Carpenter Rocks is situated on the coastline, 37 kilometres west of Mount Gambier on the Limestone Coast. It has a beautiful bay, which provides a safe haven for the many fishing boats moored there. The area is renowned for its rugged coastline and rocky reefs which have claimed many ships over the years. There are some stunning walking opportunities around the headland and neighbouring beaches.
Carpenter rocks faces the Southern Ocean and is home to a significant rock lobster industry. There are a number of campgrounds and caravan parks in the area and some exceptional fishing and diving locations.
Cape Banks Lighthouse sits approximately four kilometres north west from the town and is the area where the Admella was wrecked in 1859, resulting in the loss of 84 lives. Also nearby are Canunda National Park and Lake Bonney. The lake is ideal for sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, skiing, boating and fishing.