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Play in Penola Coonawarra

If you have a love of wine, history, nature or the arts, Penola and Coonawarra are the places for you. Not sure where to start? We’ve made it easy with some itinerary suggestions for couples, families and friends.

Itineraries

Looking for some tips for your stay in Penola Coonawarra? Look no further.

Family Time

Choose from three family-friendly itineraries full of exploration, nature, food and fun! View now.

A Day in Nature

Enjoy our beautiful landscape and get out amongst nature while sampling delicious food and wine. View now.

Girls Day Out

Make memories with your besties in Penola and Coonawarra. View now.

Friends and Couples

Unique experiences for couples and friends. View now.

Pet Friendly

Fur-friends need not be left home when you plan a visit to Penola. View more.

Sun's Out - Extra Tips

Penola and Coonawarra are beautiful towns to explore on a sunny day. View more.

It's Raining - Extra Tips

Don’t dismiss a day out just because the weather is wet; Penola and Coonawarra can look after you. View more.

Step Back in History

Discover Penola’s fascinating history on our heritage walk where you can relive the days of yesteryear along the historic Petticoat Lane which includes National Trust heritage-listed cottages to explore and the St Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre — a centre created to honour Australia’s first saint and Penola resident, St Mary MacKillop who co-founded the Congregation of the Sister of Saint Joseph with Father Julian Tension Woods.

 

Vibrant Shopping and Food Scene

Our historical charm marries well with an eclectic and innovative mix of cafes, galleries, a children’s theme park, experiences and boutique-style shops that include vintage heirlooms, Australian homewares and fashion, hardware, shoes, giftware, kids toys and more.

Wine Tasting, Events and Experiences

The world-renowned Coonawarra wine region adjoins the township of Penola, hosting award-winning restaurants plus over 30 wineries and cellar doors with unique tasting experiences waiting to be discovered. With a multitude of regular events incorporating the arts, food and music — there is always something to do. Visit the Limestone Coast Wine Trails website to make the most of a digital itinerary builder.

 

Nature Lover or Fitness Guru?

And for the nature-lovers a visit to the Penola Conservation Park for bird-watching or Greenrise Recreation Reserve on the Mount Gambier side of Penola is a must.

Stroll, run or bike ride around the arboretum trail of 1.2km showcasing 110 species of trees before linking up to the Adam Lindsay Gordon Walk around the dry lake and cemetery (a full loop of approximately 3km). Greenrise Recreation Reserve also contains park-style exercise equipment near the cemetery. Enjoy the scenery taking in kangaroos, sheep and birdlife. Greenrise Recreation Reserve links to the main street walking path past the Hospital for a fantastic 5.5km return track.

Visit the Penola Coonawarra Visitor Information Centre on Arthur Street when arriving in Penola for friendly advice and local tips.

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If you have a love of wine, history, nature or the arts, Penola is the place for you. Discover Penola’s fascinating history on our heritage walk where you can relive the days of yesteryear along the historic Petticoat Lane which includes National Trust heritage-listed cottages to explore and the St Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre — a centre created to honour Australia’s first saint and Penola resident, St Mary MacKillop who co-founded the Congregation of the Sister of Saint Joseph with Father Julian Tension Woods.

Our historical charm marries well with an eclectic and innovative mix of cafes, galleries, a children’s theme park, experiences and boutique-style shops that include vintage heirlooms, Australian homewares and fashion, hardware, shoes, giftware, kids toys and more.

The world-renowned Coonawarra wine region adjoins the township of Penola, hosting award-winning restaurants plus over 30 wineries and cellar doors with unique tasting experiences waiting to be discovered. With a multitude of regular events incorporating the arts, food and music — there is always something to do.

And for the nature-lovers a visit to the Penola Conservation Park or Greenrise Recreation Reserve on the Mount Gambier side of Penola is a must. Stroll around the arboretum trail of 1.2km showcasing 110 species of trees before linking up to the Adam Lindsay Gordon Walk around the dry lake and cemetery.

Visit the Penola Coonawarra Visitor Information Centre on Arthur Street when arriving in Penola for friendly advice and local tips.