Coorong Waterfront Retreat’s central location makes it the perfect base for exploring the Coorong National Park by 4WD.
Day trips from the Retreat include:
42 Mile Crossing
Approximately 40 minutes drive south-east of the Retreat. Turn right off of the Princes Highway and follow the unsealed road to the 42 Mile Crossing Campground. Continue on along a 4WD track through sand dunes to the ocean beach. 4WD access along this section of beach is permitted so drive along, pick a spot to relax or fish and enjoy!
Tea Tree Crossing Approximately 30 minutes drive southeast of the Retreat. This is a dry weather track only. Follow the Princes Highway and turn right at Salt Creek onto the Loop Road. Follow this dirt road until you reach the Tea Tree Crossing 4wd track that will take you through the sand dunes to the ocean beach.
Seven Mile Road to Mark Point
From Coorong Waterfront Retreat head NW until you get to a point near a where the road heads inland.There is a shack by the water at this corner. From here you can continue along the waterfront on a 4WD track. There may be a rope or other barrier across the start of the track that you will need to move to one side to pass. There will also be some gates that you need to go through along the way. When you arrive at Long Point turn right and left again onto Kartoo Road (unsealed) and continue along the waterfront for several kilometers. After a bend the track continues along the waterfront and becomes quite sandy. Spectacular views of the sand dunes of the Peninsula and small lonely beaches are a feature of this trip.
You can find more information about the Coorong National Park on the Parks SA website under “Brochures and Maps”.