01 Aug 2019


Nestled among the sprawling green pastures of the Limestone Coast on the fringe of the Coonawarra’s famous terra rossa lies Lucindale, the backdrop for Triple J’s 2019 One Night Stand. 

Bordered by century old vines, astounding geological wonders and sandy white beaches, the small farming town will transform into a music mecca as the free regional festival takes over town on September 14. With an impressive One Night Stand line-up featuring Triple J favourites Hilltop Hoods, Meg Mac, Ocean Alley and G Flip, pack your dancing shoes for this massive all-ages party.

Explore the Limestone Coast

With so much to see and do on Lucindale’s doorstep, turn your One Night Stand into a weekend love affair and road trip through South Australia’s Limestone Coast. Discover some of Australia’s best wineries, breathtaking beaches and jaw-dropping natural wonders with our guide to six must-visit towns all within an hour and a half’s drive of Lucindale. 

Naracoorte (41km from Lucindale)

Naracoorte Caves, Limestone Coast

Chuck on your Triple J tunes and drive just minutes to another world of prehistoric giants in Naracoorte. Explore the world heritage-listed Naracoorte Caves and discover skeletons of Australian megafauna dating back 500,000 years. Join a guided tour and feast your eyes on fascinating fossils and limestone formations or crawl and squeeze your way into parts of the Naracoorte Caves only accessible on the adventure caving tour. 

 Kingston (54km from Lucindale)

Larry the Lobster, Kingston, Limestone Coast

Grab a selfie with Larry the giant lobster, a local icon who takes prime position in the seaside town of Kingston. Just half an hour from Lucindale on the banks of the breathtaking Coorong National Park, there’s heaps more to discover in this picturesque town beyond giant crustaceans. In fact, Kingston is surrounded by incredible national parks so get back in touch with nature and check out the incredible rock formations at Jip Jip Conservation Park and abundant wildlife at Butchers Gap and Mount Scott Conservation Park. After a day exploring, kick back on the beach with fish and chips and soak in the seaside vibes.


Robe, Limestone Coast

In less than an hour from Lucindale, you could be lounging on the beach at one of South Australia’s chicest coastal destinations, Robe. Soak up the spring sun on long sandy white beaches, kick back in cosmopolitan cafes and glam galleries and stop for a photo at the insta-famous Cape Dombey Obelisk. Stay the night at Aloha Robe and wake up with a morning stroll along Long Beach stretching 14km of sandy-white bliss or drive right on to the sand and spend the day enjoying the surf. Sample the smorgasbord of local seafood on offer (Robe is famed for its crayfish) and wind down with a local brew at Robe Town Brewery. 


Brands Laira, Limestone Coast

Red, red wine… the perfect remedy for the post One Night Stand blues lies less than an hour from Lucindale in South Australia’s red centre, Coonawarra. The ultimate destination for lovers of bold red wine, this picturesque part of South Australia is world-famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon and its Shiraz isn’t far behind. More than 24 cellar doors pack the relatively small region, so set up camp for the night at Bellwether and spend a day tasting your way around renowned wineries including Penley EstateBrand’s Laira and Wynns Coonawarra Estate


Beachport, Limestone Coast

Take some time out before you head home from Triple J’s One Night Stand and kick back by the ocean at Beachport. Less than an hour from Lucindale, stroll down one of the longest jetties in Australia and take in the sites of this laid-back seaside town. Cruise down the Bowman Scenic Drive and stop to soak in epic coastal views at one of the vantage points along the way. You may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of passing Southern Right Whales as they make their way down the coast on their annual migration from June to September. For beach front views, stay at Bonnies of Beachport


Umpherston Sinkhole, Limestone Coast

If you’re driving from Melbourne to Lucindale, Mount Gambier is the perfect stop-over destination, abound with natural wonders and all the convenience of a big city town. Discover the dazzling sapphire waters of the famed Blue Lake and explore an underground garden of Eden at Umpherston Sinkhole. If you’re feeling adventurous, snorkel the crystal-clear waters of the Piccaninnie Ponds which have been filtering through the limestone over thousands of years, or descend deeper at the world-famous dive site Kilsby Sinkhole. Wander down streets dotted with impressive heritage buildings and explore a plethora of shops, cafes and restaurants – it’s the perfect place to stock up before One Night Stand or for the trip home.


Road tripping from Melbourne to Lucindale for Triple J’s One Night Stand? Pack up your car and make the most of the journey cruising along the Great Ocean Road and through famous wine regions and picturesque coastal towns with our guide to driving from Melbourne to Adelaide or follow our three-day Limestone Coast itinerary for an epic long weekend.


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