Coorong National Park, South Australia

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The Coorong National Park is a protected area located in South Australia about southeast of Adelaide and that pre-dominantly covers a lagoon ecosystem officially known as the Coorong and the Younghusband Peninsula on the Coorong's southern side.EtymologyIts name is thought to be a corruption of the local Aboriginal people's word kurangh, meaning "long neck"; a reference to the shape of the lagoon system. The name is also thought to be from the Aboriginal word Coorang, "sand dune", a reference to the sand dunes that form the Younghusband Peninsula..DescriptionThe western end of the Coorong lagoon is at the Murray Mouth near Hindmarsh Island and the Sir Richard Peninsula, and it extends about southeast. The park area includes the Coorong itself, and Younghusband Peninsula which separates the Coorong from Encounter Bay in the Southern Ocean. The Coorong has been cut off from Lake Alexandrina by the construction of the Goolwa Barrages (weirs) from Goolwa to Pelican Point during the late 1930s.The park was formed in 1966 as a sanctuary for many species of birds, animals and fish. It attracts many migratory species. It provides refuge for these animals during some of Australia's regular droughts. The also supports coastal dune systems, lagoons and coastal vegetation.
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  • October 8, 2017
    We went on a cruise through the Coorong on a small boat that takes maximum 14 people! Apart from the beauty of such a small group (only 5 people on board when we went, including the skipper and his br...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    It's a very extensive National Park, more than 130 km, with breeding grounds, salt lakes and dunes.
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  • April 18, 2017
    Amazing part of SA at the mouth of the River Murray. Great for fishing and famous for fresh Coorong Mullet. Many camp sites are accessible by 2WD cars so don't let that hold you back, but if you have ...  more »
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  • August 16, 2017
    Fun place to get away for the day. Camping spots need to be prebooked online through the national parks website. We came on a nice calm, sunny, cool winter's day - beautiful.
  • August 15, 2017
    Breathtaking....so praceful, wild life amazing and fauna beautiful going to stay on the way back
  • April 19, 2017
    Serenity and peace... Just fantastic locations and beauty everywhere you look... Plenty of trails and drives... Great place...
  • January 3, 2017
    Wreck Crossing Campground is a great bush Campground where you can explore the Coorong. We spent the day at the Granite beach which is absolutely beautiful. Came back to our camp - nice and sheltered and cool.
  • April 17, 2017
    Wonderful views. Great to see wildlife abundance. Pristine. Perfect

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