Fun on the Fleurieu Peninsula
Narnu Farm is centrally located in the Fleurieu Peninsula and is within an hour’s drive of world-class wineries, sensational beaches and surf breaks, an array of amazing artists, and an abundance of homegrown foodies and fresh food markets.
Surf & Swimming Beaches
There are many beautiful beaches within minutes drive of the farm. From surf beaches, to swimming and family beaches- just ask us during your stay and we can point you in the right direction for your beach time fun!
Learn to Surf
You might like to try a surf lesson with Dan and Meg at South Coast Surf Academy or learn to surf school with Surf & Sun both located at Middleton Beach. Fun for all ages, and families together, can learn to ride the big waves!
Boating & Fishing
Narnu Farm is located on Hindmarsh Island. So why not have some fun on all that fresh and salt water that surrounds you – hire a boat or charter a cruise!
With Hindmarsh Island having freshwater on on side and salt water on the other, it provides great spots for fishing. Whether you have you own boat, want to hire one or just want a to go shore or jetty fishing, we can point you in the right direction for locations, bait, and equipment!
If you would like to explore the Coorong up close, why not head out on a canoe tour? Brenton from Canoe the Coorong runs a range of tours from romantic sunset tours to a day out with the family. Check out the Canoe the Coorong website for all of their tour details.
Or if you prefer to stay above board and dry, settle in to a Spirit of the Coorong Boat Cruise, and enjoy the spectacular beauty and high sand dune systems of the glorious stretch of water.
Fairy Penguin Tours on Granite Island
A perfect way to complete a busy day at Narnu is to go on an evening Penguin Tour on Granite Island.
The tours commence at dusk every night where participants are part of a small group and accompany a professionally trained guide to view the penguins as they come ashore after a days fishing. The penguins make their way to their burrows where they can be seen displaying various behaviours, depending on the season.
Or if you want to visit Granite Island by day, then catch the Clydesdale Tram over the causeway, and enjoy your island walking experience!
To learn more about Granite Island, please visit the Granite Island Recreation and Nature Park website!
Whale Watching & Tours
Every year around mid-may we are greeted by our annual travelers the Southern Right Whales, who grace the shores of Encounter Bay at Victor Harbour. To learn more about whale watching and tours whilst you are visiting the Fleurieu Peninsula, visit the South Australian Whale Centre website for all the details!
The Big Duck – Victor Harbor’s Ocean Adventure Tour
For something truly memorable why not take a ride on the Big Duck Boat Tour is Victor Harbor. Explore inaccessible areas of coastline in a 7/3 m expedition style rigid inflatable boat. See beautiful seabirds, dolphins, seals and even whales! Fun for the whole family!
Urimbirra Wildlife Park
If our farm animals at Narnu aren’t enough for you, why not visit Urimbirra Wildlife Park. The park features more than 70 species of Australian fauna in their natural surroundings, including Kangaroos, Wallabies, Crocodiles, Snakes, Doves and Lorikeets. The park is open 7 days, check out the Urimbirra Wildlife Park for more information!
Steam Ranger Railway
Take a ride on the Railway where it all began in Australia. Enjoy ocean views between the historic port of Goolwa and Victor Harbor on the Cockle Train – Check out the timetable and fares at the SteamRanger Website today!
Wine & Cheese Tasting
Indulge your senses at the Alexandrina Cheese Company. Visit the Cafe in Mt. Compass , view the cheese making, see the jersey cows and enjoy the delectable dairy delights.
The Fleurieu is home to many fantastic wineries, so why not give a few a try during your visit. Angus Wines are just up the road on Hindmarsh Island or if your on the way to the Cheesery in Mt. Compass why not visit Parri Estate, an absolute suburb location – enjoy the fine wines and beautiful Fleurieu scenery.
Don’t forget there are countless fantastic wineries in the McLaren Vale about an hours drive back toward Adelaide, check out the McLaren Vale Region website for all the details of wineries and upcoming events in the region.
Coorong National Park
Just down the road from Narnu Farm, you can visit the Murray Mouth and see the entrance to the Coorong National Park. If you want to see more we can direct you to a great local walk along the river, through the dunes to the Murray Mouth – a fabulous walk that will show you Indigenous Narrindjeri Middens, exquisit bird life, sensational views and lots of fun! Learn more about the Park by visiting the National Parks of Australia website.
Cox Scrub Conservation Park
Roughly 15 minutes from the Farm, the Finniss River edges this undulating Park, where low stunted stringybark, banksia and dense understorey provide shelter and food for many native animals, including the shy Southern Brown Bandicoot. Late winter through early spring has subtle displays of abundant wildflowers and orchids. A great bush walking activity for the family! Learn more about the Park by visiting the National Parks of Australia website.
Want to know more?
To learn more about what there is to see and do on the Fleurieu Peninsula and Mclaren Vale, we encourage you to visit our regional websites www.fleurieupeninsula.com.au and www.mclarenvale.info, and www.southaustralia.com.