One of the best things about Mount Gambier isn’t the Blue Lake. Yes, it’s gorgeous but it’s only a small part of what makes the region so popular.
Don’t just come for the day or simply stopover in Mount Gambier. Use it as your basecamp to experience the Limestone Coast. Get a group of friends together and check off all the things to see on the coast.
Ready for your great south eastern ocean journey? Think of this as your go-to visitor guide for the Limestone Coast.
Get ready for long weaving roads with beach views, lighthouses, caves, fishing, lakes, and artisan food and drink. It’s the perfect weekend getaway.
Start your road trip.
Begin your adventure in Mount Gambier. See the Blue Lake, Umpherston Sinkhole, Piccaninne Ponds and Tantanoola Caves. Spend the whole day there and stay with us overnight.
Get an early start on your Sunday and drive 30 minutes to Coonawarra. On the way, stop by Saint Mary McKillop Centre in Penola. Once you get to Coonawarra, Australia’s ‘other’ Red centre you’ll have your choice of dozens of charming cellar doors. Some of the popular local cellars are St Mary’s Wines, Wynns Estate, Katnook Estate, Hollick Wines, Bowen Estate and Rymill Coonawarra. Taste some of the local jams, cheeses and wines to curb those mid-morning munchies.
On your drive to Robe, which takes around 90 minutes from Coonawarra, visit the Naracoorte Caves . Once you’re in Robe, see Long Beach, meander the main street, and take some photos of the beautiful Robe Obelisk.
If you’re driving back to Adelaide, you’ll need about 3.5 hours from Robe. But, allow for more because you’ll want to stop and take in the unique sights along the Coorong National Park. Jack’s Point Pelican Observatory is one of these hotspots.
Peckish on the trip home? Stop for a bite at Coorong Wild Seafood in Meningie. Visit the Cheese Factory Museum and take a quick walk to see Lake Alexandrina. For those taking a long weekend, continue onto Victor Harbor, you have plenty to do for the next day.
Explore the Goolwa Wharf Precinct, take a Big Duck Boat Tour, enjoy views from The Bluff, take the horse drawn tram to Granite Island and join a Spirit of the Coorong Cruise.
Sound like your kind of trip? It’s easy to do in two to three days from Adelaide or Melbourne.
Pack your Limestone luggage, weekenders.