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Penola and Coonawarra Information Centre

Address: 27 Arthur Street, Penola, South Australia 5277, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8737 2855
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Penola
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Other
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south coast nsw australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We wanted some information on the area and the staff member was extremely helpful and pointed us in the right direction.

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Toronto
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The info center at Penola was a weath of information with our friendly staffer. She not only gave us pertinent info on why we sought out the center but also asked where we were heading and supplied us with maps and booklets for our road trip. She showed enthusiasm for her field of expertise.

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

They have a great little museum of all things Scottish here. Very imformative. All tours are well laid out and help is plentiful. The free walk brochure is a beauty and well worth the effort. Allow a little time here, it will be well worth your time

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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A great layout. Easy to find information of the surrounding areas. I should use information centres more often when traveling

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Melbourne, Australia
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74 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
39 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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20 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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