The Coorong town of Meningie hugs the shoreline of Lake Albert and is blessed with a number of picturesque parks and picnic areas from which locals and visitors can enjoy a wide range of water sports.
Albert and Alexandrina, into which the Murray River flows, are freshwater lakes which support huge flocks of waterfowl. The Coorong, which welcomes the Murray to the sea, is one of the state’s spectacular national parks. It is a 100 km long saltwater lagoon and is separated from the Southern Ocean by the dunes of the Younghusband Peninsula. The northern and southern lagoons of the Coorong join at Parnka Point, 22 km south of Meningie. The point, which has been developed to cater for campers, is a paradise for kayakers and is internationally renowned among the bird-watching community which has recorded 200-plus species.
Cam Coorong, an Aboriginal cultural centre at Boney Reserve, has been developed by the local Ngarrindjeri people to help breakdown barriers and further the cause of reconciliation. Visitors has stay at the camp and learn about the Ngarrindjeris' 5000-year spiritual link with the Coorong.