Remember that classic Australian children’s book, Storm Boy? This wild stretch of coastline was the setting for the adventures of Storm Boy, Fingerbone Bill and his friendly pelicans. The Coorong evokes all the raw beauty that made the book so special, with crashing surf, rolling sand dunes, coastal grassland, lakes, wetlands and long saltwater lagoons hugging the rugged coastline and of course, plentiful birdlife (some of which travels here from as far away as Alaska or Siberia).

The Coorong National Park stretches over 130 kilometres, and the beach itself runs over 200 kilometres, uninterrupted except for where the mouth of the mighty Murray flows into the sea. The Princes Highway runs the eastern side of the Coorong, giving you access to the walking trails along the way. You can also hit the sand in your 4WD at 42 Mile Crossing, and camp on the beach (permit required). Fishing, boating, and general exploring are all on the cards here. For more information see southaustralia.com

 

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