South East South Australia Travel Information

Also known as the Limestone Coast the South east of South Australia is a beautiful spot with much to offer the visitor and local alike. Part of this area is encased in what is known as the green triangle so named for the rich green fertile land including Coonawarra which is world renowned for its fine wines. There are many wineries in the area and wine tasting is a great way to spend a day. Not far away in Penola you will find many historic buildings as well as the catholic school started by Mary McKillop who may be Australia's first saint.

The major town in the area is Mount Gambier and is famous for the Blue Lake and the many caves in the area. There are all forms of accommodation here and many shops including large malls, specialty shops, restaurants, cafes and fast food outlets. While here visit the cave gardens, the Blue Lake, the lady nelson tourist information centre and the Umpherstone Sink Hole. Nearby Naracoorte Caves are not to be missed and are world heritage listed.

There are some equally beautiful coastal area such as Robe, Beachport, Port McDonnell and Kingston which has great beaches and ideal fishing and boating spots as well as some really beautiful scenery. Most towns along the coast have caravan and camping parks as well as motels, cottages and B&B’s.

When checking out South Australia tours, visit the Coorong National Park and see the lagoons and sandy stretches of beach. There is a vast array of bird and wetland life here. The Coorong is the site of the making of the movie 'Storm Boy'.

The east of South Australia is an ideal place to get away from it all and there is much to do including visits to the Cheese factory, wine tasting tours, bushwalking, bird watching, fishing, swimming, visiting the many caves and historical sites. For those who are looking for more active pursuits there is golf, ten pin bowling, tennis and a number of swimming pool open in the summer season. Gun clubs, go karting etc can also be found in the area.

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