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4 Day Fleurieu Peninsula walk

Southern Ocean Great Walk

Hike, Dine and Wine Adventure Fleurieu Peninsula
includes McLaren Vale winery and Heysen Trail walk

A guided 4 day Pack Free walk with Wow-Mazing Inclusions

South of Adelaide in South Australia, lies the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula. This coastal paradise is famous for its dramatic and distinctive coastline, famous wineries including the world-renowned McLaren Vale as well as delectable gourmet cuisine. Our 4 day walks explores a diverse range of scenery from bushland to waterfalls, along trails through the vines and sections of the 1200km Heysen Trail as it winds its way along the Waitpinga Cliffs.  We’ve included a Wow-mazing inclusion to make your experience truly special. In McLaren we will end our walk with a special wine-tasting experience and a celebratory 2- 2-course lunch at the d’Arenberg vineyard. Come join us for the ultimate combination of walking, food and wine.



A Pack Free Walking Holiday

No heavy packs to carry

We invented the phrase “Pack Free Walking Experiences” and it’s what we do best. We ensure our guests don’t undertake walks where carrying the burden of a heavy pack is necessary. Our walks are designed to be carefree and enjoyable yet still challenging . Walk with only a small day pack so you can soak up the scenery along the way, carrying as little as your camera, lunch and water each day.


Superb Accommodation overlooking the Ocean

at Bluff Resort

We spend 3 nights accommodation at the Bluff Resort Apartments overlooking Encounter Bay Victor Harbour. This accommodation is set in an idyllic location offering wonderful ocean views and a swimming pool to refresh after a day’s walking. Guests will enjoy ocean-view studios with ensuites.


Wow-mazing Inclusion

Celebratory Winery Lunch at d'Arenberg vineyard

Our Wow-mazing inclusion on this tour is a special treat on day 4 after our walk, we enjoy wine tasting and a celebratory 2 course lunch at the d’Arenberg vineyard restaurant set in a 19th-century homestead, with spectacular views of the rolling hills and vineyards. The food here will definitely tempt your tastebuds featuring local and seasonal produce.


McLaren Vale Wines

Perfectly matched with superb local cuisine

This region is all about superb food and wines and we ensure you indulge in both during your walking tour.  During our stay at McLaren Vale, we will indulge in a two-course dinner in the Serafino Restaurant complimented by regional wines. Holding two Chefs Hat, this restaurant overlooking Lake McLaren offers delicious contemporary fine dining.


Our CEO Guides

Chief Experience Officers

We are very proud of our talented team of guides. We call them our CEOs – Chief Experience Officers and it’s their job to ensure your tour exceeds your expectations.

They have a great knack of bringing the group together so that everyone will feel like great friends by the end of the walk. Our guides have a wealth of knowledge and expertise ensuring your tour is relaxing, fun and informative and always safe.


Flexible Walking

To suit youu

Life’s An Adventure offers flexible walking experiences that cater to a diverse range of adventurers. With a focus on providing unique and memorable outdoor walks, our flexible walking tours allow participants to tailor their journey according to their preferences and abilities.


Genuinely all-inclusive

We pride our tours on being excellent value and genuinely all-inclusive. From superb accommodation, resturant quality meals accompanied with local wines, transfers, trail mix and additional ‘wow’ activities everything has been thought of to make your journey truly unique and special.

NO Credit Cards Fees!

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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
4 Day Fleurieu Peninsula walk

Genuinely all-inclusive tour with no hidden extras:

Wow-Mazing Experiences:

  • Celebratory lunch at the renowned d’Arenberg Cube Winery, McLaren Vale

Boutique Accommodation:

  • 3 nights at Oceanfront 4-star Bluff Resort

Local Wines and Produce:

  • McLaren wines and non-alcoholic drinks served with dinner.
  • 3 x a la carte dinners served with South Australian wines
  • 3 x packed lunches to enjoy whilst walking PLUS…
  • Special celebratory lunch at a local winery on day 4
  • 3 x breakfasts
  • Trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • Tea, coffee and hot chocolate on the trail

Guides, Transfers and Walks:

  • 4 day Pack-Free guided walk – no heavy packs to carry
  • Professionally guided – Our CEO’s – Chief Experience Officers are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Return transfers from Adelaide and to the trails each day
Day 1: Adelaide - Walk Cape Jervis to Cobbler Hill
4 Day Fleurieu Peninsula walk

SUGGESTED PRE-TOUR NIGHT HOTEL: We suggest the Mantra Hindmarsh Square Adelaide; this is also our meeting point at 7.30am on the first morning of the tour.


TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 2 hour transfer from Adelaide to trail. Alternatively, drive yourself to the start of the trail.
Afternoon: 45-minute transfer from the end of the walk to accommodation.

WALK GRADE: Cape Jervis to Cobbler Hill – 14.5km

TERRAIN: Undulating trail, a mixture of dirt trails and cobblestone path with some stairs.

WALK ITINERARY: Begin your extraordinary journey from Adelaide to the picturesque landscapes of Cape Jervis. As the sun rises, casting a warm glow on the surroundings, set foot on the Heysen Trail, anticipating the coastal wonders ahead. Traverse the stunning Cape Jervis, where the rugged coastline meets the azure sea. Meander along Fishery Beach, with its soft sands and the lush green hills gently rolling towards the horizon. Explore hidden gems like Blowhole Beach, known for its dramatic cliffs, and reach the mesmerising Cobbler Hill, offering a panoramic spectacle. With various walking options available, tailored to different preferences, everyone can savour the coastal beauty at their own pace. As the day concludes, you will be brought to the Bluff resort apartments. Relish a delicious dinner at a local restaurant by the ocean, the ideal setting to share stories and unwind after a day of coastal exploration.


Day 2: Tapanappa to Balquidder Scenic Walk
4 Day Fleurieu Peninsula walk

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 40 minute transfer from our accommodation to the trail
Afternoon: 40 minute transfer from the end of the walk to accommodation.

WALK GRADE: 12kms. 6 hours. Grade: Moderate to Hard.

TERRAN: The track has a series of short, steep ascents and descents. Total cumulative climb 633m. The track has a firm base, some steps and occasional rocks.

FLEXIBLE WALKING: Shorter and easier walk also available today. Deep Creek waterfall walk. 4kms. 2-3 hours walk.

WALK ITINERARY: Awaken to the tranquillity of the Bluff Resort, setting the stage for a day of leisurely exploration. The morning sun bathes Tapanappa in a golden glow as you embark on the trail. Traverse through lush forests, where the rustle of leaves accompanies your footsteps. Pause at the enchanting Pages Lookout, providing panoramic views of the surrounding beauty. Continue the journey to Tunkalilla Beach, where the sound of waves invites you to unwind. Opt for the easy walking option with a pickup at Tunkalilla Beach, allowing you to relish the scenery and walk at your leisure. Those continuing, follow the shore over rolling hills and along the cliff sides. Upon reaching Balquidder beach, in the secluded cove you make your final short ascent to Morrison’s Lookout for more stunning views of the area. Here your bus awaits to take you back to Encounter bay. Conclude your day with a delightful dinner at a local restaurant close to your resort, complementing the day’s adventures. Enjoy a delightful dinner paired with local wines at another local restaurant on the coast.


Day 3: Walk Waitpinga Cliffs to Kings Beach
4 Day Fleurieu Peninsula walk

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 25 mins from accommodation to the trail.

WALK GRADE: 14kms. 6 hours. Grade: Moderate. Total climb 418m.

TERRAIN: Undulating terrain with a combination of dirt walking trails, fire trails and boardwalks, some steps.

WALK ITINERARY: Transfer from the Bluff Resort to Waitpinga Beach, where a day of seaside wonders awaits. The refreshing sea breeze accompanies you as you stroll along the impressive Waitpinga Beach, with its golden sands stretching as far as the eye can see. Marvel at the majestic Waitpinga Cliffs, standing tall against the crashing waves. Indulge in a picturesque picnic lookout, offering breathtaking views of the deep blue ocean and cliffs painting the horizon. Towards the end of the walk arrive at beautiful Kings Beach. You continue your walk along the coast and arrive back at Bluff Resort at the end of the trail. From your resort make a short transfer to a local restaurant for a delightful dinner, capping off another day of exploration and relaxation.


Day 4: Deep Creek Waterfall Walk and d'Arenberg Wines
4 Day Fleurieu Peninsula walk

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: Transfer 1 hour to the morning walk, 1 hour to the d’Arenberg Wines. Afternoon: 45 minutes back to Adelaide in the afternoon

WALK GRADE:4kms. 2 hours. Grade: Easy.

TERRAIN: Mainly flat, scenic trail on a bitumen surface.

WALK ITINERARY: Begin your day at the Bluff Resort, heading to the enchanting Deep Creek Waterfall Hike. The morning serenity envelops you as you traverse a short, leisurely nature walk, surrounded by the beauty of the cascading Deep Creek waterfall. The walk takes you over forested paths, along rock formations formed by the river, and much more natural beauty that makes the area so unique. After this nature-inspired journey, delve into the world of exceptional winemaking at the renowned d’Arenberg Cube Winery. Explore the highest standards of viticulture, complemented by picturesque landscapes. Indulge in a delectable lunch at the winery, where the art of pairing wines with exquisite food takes centre stage. Learn about the unique flavours and characteristics of the wines, enhancing your culinary experience. As your adventure concludes, bask in the memories created throughout the Southern Ocean Great Walk.

FINISH TIME: Arrive back into Adelaide between 3.30pm and 4.00pm


Tour Availability

We run several tours from September to May every year. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

Date of your choice is available for  private groups. (Subject to availability)
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: groups@lifesanadventure.com.au

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Tour Prices

Earlybirds Out Now for 2024/2025 Season - Save up to $800 per couple

Earlybird savings of up to $800 per couple or $400 per person are available for September 2024 to April 2025 departures when you pay in full at time of booking.

Private groups of 10 -12 people can choose the date of their choice. Subject to availability.

September 2024 - April 2025 Prices From
$ 2999 /p

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Normal Price…… $3399

Earlybird Price… $3099
SAVE $300 per person


Earlybird Price… $2999
SAVE $400 per person

Earlybird prices available on all departures when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Offer ends 31 May 2024. Normal Price requires $300 deposit only, with final payments due 8 weeks prior. Past passengers $100 extra saving also available on normal priced fares. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras. See full ticket conditions below under Discount information.

Solo Travellers &
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The following extras can be purchased with your tour


If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room, we will attempt to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender. If we can’t find you a match of the same gender by around 8 weeks prior to the tour, you will be charged the single supplement cost of $430 extra.


For those wanting to guarantee their own room, a single supplement cost of $430 extra will be charged at the time of booking


We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE

Private Group Prices From
$ 2999 /p

Departure of your choice

10 – 12 participants

Departure date of your choice

Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discount rates.

Departure date of your choice is subjective to availability. A minimum group size of 10 required. Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discounted rates. Additional Past Traveller’s’ discount not available for groups. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras.

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Discount Information:

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • No Credit Cards fees.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Contact Us
  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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