Welcome to the Limestone Coast, one of the most diverse regions
in Australia. Travelling through the ever-changing landscape of
vineyards, lush farmlands, spectacular caves, unique wilderness and
beautiful coastline, there is something to offer for everyone.
south east region of South Australia was once covered by the
Southern Ocean. Marine sediments built up over millions of years and
when the sea receded, what was formed is the current Limestone Coast
region. It is this limestone bedrock that is responsible for many of
the regions unique features, such as the honeycomb system of caves,
some rich with fossils from Australias Mega Fauna, the rich terra-rossa
soil which is credited with the success of the Coonawarra wine
industry among others, and the finely filtered aquifers which
surface at Mount Gambiers Blue Lake.
There are two main ways to
tour the Limestone Coast. You can follow the rugged coastline,
enjoying the bustle of fishing ports and coastal township, with rock
lobster, oysters, crab and the huge variety of fish. If you choose
to head inland, you can weave your way through wine country, with
the unforgettable tastes and aromas of local produce, stopping off
to explore the unique limestone caves.
Limestone Coast Tourism
Check out our listing of
Limestone Coast accommodation.
In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local
tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local
maps and other information.