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The Coorong National Park stretches right from Alexandrina to just before Kingston SE and is made up of salt pans and dunes along the Younghusband Peninsula.  The park is a great place for bird spotting as there are plenty of species of bird in the area, 238 species being recorded, including ducks, pelicans, swans and waders.  For the plant lover the park offers 278 flowering plant and fern species.  A variety of 23 mammals, 21 reptiles and 7 amphibians offer the animal lover something to appreciate.

The Coorong National Park is of world-wide biological significance, it caters for nature lovers and walkers, with Pelican Point being a favourite with bird watchers.  Long Point has a boat launch, jetty and is a nice spot for a bit of fishing.  Parnka Point offers great views of the lagoon and a boat launch.  Jacks Point has a viewing deck and walking trail and an observatory with high powered binoculars to view the large numbers of visiting or breeding birds on the islands.  You can stay at Camp Coorong, or alternatively you can bush camp in the National Park itself (although you will need a permit to stay here), which you can get from Meningie and Salt Creek.


 

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