Penola is 388 kilometres south-east of Adelaide in one of South Australia’s most productive wine growing regions. Heritage listed buildings line the wide streets containing many restaurants, cafes, unique shops and galleries. Penola is a fantastic base to explore the quality vineyards of the Coonawarra area, and the beautiful beaches nearby. The town is steeped in history and was once home to Mary Mackillop, the first Australian to gain Roman Catholic Sainthood. Visitors can take the self-guided ‘Walk with History’ tour, and download the talking app, which takes in many of the state heritage-listed buildings and cottages of the township. The John Riddoch Centre functions as the Visitor Information Centre, John Shaw Neilson gallery, local history display and council offices.
Short-term parking is available at the CMCA RV Park for self-contained vehicles up to 11 metres. A low cost of $3 per person per night for CMCA members. Covered members area, bins and barbecues are provided, and pets on leads are permitted. A free dump point can also be found at McCorquindale Park, off Cameron Street, and potable water is available at Portland Street in front of the council depot.
Penola is a wonderful place to visit, especially for RV travellers.
27 Arthur St, Penola SA
Ph: 08 8737 2855
Parking avail in main & side streets, 2hr limit. IGA also has large car park.
Short Term Parking
CMCA RV Park, Eastern end of John St. Grey water dump point. Five night maximum stay in any 21 day period. $3pppn for CMCA members, $15pvpn for non-members.
McCorquindale Park (Showgrounds), Side of Rymill Hall off Cameron St
Portland St, Penola, front of Council Depot
Penola War Memorial Hospital, 18 Church St, Penola, Ph: 08 8737 2311
Penola Medical Clinic, 18 Church St, Penola, Ph: 08 8737 2218
Williams MG Pharmacy, 38 Church St, Penola, Ph: 08 8737 2273
Penola IGA Fresh, 23 Church St, Penola, Ph: 08 8737 2205