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
Follow the Real Food Trail
Follow the Limestone Coast self-drive Real Food Trail, which features more than 50 farm gates and cellar doors. From emu mettwurst to fine wine, pick up a brochure from a visitor information centre and plan your culinary adventure!Add to wishlist
2 Mary MacKillop Centre
Mary MacKillop Centre
If youre visiting Penola, pay a visit to the Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre. It celebrates the life and achievements of Mary MacKillop, Australia's first saint.Add to wishlist
3 Naracoorte Caves
A visit to Naracoorte Caves will leave you speechless .Their rich fossil history has earned Naracoorte Caves National Park a spot on the World Heritage List South Australia's only listed attraction.Add to wishlist
4 Blend Your Own Wine
Blend Your Own Wine
Call yourself a wine expert? Roll up your sleeves and have a go at creating your own special blend on a Wynn's Coonawarra Estate Make Your Own Blend Tour.Add to wishlist
5 Coorong National Park
Coorong National Park
Dont leave the Limestone Coast until youve seen the Coorong. Its a remarkable ecosystem where a quarter of Australia's wading birds settle during summer. Stretching more than 100km down the coast, this national park is home to spectacular scenery and many species of migratory birds.Add to wishlist
6 Beachport Conservation Park
Beachport Conservation Park
Discover the outstanding coastal scenery of Beachport Conservation Park. This 710 hectare park protects beautiful white sandy beaches, weathered limestone cliffs, sand dunes and saltwater lagoons.Add to wishlist
7 Mount Gambiers Blue Lake
Mount Gambiers Blue Lake
The Blue Lake in Mount Gambier occupies one of the craters of the extinct volcano after which the city was named. Early in November is an ideal time to visit, to view the lake's mysterious change of colour.Add to wishlist
8 Umpherston Sinkhole
Garden lovers shouldn't miss a visit to the Umpherston Sinkhole at Mount Gambier, featuring a beautiful garden at the bottom of a natural sinkhole.Add to wishlist
9 Ancient Forest
The family will love a stop at Port MacDonnell. Allow some time to explore the petrified forest and fantastic maritime museum.Add to wishlist
10 Bordertown Wildlife Park
Bordertown Wildlife Park
The Bordertown Wildlife Park is home to the only known captive colony of white kangaroos and is a must visit in the region.Add to wishlist
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.
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.
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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