Welcome to Limestone Coast

Limestone Coast – Made For Driving


The Limestone Coast links Melbourne with Adelaide and is a fantastic touring route for visitors driving the spectacular Great Ocean Road. The Limestone Coast also reaches inland through lush farming country, famous wine districts, unique wetlands, volcanic landscapes and underground wonders.

Limestone Coast Top 10

  • 1 Follow the Real Food Trail
  • 2 Mary MacKillop Centre
  • 3 Naracoorte Caves
  • 4 Blend Your Own Wine
  • 5 Coorong National Park
  • 6 Beachport Conservation Park
  • 7 Mount Gambiers Blue Lake
  • 8 Umpherston Sinkhole
  • 9 Ancient Forest
  • 10 Bordertown Wildlife Park


Food and Wine

Fancy a drop of some of South Australia’s best red wine? You’re in the right place! The Limestone Coast is home to the Coonawarra, Wrattonbully, Mount Benson and Padthaway wine regions, with more than 40 cellar doors to visit. And with the Southern Ocean on one side and some of South Australia’s best farmland on the other, it’s no surprise the Limestone Coast produces sensational food. As well as fantastic seafood (you must try the crayfish), there’s also succulent Wagyu beef, lamb, prize duck, venison, kangaroo and even emu. Visit the Mayura Station Tasting Room to sample premium Wagyu beef, overlooking the very farm on which the cattle are raised. Chat with the chef as he prepares this award winning beef.

 

Melbourne to Adelaide Touring Route

The Limestone Coast is halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide and easily accessible as a self-drive option on the Great Ocean Road Touring Route. Travelling from Melbourne, the Limestone Coast is your first point of call as you cross the Victorian border into South Australia. The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most compelling journeys, offering spectacular rural and coastal driving. Once you arrive in South Australia, allow at least one night on the Limestone Coast and one night on the Fleurieu Peninsula to explore before carrying on to Adelaide. If you have time, set aside 2- 3 nights on Kangaroo Island for a nature fix.

 

Accommodation

The Limestone Coast offers a variety of accommodation, including hotels and motels, bed and breakfasts and self-contained cottages surrounded by vineyards or spectacular coastline. With over 30 caravan parks and numerous campgrounds and motels there is something to suit every budget.

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Events

The Limestone Coast stages a number of great events, from food and wine festivals to classic country shows and local art exhibitions. The Coonawarra Cabaret Celebration is one of the most popular events on the region’s events calendar. This exciting four day celebration showcases Coonawarra’s flagship wine, Cabernet Sauvignon. With over 30 cellar door events, master classes, tutorials, tastings, live music, art exhibitions, gourmet food and of course, fantastic Coonawarra wine, there is something for everyone.

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