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Penola and Coonawarra Information Centre

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

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Marvellous history and helpful staff

We needed information for our few days wine tastings. Really surprised at the quality of the information and the wealth of local information available in the museum connected to... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We needed information for our few days wine tastings. Really surprised at the quality of the information and the wealth of local information available in the museum connected to the information centre Museum was a gold coin donation Great idea if you stay in penola

Thank WayneR2233
Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Used them a few times. The lady was excellent at helping us find our accomodation, telling us what was opening for dinner on particular days and recommending some woodturning in the local area. A pleasure to deal with

Thank Craig P
Geelong, Australia
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192 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Information galore on all things associated with this region and beyond. Something for everyone-young and old.

Thank Chris D
Adelaide, Australia
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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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3 reviews
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Current bike maps were out of date and no clear bike paths have been marked.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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459 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 967 helpful votes
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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151 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
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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270 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
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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130 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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608 reviews
500 attraction reviews
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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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