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The tiny cove of Second Valley is surrounded by sheer cliffs and steep coastal ranges. It is popular for fishing, swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. Easy walking trails enable exploration of the unique rock formations. There is a general store and the Leonards Mill Hotel that has been restored as a pub and restaurant.

  • Good fishing from the jetty and rocks.
  • Boat ramp and marina.
  • HMAS Hobart sunk offshore between Second Valley and Normanville to create a unique dive site and an artificial reef for marine life.
  • Outstanding coastal scenery, with spectacular cliffs, rocky headlands and secluded beaches, which in most cases, are easily accessible.
  • Prolific wildlife, with kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, rosellas, corellas and yellow-tailed black cockatoos never far away.
  • Lots of walking trails with some of the most rewarding sections of the world famous Heysen Trail making its way across the Fleurieu Peninsula.
  • Scores of wineries throughout the Fleurieu.
  • The Deep Creek Conservation Park - a favourite with nature lovers, photographers, and those who simply enjoy the peace and serenity.
  • Only 10 minutes to the Cape Jervis ferry terminal taking you to Kangaroo Island



Discover Second Valley on the South Australian Fleurieau Peninsula