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