Coonawarra is located approximately 380km south of Adelaide, 424km west of Melbourne and only 10km from the historic town of Penola. It resides in the Wattle Range Council area of the Limestone Coast of South Australia. Download the Cellar Door Map
The region, first established in 1890, boasts many great cellar door sales outlets, fantastic food experiences and quality accommodation. A busy calendar of festivals, events and wine tastings create a colourful scene throughout the year in Coonawarra. It is recommended that you book your accommodation as early as possible if you are attending a Coonawarra event as places are often limited.
Getting to Coonawarra is easy, whether it be by road or by air. Coonawarra is a comfortable four and a half hour drive from Melbourne and a four hour drive from Adelaide. For those with more time to enjoy a longer break, then why not consider the scenic route via the world renowned Great Ocean Road if coming from Melbourne, or via the spectacular Coorong National Park if coming from Adelaide.
Coonawarra has its own airstrip, (YCNQ) which is available for private flights, or you can book a flight through RossAir Travel. Mt Gambier Airport, (MGB) is serviced by multiple daily flights by Regional Express Airlines.
By Bus and Train
Visitors can also make their way to Coonawarra using state bus services, Premier Stateliner. From Adelaide, there is a daily service to Penola/Coonawarra via Premier Stateliner Services.
Catch the train from Melbourne to Warrnambool and then you will be taken by bus through the portside villages of Port Fairy and Portland on to Mt Gambier on V/Line.
The following hire car services are also available from the Mt Gambier Airport terminal:
Budget – 08 8725 4340
Avis – 08 8723 4300
Hertz – 08 8723 0870
For more information about local tour companies contact the Penola Visitor Information Centre on 08 8737 2855 or 1300 045 373.