Stretching from the famous Coorong in South Australia to the Glenelg River on the Victorian border, the Limestone Coast (with all of its natural wonders), has a whole lot more to offer besides just a place to stretch your legs between Adelaide and Melbourne! Here we take a look at some of the highlights of the region:
Located inside an extinct volcano in Mount Gambier, this stunning natural wonder boasts a vibrant cobalt blue colour during the months of December through to March each year and turns a darker steel grey colour from April through to November.
Coorong National Park
With it’s labyrinth of waterways, stunning scenery, fabulous lookouts and designated four-wheel drive tracks, the Coorong National Park is definitely worth a visit! The park is rich in Aboriginal heritage and home to wonderful birds such as giant pelicans, ibis and cormorants.
The Naracoorte Caves National Park
As the only site on earth that preserves a continuous fossil record of the past 500,000 years, it is easy to see why The Naracoorte Caves National Park is recognised as being one of Australia’s natural wonders! It is also the only site in South Australia to be featured on the World Heritage List.
Little Dip Conservation Park
Featuring a variety of habitats including lakes, wetlands, sand dunes and beautiful beaches, the Little Dip Conservation Park is an ideal destination for adventurers! Go off road and climb the sand dunes, stroll the board walk at the Outlet, spot the local birdlife and take the cliff walk to wind your way down to Robe’s main street.
Wineries of Coonawarra
Home to almost 30 wineries, Coonawarra is renowned as being one of Australia’s finest wine regions and is particularly known for producing world class reds. All the wineries are within close proximity of one another and are well signposted, making it very easy to find your way around (even after a few too many tastings…)