Penola is a town steeped in history with a vibrant community spirit, world class wineries, world heritage attractions and beautiful beaches.
You might find yourself staying longer than you thought.
For anyone wishing to find a place where they can relax in comfortable surroundings, indulge in good food and wine while immersing themselves in the culture and heritage of the community, Penola is the perfect place to pause and enjoy it all.
So why don’t you stop to eat in one of our many Cafes and Restaurants before shopping your way through our unique shops and galleries, then take a wander along our Heritage Walk to see our many Heritage Listed and National Trust Buildings and Mary MacKillop Interpretive Centre. You can stay in a broad range of accommodation in and around Penola from Retreats, B&B’s and Apartments to Hotels and Motels, Backpackers and Farm Stays. Within a few minutes’ drive down the main strip, there are more than 20 Coonawarra and Penola Wineries and Cellar Doors to visit and sample some of the best wines made in Australia.
Once you have seen all we can offer, use us as a base and take in one of the many day trips that are just over an hour away. The choice is yours; World Heritage Caves & Blue Lake, Piccaninnie Ponds.The beachside towns of Robe, Beachport and Southend, Bool Lagoon and it’s waterbirds, or if you love golf your choice of seven golf courses and that’s just a taste of what you can enjoy.
Why don’t you time your visit with one of our many events happening throughout the year; from the Coonawarra Vignerons Cup to Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival, Generations in Jazz or Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations to name a few. So get yourself here, unpack and meander. Place yourself in the middle of it all, relax, enjoy and explore from Penola.