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
Coordinates37°17′31″S 140°49′59″E / 37.292066°S 140.833031°E / -37.292066; 140.833031Coordinates: 37°17′31″S 140°49′59″E / 37.292066°S 140.833031°E / -37.292066; 140.833031[1]
Population137 (2016 census)[2]
Established13 December 2001 (locality)[3]
Elevation57 m (187 ft)[5]
Time zoneACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST)ACST (UTC+10:30)
LGA(s)Wattle Range Council
RegionLimestone Coast[1]
State electorate(s)MacKillop[6]
Federal Division(s)Barker[7]
Mean max temp[5] Mean min temp[5] Annual rainfall[5]
20.5 °C
69 °F
8.1 °C
47 °F
568.7 mm
22.4 in
Localities around Coonawarra:
Maaoup Glenroy
Maaoup Coonawarra Dorodong
Monbulla Penola Lake Mundi
Adjoining localities[1]

Coonawarra is a small town north of Penola in South Australia.

It is best known for the Coonawarra wine region named after it.[citation needed]

Coonawarra was a station on the Mount Gambier railway line.[citation needed] which opened in 1887 until it closed on 12 April 1995. The Limestone Coast Railway tourist trains occasionally stopped at the station 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.[8]


In the 2016 Census, there were 137 people in Coonawarra. 84.9% of people were born in Australia and 89.9% of people spoke only English at home.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Search results for "Coonawarra, LOCB" with the following datasets selected – 'Suburbs and Localities', 'Counties', 'Local Government Areas', 'SA Government Regions', 'Railways', 'Roads' and 'Gazetteer'". Location SA Map Viewer. South Australian Government. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Coonawarra(SA)(SSC) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 November 2018. Edit this at Wikidata CC-BY icon.svg Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  3. ^ Lawson, R. (13 December 2001). "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT 1991 Notice to Assign Boundaries and Names to Places (in the Wattle Range Council)" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 5365. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Coonawarra, South Australia (Postcode)". Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d "Summary statistics COONAWARRA". Bureau of Meterology. Australian Government. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  6. ^ "District of MacKillop Background Profile". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Federal electoral division of Barker" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Wynn's Coonawarra Winery". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 26 August 2016.