Aldinga Tourism & Travel
Situated on the western side of the Fleurieu Peninsula, some 45kms from Adelaide in South Australia, the seaside fishing town of Aldinga is famous for its glorious Aldinga Beach where lush rolling farmland meets the azure waters of the Gulf St Vincent. With close proximity to a number of ruggedly beautiful National Parks and some of the best diving spots in South Australia, Aldinga boasts endless recreational opportunities. In the City of Onkaparinga, Aldinga consists of a mere 227 souls.
The wide sandy Aldinga Beach is a haven for all kinds of recreation. Overlooking a protected aquatic reserve, the beach is renowned for excellent scuba diving and snorkelling. With excellent swimming, surfing, and boating opportunities, Aldinga Beach offers something for everyone. Other lovely nearby beaches include Maslins beach, Sellicks Beach, and Christies Beach.
Aldinga - Near by
Just west of Aldinga, Port Willunga is home to beautiful beaches and interesting shipwrecks, including the 1888 Star of Greece shipwreck which can be seen from the shore at low tide. Great fishing, surfing, and diving spots are also found around Port Willunga.
No visit to the Fleurieu Peninsula would be complete without a tour of the highly acclaimed McLaren Vale Wine Region. Tastings and sales are offered at the many award-winning wineries in the area.
Not far southeast of Aldinga, the small farming town of Mount Compass is renowned as the regions centre of gourmet food production. Visitors can embark on a Gourmet trail and visit the many open farms offering viewings and sales.
Just under 6kms southwest of town, the Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park consists of a number of walking trails taking in great coastal views, interesting flora and fauna, and beautiful wildflowers during the Spring.
To the east, the untouched rocky landscape of the Mt Magnificent Conservation Park boasts many great picnic areas and scenic walks. Beautiful coastal views can be obtained at the summit of Mt Magnificent.
Just under 16kms north of Aldinga, South Australias second longest river meanders through a magnificent gorge in the Onkaparinga River Recreation Park. A favourite for fishing, canoeing, and rock climbing, the National Park presents endless recreational opportunities.
Matthew Flinders first explored the area in 1802, during his circumnavigation of Australia. During the 1860s, Aldinga operated as a port for the surrounding farming communities. The thriving town had two mills and many pubs, including the Aldinga Hotel, now a remnant of Aldingas boom times. Interestingly, Sir Ivor Hele, the official war artist in both World War II and the Korean War was a resident of Aldinga.