Sixty kilometres south of Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula town of Myponga is at the centre of rich grazing and dairy country. Much of the region’s water comes from the nearby reservoir on which the thriving local floriculture and specialist nursery industry is also dependent. The nurseries are open seasonally to the public. The scenic drive across the reservoir and through the catchment area presents sweeping views of the landscape back to Adelaide. The drive south to the seaside resort of Carrickalinga provides dramatic views of the south coast. The golden sands, fishing, reef snorkelling and stunning sunsets make Carrickalinga a popular summer hideaway. McLaren Vale, the cradle of the South Australian wine industry, is a short drive on the main road north from Myponga. The coastal detour north takes the visitor through Myponga Beach, Aldinga Beach, Port Willunga and South Australia's first, official nude bathing beach, Maslin. The town of McLaren Vale is just a couple of kilometres inland from Maslin Beach.