In the Limestone Coast, beautiful scenery, fine food and wine, excellent shopping and endless leisure opportunities blend brilliantly to offer a rich experience for residents and visitors alike.
Sport and recreational activities abound in the Limestone Coast. If you enjoy Australian Rules Football, cricket, netball, softball, squash, hockey, baseball, golf, cycling, water sports, basketball, volleyball or touch football, then you are sure to be kept busy. Lots of places have active swimming, cycling or athletics clubs, some of which have child or teen competitions or grades. Some organisations have ‘come and try’ opportunities or social competitions that involve less commitment and cost than membership or subscription. All in all, you are spoilt for choice and getting involved in community sport is a great way to find out about your town and to meet the locals.
If you like something a bit less structured there are many opportunities for pursuits such as fishing, bushwalking, horse riding, diving or beach activities. With loads of leisure time in your new home, take a town walk, visit the nearest public park or take an easy drive across the region for a short break. You could even stay overnight somewhere and kick up your heels and be back in time for work the next day!
Whether you just want to browse for pleasure or shop for something you need, the Limestone Coast region is home to extensive shopping facilities with supermarkets in all major towns. Smaller towns are home to pharmacies, news agencies, and niche retailers. In other words, you don’t need to go too far to get what you need. For really unique purchases, tourist destinations like Penola & Robe are home to trendy boutiques – perfect for presents or spoiling yourself.
Generally speaking, the Limestone Coast experiences mild summers and cool, crisp winters. Warm clothing is a must from April to November during the day & probably all year at night time, although we do experience warm evenings between December and March. Glorious spring and summer days see the region come to life with plenty of time spent outdoors by all.
Arts and Culture
Our ‘locals’ come from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, with many of their traditions kept alive and well in communities through clubs and events. Each town is recognized for its unique contribution to our regional arts scene – whether it be local artists showcasing their talent in Penola, or music enthusiasts flocking to the Tatiara for the Bordertown Musical Festival. Museums are a feature in many towns, some with a regional focus and others based on a particular industry or aspect of the region’s history. Visiting theatrical and musical performances occur right around the region and many national and international artists are attracted to the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre in Mt Gambier. With a calendar full of events, fairs, exhibitions and shows there are lots of options in the Limestone Coast.