The Limestone Coast is nestled into the south-eastern corner of South Australia on the Victorian border. This particular section of rugged coastline is famous for the number of shipwrecks, so it is not surprising that there are six lighthouses dotted along the treacherous stretches of the Limestone Coast. The area is rich with sites of national and international significance. The Naracoorte Caves are World Heritage listed for their preservation of 500, 000 years of continuous fossil records; the only fossil site of its kind in the world. Another natural treasure is Mount Gambier's Crater Lakes Volcanic Complex. Here you can see the famous Blue Lake which fills the crater of an extinct volcano. The vibrant cobalt blue of the water can be seen from December to March as the surface water of the lake warms.If you are up for an adventure, try a helicopter tour with Limestone Coast Helicopters flying over Robe and Boudin Island. In terms of cultural significance, there are two very famous Australians from this region. Sir Robert Helpmann, a dancer, actor and director was born in Mount Gambier, and Australia's only saint, Mary MacKillop, began her work in providing education to the rural poor in Penola.The Limestone Coast hosts more than 40 cellar doors including Coonawarra, Padthaway and Mount Benson. If you are interested in markets, try the Kalangadoo Farmers' Market, held every Saturday where you can buy organic fruit and vegetables, freshly baked cakes, slices, scones and pasties from the locals.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is the world's sixth-largest country by total area. Our country offers boutique, luxury, family and even sometimes quirky accommodation for the most meticulous traveller.