The changing face of the Fleurieu Peninsula (and why it’s a great time to invest in property).

The five-star, $30-million hotel build by Wirra Wirra winery is expected to begin this year. The luxury attraction has a health focus, with a pool and wellness centre. Dubbed a major boost for tourism in the region, this project is an example of the changing identity of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

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13-May-2020

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Amanda Smith

The changing face of the Fleurieu Peninsula (and why it’s a great time to invest in property).

The five-star, $30-million hotel build by Wirra Wirra winery is expected to begin this year. The luxury attraction has a health focus, with a pool and wellness centre. Dubbed a major boost for tourism in the region, this project is an example of the changing identity of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Just picture, 42 elegant apartments, a restaurant, pool and day spa, perched above the winery. The local heritage-listed building will transform into the day spa complex, in a perfect fusion of old meets new.

This project is set to the first of many integrated winery resorts to colour the region. What once was considered a stretch of the South Australian coast that counterpoints the city’s cosmopolitan energy, the Fleurieu Peninsula is emerging into more than just a summer holiday destination.

“Australia’s best kept secret…”

In a The Telegraph article, Fleurieu Peninsula is hailed as “Australia’s best unsung corner.” And it’s no wonder, with developments over the last few years, like the eclectic five-storey d’Arenberg Cube set above the Mourvèdre vines.

Young people with a vision, like the couple behind the magical Down the Rabbit Hole are bringing their businesses to life, transfusing these seaside towns. Nine breweries sprinkle the Fleurieu, introducing a whole new way to quaff in a historic wine region. The Shifty Lizard Brewing Co epitomises the brewing scene – fun, laid back and experimental. Thongs optional, of course.

Did we mention an in-sea aquarium? A short boat ride from Granite Island, you can explore fascinating marine creatures in the touch tank – with the experience topped off with a glass of notable South Australia’s wine, beer or cider. That’s how we do it, down south.

Adding to these attractions, improved transport with the extended Southern Expressway, people are viewing the Fleurieu Peninsula as a potential home, rather than a week-long visit once a year.

One thing’s for certain: Fleurieu Peninsula tourism will only go upwards from here. If you love quality food and drink, you’ll be stretched to run out of things to do in the Fleurieu Peninsula. Skip the holiday rentals and start looking into Fleurieu Peninsula real estate.

First National Nitschke’s second office is in Strathalbyn, so stop by and talk to our local real estate agents and discover your options. We have a feeling that the Fleurieu won’t be a secret for much longer.

But shhhh, we’ll keep it hush hush until you’ve got your full-time or holiday home in the Fleurieu Peninsula. And with prices in the low 400,000s, that beach house might not be a faraway dream anymore.