Located 388 km south east of Adelaide, Penola is in the heart of one of South Australia’s most productive wine growing areas. To the north of the town lies the famous terra rosa soils of the Coonawarra which have produced excellent red wines for the past century. The town is also famous as the central location in the life of Mary McKillop, Australia’s first saint.
There is an excellent pamphlet, ‘Walk with History at Penola’, which is available free of charge from the Tourist Information Office. It covers all the major buildings and locations in town (a total of 33 destinations) and provides interesting information about the most significant buildings).