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As one of the most-visited tourist spots in Mount Gambier, the Blue Lake is considered to be the gem of Mount Gambier’s tourist attractions. It is...

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Mount Gambier in South Australia is a popular tourist destination amongst holidaymakers driving between Melbourne in VIC and Adelaide in SA. Nestled on a picturesque volcanic landscape surrounded by vast pine tree plantations, Mount Gambier offers a great mid-way point to stop and rest on your journey as it offers plenty of scenic spots to explore and enjoy.

Sitting atop the list of Mount Gambier attractions and things to do & see is the beautiful Blue Lake. With its ever-changing water colour in the various seasons, the lake water turns a dense blue in November to a grey colour in April.

Mount Gambier Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & What To See in SA


Other Mount Gambier tourist attractions include a number of other lakes; including the Valley Lake, the Little Blue Lake and and other smaller lakes dotted around the volcanic area.

Another popular place for visitors to see in Mount Gambier is the Cave Gardens. Families come here to picnic on the manicured lawn and spend time in the stunning and aromatic rose gardens.

You can also climb to the top of Centenary Tower and get the best scenic views of the surrounding city and landscape. The volcanic craters and lakes are also some of the most popular attractions for visitors to see in Mount Gambier.

In addition, Mount Gambier also offers a multitude of adventurous outdoor activities; such as cave diving, hiking, walking trails and trekking opportunities.


Blue-Lake

Blue Lake

Mt Gambier, South Australia

As one of the most-visited tourist spots in Mount Gambier, the Blue Lake is considered to be the gem of Mount Gambier’s tourist attractions. It is certainly a unique and breathtaking sight which awes thousands of...

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Tantanoola Caves

Tantanoola Caves

Tantanoola, South Australia

The Tantanoola Caves are named after the town of Tantanoola. Known for its scenic beauty, the Tantanoola Caves are one of the most-visited destinations in South Australia. This caves are the only wheelchair accessed...

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Naracoorte Caves

Naracoorte Caves

Naracoorte, South Australia

Located adjacent to the Victorian border, the Naracoorte Caves in the southeastern region of South Australia is one of the most popular and highly-visited tourist sites in the Mount Gambier region. Naracoorte Caves is...

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Hells Hole

Hells Hole

Caveton, SA

Mount Gambier is known as being the second most populous city in South Australia. Only a short distance from Mount Gambier is Hells Hole, a large sink-hole which has existed for thousands of years. Mount Gambier is no...

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Umpherston-Sinkhole

Umpherston Sinkhole

Mt Gambier, South Australia

The Umpherston Sinkhole (or the Sunken Garden) is one of the most spectacular gardens located in the Mount Gambier region. Umpherston sinkhole was once a typical limestone cave that formed by the corrosion of limestone...

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Princess Margaret Rose Cave

Princess Margaret Rose Cave

Mumbannar, VIC

The Princess Margaret Rose Cave, known as the “Underground Wonderland” in the natural surroundings of the Lower Glenelg National Park, is the most decorated cave in Australia. The Princess Margaret Rose Cave is located...

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Cave Gardens

Cave Gardens

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Mount Gambier’s Cave Gardens are a great place to visit if you love nature and the outdoors. This beautiful garden offers a wide array of things to see, do and explore. Take a break from the sightseeing and historic...

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Big Lobster

Big Lobster

Kingston SE, South Australia

The Big Lobster, as the name suggests, is a popular sculpture of a huge red coloured spiny lobster and is located near the entrance of Kingston SE, a renowned fishing town of South Australia. The Big Lobster, known by...

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The Barn


Mt Gambier, South Australia

The Barn is a beautiful modern property providing accommodation, steakhouse and catering services. It is located among landscaped gardens near Mount Gambier. The Barn is located in the fertile Limestone Coast region of...

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Tarpeena Fairytale Village

Tarpeena Fairytale Village

Tarpeena, South Australia

THIS ATTRACTION IS REPORTEDLY CLOSED In the picturesque town of Tarpeena, there’s a unique and amazing attraction known as the Tarpeena Fairytale Village. This conveniently located amusement venue is just 25 kms...

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Main Corner Complex

Main Corner Complex

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Main Corner Complex is one of Mount Gambier’s newest attractions. This exciting modern building and garden houses several innovative entertainment and education venues. Though a variety of exhibitions and...

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Little-Blue-Lake

Little Blue Lake

Mount Schank, South Australia

Mount Gambier’s Little Blue Lake is a popular tourist attraction in the Mount Gambier region. The Little Blue Lake is just 11km south west of Mount Gambier, those driving here should look for the turnoff near the Bellum...

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Engelbrecht Cave

Engelbrecht Cave

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Renowned as one of the most fascinating cave sites in the Limestone Coast area, Engelbrecht Cave is a stunning nature spot where you will see the best of what the Mount Gambier region has to offer. Engelbrecht Cave...

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Old Mount Gambier Gaol

Old Mount Gambier Gaol


Mt Gambier, South Australia

Whilst visiting the quaint town of Mount Gambier, visitors may wish to stay in some unique accommodation at the Old Mount Gambier Gaol. In 1866, this prison was opened and was closed in 1995. Today, the Old Mount...

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Centenary Tower

Centenary Tower

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Whilst visiting the wonderful Mount Gambier region, you should take a walk up to Centenary Tower to get the most scenic and panoramic views of Mount Gambier and the coast. The beautiful Centenary Tower is located 190...

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Valley Lake Wildlife Park

Valley Lake Wildlife Park

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Mount Gambier is really a one-stop destination for outdoor activities. From cave tours, rock climbing, picnicking, hiking, trail walks and other family friendly activities, the options are endless. Apart from the famous...

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Lady Nelson Visitor Centre

Lady Nelson Visitor Centre

Mt Gambier, South Australia

As a renowned and fully integrated visitor centre complex in Mount Gambier, the Lady Nelson Visitor Centre offers useful information about the attractions and cities of South Australia. Visitors get free admission to...

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Beachport Jetty

Beachport Jetty

Beachport, SA

The city of Beachport is widely known for the Beachport Jetty. Considered as one of the most beautiful jetties in South Australia, the Beachport Jetty extends over the waters of Rivoli Bay and offers some beautiful...

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Mount Gambier Marketplace

Mount Gambier Marketplace

Mt Gambier, South Australia

The Mount Gambier Marketplace is located at 182-248 Penola Road in Mount Gambier in the Southern part of Australia, and is the region’s biggest shopping destination. Mount Gambier, which is one of the largest cities in...

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Petticoat Lane

Petticoat Lane

Penola, South Australia

Listed as one of South Australia’s State Heritage Sites, Petticoat Lane in Penola attracts tourists from all over the world all year round. This Lane is among the oldest streets, and as such, visitors should...

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Tantanoola Tiger

Tantanoola Tiger

Tantanoola, South Australia

Apart from the beautiful Tantanoola Caves and various scenic spots across the town, the city of Tantanoola is also renowned for the Tantanoola Tiger. The speculation of the presence of a tiger in Tantanoola began after...

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Piccaninnie Ponds

Piccaninnie Ponds

Wye, South Australia

Both Ewens Ponds and Picaninnie Ponds are two popular freshwater diving sites in the south eastern region of Australia. At the Picaninnie Ponds, you can dive, swim or snorkel across the chasm and swim down to check out...

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Mount Gambier Farmers Market

Mount Gambier Farmers Market

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Fancy fresh farm produce? Visit Mount Gambier Farmers Market, nestled between Mount Gambier and the Cave Gardens. The location of the market is ideal as it gives visitors a break from the city’s hustle and bustle...

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Riddoch Art Gallery

Riddoch Art Gallery

Mt Gambier, South Australia

The Riddoch Art Gallery is one of the largest and finest art galleries in South Australia. The art gallery, which was opened in 1887 by John Riddoch, has seen the tremendous growth and promotion of art and culture in...

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Aquifer Tours

Aquifer Tours

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Aquifer Tours are a big tourist draw at the Blue Lake in Mount Gambier. This major tourist attraction site was first discovered by Joe Cantu, Preston Knodell and Al Brandt who were students at St. Mary’s University, in...

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Oatmill Cinema

Oatmill Cinema

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Movie goers will fall in love with Mount Gambier’s Oatmill Cinema. Get away from the big cinema chains and experience movies at this local favourite. You can see all the latest films in this cinema located right...

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Sound and Light Show

Sound and Light Show

Mt Gambier, South Australia

The Sound and Light Show runs nightly in the Cave Gardens, Mount Gambier. The show tells visitors about Aboriginal Dreamtime of the Cave Gardens. Usually, when you are sightseeing in quaint towns, night entertainment is...

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Robe Sealife Centre

Robe Sealife Centre

Robe, South Australia

Robe Sealife Centre is a public aquarium where you can explore the beautiful underwater world of the Limestone Coast and see the gorgeous marine artwork. Robe Sealife Centre is a great place to visit while you are...

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Mount Gambier Valley Lake

Mount Gambier Valley Lake

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Apart from the gorgeous Blue Lake, the Mount Gambier region houses a number of other crater lakes within its vicinity. Come and explore the area’s most popular crater lakes including the Blue Lake and the Mount Gambier...

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Mount Gambier Central

Mount Gambier Central

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Key retail districts service the retail needs of visitors in any tourist friendly environment. The Mount Gambier CBD, which is located around Commercial Street, has a major shopping centre known as Mount Gambier Central...

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Mount Gambier Crater Lakes

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Mount Gambier boasts a gorgeous volcanic landscape which houses the renowned Crater Lakes. As one of the most popular tourist attractions in Mount Gambier, the Crater lakes draw numerous visitors every year. The area...

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Ewens Ponds

Ewens Ponds

Eight Mile Creek, South Australia

Apart from the numerous caves, beaches and conservation parks in South Australia, you will also find few natural wonders as well. Ewens Ponds is one of Australia’s natural wonders where you can dive, swim and do many...

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Coorong National Park

Coorong National Park

Coorong, South Australia

Located southeast of Adelaide, Coorong National Park protects string of saltwater lagoons. The Park is considered an important archaeological site. Coorong National Park stretches over more than one hundred and thirty...

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Aberfoyle Gardens

Aberfoyle Gardens

Kongorong, South Australia

The Aberfoyle Gardens are located in Kongorong, just 25 minutes south of Mount Gambier. The gardens rest on a 1-hectare of land, and therefore most visitors spend time walking around these extensive gardens. The...

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Cape Jaffa Lighthouse

Cape Jaffa Lighthouse

Kingston SE, South Australia

Now decommissioned, the Cape Jaffa Lighthouse is located in Kingston SE. Work began on the lighthouse in 1869 and was completed in 1872. The lighthouse was originally constructed on Margaret Brock Reef, 8 kilometres out...

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Dingley Dell

Dingley Dell

Mt Gambier, South Australia

The Dingley Dell Conservation Park is the former home of one of Australia’s famous poets, Adam Lindsay Gordon. Gordon lived at Dingley Dell from 1864 until 1687 and found success whilst living within this idyllic...

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Mount Gambier RSL War Museum

Mount Gambier RSL War Museum

Mt Gambier, South Australia

The Mount Gambier RSL War Museum is a compilation of military memorabilia from World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Boer War, Vietnam War, Afghanistan War and the Iraq War. A great thing about this RSL (Returned...

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Vansittart Park

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Mount Gambier’s Vansittart Park is a popular public recreational area and a family-friendly neighbourhood park. Many locals often come here to play, run and jog. Today, Vansittart Park is a popular children’s play...

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Mt Gambier Borderline Speedway

Borderline Speedway

Mt Gambier, South Australia

The Borderline Speedway (commonly known as the Mount Gambier Speedway) is a popular racing venue in South Australia, located on the Princess Highway just outside Mount Gambier. Many local and national racing events are...

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Glencoe Woolshed

Glencoe Woolshed

Glencoe, South Australia

The small township of Glencoe lies just 30 minutes from Mount Gambier. In 1903, the station of Glencoe was further divided for the purpose of closer settlements and this made the town grow around the Woolshed, which the...

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Lower Glenelg National Park

Lower Glenelg National Park

Winnap, VIC

The Lower Glenelg National Park is a national park in Western Victoria. The Glenelg River is the central feature of the park and provides great conditions for canoeing. The Lower Glenelg National Park provides fantastic...

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Wonambi Fossil Centre

Wonambi Fossil Centre

Joanna, South Australia

The Wonambi Fossil Centre, also known as the Naracoorte National Park Visitor’s Centre, is a recreation of the rainforest that covered this area about 200,000 years ago. At Wonambi Fossil Centre, theatre and science...

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Mary MacKillop Penola Centre

Mary MacKillop Penola Centre

Penola, South Australia

Mary MacKillop Penola centre is an interpretative centre with numerous exhibitions about Mary MacKillop. Mary MacKillop was canonised in Rome on the 17th of October 2010. Subsequently, she became Saint Mary of MacKillop...

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mt gambier showgrounds

Mount Gambier Showgrounds

mt, South Australia

Mount Gambier hosts many shows and events all-year-round, with the most popular venue being the Mount Gambier Showgrounds. The Showgrounds have a range of facilities that are ideal for open markets, exhibitions and of...

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Mount Gambier Paintball

Mount Gambier Paintball

Burrungle, South Australia

Although hiking trails, scenic drives and day tours are always atop the attraction list of things yo do whilst in Mount Gambier, the town also offers a number of activities to enjoy as a group including; paintball...

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Port MacDonnell & District Maritime Museum

Port MacDonnell & District Maritime Museum

Port MacDonnell, South Australia

Located near Mount Gambier in Port MacDonnell, the Port MacDonnell & District Maritime Museum boasts rich history of South Australia and the sea around it. The museum was opened in 1990 and launched officially in...

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Bool Lagoon

Bool Lagoon

Bool Lagoon, South Australia

Bool Lagoon is a protected reserve located in the Limestone Coast region of Southern Australia. The reserve is characterized by the presence of various species of water birds and is adjacent to another Conservation Park...

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Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre

Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre

Mt Gambier, South Australia

Located right in the heart of Mount Gambier, the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre is a multi-purpose venue which hosts a range of special events all throughout the year. Within easy walking distance of the main retail...

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Millicent Living History Museum

Millicent National Trust Museum

Millicent, South Australia

The Millicent National Trust Museum is amongst the best local museums in Southern Australia. The building started as a primary school in 1873, and later housed the museum from 1960. It features all the stories of the...

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Robe Customs House Museum

Robe Customs House Museum

Robe, South Australia

The Robe Customs House is an attractive limestone house that was designed and built in 1863. The house was intended to cater for the large numbers of Chinese traders who passed through the port to the Victorian...

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National Trust Old Court House

National Trust Old Court House

Mt Gambier, South Australia

The National Trust Old Court House traces its roots back to 1865 when it once served as the district court. Now, it is a major attraction in Mount Gambier. A century after it was first constructed, the building...

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Nangwarry Forestry and Logging Museum

Nangwarry Forestry and Logging Museum

Nangwarry, South Australia

There is lots to experience and explore near Mount Gambier. The Nangwarry Forestry and Logging Museum is an archive that houses great forest resources including the indigenous hardwoods and more importantly artifacts...

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Naracoorte Racecourse

Naracoorte Racecourse

Naracoorte, South Australia

Naracoorte Racecourse is a 338 kilometre drive southeast from Adelaide. It is centrally located within the surrounding Padthaway and Coonawarra wine area. The Naracoorte racing club is a sealed roadway of 4kms from the...

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The John Riddoch Centre

The John Riddoch Centre

Penola, South Australia

The John Riddoch Centre is situated at the original Penola Institute. The centre is a good place to learn a great deal about the local history of the Mount Gambier region. The John Riddoch Centre incorporates the Penola...

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Penola Racecourse

Penola Racecourse

Penola, South Australia

Penola Racecourse is the oldest horse racing club in this region of Southern Australia and carries a certain old-world charm that is not found in many other Australian racecourses. Found on the Riddoch Highway, Penola...

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Penola and Coonawarra Information Centre

Penola and Coonawarra Information Centre

Penola, South Australia

The Penola and Coonawarra Information Centre is a fully accredited centre which provides up to date information, maps and brochures. This centre is located at the John Riddoch Centre, which was a former Mechanical...

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Mt Gambier Race Track

Allan Scott Glenburnie Racecourse

Glenburnie, South Australia

Mount Gambier is one of South Australia’s largest regional centres and it is well known for its unique and ancient landscapes as well as adrenaline rushing sporting events. One of the most popular courses in this region...

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Wynns Coonawarra Estate

Wynns Coonawarra Estate

Coonawarra, South Australia

Wynns Coonawarra Estate is nestled right in the heart of Coonawarra. This beautiful winery and vineyard property is one of the most best loved wineries in South Australia and from the moment you enter the three-gabled...

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Katnook Estate

Katnook Estate

Coonawarra, South Australia

Katnook Estate is one of the most popular and highly acclaimed wineries in the Coonawarra region. Visitors to Katnook Estate should make sure that they try the Katnook’s wide array of both white and red wines...

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Rymill Coonawarra

Rymill Coonawarra

Coonawarra, SA

If you are ever in Coonawarra then try some delicious wines by visiting Rymill Winery. This family-owned business was built in 1990 and even today, this winery is managed by the Rymill family. For the past two decades...

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Hollick Wines

Hollick Wines

Coonawarra, South Australia

Hollick Wines is one of Coonawarra’s largest winery facilities, comprising of three core vineyards in total (Wilgha vineyard, the Neilson’s Block vineyard and Wrattonbully vineyard). Hollick produces some of...

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Majella Wines

Majella Wines

Coonawarra, South Australia

Majella Wines is Coonawarra’s best hidden secret. This beautiful winery setting is popular for tours, tasting and buying. In fact, this winery is regarded as one of the premium wine producers in this region. You...

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Punters-Corner-Wines

Punters Corner Wines

Penola, South Australia

Punters Corner Wines is a one-of-a-kind winery that offers a range of classic Australian wines in their perfect Coonawarra blends. This winery takes pride in using some of the best hand-picked grapes from their...

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Highbank Winery

Highbank

Coonawarra, South Australia

If you want to experience a boutique winery in Coonawarra, then visit the beautiful Highbank Winery. This one-of-a-kind winery showcases the true essence of Coonawarra. Walk on the gorgeous vineyard featuring hundreds...

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Zema Estate

Zema Estate

Coonawarra, South Australia

Zema Estate is a popular Coonawarra winery that was established in 1982 and is a quaint, family-owned winery. Due to the terra rossa soil, this vineyard is able to produce high-quality grapes very year, managing every...

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penley estate

Penley Estate

Coonawarra, South Australia

Penley Estate is a premier wine producer, located in the beautiful township of Coonawarra. The acres of lush vineyards offer a scenic venue for any special celebration. While visiting Coonawarra, come here on a day trip...

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Blok Estate

Blok Estate

Penola, South Australia

Coonawarra’s Blok Estate is a beautiful and quaint winery, with many visitors often coming here for a cellar door wine tasting tour. In summer, the estate’s manicured garden turns verdant with lush foliage...

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Bowen Estate

Bowen Estate

Penola, South Australia

Bowen Estate is a classic winery in South Australia’s Coonawarra wine region. This family-owned winery was started by Doug and Joy Bowen approximately 40 years ago and today, is run by the Bowen family’s...

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Yalumba Coonawarra Estate

Yalumba Coonawarra Estate

Angaston, South Australia

Yalumba is well-known for its Menzies Wine Room and Vineyard, and when you visit this estate, you will see an extensive native vegetation area surrounding the property. It took approximately six years for Yalumba to...

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Balnaves of Coonawarra

Balnaves of Coonawarra

Coonawarra, South Australia

The Coonawarra district in South Australia is known for its wide array of wineries, vineyards, and cellar doors. Just like Victoria’s Yarra Valley, Coonawarra is also known as a wine lover’s paradise. Whilst...

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Brand's Laira Coonawarra

Brand’s Laira Coonawarra

Coonawarra, South Australia

The wine region of Coonawarra is home to the well known vineyard known as Brand’s Laira; a century-old winery and vineyard which has operated since 1893. Later, the property was acquired by the Brands family in...

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Kidman Wines

Kidman Wines

Coonawarra, South Australia

The choices of wineries around Coonawarra are plentiful so those looking for a quaint, historic winery in Coonawarra should come to the famous Kidman Wines. This winery was established by Sid Kidman in 1971. He, along...

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Ladbroke Grove Wines

Ladbroke Grove Wines

Coonawarra, South Australia

Ladbroke Grove was established back in 1982 in the small district of Coonawarra. For more than two decades, Ladbroke Grove has been producing many authentic wines. Their wines are not only flavourful, but also feature a...

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raidis estate

Raidis Estate

Penola, South Australia

Raidis Estate is a Penola-based winery, close to Coonawarra’s world-famous wine region. Raidis Estate is a large vineyard and winery that has two separate vineyards, both vineyards in the Coonawarra wine region...

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Reschke Wines

Reschke Wines

Coonawarra, South Australia

Many of the Coonawarra wineries export their unique blends to many international locations. Reschke Wines is one such winery that has been a popular wine exporter, especially to the UK. The Reschke family’s wines...

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Leconfield Coonawarra

Leconfield Coonawarra

Penola, South Australia

Leconfield is a beautiful winery, run and operated by Dr. Richard Hamilton and his family in Coonawarra, South Australia. Leconfield Coonawarra produces many delicious wines, each boasting an intense aroma, rich flavour...

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Banks Thargo Wines

Banks Thargo Wines

Penola, South Australia

Banks Thargo Wines is located in the Coonawarra region, towards the north-eastern border of Penola and has serviced South Australia for more than two decades. The Banks Thargo family established this beautiful winery...

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Parker Coonawarra Estate

Parker Coonawarra Estate

Coonawarra, South Australia

Parker Coonawarra Estate is a popular winery and vineyard in Coonawarra which utilises the wonderful terra rossa soil to produce some of the finest wine blends in South Australia. The winery is situated approximately...

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Koonara Wines

Koonara Wines

Penola, South Australia

Koonara Wines is a popular wine producer in Coonawarra and South Australia. This winery uses their own farm-grown grapes to create authentic hand-crafted wines. Koonara Wines always emphasise their traditional hand...

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DiGiorgio Family Wines

DiGiorgio Family Wines

Coonawarra, South Australia

DiGiorgio Family Wines is a popular family-owned winery in Coonawarra. With an aim to produce excellent quality wines, the DiGiorgio family started this business many years ago. This Italian family moved to Australia in...

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