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The Coorong District Council is home to a number of diverse tourist attractions, some of which are listed below.
The Coorong is widely considered as the scenic gateway to the Limestone Coast. Its name is taken from the Aboriginal word 'kurangh', meaning 'narrow neck', and it is one of Australia's most beautiful, yet fragile, ecosystems. It encompasses almost 47,000 hectares of great diversity and stunning scenery.
The shallow lagoons and waterways are home to more than 200 species of birds, including the world's largest breeding colony of the glorious Australian Pelican.
Exploring the Coorong by canoe or yacht is very popular - countless secluded beaches provide opportunties for camping, picnics and 4WD adventures.
Other suggestions for experiencing the beauty of the Coorong include -
Watervalley Wetlands 'Morella'
Watervalley Wetlands 'Morella' provide visitors with the option of exploring the Coorong via '4WD Tag Tours', or meandering through the remnant and current wetlands at their own pace.
Pristine heritage vegetation and grazing land offer marvellous wildlife viewing opportunities - the area is the perfect place in which to relax and unwind!
For more information, click here.
Coorong Wilderness Lodge
For the traveller seeking adventure, discovery and tranquility, the Coorong Wilderness Lodge is sure to impress. An Aboriginal cultural experience, the Lodge allows guest to experience nature at its finest, at the same time learning first-hand the Aboribinal heritage of the Coorong.
Facilities include -
- Bush walks
- Ocean walks
- Camping facilities (tented or campervans)
- Bird watching
- On-site restaurant
- Aboriginal Bush Tucker Tours
- Bunkhouse accommodation for up to 16 people
For more information and booking enquiries, please call 08 8575 6001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nestled adjacent to the calm waters of Lake Albert, Meningie is known as the northern gateway to the Coorong.
Some attractions include -
- Meningie Cheese Factory Restaurant and Licensed Coffee Lounge (08 8575 1914)
- Lake Albert Caravan Park (08 8575 1411)
- Poltalloch Station (08 8574 0043 or click here)
Tailem Bend and the Dukes Highway
Situated along the majestic Murray, Tailem Bend is a commercial centre for the surrounding Mallee area and offers excellent facilities and points of interest for travellers, making it ideal for a stopover or as a destination in its own right.
Travelling inland from Tailem Bend, travellers can take the Dukes Highway through the upper Limestone Coast to the Victorian Border. The highway is straddled by a varied landscape of natural beauty, rich pastoral country, rugged native bushland and fields of bright canola in spring.
Some attractions include -
- Old Tailem Town ('Australia's largest pioneer town' - 08 8572 3838)
- Tailem info Station (Visitor Information Centre & Railway Museum, Tailem Bend)
- Tintinara Walking Trail (Tintinara)
- "Heart of the Parks" tourist information centre and craft shop (Tintinara - 08 8757 2246)