South from Adelaide the coastline changes into cliffs that overlook the sandy beaches. You'll find Chrisites great for swimming and fishing, with plenty of room to play games. If you enjoy surfing then try catching a wave at Moana, or if you prefer a nudist beach then visit Maslins.

Further again along the coast you'll come across Aldinga Beach, which has great lookouts, and long, flat beaches. Port Noarlunga is an historic port offering a underwater trail for snorklers and scuba divers. Here, there are loads of cafes and beautiful views.

You can also take the Onkaparinga River Wetlands Trail, home to birdlife, set in a recreation park. Alternatively, take the Echidna Trail or Nature Trail, which are bushwalks in the National Parks, giving you the opportunity to see various birds, reptiles and trees. An alternative and contrasting walk would be along the Sandhills Trail at Port Noarlunga, which gives a history of the area. After 1-5 hours you'll end up at a special location marking the Tjilburke Dreaming Trail, which tells an Aboriginal story.

Two places to visit inland include Old Reynella, where you can tour the historic Hardy's Vineyards, and Clarendon's small tearooms and craft shops.

Onkaparinga Accommodation

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