Nestled near the tranquil waters of Lake Albert, Meningie is the northern gateway to the Coorong. Meningie was established as a staging post and service centre for surrounding graziers. Serviced by paddle steamers from Milang, it formed part of the original Adelaide–Melbourne coastal route used by the early stage coaches. Today, Meningie is the perfect spot to unwind. Fishing, boating, skiing, walking trails and fabulous sunsets await visitors to this idyllic country town. A short walk to Meningie Hill Lookout provides views over Lake Albert and the surrounding pastoral properties, while a wetland bird sanctuary is a haven for many birds seen in the Coorong.
The Lake Albert Golf Club has a fine reputation for its manicured course and resident bird life. Regardless of where you dine, bring a healthy appetite. The famous Coorong Mullet is a must. The Chambers is home to Coorong Cottage Industries which offers a wide selection of arts, crafts and local produce.
The Pelican Path (Yunti Ngopun Ngami - the Ngarrindjeri phrase for 'Together We Walk') captures the 400 metres interpretive path along the waterfront which highlights European, Aboriginal and environmental history of the Meningie region, basket weaving and fish trap inlays and architecturally designed viewing platforms.
While strolling down the waterfront you'll see the iconic Birdman Ostrich sculpture - it's for you to sit on and take a photo!
Attractions Near Meningie:
Point Malcolm Lighthouse - Located opposite Narrung on the ‘Narrows’ (between the Lower Lakes), this lighthouse was built in 1878 and is Australia's only inland lighthouse. It was built to assist ships that were passing through Lake Alexandrina on their way to and from Lake Albert or the River Murray (there is a geocache here!). Near Point Malcolm Lighthouse there is a free campsite just where the ferry landing is, at Narrung.
Pink Lake – A great spot to take a rest between Tailem Bend and Meningie, stretch the legs and capture a few special pictures of this unique salt lake, coloured by the red-orange pigment beta carotene in the water, which gives the lake a vivid pink appearance.
Refer to http://coorongcountry.com.au/meningie/ for more information.