Home to some of the most incredible geological wonders, an abundance of cellar doors and plenty of things to do and see, the Limestone Coast is truly a spectacular part of South Australia. Undoubtedly a must-add to your South Australian bucket list!
Here are our top things to do in the Limestone Coast…
Visit Mount Gambier
A trip to the Limestone Coast truly isn’t complete without stopping in at Mount Gambier, which has an abundance of things to do and see for the entire family.
Experience the beautiful Umpherston Sinkhole, which can be found in the centre or town.
Never seen the famous Blue Lake? It is a must-do! Undoubtedly one of the region’s most iconic attractions, have your breath taken away by the sheer beauty of its dazzling blue waters. We recommend visiting between November and late February to experience the lake in its most beautiful (and blu-est!) form.
Lover of the great outdoors? Take a hike at one of Mount Gambier’s most scenic walking or hiking trails. Find out more.
After a great spot for fishing? Port MacDonnell Jetty, Valley Lake and Carpenters Rocks have you covered. For more fishing spots, click here.
Image: Joanna Rogers, Little Blue Lake, Limestone Coast
Explore world heritage caves
Over 800,000 years old, make sure to visit the Naracoorte Caves, which used to be used as pitfall traps and predator dens. With four caves open to the public, this is a great way to learn about Australian flora and fauna history. The caves are perfect to visit all year round, staying a constant 17 degrees Celsius!
After exploring the caves, make sure to visit the Wonambi Fossil Centre and take a step back in time to discover what it was like to live in South Australia over 200,000 years ago! The centre has recreated a time where megafauna roamed the landscape, with a more diverse local animal community. Perfect for the whole family!
Image: Mike Haines, Naracoorte Caves, Limestone Coast
Have a family fun day out
Beyond the lakes and sinkholes of Mount Gambier and the Naracoorte caves, there’s plenty more things to do and see in the Limestone Coast that the whole family will enjoy.
If you’re up for an adventure, make sure to check out Piccaninna Ponds for a great snorkelling and scuba diving site, or check out the Southern Ocean Shipwreck Trail.
Want to experience natural up close and personal? Check out Kilsby Sinkhole, renowned for being one of the best sinkhole dive sites in the world, or Echo Farm, where you can go for a self-guided visit to meet a variety of farm and native animals. How fun!
For more fun activities, check out the Treehouse Adventure Centre, Kaboom Family Entertainment, Millicent’s Mega Playground in the Domain, the Millicent Skate Park, Penola Cycling Trails, or one of the Limestone Coast’s many conservation parks.
Alternatively, for a beach day out, check out Salmon Hole, Long Beach, Glenn Point or Surf Beach. Check out SATC’s top 5 Limestone Coast beaches here.
Image: Offroad Images, Beachport Conservation Park, Limestone Coast
The Limestone Coast is home to an abundance of cellar doors for the bigger kids to enjoy!
Coonawarra Experiences is a great touring service for the wine enthusiast.
For more information and things to do in the Limestone Coast, head to southaustralia.com.au or Limestonecoast.org.au
Exclusive Accommodation Deals
Discovery Parks – Robe
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Presidential Motel, Mount Gambier
Wanting to explore Mount Gambier? Enjoy a 2 night / 3 day Accommodation and meals package for $695 at the Presidential Motel! Features a full self-drive itinerary and includes 2 nights in an Executive Suite at Presidential Motel breakfast, plus lunches and dinners at local restaurants & cafes, a guided tour of Englebrecht Cave, cellar door tasting & Caroline Hills Wines, and visit to the most southern point of SA!
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Go to http://www.thepresidential.com.au for full package details! For bookings & inquiries, contact Presidential Motel on 87249966.
Valid until 30 November 2020. T&Cs apply – contact accommodation provider for details.
Naracoorte Cottages B&Bs
Explore the Limestone Coast with 2-night package at Naracoorte Cottages – 2 adults $290, extra adult $90, extra child $40. Includes full breakfast provisions for 2 days, a 750ml bottle of wine, and 10% off Naracoorte Caves voucher.
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Valid between 9 September 2020 to 21st of December 2020. T&Cs apply – contact the accommodation provider for details.
…Make sure to check out the Foodland stores located in the incredible Limestone Coast during your trip:
- Mount Gambier