The Limestone Coast enjoys a cool Mediterranean style climate. Warm daysare followed by balmy evenings, with cool and wet winters. Summer averagemaximum temperatures near the coast are around 22°C and 28°C inland. Duringwinter, the average maximum temperatures range from 13°C to 15°C.
MountGambier Long Term Averages
|Mean Max (°C)||23.7||24.0||22.3||18.9||16.2||13.8||13.4||14.4||16.1||18.0||20.0||22.1||18.6|
|Mean Min (°C)||11.7||11.8||10.9||9.0||7.6||6.0||5.6||5.5||6.8||7.9||9.5||10.7||8.5|
|Mean Rain (mm)||32.2||28.4||35.3||61.4||83.0||95.5||106.6||98.9||76.4||62.7||45.1||39.9||763.5|
|Median Rain (mm)||21.1||20.0||27.7||51.3||75.3||90.8||96.3||94.5||70.2||60.9||38.5||31.5||743.4|
|Mean Rain Days||6.9||6.4||8.8||12.7||16.6||17.6||19.4||18.8||16.5||14.7||11.1||9.1||158.2|
Naracoorte Long TermAverages
|Mean Max (°C)||28.1||28.7||25.5||21.5||17.5||14.9||14.2||15.4||17.3||20.2||22.9||25.4||20.9|
|Mean Min (°C)||12.3||12.5||11.0||8.6||7.0||5.3||4.9||5.3||6.5||7.6||9.0||10.7||8.4|
|Mean Rain (mm)||23.6||19.1||26.8||43.3||59.2||71.8||77.5||73.0||65.3||51.8||35.6||31.1||577.4|
|Median Rain (mm)||18.2||12.2||18.2||38.2||55.3||69.4||76.1||70.5||61.0||47.6||29.2||24.1||574.3|
|Mean Rain Days||5.1||4.3||6.3||9.7||13.7||15.5||17.1||17.2||14.8||12.2||9.0||7.3||128.|
Robe Long TermAverages
|Mean Max (°C)||22.5||22.6||21.1||18.8||16.4||14.3||13.6||14.3||15.7||17.6||19.5||21.2||18.1|
|Mean Min (°C)||13.6||13.7||12.7||11.6||10.2||8.8||8.1||8.5||9.3||10.3||11.4||12.7||10.9|
|Mean Rain (mm)||19.2||18.2||26.2||44.4||72.2||94.4||104.4||84.9||58.5||43.3||29.9||27.9||620.4|
|Median Rain (mm)||12.4||11.9||18.8||36.6||62.6||90.4||101.0||81.1||55.0||38.6||26.5||21.3||610.5|
|Mean Rain Days||5.4||4.9||7.5||11.5||16.4||18.4||20.4||19.4||16.1||12.9||9.3||8.0||146.9|
Tatiara/LucindaleLong Terms Averages
|Mean Max (°C)||28.6||29.1||26.0||21.7||17.6||15.0||14.4||15.5||17.2||20.3||23.1||25.8||21.1|
|Mean Min (°C)||11.7||12.0||11.0||8.8||7.3||5.3||5.0||5.8||6.6||7.5||8.8||10.4||8.3|
|Mean Rain (mm)||22.6||18.5||26.1||44.1||65.3||79.6||87.4||79.6||65.9||50.2||34.6||32.3||601.5|
|Median Rain (mm)||16.2||10.4||19.0||37.3||59.4||72.2||80.6||74.2||60.8||43.2||30.0||28.0||587.1|
|Mean Rain Days||4.5||3.7||5.4||8.7||12.8||14.1||16.1||16.0||13.6||10.6||7.7||6.3||115.0|
Owning and building your own home in the Limestone Coast area is practicable and affordable. The low cost of living, affordable housing and good amenities provide an attractive mix of great lifestyle and work options. The Limestone Coast offers a broad range of quality housing from family homes, executive residences, town houses, semi-detached, flats, home units, marine style residences and recreational holiday retreats.
Analysis of the monthly housing loan repayments of households in the Limestone Coast region compared to South Australia shows that there was a smaller proportion of households paying high mortgage repayments ($2,600 per month or more), and a larger proportion of households with low mortgage repayments (less than $1000 per month).
The Limestone Coast is well equipped with sporting facilities and offers great lifestyle opportunities.
The combination of a great climate and the competitive nature of the locals, witnesses just about every imaginable sport and recreational pursuit under the sun being played around the Limestone Coast.
Lots of places have active swimming, cycling or athletics clubs, some of which have child or teen competitions or grades. Some organisations have‘come and try’ opportunities or social competitions that involve less commitment and cost than membership or subscription. All in all, you are spoilt for choice and getting involved in community sport is a great way to find out about your town and to meet the locals.
Some of the most popular sports include Australian Rules Football, soccer, cricket,netball, baseball, softball, hockey, basketball, tennis, golf, horse racing and lawn bowls.
The Limestone Coast offers a rich and rewarding mix of cultural experiences across the fields of both visual and performing arts.
The creative arts are keenly pursued in the region with a diverse and unique range of art products displayed in local galleries.
Our ‘locals’ come from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, with many of their traditions kept alive and well in communities through clubs and events. Each town is recognized for its unique contribution to our regional arts scene – whether it be local artists showcasing their talent in Penola, or music enthusiasts flocking to the Tatiara for the Bordertown Musical Festival.
Museums are a feature in many towns, some with a regional focus and others based on a particular industry or aspect of the region’s history. Visiting theatrical and musical performances occur righ taround the region and many national and international artists are attracted to the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre in Mt Gambier. With a calendar full of events, fairs, exhibitions and shows there are lots of options in the Limestone Coast.
Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre
10 Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier
The Main Corner Complex
1 Bay Road, Mount Gambier 5290
(08) 8721 2563
Wilsons at Robe
5 Victoria Street Robe, 5276
Tatiara Civic Centre
43 Woolshed Street, Bordertown 5268
Small Space Studio
20 Agnes Street, Kingston SE 5275
Naracoorte Regional Art Gallery
91 Ormerod Street, Naracoorte SA 5271
Millicent Art Gallery
Civi Centre, Ridge Terrace Millicent 5280
Fancy a drop of red?
The Limestone Coast is home to over 40 Cellar Doors. Sip robust Coonawarra reds,sourced from richly coloured terra rossa soil. You'll find big-name producers in regional wines, as well as family brands spanning generations and a batch of up and coming winemakers.
Great food Food makes excellent wine an even better experience. With the Southern Ocean on one side and some of South Australia’s best farmland on the other, it's no surprise the Limestone Coast produces sensational food.
Feel like lobster for lunch? You can't go past the thriving southern ports of Port MacDonnell, Kingston S.E and Beachport; which also boasts one of the world's longest jetties.
Not only does the region produce some of South Australia’s best seafood, there’s also succulent lamb, delicious beef, prized duck, venison, kangaroo and even emu.