Bring back the great family road trip
Remember those great family road trips you went on as a kid? The games of ‘I Spy’ and ‘Car Cricket’, sing-alongs of ’99 bottles of beer on the wall’ and of course fighting for elbow-room with your brother or sister in the back seat. They’re magic memories that’ll be cherished forever. What will your kids remember?
Find the magic, and make memories, on a family road trip.
Visit the Limestone Coast Tourism website for local information about the Limestone Coast.
Formed by tonnes of marine life falling to the sea floor, the Limestone Coast is book-ended by rivers. The coast heads south from the Coorong at the Murray River mouth and east to the Glenelg River. It's a treasure trove of natural wonders.
Eat Local SA
Eat Local SA
Want to eat like a local on the Limestone Coast? There's honey, native preserves, pickled walnuts and emu mettwurst, plus the region's famous lobsters and wagyu beef. Eat Local is an easy way for you to eat and buy authentic South Australian food. Look for the Eat Local signs or visit Eat Local SA.
World Heritage Listed
The Limestone Coast features 20 sites of international or national significance. Mount Gambier’s Blue Lake fills the crater of a dormant volcano. The Pool of Siloam at Beachport is seven times saltier than the sea. The megafauna fossils in the World Heritage Listed Naracoorte Caves are around half a million years old. The list goes on.
History and heritage
The traditional home of the Ngarrindjeri and Booandik people is simply bursting with experiences that have put South Australia on the international map.
There are natural wonders like the unique Coorong, the stunning Blue Lake and the World Heritage Listed Naracooorte Caves. We’re proud of the famous Coonawarra wines but nowhere demonstrates the human spirit like Penola, home of Australia’s first Saint, Mary MacKillop.
The Coorong National Park is an incredible spot for four wheel driving (4WD), fishing and boating. Birdwatchers, you’re in for a real treat. More than 80 species live in this series of long, shallow saltwater lagoons. Towering white sand dunes separate the Coorong from the wilds of the Southern Ocean.
Scattered around these dunes are mounds of shells. Called “middens”, they point to the generations of Ngarrindjeri who have lived in this area.
Renowned wine regions
We proudly celebrate our history on the Limestone Coast but continue to make it. The Coonawarra is the best known of our six unique wine regions and is Australia's top producer of premium red wines. Cruise this 12 kilometre strip of precious terra rossa soil, then sample wine from the cellar doors in Wrattonbully, Mount Benson or Padthaway.
To help your planning, Visitor Information Centres are dotted around the region, including at Bordertown, Mount Gambier, Naracoorte, Penola and Robe.
The Limestone Coast will give you memories good enough to bottle.
The Limestone Coast is the perfect self-drive destination. Plan your holiday with the Limestone Coast Visitor Guide. The guide contains plenty of information about self-driving options, things to see and places to stay along the way.
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Things to do
Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.
There are plenty of events on in the Limestone Coast. Here are some ideas you might like.