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McLaren Vale wine growing region

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Willunga is a town south of Adelaide, South Australia in the City of Onkaparinga local government area 47 km from the Adelaide city centre. Sometimes considered a part of the Adelaide metropolitan area, it is located within the famous McLaren Vale wine growing region. At the 2011 census, Willunga had a population of 2,416.[6]

Willunga is connected to the town of McLaren Vale by a cycle path running along a former railway line and is only a short distance from the beaches of Aldinga Bay. Willunga is home to many festivals, including the start and finish of the fourth leg of the Tour Down Under, the Fleurieu Folk Festival, Almond Blossom Festival and Willunga Christmas Tree Festival.


The Willunga Basin Trail is a group working on bringing a concept trail around the Willunga Basin to fruition.

The 118km 5-day loop trail could be hiked using overnight stays in nearby accommodation. The route takes in Kangarilla, Willunga, Sellicks, Aldinga, Maslin Beach, Seaford Heights, McLaren Vale, the Onkaparinga River National Park. View map of the proposed route and stages.

They have been in discussions with the City of Onkaparinga since 2012. Public consultation has yet to take place before waymarking can go ahead. This will include at least two easements on private land to be negotiated as well as some trail improvements.

There is a walking group which walks on sections of the proposed trail and surrounds, every Friday morning.

What’s in the neighbourhood?

Willunga Primary School
Willunga High School

Willunga Primary School holds a unique place in the history of South Australia.  In 2019, the school will celebrate 142 years of public education in the township of Willunga.

The Primary School comprises of:

19 classrooms
A double room art/drama suite
4 special learning areas/wet areas
1 JP withdrawal space
4 Special Education learning rooms
A computer suite
A large, well equipped resource centre – with research, AV and reading spaces
A modern administration, staffroom, medical room and teacher work room
A Canteen
An OSHC room

Willunga High School values & promotes the philosophies of Middle Schooling.

This means that we:

Develop positive relationships between teachers and students
Provide an environment which fosters success and values excellence
Offer a relevant, interesting and challenging curriculum to all students.
Willunga High has clearly differentiated between its Middle School (Years 8 and 9) and Senior School (Year 10, Stage 1 and 2) with complementary philosophies operating within a cohesive framework, which aims to:

Ensure the vision and practices of the school reflect the needs of students in a changing world
Provide an education which is relevant and effective for students in years 10-13
Improve the quality of learning and enhance the opportunities for senior students to obtain entry into post-secondary employment, training and education.