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Your Local, Willunga: A Chat with Nick van Vliet

Willunga, a hidden gem nestled just a hop away from Adelaide! With its charming streets, vibrant community, and location near McLaren Vale, as well as the sandy beaches of Aldinga, it’s no wonder this quaint country town is becoming a hotspot for property buyers. We caught up with Nick van Vliet, one of South Australia’s Top 10 sales consultants, to delve into what makes Willunga the place to be.

What’s your advice for folks looking to buy property in Willunga?

Buying in Willunga is like diving into a competitive sport, so make sure you come prepared. Get your finances sorted out beforehand, so when you find that perfect spot, you’re ready to offer the best contract conditions!

For homeowners in Willunga, what are your top tips?

Don’t go it alone. Seek professional property advice well before preparing for sale for maintenance and improvement tips to ensure you invest your capital and time to maximise your profit upon sale. Remember, capital gains on your primary place of residence is tax-free.

18 Giles Rd, Willunga sold with Ouwens Casserly. Contact Nick van Vliet for more information.

Any hidden gems in Willunga you think people should check out?

Cinemallunga is a must-see, along with the Courthouse and Slate Museum. And if you’re up for a stroll or a bike ride, you can’t beat the Shiraz trail.

Are there any underrated neighbourhoods or properties in Willunga that deserve more attention?

Don’t sleep on the newer developments in town. Sure, they might lack the old-world charm, but they’ve got all the mod cons and are still just a hop, skip, and a jump away from all the action.

What’s the real estate scene looking like in Willunga this year? Any interesting trends?

Vacant land is the hot ticket item right now. It’s like gold dust! With so much demand, it’s becoming a real rarity.

(Picture credits: Willunga Courthouse & Slate Museum)


What motivates you in your real estate career in the area?

As a Willunga local myself, I feel that it’s the best township on the Fleurieu due to the culture, facilities and people. I love being a property tour guide to help my clients navigate their path to their next chapter in life.

What’s your prediction for the real estate market in Willunga over the next five years?

With its unique vibe and endless attractions, I reckon demand will just keep on climbing.

Anything else you want to shout out about Willunga?

This place is more than just a pretty face. Set within the world-class McLaren Vale wine region, boasting over 120 cellar doors, close proximity to stunning beaches, convenient access to the city, and a welcoming community, Willunga is the whole package. Trust me, once you’re here, you won’t want to leave!


With its welcoming community and breathtaking scenery, Willunga offers a lifestyle like no other. So, if you’re considering calling this charming town home, heed Nick’s advice and get ready for a life that extends far beyond your front door!

If you’re looking for expert advice and assistance, contact Ouwens Casserly Real Estate today. Our team of experts is always ready to support your real estate goals.

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