Historic Port Noarlunga, once a haven for sailing ships at the mouth of the Onkaparinga River, today attracts day-trippers and travellers to a safe beach and an underwater trail for snorkellers and scuba-divers. The town also boasts great cafes and sunsets romantics would die for.
Just 3km out of town stands the Onkaparinga River Wetlands Trail where a boardwalk winds through a recreational park bristling with birdlife. The Echidna and Nature trails explore a gorge whose trees shelter many birds and reptiles. The rugged, gorge scenery contrasts sharply with the local sandhills trail terrain which is signed to retrace the local history and which opens on to the Tjilbruke Dreaming Trail that captures the Aboriginal essence of the area.
Travellers striking inland will soon find themselves at Old Reynella, spiritual home of generations of Hardy's winemakers where you can sip fine wines while you catch up on the family history and the story of the development of the South Australian wine industry.