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Penola Coonawarra Visitor Information Centre

Penola Coonawarra Visitor Information Centre

27 Arthur Street
Penola, South Australia, 5277

Phone: (08) 8737 2855

Penola Coonawarra Visitor Information Centre

The John Riddoch Centre is a fully accredited centre which provides up to date information and souvenirs.

Also featured in the centre is:

* The Local History Displays relating to the areas agricultural, economic and social history as well as prominent figures from the past.
* The John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Collection comprises the winning entries of the annual Penola Festival art competition. It was developed in 1992 to commemorate the work of Penola born poet, John Shaw Neilson.
* The Local History Room houses books, photographs, vertical file material, and microfilm and microfiche collections. Also included in the building is the office of the Wattle Range Council

We look forward to being abe to provide you with great local information on this beautiful region of South Australia.