Petticoat Lane is in the oldest residential street of Penola. Now a State listed heritage area, it’s one of the original attractions built many years before the vineyards were planted in Coonawarra.
The Penola National Trust has restored all cottages with some being heritage listed. The lane’s character is enhanced by red gum kerbing, rose plantings, a herb garden and a lavender farm featuring 60 varieties of lavender.
Meander through the historic timber and stone cottages which date back from the 1850’s. They are now a mixture of tourism enterprises and retail outlets that still retain the charm and character of yesteryear.
While you are in the neighbourhood, pop in and visit the Mary Mackillop Interpretive Centre, which is located on the corner of Petticoat Lane and Portland Street.