Encompassing long weekends, Easter, Anzac Day and school holidays, autumn with its idyllic days and cooler nights is perfect for a short break exploring our great state. South Australia’s Limestone Coast stretches down the spectacular Coorong coastline to the Glenelg River at Nelson and extends inland through Naracoorte to the Victorian border. With stunning beaches, national parks and a diverse range of vibrant rural and regional towns, the Limestone Coast offers a myriad of options for those wanting to get away for a week or a weekend.
South East Field Days – March 16-17
Lucindale, population 400, comes alive in March when around 22,000 visitors descend on the small town for the annual field day. With free entry for children, the field day offers entertainment for the whole family: agricultural and machinery exhibits, three huge pavilions, entertainment and food galore. Visit MiniJumbuk in the Lions Pavilion at Site 60.
Easter - March 30 – April 2
Easter offers an abundance of activities to enjoy while you relax and explore the Limestone Coast. Take advantage of the last of the good weather with the Kingston Offshore Fishing competition or check out the surf at the Robe Easter Classic. The region’s wineries, restaurants and farmers markets will delight the foodies and the Penola Cup offers a fun family day out, complete with an egg hunt and visit from Easter Bunny.
Coonawarra after Dark - April 13-14
Celebrate the 2018 Coonawarra vintage when four local wineries open their doors. Grab a glass of fine local wine and cheer on your favourite team at the DiGiorgio grape stomp, enjoy Mrs Zema’s famous pizzas, or ‘wined’ it up with dinner and dancing at Brand's Laira or Radis Estate.
Generations in Jazz - May 3-6
Committed to encouraging aspiring musicians, Generations in Jazz sees national competitors from over 100 Australian high schools display their talents. Featuring performances from renowned Australian jazz player James Morrison and a team of local, national and international artists, this is an event not to be missed.