When you arrive in Kingston, there are many things to do in a day on the Limestone Coast. We have compiled a list of day trips that you can take from the Kingston Foreshore Caravan Park to make the most of your visit here.
Whether it’s cold, raining, hot or windy, whether you like the arts, history, walking or wine, there are many things to do on the Limestone Coast and we are always here to help you discover more about our beautiful region.
Love wine? Visit world class wineries of the Coonawarra region in Penola
There are more than 30 wineries to visit near Penola, the heart of the Coonawarra region which proudly boasts a 120 year history of producing world class wines.
It takes just over one hour to get to Penola from Kingston Foreshore Caravan Park, but once you get there, most of the wineries have cellar doors and are all within 20 minute drive of each other.
Have a look at the Coonawarra website here and we recommend choosing 4-6 wineries to visit in a day with a stop for lunch at Penola.
Take a stroll down Robe’s Victoria Street
Robe is a twenty minute drive away from Kingston SE and a stroll down Robe’s historical main street is a great day out. Robe’s maritime history dates back to settlement in 1846, and before that was inhabited by the Bunganditj and Meintangk peoples for 30,000 years.
Enjoy lunch at one of Robe’s old main street pubs, the Caledonian or the Robe Hotel, or buy locally made arts and crafts, homeware and jewellery at one of several gift and homeware stores.
Robe’s main street bakery has been providing delicious baked goods since 1884 and two of the region’s wineries have cellar doors on Victoria street. Governor Robe Wines and Karatta Wines so that you can get in a little wine tasting too!
Visit art galleries in Penola
Penola is home to the renowned annual Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival coming up this year in May 16-19. Penola is also home to several art galleries, some are open during the week and others on the weekend. Here’s a list for you to visit:
Opening Hours: 10am – 4pm Thursday to Monday. All school holidays
Opening Hours: 11am – 4pm Saturday and Sunday or by appointment
Opening hours: By appointment.
Opening hours: daily at Penola Visitors Information Centre
Opening hours: 10am – 4pm Thursday to Monday, 55 Church Street, Penola.
Visit the Millicent Art Gallery
Millicent is an hour’s drive from Kingston and a visit to the town to browse the Millicent Gallery is must for art lovers. The Millicent Art Gallery is a high quality, ‘A’ class, nationally known public exhibition space, showing a wide diversity of exhibitions, promoting community artists and events, regional and state exhibitions and regular exhibitions.
Situated at the Civic Centre, Ridge Terrace, Millicent, you can find more information here.
Opening Times: Tuesday 9.00am – 5.30pm & 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Wednesday & Thursday 9.00am – 5.30pm, Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm & 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Sunday 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
Walk the very long jetty at Beachport
The jetty at Beachport is the second longest in the state, measuring 772 metres. A walk out onto the jetty and back will be sure to leave you feeling refreshed!
You also might want to stop and fish off the jetty, a favourite past time for many locals here. Construction began on the jetty in 1878 and completed in 1882. Over the years it has been protected by the locals after the government proposed to demolish it, apparently the locals kept watch to make sure this would not happen.
Immerse yourself in the experience of a world heritage site – Naracoorte Caves
One hour drive away from Kingston is the world Heritage site of Naracoorte Caves which preserves Australia’s most complete fossil record for the past 500000 years.
There are 28 known caves in the park and four are open to the public. Other caves are set aside for scientific research or to protect the caves and their contents. You will see spectacular stalactites and stalagmites throughout these caves.
For more information and to book tours visit the Naracoorte Caves website.
Take a walk at Umpherston Sinkhole in Mount Gambier
The Umpherston Sinkhole was a limestone cave formed by the corrosion of seawater, which collapsed the roof to create a large crater. It was made into a stunning garden by James Umpherston in 1886 and it is open from dawn to dusk every day. You can take walks around and along the floor of the sinkhole, and view a beautiful display of local flora and fauna.
Book into Kingston Foreshore Caravan Park
Book your accommodation at Kingston Foreshore Caravan Park this winter and take advantage of our winter special that runs from May to July 2019.
Off-peak discounts from May to July 2019 – up to 40% off
Starting 1st May, stay 5 nights and get 20% off powered sites and stay 5 nights in a cabin and get 40% off!