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Where is the Best Township on the Limestone Coast?

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Published June 7th 2021
Located in the southeast of South Australia, the Limestone Coast is home to some of the state's most iconic townships. I have visited many places but here are a few worth mentioning.

padthaway marker
The unique marker at Padthaway

Padthaway is a small agricultural town with a population of about 200 people. Although rows of vineyards could be seen rolling down its plains, the town's unique marker was what fascinated me. I like that it truly symbolises the different phases of the town.

Cape Northumberland
Cape Northumberland

Surrounded by an impressive coastline, Cape Northumberland at Port Macdonnell has become known as South Australia's southernmost point. Its natural beauty is just magnificent. I was also amazed by the nearby Little Blue Lake and Mount Schank.

mushroom breeding ground
Glencoe's mushroom breeding ground

Glencoe was a notable town back in its heyday during the wool industry era. Today, only a post office operates, but its newfound mushroom breeding ground has been drawing numerous visitors over the months of May and June each year. I found the brilliantly glowing native bioluminescent fungus to be special enough to warrant the drive all the way from Adelaide.

pool of siloam beachport
A pool seven times saltier than the sea

Another township is Beachport where a short drive led me to a unique pool seven times saltier than the sea and a remarkable cutting dug only with a workmate and some machinery.

Telling the time using your body

Although once a bustling shipping port, the popular seaside town of Kingston SE now boasts a number of attractions including the sundial of human involvement. Standing on its analemma allowed me to tell the time using my own body.

Where else have you discovered on the Limestone Coast? Let us know so that we can visit those townships too.
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Robe is a very nice and historic town to stay for a while.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|2610) 13 days ago

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