Things To Do

The park is a only a short walk from the heart of historic Meningie Town. One of the most popular local Meningie attractions is the Meningie Museum that was once the town's cheese factory, situated right outside parks entrance, featuring an assortment of historical treasures that paint a lively picture of life in Australia’s times gone by!

Suggested Drives For Those Wishing To Explore The Coorong Country

A drive around the lake and surrounding areas is well worth it, when leaving the park take a right turn on Narrung Road and head towards Narrung which is 42 km away. A short detour at Long Point will take you to the picture perfect Coorong, with many spots suitable for a quiet picnic lunch and a spot of fishing for Coorong mullet & mulloway or just sitting back watching the abundance of bird and wildlife, for those slightly "adventurous" people with a 4WD keep driving onto towards Mark's Point, once a stopping point for pioneer drovers to allow cattle a drink at the huge troughs. From here head to Raukkan, the town with the church featured on the Australian $50 note. Head back to Narrung and take the free 24 hour car ferry across the Narrows where Lake Albert meets Lake Alexandria to the Point Malcolm lighthouse, which is the only inland lighthouse in the southern hemisphere. Continue along the road past the 1839 built homestead of Poltalloch Station and onto the Princes Hwy. If returning back to Meningie turn right and go past Ashville. Just before you come to Meningie (12 kms out) there on your left hand side is a nice spot to stop and take a photo of the stunning Pink Lakes (that at right time of year is pink in colour due to an algea).

Another suggested drive is going to Coonalpyn a short 25 minutes away and visiting the Coonalpyn Silo's that were painted by artist Guido van Helten in 2017 and part of the silo art trail, the Coorong District Council has also made many other art projects in Coonalpyn. Make sure you stop off for a bite to eat at the Coonalpyn Hotel! If you like 4wding come back via the dirt roads, maybe even do the historic Tolmer gold escort route which meanders between Wellington and Salt Creek in fantastic native shrub, this route was proposed by Thomas Tolmer back in 1852.

For those wanting to join a Tag-A-Long tour hosted by Coorong Tours click on their website https://coorongrealty.com.au/coorong-tours/ to find out more, they have plenty of already made tours or they can custom a tour to suit you.

 

Meningie Cheese Factory Museum

Meningie Cheese Factory Museum

The Meningie Museum is located directly opposite the entrance to the caravan park and offers people the chance to step back in time and enjoying looking at items from yesteryear. They have a great collection of old farm machinery and tractors as well as other displays. For a low $5 per person a visit to this community run museum is great value with ever lasting memories to be made.

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Meningie Lions Jubilee Park

Meningie Lions Jubilee Park

The Lions Jubilee Park is located on the main road of Meningie, straight across the road from the shop. It features nice green grass and an adventure playground for the children. Each March long weekend this park features a Food, Family & Fun day. Adjoining this park is the Meningie Bowling club that provide meals each Friday night and during the warmer months do night bowls. On public holiday Monday's the Meningie Lions perform their Driver Reviver with a sausage sizzle.

Hyundai Excel Car Racing The Bend Motorsport Park Coorong

The Bend Motorsport Park

Located a short 30 minute drive from Meningie, just out from Tailem Bend with its world class car racing track with big events such as Supercars, Superbikes and more. Also every week there is some sort of racing happening there. We are a great alternative to Tailem Bend / Motorsport Park accommodation.

Coorong Camping at Coorong National Park region

The Coorong National Park

Our park is only a short 10 kilometre drive to the Coorong National Park headquarters at Noonamena where you can enjoy sightseeing, kayaking, fishing birdwatching in the Coorong. This short drive makes us a great place to enjoy Coorong camping with the comforts of a nice warm shower after your days adventures.

Vintage Caravans in Meningie 1960 Bondwood Cruiser Homemade

Vintage & Classic Caravanners of SA Annual Open Day

Each year in late October / early November the park hosts the Vintage & Classic Caravanners of SA with a huge open day that is open to everyone that wishes to take a look at the vintage caravans from yesteryear. Keep an eye on our Facebook event page for further information. In 2019 the event will be held the 1st to 4th of November with a Halloween theme, the open day will be on the Saturday the 2nd from 1pm with live music by Nobody's Sweetheart from 4pm. Also on the Saturday there will be a pop up bar selling beer, wine, cider and soft drinks.

Meningie Festivals Groove Brothers & Soul Sister. Lakeside Gourmet at the Park

Lakeside Gourmet at the Park

Each October long weekend we host our annual Lakeside Gourmet at the Park food, wine and fun festival. This is held on the Saturday of the October long weekend in our parks camp kitchen area and features live music by the Groove Brothers & Soul Sister as well as fine wines by Langhorne Creek's Kimbolton Wines. There is also a huge variety of food and other nicknak stalls to keep you busy throughout the day. 2019's theme is Op Shop Disco so the idea is to venture down to Meningie's Op Shop- Second Time Around and purchase something to wear, don't forget to ask for a receipt to go into the mystery prize.... For those who don't wish to keep their purchase you can always drop it back to them so they can resell! This event is an not for profit event with any funds going directly to local Meningie community organisations. Keep an eye on our Facebook page events for more details.

Lee Brocky and the Outback Overdrive New Years Eve in Meningie

New Year's Eve in Meningie 2019-20

After the great success of our New Years Eve show in 2018-19 we will again have another party with Mr Lee Brocky and the Outback Overdrive playing live in our outdoor entertainment area from 7:30pm to 12:30am. This years theme will be Pajama (Pyjama in UK English) Party Disco, so head into the Second Time Round shop and grab yourself a bargin set of pj's, or chuck on a onesie and jive the night away. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information.  Also we will have our vintage caravan pop up bar set up selling beer, wine, cider and softdrinks.

Kimbolton Wines Retro Caravan Langhorne Creek wineries

Wines & Tunes at the Park, June Long Weekend in Meningie

Each June long weekend the caravan park's outdoor entertainment area again becomes party central with live music throughout the day. Kimbolton Wines will be there selling their fantastic wines along with other stalls. For further information please visit our Facebook page event.  Also in Meningie that weekend the Meningie Hotel host their annual Lawn Mower Races. Life is Better By The Lake!

Coorong Wildseafood Coorong Mullet processing Fishing in Meningie

Coorong Tours - Discover The Hidden Secrets of The Coorong!

Want a personalised, behind-the-scenes look at the Coorong region? 
Coorong Tours hosted by Coorong Realty will take you to places that are not easily accessed by the average vistor. 
We will take you behind the farm gates so that you can meet Coorong locals up, close and personal. With three options of already made up Tag-A-Long tours such as Tastes Of The Coorong that visits a fish processing factory, a snail farm, an olive farm, amongst others with tastings available, Secrets of The Coorong and Farming in the Coorong where you can learn and see up front how farms in the region operate. All these tours include a local tour guide and start off and finish at Lake Albert Caravan Park.

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