All destined for Aldinga Beach
Aldinga Beach is a small dynamic southern beachside suburb of South Australia’s capital city, Adelaide, located on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula. The area’s proximity to Adelaide has made it an extremely popular tourist destination, with the region boasting a growing reputation for providing ‘the perfect seaside holiday’. Travellers staying in this region consequently have a wide variety of holiday accommodation to choose from, ranging from budget accommodation to luxury beachside holiday houses.
Things to See and Do in and Around Aldinga Beach
Adventurous holiday makers choosing to visit Aldinga Beach will not be disappointed, as the area offers up some of the best action activities and sports in Australia. One of the most obvious extreme sport opportunities in the region is surfing, with the Aldinga surf break situated directly at the door of many holiday rentals in the area. Serious surfers can also sample some of the other world class beaches located within 10km of Aldinga Beach such as Maslin Beach, Sellicks Beach, North Moana Beach and Myponga Beach.
Scuba diving is another extreme favourite amongst locals and travellers alike, with numerous ship wrecks in the area providing a variety of excellent dive sites. The presence of the natural Aldinga reef system and the outstanding ‘Aldinga Drop Off’ dive site a mere 1.5km off the coast of Aldinga Beach makes it difficult for diving enthusiasts to decide where to dive first. Whichever site travellers choose however, they are guaranteed to end up back at their holiday villa with some amazing stories and colourful photographs to take home.
Hand gliding and microlight flights which are offered departing from Strathalbyn, 60km east of Aldinga Beach, are a prime opportunity for holiday makers to see the Aldinga Beach and surrounding Fleurieu Peninsula region from a completely different perspective. Adventurous travellers can also try flying themselves, with flying lessons also on offer.
The most extreme activity afforded holiday makers on the Fleurieu Peninsula however, is located in Goowa, approximately 50km south of Aldinga Beach. Travellers here are offered the once in a lifetime opportunity to hit the skies in a L39 fighter jet capable of speeds exceeding 900km per hour. Accommodation is also available in Goowa, for those travellers too full of adrenaline to face the drive back to Aldinga beach after their flight.
Wine and Dine
Holiday makers that are more interesting in relaxation, luxury and getting into the ‘no worries mate’ Australian mentality, than streaking around the skies in a fighter jet, will also find what they’re looking for close to their lavish coastal holiday home.
The world renowned McLaren Vale wine region, which is located a short 15 minute drive north-east of Aldinga Beach boasts 65 cellar doors, which offer some of the best wines produced in Australia. Many of the wineries in this region also have great, on property fine dining restaurants, which create amazing dishes from fresh seasonal produce, the majority of which are sourced directly from the McLaren Vale area.
A variety of guided wine tours service the McLaren Vale wineries, many of which offer a door to door package, meaning that travellers don’t have to worry about anything except how to get all of the wine that they purchased back to their holiday villa. More independent travellers also have the option of exploring the McLaren Vale are themselves however; the discussion regarding who will drive may get heated after you’ve sampled the great wines the plantations have to offer.
The Ideal Climate for Visitors
Aldinga Beach, as with much of the region around Adelaide, experiences cool damp winters and warm dry summers. This area however, unlike the northern extremities of Australia is basically hospitable year round, although the winter month can be a bit too cool for the beach. The peak tourist season is consequently considered to be during the summer months which extend from December to February. Travellers planning on visiting Aldinga Beach outside of this period however, shouldn’t worry as accommodation in the off season is often much more reasonable.
Travelling to Aldinga Beach from the UK
Travelling to South Australia is a simple process, with airlines such as British Airways, Lufthansa and Qantas offering flights to Adelaide departing London City Airpot, via locations such as Singapore and Germany. Aldinga Beach is then easily accessible from Adelaide, with travellers required to undertake an approximate 50 minute car or bus ride through Adelaide’s fascinating outer suburbs and bush land, before reaching their beachside holiday home.