SA Limestone Coast
Discover the Limestone Coast's rugged and beautiful coastline. Take a tour along the Southern Ocean Shipwreck Trail. Step inside a labyrinth of caves in Naracoorte. See the Blue Lake at Mount Gambier. Taste wine from Coonawarra, Wrattonbully, Mount Benson and Padthaway, with more than 40 cellar doors to choose from.
The Limestone Coast is undeniably special. Explore World Heritage-listed caves, significant wetlands and a unique ecosystem; it’s all here for you.
You’ll find Australia’s biggest volcanic region and the nation’s only geo-park on the Limestone Coast. The landscape is amazing. It has dozens of old volcano cones poking out of the ground in six internationally recognised sites.
Explore the Limestone Coast’s lakes, rivers and water-filled caves. Canoe, dive, snorkel, go yachting or fishing - the choice is yours.
The jewel in its crown is the Blue Lake. At 75 metres deep, this mysterious lake changes colour throughout the year. From November to March, its waters turn a brilliant blue, fading to grey at other times. Take a walking tour of the lake.
Valley Lake crater is perfect for a family outing. Kids will love the wildlife park, boardwalk and adventure playground. There are barbecue facilities and picnic grounds, so take your lunch and enjoy the atmosphere.
Walk inside volcanic craters, explore lava caves or pitch a tent and camp under the stars. Giant kangaroos, monster-sized wombats and marsupial lions called the Limestone Coast home for more than half a million years. Their fossils, which are on display at the Naracoorte Caves, are in excellent condition. This is the only place in South Australia on the World Heritage list!
The sinkhole at the Cave Gardens in Mount Gambier was the original source of water for early residents. Today, it's a beautiful picnic spot, famous for its roses. Cave divers and snorkelers flock to Piccaninnie Ponds and its underwater limestone caves. Snorkel across the top of “The Chasm”. At around 60 metres deep, this cavern has good visibility, due to its limestone filtered waters. You may come face to face with eels, pygmy perch and tortoises.
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