Take a break this spring on this beautiful coastal drive and camp among the pink gum forests near the historic salt lakes at Coorong National Park’s Salt Creek.
From here, the gentle Ngrugie Ngoppun Walk (2.5 kilometres) and the more challenging Nukan Kungun Hike (27 kilometres) are easily accessible for active travellers. From August to February, you can also observe pelican colonies from the Jack Point Observatory, which is located nearby.
The unspoilt Coorong region is a wonderful place in which to connect with South Australia’s natural landscapes. Activities include birdwatching, boating, kayaking, fishing and bushwalking, and for those who love to be chaperoned, a Spirit of the Coorong Cruise will guide you through the region’s picturesque waterways and lagoons.
Step back in time and visit the Meningie Cheese Factory Museum, which is open every day and displays some treasured relics of recent local history. Next, make your way to the museum’s cosy barn-like restaurant for a hearty steak or fresh seafood dish.
For those of you without sturdy sea legs, you can explore Victor Harbor by horse-drawn tram to Granite Island – an experience the whole family can enjoy. Then, warm up by a sizzling fire, or dine alfresco in the sun with a glass of wine at one of the many cellar doors in Langhorne Creek, a region home to delectable wines for any occasion.