Limestone Coast - SA - Australia

The Limestone Coast is a recently adopted name for the region in the southeast of South Australia. It stretches from the Glenelg River on the Victorian Border to Port MacDonnell, Robe, Tailem Bend and across to Bordertown. It includes the towns of Keith, Millicent, Mount Gambier, Penola, and Naracoorte, the coastal resorts of Beachport, Kingston SE and Robe, and the wine-growing regions of Coonawarra, Padthaway, Wrattonbully and Mount Benson. You can experience canoeing in the majestic Coorong National Park, taste your way through the Coonawarra wine cellar doors, visit the World Heritage listed Naracoorte Caves and explore the beaches of Canunda by 4WD. Much of the Limestone Coast region is low-lying, and was inundated by sea as recently as 2 million years ago. It had previously also been flooded 15–20 million years ago. There are deep limestone deposits created form the coral and other sealife. The limestone in the Naracoorte Caves contains fossils from these times. The plains are lined by rows of low sandhills parallel to the coast, created at times when the coastline was at that level.