Destination guide

Enjoy Second Valley with holiday homes to rent

Tucked into the heart of the Fleurieu Peninsula, Second Valley is a bucolic coastal town where you can enjoy fun in the sun. A hidden gem in South Australia, Second Valley is surrounded by sandy headlands and rocky hillocks, not to mention the shimmering waters of Gulf St Vincent. Whether you want to go scuba diving or hiking through nature, you’ll find countless ways to have fun near holiday homes to rent in Second Valley.

Things to do

Attractions near holiday homes in Second Valley

If you’re looking for something fun to do on your holiday in Second Valley, there are a number of interesting attractions just a short distance from your holiday accommodation. The Rapid Bay Cove cave system is one of the most popular landmarks. You can start by exploring the largest cave, which is just off the beach, and then explore the craggy interiors of the smaller caves on a kayak ride. While you’re in the area, you may also want to take a walk along the time- and weather-worn wooden planks of the Old Rapid Bay Jetty, which was first built in 1942. If you’re in the mood to explore nature, you can spend an afternoon at the forested Deep Creek Conservation Park. History buffs will want to tour the collection of interesting exhibits covering local history at the Yankalilla District Historical Museum.

Outdoor activities

Diving or hiking near holiday homes to rent in Second Valley

Finding outdoor fun near holiday rentals in Second Valley is easy, particularly if you’re interested in diving. Second Valley Beach is easily the best diving stop in the area, especially around the Second Valley Jetty. The waters around the jetty are shallow and blue, meaning you’ll have no trouble seeing a variety of tropical fish species swimming around. Rapid Bay Cove is another excellent diving spot, and you can swim around either jetty and enjoy breathtaking underwater views. If you’re in the mood for a hike, you can head over to Ingalalla Falls. You can follow the scenic tree-lined trail all the way to the base of the falls, where you’ll see roaring waters cascading over smooth rock faces.

Day trips

Spots for a day trip near Second Valley holiday rentals

If you want to fill your holiday in Second Valley with as much fun and excitement as possible, there are several locations where you can plan a day trip from holiday homes. For example, you can take a drive to nearby Normanville, a beachside community with countless ways to have fun. You can stop by the historic Normanville Hotel, which was originally constructed in 1851, or swim in the warm turquoise waters just off the shore of Normanville Beach. Cape Jervis is another great spot to plan a day trip near Second Valley. When you arrive in town, you should be sure to check out the Cape Jervis Lighthouse, which watches over the glittering waters of the cape. You can also take a ferry ride over to Kangaroo Island and then hike through the lush plants and sandy shores.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Second Valley

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Second Valley. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Banksia Park (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Yankalilla Memorial Park (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Carrickalinga Beach (10 mi / 16.1 km)
How to get around

Travelling to Second Valley holiday rentals

Adelaide Airport is the international airport nearest to Second Valley and services travellers from around the world. The airport is 89.2 kilometres from Second Valley, and the best way to reach your destination is by using a car hire. As you drive along the Fleurieu Peninsula, you’ll enjoy breathtaking coastal views almost the entire way. Once you arrive in Second Valley, driving is the easiest way to get to and from your holiday rental. With a car hire, you can take in the interesting sights and sounds that this coastal community offers at your own leisure.

Where to stay near Second Valley?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 309 holiday rentals near Second Valley. From 233 Houses to 12 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Second Valley is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Second Valley?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Second Valley. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Links Lady Bay Golf Course: 764 holiday rentals
  • Kangaroo Island Sealink: 357 holiday rentals
  • Lady Bay Vineyard: 711 holiday rentals
  • Yankalilla Memorial Park: 925 holiday rentals
  • Banksia Park: 799 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Second Valley listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Second Valley?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 233 Houses in Second Valley. Our other popular types of Second Valley holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 12 holiday houses
  • Villas: 30 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 11 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Second Valley?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 62 holiday homes with pool available in Second Valley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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