Do you know of this mystery adventurer, canoeist?
I stumbled across this gentleman while taking photographs for Coorong Realty at Parnka Point a month or so back.
He has a many interesting stories about his travels along the mighty River Murray – more details in June’s issue of Tailem Topics.
Parnka Point Camping is a perfect stop over for people wanting to experience the Coorong, with fine views and sheltered sites, Parnka Point is situated 23 km south of Meningie – close to the narrows, marking the boundary between the north and south lagoons.
Access to this special spot is via the Princes Hwy, the camping area is only 2.1 km off the road and you can pick up your camping permit from the easy to find self-registration station – you will need to come equipped for self-sufficient camping, although their are eco-toilet facilities available.
For those not already aware of the beauty of the Coorong National Park, the Coorong is a narrow strip of coastal dunes, referred to as the Younghusband Peninsula, that extends for more than 100 km along the pristine coast of the peninsula.
Featuring numerous saline lagoons, the wetland habitat is visited by more than 230 bird species every year. The homelands of the Ngarrindjeri people, this is a landscape of subtle natural wonders, and accordingly is an area of international ecological and historical significance.
The beaches are accessible by 4WD, and are full of many, much-loved, secret fishing and camping haunts – however, there are still plenty of peaceful camping and walking destinations dotted along the park’s mainland fringes.
Exploring the lagoons by small boat or canoe is the ideal way to enjoy this region and the extraordinary sandscapes of the Coorong.