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Penola and Coonawarra Information Centre

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Address: 27 Arthur St, Penola, South Australia 5277, Australia
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+61 8 8737 2855

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Small contemporary well maintained centre, the staff were very helpful pointing out local things of interest.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
Dave B
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Small contemporary well maintained centre, the staff were very helpful pointing out local things of interest.

Thank Dave B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Current bike maps were out of date and no clear bike paths have been marked. Need to look at options as this area is great for riding and visiting wineries.

Thank Mia M
Daylesford, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The volunteer could not have been more helpful. The information sheets and displays were good. The John Riddoch Centre attached is a must to understand the area and its histodlyry! The toilets were clean. Parking at the side was plentiful! And it was wheelchair friendly except for the front step (single) and the Riddoch Centre stage!

1 Thank RetiredWazza
Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Learn more about the early days of Penola and early history of Australia. Great way to fill in the morning before some wine tasting in the region in the afternoon.

1 Thank Annette C
Daylesford, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We headed to the Info Centre to get our bearings when we arrived in Penola & were so pleased we did. We were given excellent assistance re Mary McKillop, and discovered the wonderful Museum in the old Mechanics Institute, which is part of the Centre. We loved discovering the history of Penola and recommend you start your visit there.

1 Thank Karen M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

In need of WIFI and directions we found all we had been looking for plus a well appointed small museum on Penola town. Stop and see...it's an eyeopener!

1 Thank hjk381
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were staying in Penola over a recent long weekend and whilst taking a long walk on the Saturday morning, we came across the Penola and Coonawarra Information Centre. As we were in need of a little bit of guidance in relation to the local area, we popped in to see what was on offer. The lady behind the counter... More 

1 Thank BigHugh51
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We particularly wanted the bike routes of the area and you have to ask for it. The museum display was worth going through and make sure you have a dollar or two to donate to keep it going. Otherwise they offer free wi-fi and lots of info in the area and other areas and states. Well worth stopping by and... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

great advice on wineries to visit in coonawarra. Bellwether such a hidden gem! a must for alll visitors Thjanks

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We visited the Information Centre on arrival and were able to access excellent brochures, maps etc for our group of 5 couples.

Thank Walden60

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