Our nearest town is Meningie, a 12 minute drive. From Coorong Waterfront Retreat head west along the Coorong then right onto Narrung Road. Enjoy stunning water views and an array of shorebirds along the way.
Once in Meningie, stroll along the Pelican Path and learn about Aboriginal culture, history and the natural environment of our region. The Meningie waterfront is the perfect spot for a picnic so come prepared or take advantage of the many shops and cafes nearby. From the jetty at the western end of the Pelican Path absorb breathtaking Lake Albert and Meningie waterfront views. A nearby Ostrich sculpture provides a great photo opportunity and tells the folklore of local bushranger and “Birdman of the Coorong” John Peggotty. From there cross over to Coorong Cottage Industries at The Chambers for locally made crafts and an extensive array of delicious local produce.
Other great features of Meningie include the Meningie Lions self-guided walking trail (access from Bowmann Avenue) where in spring you may find over 12 different native orchids including the nationally endangered Metallic Sun Orchid. A short drive to the Meningie Lookout will reward you with extensive views of Lake Albert and the adjacent countryside. Step back in time when you visit the Meningie Cheese Factory Museum on Fiebig Road (by the Caravan Park). Run by volunteers, this is one of our favourite spots. You'll find old farm and dairy machinery as well as a fascinating collection of household items from the past. If you play golf you’re sure to enjoy a round at the Lake Albert Golf Club, a quality 18-hole PAR 72 course.
You can complete the loop by returning home to Coorong Waterfront Retreat via the Princes Highway. Just as you turn onto Seven Mile Road you'll find Camp Coorong, a Ngarrindjeri cultural centre housing an excellent museum. Camp Coorong mainly caters for groups and tours so their hours are variable but if they are open you will be welcomed.