Limestone Coast Towns
A fine selection
Breathtaking natural beauty and famous people are just two reasons to visit the Limestone Coast.
Built on the slopes of a dormant volcano, Mount Gambier is South Australia’s largest regional city. Located about 450 kilometres (280 miles); a five hour drive from Adelaide. People flock to this city of “craters, lakes and caves” to see the remarkable Blue Lake.
It’s remarkable because twice a year the water changes colour. In summer, dissolved minerals turn the water a brilliant turquoise. In winter, the lake turns grey but is no less entrancing.
Penola is much more than a gateway to the world-famous Coonawarra wine region. Australia’s first Saint, Mary MacKillop, founded the Sisters of Saint Joseph there in 1866. Her church and schoolhouse still stand proudly among the mix of cafés, galleries and boutique shops.
Robe is picturesque, has stunning beaches, rugged cliffs and the best seafood. In Beachport or Port MacDonnell, enjoy spectacular coastal scenery, great surf beaches and fascinating dive sites. Cape Jaffa is more sheltered and you’ll often see dolphins swimming close to the shore.
Millicent, has great examples of a proud past and bright future. The living history museum is popular. An old quarry is now a bird sanctuary. Lake McIntyre has bird hides, walking trails and barbecue facilities. The town has a mega-playground that kids of all ages will love.
Tigers aren’t something you normally associate with Australia, but in Tantanoola, the locals have other ideas. Visit the Tantanoola Pub to see the Tantanoola Tiger (don’t worry it’s stuffed) and hear the story that generations of hotel owners love telling.
Lucindale is Limestone Coast heartland and a must-see place to stop if you like gourmet food. Lucindale is famous for emu mettwurst and gourmet cheeses.
Keith is the northern gateway to the Limestone Coast; see streets lined with olive trees that make up the local olive industry. Bordertown, east of Keith, is the birthplace of former Australian Prime Minister, Bob Hawke. It’s also home to Australia's only known colony of white kangaroos.
The Limestone Coast towns, a brilliant blend.
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Things to Do
Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.
Things to Do
There are plenty of events on in the Limestone Coast. Here are some ideas you might like.