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Penola Coonawarra Visitor Information Centre


The Penola Coonawarra Visitor Information Centre is located in the John Riddoch Centre, a former Mechanics Institute and Public Library built in 1869. It is a multi-function centre, incorporating the John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize Gallery, Local History Display and Collection, lots of local knowledge and history, making it a great place to start your visit.

It is a primary focus for historical information and resources in the Penola and Coonawarra District. We can enhance your experience and help you enjoy all the attractions of Penola and Coonawarra, making your visit memorable.

Penola is the oldest town in the Limestone Coast. It is rich in tradition and full of hidden treasures worth exploring. So, to help you enjoy the area to the fullest, a visit to the Penola Coonawarra Visitor Information Centre is a must!!


  • Entity Facility

    Tour Desk
    Coach Parking
    Interactive Centre
    Picnic Area
    Public Toilet
    RV Parking

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled

    Disabled access available, contact operator for details

  • Accreditation

    Australian Tourism Accreditation Program
    Visitor Information Centre National Accreditation

  • Activities


  • Membership

    Visitor Information Centre

  • Internet Access Point

    Free Wifi

  • Tourism Organisation

    SA - South East Local Government Association