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Events in and around Cape Jervis

Greetings from Cape Jervis, a charming town located on the southernmost tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia! Situated just a two-hour drive from Adelaide, Cape Jervis serves as the gateway to the iconic Kangaroo Island and boasts stunning coastal landscapes, wildlife, and a rich cultural heritage.

Are you looking for some fantastic seasonal events and activities to add to your itinerary? Look no further! We've compiled a list of the most fun and exciting things to do in and around Cape Jervis all year round.


Winter is a magical time of year in Cape Jervis, perfect for cozying up by the fire with a hot cocoa or exploring the town and surrounding areas.

1. Whale Watching: One of the most stunning winter attractions in Cape Jervis is whale watching. From June to September, the Southern Right Whales and Humpback Whales migrate through the region, offering visitors the opportunity to see these magnificent creatures up close and personal. Contact Kangaroo Island Connect (1300 658 499) or Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours (08 8553 1577) to book your whale watching tour.

2. Cape Jervis Coastal Walk: Take a scenic stroll along the Cape Jervis Coastal Walk, comprising six-kilometers of easy-to-walk paths where you can take in the beautiful scenery, including stunning views, rocky headlands, sandy beaches, and rugged cliffs.


Springtime in Cape Jervis is full of color and sunshine, and as the weather warms up, so do our seasonal events.

1. Southern Fleurieu Film Festival: Celebrating local community storytelling through film, the Southern Fleurieu Film Festival (SFFF) showcases a range of film genres and lengths, with works from local, national, and international filmmakers. Contact SFFF (08 8552 2825) for more information.

2. Spring Wildflower Trails: Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula's mesmerizing wildflower fields with guided tours led by volunteers passionate about the area's ecological diversity. From mid-October to November, Spring Wildflower Trails are offered at the Deep Creek Conservation Park, offering visitors a unique experience with nature.


As the mercury starts to rise, the list of things to do in and around Cape Jervis continues to grow. Here are some of the best summer activities and events.

1. Sunflower Field: The Cape Jervis Sunflower Field is a picturesque sea of bright and beautiful sunflowers, located right next to the town. This is a popular spot for picnics, family outings, and romantic dates.

2. St. Valentine's Mass: Attend the annual St. Valentine's Mass at St. Joseph's Church, Whites Valley. Held on 14 February every year, the evening Mass is a chance for couples to renew their vows and celebrate their love.


Autumn is a time of color and change, and Cape Jervis doesn't disappoint. Here are two of the best events held during this season.

1. Fleurieu Folk Festival: Held every autumn, the Fleurieu Folk Festival is a weekend-long event comprising a mix of music, arts and crafts, and great food. The festival draws music lovers from all over the region to experience the sounds of local and international musicians. Contact Fleurieu Folk Festival (08 8327 2797).

2. Deep Creek Streak: If you're keen on participating in a fun run, the Deep Creek Streak is a unique event held every March. Runners are encouraged to strip down to their underwear to run the 4km or 8km course, taking in views of the ocean and bush along the way.


We hope this guide has given you some ideas for fun and exciting things to do in and around Cape Jervis, South Australia, all year round. Whether you're looking for outdoor activities, cultural events, or something in between, Cape Jervis has something for everyone. So come and explore this beautiful town and create unforgettable memories!

Contact Details:

Whale watching: Kangaroo Island Connect (1300 658 499) or Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours (08 8553 1577)

Southern Fleurieu Film Festival (08 8552 2825)

Fleurieu Folk Festival (08 8327 2797)

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