Meningie

Meningie

It’s becoming rare to find airstrips close to town centers – Meningie is one of those rare gems! The airstrip is only 2km from the town center.

We hadn’t planned to stop at Meningie, and it was not a town we’d ever heard of until a few days earlier. You won’t find it featured on the front page of travel magazines, but don’t let that turn you off! With a spare day up our sleeves, we stopped in for a quick look. We were not disappointed! 

Set on the banks of the picturesque Lake Albert, this quaint little town is the perfect spot to relax and unwind. This would be a great weekend destination to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The water views are breathtaking. If you’re passing by I’d recommend stopping for a day or two in Meningie.

Our tips when visiting Meningie:
  • Enjoy grassy waterfront campsites at the Lake Albert Caravan Park
  • Watch the sun setting over Lake Albert

Things to do in Meningie

Pelican Path

Pelican Path

Pelican Path is a 400-meter interpretative walk, that winds along the waterfront. It highlights the European, Aboriginal and environmental history of the Meningie region. 

Where: Meningie Waterfront
Tip: Make sure you read the story about The Birdman of Coorong

The Birdman of The Coorong Statue

The Birdman of The Coorong Statue

Get a photo on the saddle of the Birdman statue. It commemorates South Australia’s only Bushranger, known as ‘The Birdman of the Coorong’. His story is remarkable because he pursued his career on the back of an ostrich.

Where: Pelican Path near the town Jetty
Info: Read the full story here

Meningie Cheese Factory Museum

An affordable museum with an extensive collection of memorabilia from the local fishing, dairy and agricultural industries.

Where: Fiebig Rd, Meningie
Cost: $3pp
Info: https://www.meningiecheesefactorymuseum.com

Coorong National Park

Meningie is the gateway to the Coorong National Park, a 140 km stretch of Saline Lagoon along the coastline of the Southern Ocean. Internationally significant, this unique ecosystem is the breeding ground for many migratory birds, making it a great spot for canoeing, and bird watching. The Coorong is a 20min drive from Meningie. Car hire or a tour operator can provide suitable transport.

Where: Coorong National Park
Info: coorongcountry.com.au

This information is only a guide. Information is accurate at the time of post and is subject to change, and may contain errors. Please always use official documentation for planning your flight.

Meningie Airstrip

03/21 Grass on sand 950m long; 15/33 Grass on sand 900m long

Fuel

No Fuel Available.

Landing Fee's

No Landing fees

Facilities

Toilet accessible. Signage on the airfield shows they welcome camping.

Transport

Taxi Service (08) 8532 5776

Operator

Coorong Council. Permission is required to land. George Bland 0427 751 294. Bird and wildlife hazard. 

Flying to Meningie

Lake Albert Caravan Park was our choice for accommodation. It offers heaps of waterfront campsites, and cabin accommodation. A spacious park with good facilities and lovely green grass. We could pitch our tent right on the bank of the Lake, which was magic!

The township also has some motels. 

There is a small grocery shop and a small number of cafes and restaurants.

Have you visited Meningie?
Leave a comment below if there is something you recommend doing or seeing in Meningie.

You can check out our video of our time in Meningie here.

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