Coleraine Things to Do
The Eucalypt Discovery Centre Is an interpretive centre focusing on the natural history of eucalypts in their eco systems and the economic uses to which eucalypts are put (timber, eucalyptus oil etc). Children are catered for with interactive computer games and displays especially for children. Looking for a different souvenir, then you may just find one here!
Peter Francis Points Arboretum is believed to have the most extensive collection of eucalyptus species in the Southern Hemisphere. Situated on a hill overlooking the town the Arboretum has more than 12,000 native plants, over 400 of them are Eucalypt species.
As you enter the grounds a roadway veers off to the left to a parking area. Adjacent is the office and a picnic area with coin-operated barbecues, a shelter shed, toilets, walkways and children's play facilities. Feel like walking, then choose between any of the four walking tracks starting from the shelter shed at the picnic area. The walks range from 1 - 2.2kms.
A pamphlet which outlines the layout of the arboretum and the walking tracks is available from the Eucalyptus Discovery Centre.
FREE ENTRYRelated to:
- Museum Visits
For all the German tourists visiting Coleraine and feeling a little home-sick for some German chocolate, then you have come to the right place, for here in the main street is the Glenelg Chocolate Factory. The chocolate is locally made, you can even watch demonstrations of chocolates being made
It is German style continental chocolates that are made and you can try before you buy. The variety is huge -Truffles, Milk & Dark chocolate, cream chocolates, peppermint sticks, hazelnut crisps, Turkish delight, ginger, marzipan, cherry liqueurs and more. For gifts, nice gift boxes and packaged chocolates are all waiting just for you!
All this is located in one of the big, original stores in Coleraine.
Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm. Saturday 9 am - 4 pm. Closed SundayRelated to:
- Women's Travel
- Family Travel
Coleraine had really gone downhill since our last visit. Lots and lots of shops had closed their doors, and the old buildings were deteriorating. A shame, as these are a part of Austalian history.
I walked under the old wooden verandahs, peering through the windows which had stained glass above the main glass windows, this was the custom when they built shops long ago.
Nothing I could see inside, business closed. I do hope some-one will restore them!Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
- Budget Travel