Getting to the Limestone Coast.
Centrally located between Melbourne and Adelaide, the Limestone Coast is a Roadtripping dream!
There's plenty of ways to get here and around, so be sure to take a little time to ponder where you'll hit up first, and from there, how you'll get everywhere else.
Take a look at our suggestions below and if you have any questions just jump on the phone to one of our visitor servicing teams, who can help you plan your upcoming trip!
Travelling from Adelaide.
If your journey to the Limestone Coast starts in Adelaide and you have your own car - you have two main options to get here!
First, head south of Adelaide on National Highway 1, which takes you through to Tailem Bend. From there you can decide to take the Coastal Route (through to our stunning beachside townships of Kingston SE, Robe and Beachport) or head inland to Mount Gambier via Millicent.
If you're looking to discover our heartland, continue south from Tailem Bend to Keith, where you can then choose your adventure along the Riddoch Highway, taking you all the way to Mount Gambier via Padthaway, Naracoorte, Coonawarra and Penola.
Of course if you're keen to see even more countryside, then you'll get to 'The Mount' via the Dukes Highway to Bordertown, then through Mundulla, Naracoorte, Coonawarra and Penola.
Whatever path you choose from Adelaide, we'd suggest heading back the opposite way you came. This place is just so vast, with so much to see!
Premier Stateliner operates a regular Adelaide to Mount Gambier bus service, alternating between the coastal and inland routes. Buses depart from the Adelaide Central Bus Station, travelling via all major centres and finishing at Mount Gambier Visitor Centre.
The Limestone Coast Loop.
If you're coming from Adelaide, then take a look at the below itinerary for some experiences along the way! Remember, if you go coastal on your way down, why not head back inland on your way home!
Travelling from Melbourne.
The Limestone Coast is a favourite holiday destination for generations of Victorians, road-tripping their families from all parts of the State.
So if you're doing the same, and you're travelling by car, you can take the Princes Highway (A1) from the Great Ocean Road straight into the heart of Mount Gambier.
For those coming in from further North in Victoria, your best bet is to jump on the Wimmera Highway (C240) from Horsham straight into our legendary wine country (the Coonawarra), or even jump on the Western Highway (A8) via Bordertown.
For those without their own wheels, V/Line runs regular return bus services travelling from Melbourne to Mount Gambier, stopping at various towns along the Princes Highway before reaching the Mount Gambier Visitor Centre.
Via the Great Ocean Road.
If you're coming from Melbourne, then take a look at the below itinerary for some experiences along the way! Remember, if you go coastal on your way down, why not head back inland on your way home!
Fly direct to Mount Gambier.
The Mount Gambier Regional Airport is a major gateway to the Limestone Coast and Western Victoria, and is located 10 minutes from the city of Mount Gambier.
The Airport is well serviced by Regional Express Airlines (REX) and QantasLink which provides regular return passenger services between Mount Gambier and both Melbourne and Adelaide.
But how to get around while you're here? Too easy... here's the rundown!
There are four car hire companies based at the airport, including Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty. They're all onsite and ready to supply you with a vehicle suited to your needs - just be sure to book ahead to get the car you need while you're here.
Taxis also operate to and from Mount Gambier airport on a regular basis, if you just need help with that first or last step.