Limestone Coast

From a mysterious azure lake to prehistoric caves and cenotes, the Limestone Coast offers some of South Australia’s most spectacular local wonders, world-class wine and fresh produce. Eating and drinking options abound: the boutique Hollick Estates is set on the famed terra rossa soils of Coonawarra, with tastings of premium table wines and alternative varietals in a charming cellar door. Wynns, Majella, Bellwether Wines and St Mary’s Wines and Spirits are among other Coonawarra highlights. 

The coastal town of Robe charms with its historic buildings – many established in the 1800s – along with its cafes and boutiques. Grab a table at Adventurous Spoon, Union Cafe or Mahalia Coffee, whose award-winning roasts are sipped across Australia. Stroll or drive on to Long Beach – named for its 14 kilometres of sandy white shores – for a leisurely picnic.  

 

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Mt Gambier is South Australia’s second-largest city. Explore the famed Blue Lake (and the Little Blue Lake, a favourite with locals), snorkel the crystal-clear waters of Piccaninnie Ponds or descend deeper at the renowned Kilsby Sinkhole dive site. Nearby you’ll find Mayura Station, home to exceptional wagyu beef raised on pristine pastures. 

This beautiful region is the start of the Southern Ocean Drive road trip. Pack up the car and discover its highlights before continuing to the Fleurieu Peninsula.