Coorong and the Murray Mouth than aboard a Spirit of the Coorong cruise. The tours take you to special places, and the expert guides are the best. There are various packages available, including one and two-hour cruises, 3.5 and six-hour adventures; everything to to provide a significant life experience. It is not something you can do anywhere else in the world. Tours leave Goolwa Wharf. T: 8555 2203. www.coorongcruises.com.au

Go fishing

There are some great fishing spots right around the coast and along the Murray River waterways. Go to Waitpinga and Parsons Beach for salmon and mulloway, to Cape Jervis and Rapid Bay for tommy ruffs and squid, the No.19 Beacon on Barrage Rd, Goolwa for bream, mullet and school mulloway, Horseshoe Bay, Port Elliot for mulloway, snapper, squid, whiting and flathead or to Victor Harbor causeway or jetty for a host of fish including bream and garfish. Get your supplies at Tonkins Sport Store in Ocean St or the Liberty petrol station in Victor Harbor. Go to the nearest tourist information centre for a map of some of the best fishing spots. Best of luck!

PLACES TO GRAZE

Elliot Hotel

36 The Strand, Port Elliot

Very family friendly, well-priced and if you can’t choose from the brilliant menu there are always the scrumptious pizza to eat-in or takeway. Lunch and dinner seven days, with daily specials, seniors lunches and kids menu. Indoor and outdoor dining, two bar areas, pool table, big screen TVs, out-of-the-way gaming room. Lunch noon-2pm, dinner 5.30-8pm. Open 7 days (not Christmas Day). T: 8554 2218. www.hotelelliot.com.au

Middleton Tavern

Main Rd, Middleton

Lunch noon-2pm, dinner 6-8pm. Open 7 days. Excellent range of quality bistro meals at an affordable price in a family friendly atmosphere. Featuring a large open bistro, private function room, modern gaming room, sports bar; with 2 big screen TVs, pool tables. T: 8554 3010. www.middletontavern.com.au

Corio Hotel

Railway Tce, Goolwa

The dining facilities at this historic, beautiful hotel have been designed to provide both a memorable and value for money experience. unch noon-2pm, dinner 6-8pm. Open 7 days (not Christmas Day). T: 8555 2011. www.coriohotel.com.au

Grosvenor Hotel

40 Ocean St, Victor Harbor

Experience part of Victor Harbor’s treasured heritage in the heart of Victor Harbor. Enjoy the family dining, the relaxing beer garden or the front bar which has it’s very own charm – an ideal place to stay, dine, relax and enjoy the great country lifestyle. T: 8552 1011. www.grosvenorvictor.com.au

Hotel Victor

1 Albert Pl, Victor Harbor (opposite Warland Res).

For your dining pleasure, from breakfast until late evening, the Hotel Victor offers a choice of alfresco dining, a la carte dining and a superb three-course carvery daily, lunch and dinner. T: 8552 1288. hotelvictor.com.au

Royal Family Hotel

North Tce, Port Elliot

The meals are always good here – all-day food during the holiday period 11am-9pm, great service with a smile. T: 8554 2219. www.royalfamilyhotel.com.au

Yankalilla Hotel

105 Main South Rd, Yankalilla

Always great meals and excellent service in a friendly, family atmosphere in dining room and bistro area. The schnitzels are huge. T: 8558 2011.

The Flying Fish

1 The Foreshore, Horseshoe Bay, Port Elliot

This is the best seafood restaurant on the Fleurieu. And they also make a mean steak if that’s your go. The Seafood Platter by the Sea is magnificent and represents great value. The complete menu is special, the service is always first-class, and The Flying Fish is known for its excellent wine list. Set on the foreshore, the ambiance is very special – a most memorable experience assured. There is also bistro, more casual dining on the balcony and don’t leave Port Elliot without trying the cone of fish and chips. T: 8554 3504. www.flyingfishcafe.com.au

Rankine’s at the Whistlestop

7 Hays St, Goolwa

They call it “tastebud tempters and guilty pleasures” with a passion for the abundance of fresh local produce on offer from the Fleurieu Peninsula. Excellent range of fine foods catered for all dietary requirements. Children’s menu always available. Coffee and cake from 10am, lunch from noon, dinner from 6pm. Open seven days. T: 8555 1171. www.whistlestopgoolwa.com.au

Jack’s Place (Motel Goolwa)

30 Cadell St, Goolwa

Well-priced family restaurant in pleasant surrounds. Lunch noon-2pm, dinner 6-8pm Fri-Sun. Breakfast Sat-Sun 7.30-9.30am. 8555 1155.

The Australasian Dining Room

1 Porter St, Goolwa

Exquisite décor in this heritage building approaching 160 years. Saturday night is the popular public dining night. Each month chef Juliet Michell presents a fresh, Asian-inspired, three-course set menu ($89 p.p.). Excellent menu and wine list. In the Summer months). Other occasions exclusive to house guests. T: 8555 1088. www.australasian1858.com/the-dining-room/

Oasis Gardens & Function Centre

726 Langhorne Creek Rd, Belvidere
Great restaurant set among palm trees. Excellent a la carte menu; well priced. Something special. Thurs 11am-4pm & 5.30pm-late (pizza only); Fri Friday 11am-4pm & 6pm-late, Sat 9am-4pm & 6pm-late; Sunday 9am-4pm & 4pm-late (pizza only). Bookings 8536 4815. www.oasisgardensfunctioncentre.com.au

Emerald Restaurant (Chinese)

299 Port Elliot Rd, Hayborough

Eat-in or takeaway, the food is superb. Always fresh and tasty, and definitely great value with good-sized serves. T: 8552 4474

Mr India

12 The Strand, Port Elliot
For the finest of traditional Indian food you cannot go past Mr India – dine-in or takeway. A beautiful and clean restaurant with superb fresh dishes capturing some magnificent flavours. Open Tues-Sun 5pm til late. T. 8554 2022 www.mrindia.com.au

Glacier Rock & the Rock View Cafe

1 Mount Alma Road, Inman Valley

Located 16km from Victor Harbor on the Inman Valley road heading to Yankalilla, this spot is known for the amazing molten rock formation. But even more special is the food in the cafe – just sensational. Not a huge range on the menu, but still hard to choose from because each dish is first-class. Open every day expect Tuesday 8.30am-5.30pm; Fri & Sat evening by booking only. T: 8558 8118. www.rockviewcafe.com

Eat @ Whalers

121 Franklin Pde, Encounter Bay

The views are surely among the best in the world. Relaxed, seaside dining with an impressive, yet simple menu using as much local produce as possible. Popular for a coffee, and superb light meals for lunch and dinner. The choice of wines is brilliant. T: 8552 4400. www.whalersinnresort.com.au

Hector’s on the Wharf

Goolwa Wharf

An absolutely charming cafe bar set beneath the Hindmarsh Island Bridge on the beautiful River Murray. A dream spot, incredibly friendly and the meals are superb. You may just want a great coffee. Either way the experience is wonderful. Breakfast 9am-noon, lunch noon-3pm. T: 8555 5885. www.hectorsonthewharf.com

Inman Valley General Store & Country Kitchen

1714 Inman Valley Rd, Inman Valley

A quaint and brilliant little spot where you get the finest of foods with a smile and you get to know the pleasant villagers for free. Open 8am-5pm. T: 8558 8242

Aquacaf

Goolwa Aquatic Club, Barage Rd, Goolwa

Superb yet simple menu but the ambience is magnificent. Set on the edge of the Murray, it is family friendly and entertaining. 8555 1235. www.aquacaf.com.au

Fleurieu Function Centre

Above Gtoolwa Aquatic Club, Barrage Rd, Goolwa. Lunch Thurs-Sun, dinner Wed-Sat. Superb setting; excellent meals. T: 8555 1243.

Blues Restaurant

Goolwa-Victor Harbor Rd, Middleton

Blues is renowned for its fine dining, extensive wine list, friendly atmosphere. Local seasonal produce and wines – all high quality. Dinner Wed-Sat from 6pm. T: 8554 1800. www.bluesrestaurant.net

Nino’s

17 Albert Pl, Victor Harbor

Dine-in/takeaway. A state finalist in The Best Pizza Challenge Australia at the Melbourne Food Festival. Dine-in and enjoy Italian. A most pleasant day/night is assured, and the friendly and professional service is first class. Open every day and night. T: 8552 3501. www.ninoscafe.com.au

Loco

17-21 Ocean St, Victor Harbor

Get ready for a fun night at a great Mexican restaurant. Family friendly, and the service is brilliant. And the food is sensational. Check facebook for extended summer hours: facebook.com/locovictorharbor/

Beach House Cafe & Takeaway

62 Franklin Pde, Encounter Bay

Great pizzas and a fun place to be right on the beach front. The wood fired pizzas are very good, and you must try the authentic Iandian curries. Lunch specials including fish ‘n chips. Open every day for lunch and dinner except Mondays. T: 8552 4417.

Southy’s Wood Fired Pizza

1 Cadell St, Goolwa

The pizzas are always great here – consistent, the bases are near perfect and the range of toppings are first-class, especially the gourmet pizzas. Mainly takeaway. Open 5-9pm. T: 8552 5055.

Ocean Crest Cafe & Takeaway

Nestled in Mentone Rd, Hayborough opposite the OTR off the road to Port Elliot. Amazing value and quality. You can’t get better than butterfish and chips for $5. Definitely the best chips on the coast and the fish is never small. Hamburgers are also great. Pleasant dine-in or takeway. Open Tues-Sun 11.30am-7.30pm. T: 8552 3233.

JF&C Fish & Chips

21 Albert Pl, Victor Harbor

Supurb, traditional-style fish & chips; nice clean shop and friendly. The burgers and yiros are great. Open 11.30am-7.30pm. T: 7522 4651. ebrotarymarkets@gmail.com

LET’S GO TO MARKET...

* Markets subject to change; please check details.

CITTASLOW GOOLWA FARMERS MARKET: Second and fourth Sundays of the month, 9am-1pm at Jeralde Park, Goolwa Wharf. Extra market New Year’s Eve & Good Friday. Enquiries: Jane 0419 855 148.

GOOLWA WHARF MARKET: First and third Sundays of the month, 9am-3pm; at the reserve by Goolwa Wharf. Enquiries: 0459 786 469 or ebrotarymarkets@gmail.com

INMAN VALLEY COMMUNITY MARKET: First Saturday of the month 10am-2pm at Inman Valley Memorial Hall. Enquiries: Kate 8558 8242.

KANGAROO ISLAND: KI Farmers Market & KI Community Market: First Sunday of the month 9am-1pm at Penneshaw Oval.

McLAREN VALE – THE VALE MARKET: McLaren Vale Visitor Information Centre, 796 Main Rd, McLaren Vale.

MILANG: Lakeside market second Saturday of the month 10am-3pm at Milang Institute. www.madca.org.au e: T: 0412 036 900 projects@madca.org.au

MYPONGA MARKET: Weekends & public holidays 10am-4pm at Old Myponga Cheese Factory, 46 Main South Rd, Myponga.

PORT ELLIOT MARKET: First and third Saturdays of the month, 9am-2pm. Lakala Res, Rosetta St. Extra market Dec. 30 & every Saturday in January plus Easter Saturday. Enquiries: 0459 786 469 or ebrotarymarkets@gmail.com

STRATHALBYN MARKET: Third Sunday of the month at the Lions Park South Tce, Strathalbyn – 8am-2pm. Enquiries 0408 501 840.

STRATHALBYN – LIONS CLUB MARKET: The Lions Club of Strathalbyn holds a quarterly market on the fifth Sunday of the month (which occurs four times a year) at Lions Park, South Tce, Strathalbyn – 8am-2pm. Enquiries: 0407 289 030.

VICTOR HARBOR FARMERS’ MARKET: Every Saturday 8am-12-30pm at Grosvenor Gardens, Torrens St, Victor Harbor. Enquiries 0438 858 667

VICTOR HARBOR COUNTRY MARKET: Second and forth Sundays of the month, 9am-4pm, at Soldiers’ Memorial Gardens, The Esplanade, Victor Harbor. Enquiries: 8556 8222.

VICTOR HARBOR INDOOR CREATIVE CRAFT MARKET: For Saturday, December 9, new time: 11am-6pm at RSL clubrooms, Coral St, Victor Harbor. Enquiries 0412 382 724. No market in January.

VICTOR HARBOR VEGGIE SWAP MARKET: First Sunday of each month 10am-noon at Carrickalinga House, cnr Hill and Torrens Streets, Victor Harbor. Enquiries 8552 9423 or scecentre.com.au

WILLUNGA ARTISANS’ MARKET: Second Saturday of the month, 9am-1pm at Old Show Hall, Main St, Willunga (opp Willunga Farmers’ Market). Enquiries 0414 361 817.

WILLUNGA FARMERS’ MARKET: Every Saturday, 8am-12.30pm at Willunga Town Square. Enquiries: 8556 4297.

WILLUNGA GREEN LIGHT ORGANIC MARKET: Every Saturday of the month; 9am-1.30pm. Willunga Recreation Park, Cnr Aldinga & Main Roads, Willunga. Enquiries: greenlightnetworkwillunga@gmail.com

WILLUNGA QUARRY MARKET: Second Saturday of the month 9am-1pm at Aldinga Rd, Willunga. Enquiries: 0408 897 393.

YANKALILLA CRAFT & PRODUCE MARKET: Third Saturday of the month 9am-1pm at Agricultural Hall, Main Rd, Yankalilla. Enquiries 8558 3346.