Port Elliot, Fleurieu Peninsula. Source: Megan Crabb

Port Elliot, Fleurieu Peninsula. Source: Megan Crabb

Regional description

This local health network encompasses the tourism regions of Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island with residents having access to a wide range of health care services in a number of locations throughout the region. These range from remote on Kangaroo Island to peri urban adjacent to metropolitan Adelaide creating a balance of country and metro lifestyle. There is an abundant variety of food, wine, nature and adventure, high and low rainfall, the Barossa, Hills Fleurieu regions offers a bit of everything. It has historic towns and some of the fastest growing regional areas in the State. Regional centres exist at Victor Harbor, Mt Barker and Gawler with plenty of shopping and amenities, schools and education options.

With well renowned wine regions of the Barossa, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills and Langehorn Creek you can also experience the smaller wine regions of Kangaroo Island and Currency Creek. Fantastic food, beer and spirits also abound with many boutique breweries and distilleries, meats, dairy and cheeses, berries, apples, pears, gourmet products to tantalise the taste buds. These food producing regions will provide you with a plethora of quality food to put on your table. Don’t just go for the food and wine, there is also plenty of sports and recreational activity from community sports, mountain biking, cycling, hiking, conservation parks and wetlands to visit to name a few.

For a list of Barossa Hills and Fleurieu Health Service visit the Barossa Hills Fleurieu Training page. 

Live, Work, Play

Angaston, Barossa. Source: South Australian Tourism Commission / Sven Kovac

Barossa Valley

Stirling Hotel, Adelaide Hills. Source: South Australian Tourism Commission, Photographer Mike Haines

Adelaide Hills

Lookout d"Arenberg, McLaren Vale, Fleurieu Peninsula, Photographer Greg Snell. Source: Tourism Australia

Fleurieu Peninsula

Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island. Source:South Australian Tourism Commission, Photographer Elliot Grafton

Kangaroo Island

Barossa Hills and Fleurieu training network

Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network (BHFLHN) delivers a comprehensive range of health services throughout 11 public hospitals/health services in regional South Australia with integrated service delivery with metropolitan hospitals and other service providers in regional locations.

Angaston, Barossa. Source: South Australian Tourism Commission / Sven Kovac

Angaston, Barossa. Source: South Australian Tourism Commission / Sven Kovac

Angaston

Located in the Barossa Valley 77km north of Adelaide, Angaston’s historic tree lined streets is the home of the Barossa Farmers Market and abounds with cafes and restaurants as well as some of the region’s best wines. The town has a variety of shops, boutique clothing, gifts and crafts, gourmet food and produce, several supermarkets, public and private school and kindergarten.

Visit Angaston

Gawler, Barossa. Source: Josh Geelen and SA Media Gallery

Gawler, Barossa. Source: Josh Geelen and SA Media Gallery

Gawler

Gawler is located 51km north-east of Adelaide with a population of about 24,000 but services a catchment of about 90,000 people. It has a lot to offer being a modern town but with a significant history being the first inland town outside Adelaide in South Australia. It is situated on the edge of the metropolitan area acting as a regional centre for the north of Adelaide. With many young families as well as older demographics, residents have a relaxed lifestyle located on the South Para River and surrounded by hills. With a number of shopping centres with major businesses, large supermarkets  and substantial essential services including the large hospital, recreation facilities and public and private schools, restaurants and cafes, everything is here that your need but if required you are only a short drive or train trip to Adelaide.

Aussie Towns, Gawler

Visit Gawler

Mt Bera Vineyards, Gumeracha Source: Adelaide Hills Wine, photographer Ryan Cantwell

Mt Bera Vineyards, Gumeracha Source: Adelaide Hills Wine, photographer Ryan Cantwell

Gumeracha

Gumeracha is located in the Torrens Valley area in the Adelaide Hills and is home to the iconic Big Rocking Horse café and toy factory with adjacent wildlife park. Just a short drive up into the Adelaide Hills via the Main North East Rd about 40km from Adelaide. Gumeracha is surrounded by olives, vineyards, orchards and farmland and is known for its floral and immaculately kept gardens. The town has a primary school and golf course and other basic amenities but is only a short drive away from the major shopping centre of Tea Tree Plaza at Modbury. The town also hosts the annual Medieval Fair in May and in April the Beer & Bite Festival celebrating craft beer.

Visit Gumeracha

Kapunda Mine, Barossa. Source/Photographer Jake Wundersitz

Kapunda Mine, Barossa. Source/Photographer Jake Wundersitz

Kapunda

Kapunda is 80km north of Adelaide, with Clare and Barossa Valleys either side. It was originally a thriving copper industry town, but now the grand old stone homes remain and it presents a strong sense of community lifestyle. It has a good range of shops, services, restaurants, pubs with access to both primary and secondary schools.

Visit Kapunda

Kingscote Jetty - Kangaroo Island, Source/Photographer Julie Fletcher

Kingscote Jetty - Kangaroo Island, Source/Photographer Julie Fletcher

Kingscote

Kingscote is situated on Nepean Bay and is the largest town on Kangaroo Island with a population of about 1,790 people. Located about one hour’s drive from Penneshaw and the Sea Link Ferry or 20 minutes from the local airport, it is a popular base for tourists to explore the island. Founded in 1836, Kingscote  has panoramic views of the harbor with the mainland in the distance and is the commercial and business centre with all the basics including supermarkets, restaurants, cafes and shops as well as the abundant seafood and local quality island produce. Watch the pelicans being fed at sunset on the foreshore, seals frolicking in the bay or experience the little penguins in the sandstone and clay cliffs in front of the town.

Visit Kingscote

Gawler St, Mount Barker. Photographer Nicki Taylor, RDA AH F KI

Gawler St, Mount Barker. Photographer Nicki Taylor, RDA AH F KI

Mount Barker

Mount Barker is located approximately 33km from Adelaide city centre. It is the largest town in the Adelaide Hills, yet it still provides the feeling of country living. It is surrounded by vineyards and mixed farming. The charming main street presents historic buildings and a wide variety of cafes and restaurants throughout the town. It is the main service centre for the region with five supermarkets, major hardware and furniture suppliers, shopping mall and offers good schools both public and private, public transport, cinema, parks, walking /cycling tracks and a variety of sporting facilities. A new regional sporting hub is due to be opened in 2021 and will be the largest regional sporting facility in South Australia. Mt Barker is also home to the Steam Ranger Heritage Railway that runs between Mt Barker and Goolwa/Victor Harbor.

South Australia Destinations, Mount Barker

Aussie Towns, Mount Barker

Victor Harbor, Fleurieu Peninsula. Source: Graham Scheer and SA Media Gallery

Victor Harbor, Fleurieu Peninsula. Source: Graham Scheer and SA Media Gallery

Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor is a coastal town 85km south of Adelaide and is the home of the Southern Fleurieu Health Service. Victor Harbor is surrounded by stunning beaches, islands, rocky cliffs, granite boulders, rivers and fertile land. It offers all year round activities including fishing, surfing, scuba and snorkelling, sailing, swimming and plenty of walking trails and bike paths. During the months of June to September, whale spotting is a popular attraction. Southern right whales come to the nearby waters to calve and mate. There are plenty of good pubs, cafes and restaurants, major retail stores and supermarkets. There is a choice of five schools in Victor Harbor, both public and private, and a  Flinders University campus within Victor Harbor.

Visit Fleurieu Peninsula

Visit Victor Harbor