Coonawarra, South Australia

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South Australia
Coonawarra railway station 2.JPG
Coonawarra railway station, looking south
Coonawarra is located in Wattle Range Council
Coordinates 37°17′0″S 140°50′0″E / 37.28333°S 140.83333°E / -37.28333; 140.83333Coordinates: 37°17′0″S 140°50′0″E / 37.28333°S 140.83333°E / -37.28333; 140.83333
Population 310 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 5263[2]
Elevation 59 m (194 ft)
LGA(s) Wattle Range Council
State electorate(s) MacKillop
Federal Division(s) Barker
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
20.3 °C
69 °F
7.9 °C
46 °F
643.0 mm
25.3 in
Localities around Coonawarra:
Glenroy Comaum
Maaoup Coonawarra Dorodong
Monbulla Penola Lake Mundi

Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia. It is best known for the Coonawarra wine region named after it.

Coonawarra was a station on the Mount Gambier railway line[3] which opened in 1887 until it closed on 12 April 1995. The Limestone Coast Railway tourist trains occasionally passed in the early 2000s, but there has not been traffic on the line since then.

Wynns Coonawarra - Cellar Door

The township of Coonawarra is a few hundred metres west of the Riddoch Highway which passes along the ridge in the middle of the Coonawarra wine region. The historic Wynn's Coonawarra Winery in Memorial Drive is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.[4]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). Coonawarra (State Suburb). 2006 Census Quickstats. Retrieved on 2008-05-25
  2. ^ Coonawarra Postcode. Australia Post. Retrieved on 2008-05-25
  3. ^ See Rail transport in South Australia#Southern narrow gauge lines for more information.
  4. ^ "Wynn's Coonawarra Winery". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 26 August 2016.