Limestone Coast - Getting Here and Around

Between two cities

The Limestone Coast is the perfect destination for both Adelaide and Melbourne based travellers. Mount Gambier, the region’s biggest town, is approximately 500 kilometres from both cities. It’s easily accessible in a day’s drive. 

Woakwine Range Wind Farm Tourist Drive, Limestone Coast, South Australia

To reach the Limestone Coast from Adelaide, take National Highway One. Travel inland along the Duke (A8) and Riddoch Highways (A66) or take the coastal drive via the Princes (B1) and Southern Ports Highways (B101).  

Easy driving

From Victoria, many scenic roads lead to the Limestone Coast. The breathtaking Great Ocean Road joins the Princes Highway (A1) on its way to Mount Gambier. The Wimmera Highway (C240) reaches Naracoorte via Bendigo and Horsham. The Murray Valley Highway (B400) shadows the Murray River and joins the Mallee Highway (B12) en route to Tailem Bend.

The busy Western Highway (A8) takes you from Melbourne to Bordertown via Ballarat and Horsham. Reach Mount Gambier on the Glenelg Highway (B160), via Ballarat and Hamilton.  

Stop along the way

Leave the main roads and you'll soon reach quaint country towns, wilderness, wildlife, rugged coastlines and of course, world-famous wines.

Hire cars and taxis are available for shorter trips around the region. Just check the local Visitor Information Centre for full details. You can also hire scooters, bikes and boats.

Take a coach

If you'd like someone else to drive, Premier Stateliner operates a daily coach service between Adelaide and Mount Gambier, along both the coastal and inland routes. V-Line runs a daily service from Melbourne to Mount Gambier, via Warrnambool and Ballarat. There’s also a weekday coach between Naracoorte and Horsham.

Mount Gambier has its own bus service, running Monday to Friday and stopping at all the major city attractions. Timetables are available at The Lady Nelson Visitor and Discovery Centre and The City of Mount Gambier. Coorong Coaches operate another public bus service. Note, for pickups at some stops you’ll need to book in advance. 

Fly instead

For a bird’s-eye view of the Limestone Coast, flights to Mount Gambier are available daily from both Adelaide and Melbourne with Regional Express (REX).

The Limestone Coast - great drives, spectacular sights. 

What's on in SA

There are plenty of events on in South Australia. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Things to do

Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.

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