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Published May 9th 2015
Port Noarlunga has something for the whole family to enjoy
This southern coastal gem offers a great variety of places and activities for you and your family can enjoy. It's quiet during the week and lively on weekends. A day in Port Noarlunga with deep blue waters, scenic views and local eateries will make you a regular visitor.
Are you an early bird? Watch the sunrise from the Onkaparinga River. You can park at either The Arts centre on Clarke Street or next to the local pub on Ward Street, take one of the many paths leading to the river through Saltfleet Street and pick your favourite spot to watch the sun come up amongst local wildlife.
Open from 6:30 am 7 days a week Beck's offers: freshly made quiches, pies, vegetarian pasties, rolls and coffee.
Enjoy a fresh pie early in the morning
Full breakfast or brunch For those who enjoy a full breakfast or a lazy brunch, Agatha's café is a local favourite with kid friendly menus and colouring activities so your little ones can enjoy the experience as much as you. Quirky décor and friendly staff make Salty Lime café another great option for big appetites and long catch ups.
This park/playground is a great place for families to enjoy the outdoors as it offers plenty of room and play equipment for your little ones to run around. Enjoy stunning views of the Onkaparinga River, barbecue facilities, toilets and parking.Jubilee park is located on Saltfleet Street.
Little ones will have so much fun at Jubilee
Where the river meets the sea Walk through Saltfleet Street and Weatherald Terrace to discover where the Onkaparinga river meets the sea. Walk through the bridge and keep a close eye on the water as you may spot some local fish species.
Discover Onkaparinga's river wildlife
Port Noarlunga Beach Spending a day here is easy! You can hire kayaks, surf and paddle boards, go fishing or simply sit back and enjoy the scenery with soft cliffs, frothy waves and a reef that uncovers itself when the tide is low. There are several picnic spots, shelter areas and toilet facilities.
Walk to the end of the jetty to see the reef
Gawler Street Visit
Pantry/111921992200828" id="ccblink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Fleurieu Pantry for some gourmet, organic and ready to eat products. They also have a café at the back and a unique homewares and gift shop where you can find anything from Indian bells to Mexican talavera pottery. For more great shopping options also visit: Charlie Rose boutique, Original Surf Co and Shakespeare's book shop.
Speciality stores offer unique gifts
Get Pampered Mi Casa hair studio, Gustinis Hairstylist and the Ayurvedic therapy centre amongst others will leave you feeling and looking beautiful.
Ayurvedic massage centre.
Book in advance to check out one of their many theatre plays, exhibitions or workshops suited to different ages and crafts.
Find their current upcoming events here.
Discover local artists and events.
Is it dinner time yet?
If all this hiking, swimming and shopping has made you hungry, Port Noarlunga has many eateries to suit different budgets.
For a romantic dinner with a sea view try Hortas, their varied menu has some great seafood and a modern décor.
If you are feeling like something more exotic and spicy then follow your nose through Saltfleet Street to find Harvest of India.
Manolis Mezze has a warm family atmosphere, Mediterranean inspired dishes, great cakes and coffee.
For a relaxed atmosphere and some hearty meal deals head to the Old Noarlunga Hotel. Get a pint or two and enjoy chatting to some local people.
What a better way to end a day than seeing the sun slowly hiding behind the ocean, having shared some fun times with the kids, partner or friends. Snap some photographs and keep a little memory of Port Noarlunga - knowing that you will be coming back for sure!