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LIMESTONE COAST VISIT LIMESTONE COAST 116 | DUE SOUTH AUSTRALIA | LIMESTONE COAST | www.duesouthaustralia.com.au From ancient megafauna to world-class wineries and some of Australia’s most delicious seafood, The Limestone Coast offers a wealth of outdoor activities and gourmet delights, plus fabulous coastal scenery, wild beaches, fishing and charming old towns. S tretching along the Southern Ocean from the Coorong National Park to the majestic Glenelg River on the Victorian border, the Limestone Coast is an expansive sweep of pristine coastline. The region’s beauty has inspired many writers, including poets John Shaw Neilson and Adam Lindsay Gordon. If you can’t decide where to go, follow the Limestone Coast Loop. This self-drive tour will take you from Adelaide to Keith, Bordertown, Naracoorte, Mount Gambier, Millicent, Kingston and back to Adelaide. Highlights include Padthaway, Naracoorte Caves, Coonawarra, Penola, The Blue Lake, Tantanoola Caves, Robe and the Coorong National Park. The Limestone Coast offers an exceptional mix of indulgence, intrigue and adventure, from caving expeditions at a World Heritage fossil site to scuba diving among shipwrecks or feasting on the fruits of the region. Apart from wine, the region is also gaining a reputation for its fresh produce, including grain-fed beef and locally caught seafood. The Limestone Coast has long been a favourite for anglers with mulloway, salmon, shark, abalone and crayfish in ample supply. There is a wide variety of experiences here – from deep-sea to beach, jetty and rock fishing. Other outdoor activities include golfing, beach driving, cycling, scuba diving and caving. There are good surf breaks at Cape Northumberland, Stoney’s Rise and Browns Beach. For more than 25 million years, this part of the continent was underneath the Southern Ocean resulting in a labyrinth of caves, sinkholes and inland lakes. Both the Naracoorte Caves and Piccaninnie Ponds now attract visitors from around the world. The Blue Lake in Mount Gambier is another one the region’s major attractions. The lake changes colour from a steel grey in winter to a vibrant turquoise in summer. The drive between Adelaide and Melbourne shows a softer side to the Limestone Coast. with rolling farmland, well- tended vineyards and historic townships. It is easy to make some unforgettable memories in this beautiful region.
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