Nene Valley

Nene Valley, Limestone Coast, South Australia, 5291


A quiet seaside town, Nene Valley boasts good fishing and spectacular swimming beaches ideal for beach-combing and walking.

An early survey of the area completed in about 1885 shows a creek nearby as Nyn Valley Creek. This name appeared on the Land Office plan of the Hundred of Kongorong.

Shacks were built along the coast known as Maggoty Point, often referred to as Maggoty by the locals. Large quantities of maggots bred in the seaweed on the beach, providing food for the birds and fish, hence the name.

The Limestone Coast itself is home to spectacular natural sites including the World Heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves and Coorong National Park.

Enjoy picturesque port towns and water sports. Tour impressive volcanic craters, mountain lakes and spectacular caving sites.

These same natural forces created the Coorong National Park, with its sandy coast and lagoons. They also created the 'terra rossa' soils at Coonawarra, which provide the ideal environment for producing world class wines.

It may have taken 26 million years to create the Limestone Coast. But good things are worth the wait.



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