History & Heritage

South Australian history buffs will love the history and heritage just waiting to be explored across the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast.

Home to some of South Australia’s oldest towns, McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast is an amazing region to experience the yesteryear and unearth historic treasures.

The Heritage Trail takes in the charming 1880's street scapes and heritage buildings of Clarendon and Kangarilla, to the iconic horse-changing station at Reynella and the old courthouse and slate museum at Willunga. In fact, there is a link to the past at just about every McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast village…be it a building, historic monument, road name, bridge, creek, and more.

There are histories and mysteries waiting to be uncovered about the region’s past and one of the best ways is to visit a City of Onkaparinga library. There are six dotted throughout the region at Noarlunga, Seaford, Woodcroft, The Hub (Aberfoyle Park), Willunga, and Aldinga.

From a local history perspective, check out Noarlunga, The Hub and Aldinga libraries for a compilation of resources reflecting the history of our region. Be sure to take a look at these three excellent publications:

  • High on the Hill - the people of St Philip & St James Church, Old Noarlunga
  • From Almanda to United States - lost localities in the City of Onkaparinga
  • Our World War I Heroes: City of Onkaparinga 1914 - 1918

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To find out more, visit City of Onkaparinga

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