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   We have seen a great range of bird life at Camawald some of which have stayed to thrive in the garden, others have appeared periodically and still others have been seen fleetingly only once or twice.  When we bought our property the only trees in existence were old red gums, Eucalyptus camaldulensis. Living in them were magpies, magpie larks, willie wag tails, thornbills, white plumed [more] Visit Coonawarra Winery Cellars in the month of July [more]
Celebrate our region's rich history and artistic talents over four days with working artists, performances, exhibitions, workshops, walking tours, fabulous food and fine wine. With a full children's program, there is something for everyone at this unique event  ...... visit [more]
Camawald Garden in Summer
Summer is a season of contrasts - the golden yellow of the dried grass in the paddocks, the bright green of the vineyards and the differing colours of the many large trees throughout the garden. This is the time that the lawns, hardy kikuyu, come into their own. Regularly mowed and watered they offset the garden beds and, combined with the dense shady trees, provide a cool environment despite the [more]
Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations are held each year in the third week (eg in 2012 they commence on Tursday 18th October and end Sunday 21st October) The program includes at least one main event on each day or evening as well as over 30 exciting cellar door events from Friday to Sunday. For details visit [more]
Historic Presbyterian Church
Built in 1870 by James and Joseph Riddoch. Foundation stone laid with Masonic Honours by John Riddoch. The architect was W T Gore who designed many significant buildings in the SE of SA [more]
Penola Race Day
Penola Race Day is usually held on the last Thursday in May. The venue is the acclaimed and  very picturesque course set among redgums with the track actually positioned around a swamp so that patrons have an uninterrupted view of the whole race, either trackside or from the historic grandstand.  All facilities are available on site for both patrons & horse owners. Other race meetings [more]
Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival held in May each year
The Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival incorporates the best artists from the region a well as special guest artists. With competitions, performances, exhibitions, workshops, tours and special food & wine, this festival caters for all the Arts and has something to offer young and old. More information can be found at:     [more]
Coonawarra & Penola Tourist Information Centre in the The John Riddoch Centre
The John Riddoch Centre is housed in the original Penola Institute at 27 Arthur Street . The complex incorporates  the Tourist information Centre,  the Local History display and Local History room, the John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Collection with winning work from the Penola-Coonawarra Arts Festival and the Wattle Range Council Offices. It is open 9.00 am-5.00 pm on week days and 10.00- [more]
This museum covers many aspects of the timber industry with displays of wide range of equipment used to harvest logs from the forests as well as mill machinery and firefighting equipment There is a very good display of maps & photographs  covering the disastrous Ash Wednesday fires of 1983. The Museum is well sign posted adjacent the Riddoch Highway  in Nangwarry which is a short dista [more]