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.
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.
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.
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.
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.