Discover our Region
‘An idyllic combination of beautiful beaches, stunning coastline, and irresistible food and wine’
The Limestone Coast region covers the South-East corner of South Australia, reaching around 150km inland, bounded by the Coorong and Murray Mallee regions of South Australia to the north and the State of Victoria to the east. Ideally positioned on the Melbourne to Adelaide travel corridor, the Limestone Coast provides a drive-through journey from Tourism Australia’s National Landscape sites of the Great Ocean Road, Flinders Rangers and Outback regions.
The region is renowned for its richly diverse landscape with an ancient coastline and unique geological features, incorporating volcanoes, craters and lakes, aquifers and swamps, caves and sinkholes. The region also holds great significance to the traditional Aboriginal owners, the Ngarrindjeri and Booandik people, with six distinct language groups found in the region.
The Limestone Coast region benefits from a network of around sixty Conservation Parks and National Parks set aside to protect a wide variety of ecosystems and associated breeding grounds for native wildlife. In addition to the Parks network, there is in excess of 150,000 hectares of forest in this region, the majority managed for commercial purposes, and around 25,000 hectares of Native Forest Reserve, managed for conservation.
The Limestone Coast region is a renowned destination for local, intrastate, interstate and international visitors, particularly famous for its unique landscape, premium food and wine, environmental assets (National Parks and forestry areas) and range of recreational activities available. There are many sites of international and national significance across the region including South Australia’s only World Heritage Site at Naracoorte Caves, and Ramsar Sites at Bool and Hacks Lagoons, Piccaninnie Ponds, Karst Wetlands and The Coorong.
Recreational activities in the region range from land based pursuits such as walking, cycling, horse riding, bird watching, vehicle touring, 4WD and trail biking to water based pursuits such as boating/sailing, diving, fishing, surfing and canoeing.