Limestone Coast

Limestone Coast

Limestone Coast - South Australia

The Limestone Coast endows a sudden rush of awakened mind with 20 sites of international and national significance. The time honoured Naracoorte caves featuring half a million year old fossils, the dormant volcano of Mount Gambier filled with a mesmerising shade of blue water and the buoyant Pool of Siloam are just a few of the enriching experiences bestowed upon visitors.

Experience the Limestone Coast with a seaside drive, soaking up the beauty of this rugged stretch of coast. Divers are welcome to join one of the local dive tour companies at Port MacDonnel to encounter the underwater world of shipwrecks that pepper the coastline, mysterious chambers in Piccaninnie Ponds and the waters of the Cathedral.

Historic Penola is the heart of one of the most productive wine growing regions, Coonawarra. Mount Gambier lies on an extinct volcano, the three largest craters have been filled with water, called Blue Lake. This incredible sight is best viewed in November when the water transforms into an impressive shade of turquoise blue and is a favourite attraction amongst locals and visitors to the area.

Visit South Australia's biggest fresh water lake, Lake Bonney, Millicent or the nearby Woakwine Wind Farms which can be seen from Lake McIntyre. The pretty lakeside town of Meningie is referred to as the northern 'Gateway to the 'Coorong'. Experience a diverse ecological environment with enormous saltpans, islands and waterways at Coorong National Park and how you choose to view the park is up to you with a number of possibilities.

Known as the 'Gateway to the South East', Kingston is also famous for its lobsters, featuring a 17 metre high, 15 metre long Lobster named 'Larry' crouching out the front of the Visitor Information Centre. The town of Keith is often considered to be the Lucerne capital of Australia as a result of the number of lucerne growers in the area.

Holiday makers flock to the town of Beachport for a relaxing break amidst the stunning coastal ambience. Fisherman can always be spotted on the towns jetty where it extends 772 metres out into the pristine bay and is the second longest in South Australia.

If you are looking for somewhere to escape suburban and city stress, your search ends here in Robe. Scour the towns wonderful possibilities for shopping and food where visitors can browse clothing and homeware shops, admire galleries and museums, relax in cafes or prop up the bar at a friendly local pub.