The internationally-renowned Coonawarra wine region is just a 90-minute drive away and offers some of Australia’s most exceptional Cabernet Sauvignons thanks to its unique climate and ancient terra rossa soil. For a more boutique, yet equally outstanding wine experience, the cooler climate wineries of Mt Benson are virtually on the doorstep to Kingston, about 20 minutes south just off the Southern Ports Highway.
Brimming with history, the Limestone Coast’s regional towns each have their own character and appeal. Step back in time as you wander through Robe’s 19th century streets, lined with quaint limestone cottages and heritage listed buildings – many of which are now home to galleries, cafes, museums and specialty stores.
Quiet, tranquil Beachport attracts land-based anglers thanks to its impressive jetty stretching 772 meters out into the plentiful waters of Rivoli Bay. Nearby Pool of Shalom is a local curiosity and favourite swimming and floating spot, thanks to a salinity level around seven times greater than the sea.
Millicent’s timber industry and Penola’s links to Australia’s only Roman Catholic saint, provide plenty to discover amongst their historic streets and attractions, while the caves of Tantanoola and Naracoorte draw adventure-seekers and natural history buffs from across the globe.
It’s hard to beat Kingston’s beaches, but for something different, a host of secluded bays, hidden lakes, whale-watching sites and coastal reserves deserted but for the myriad of waterbirds and local wildlife, are all waiting to be explored and are an easy drive from your base at Kingston Foreshore Caravan Park.