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Penola and Coonawarra Information Centre

27 Arthur Street, Penola, South Australia 5277, Australia
08 8737 2855
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Penola
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
57 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Clean, well displayed information centre with a museum display at the rear of the building. On this particular day it is a shame that the staff member was unhelpful and disinterested. The playground nearby is fantastic with picnic tables and lots of fun!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Very efficient staff and lots of information on the area. A good place to visit on arrival in the area. The staff were very helpful in finding available accommodation in the area.

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Adelaide
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This information center not only has a good range of information but also has a gold coin (entrance fee)museum attached . The displays are of a high quality and well presented with lots of information Scottish fans have a lot of interesting displays to look at. . To look properly allow an hour . Has toilets- play ground - shade-... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

A great place to get maps of the Coonawarra vineyards and restaurants and nearby attractions plus information about the first Australian Catholic canonised saint, Saint Mary McKillop, and related historical sites. We also saw an excellent diplay about the early migrants to Penola, lots of Scots in the nineteenth century but migrants from unexpected countries also. Just off the main... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

A great display of the history of the local area. We spent an hour on Saturday afternoon looking around and it was a great break from all the wine tasting.

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Port Fairy, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Thank you katrina, for finding our room at the wonderful Alexander Cameron Motel and giving us the information regarding Penola

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Coomandook
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Very helpful staff and a it really helped us to make the most of our time in the Coonanwarra! Thankyou!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I had a great time in Penola, the information centre was very helpful, Coonawarra is a piece of paradise with all the fabulous wines to try. We had the most amazing week-end staying at the Koonara Cottage and thank-you to everyone at Koonara for a great experience, your wine is superb! Thank-you.

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This is a good local musem and information centre. It makes one realise how very hard life was for the early settlers. How much WW1 impacted on the country and the ordinary Australian and how much life has changed over the last fifty years.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Gave us some really helpful information on the wineries in the area which helped us chose where to go.

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