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Find secluded beaches, underground caverns and rich, complex red wines in this diverse region.

Put Mount Gambier's stunning Blue Lake on your SA bucket list.

Eat

Fuel up on tasty brekkies at Mount Gambier’s chic Nalou Kitchen (naloukitchen.com.au), or pop into Adventurous Spoon (adventurousspoon.com) in Robe to enjoy a brunch that lives up to the cafe’s name. In Kingston, it’s hard to resist the waffles, churros and shakes at The Candy Store & Dessert House (candydesserthouse.com.au). Just save room for dinner at Crown Inn Kingston (crowninnkingston.com.au), where country hospitality and pub classics reign.

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Choose from the giant chambers of the 500,000-year-old Naracoorte Caves (naracoortecaves.sa.gov.au), the sunken garden at Umpherston Sinkhole (discovermountgambier.com.au) or the vibrant hue of Mount Gambier’s Blue Lake (discovermountgambier.com.au). The limestone below these sights is a base for the rich, terra rossa soil that has made Coonawarra cabernet famous – visit Balnaves of Coonawarra (balnaves.com.au) or Zema Estate (zema.com.au) cellar doors to try two of the best expressions.

Stay

Robe gets pretty busy in summer, so you’ll need to book up accommodation ahead of time to secure your place of slumber. The various holiday properties on Happyshack’s (happyshack.com.au) books are ideal for making holiday memories.


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