Port Willunga is a coastal village on Fleurieu Peninsula, home to ancient shipwrecks and seaview restaurants.
The remains of the Star of Greece, a three mast, iron cargo ship wrecked here in 1888, provide a poignant reminder of the storms that can sometimes disturb this normally placid coastline near Willunga.
Jetty pylons are all that remains of Port Willunga’s early days as a grain port. The soft, sandy beach is now greatly valued as a safe family swimming haven, overlooked by cliffs where fishermen once carved out caves to store their boats and nets.
Now the closest some people get to the local squid and garfish is in the popular restaurant, The Star of Greece, overlooking the beach and the wreck of its namesake.
See more of the Fleurieu Peninsula – a coastal playground famed for its laidback lifestyle, beach breaks for surfers of all levels of experience, and top fishing spots.
It’s a paradise for divers and snorkellers, with dramatic shipwrecks and stunning marine life, including the famed Leafy Seadragon.
Enjoy some of the best produce and vineyards in Australia. The Fleurieu Peninsula is home to some prestigious winemaking regions, including McLaren Vale. The history of winemaking in this region goes all the way back to 1842, and it consistently produces some of the best drops you’ll ever taste.
There’s also national parks, golf courses, top quality cuisine and more.