MENINGIE - NOONAMEENA
Distance: 10km (2.5 hours)
Difficulty: Moderate Grade 3 Hike
Surface: enclosed path, rubble surface, formed earthen track
Walking, Mountain Bike Riding, Bikes with trainer wheels*, Wheelchairs
Amenities: Toilets, Seating, Shelters and Water (at intervals along the trail)
- Meningie township have ideal public carparks available to leave your car for the day.
- The Meningie to Noonameena section of the trail stretches out to the beautiful Coorong National Park; changing landscapes vastly for a true Lower Lakes and Coorong scenic experience.
- Starting at Meningie in the township, Pelican Path is incorporated in. This broad and hard surface is perfect for all. It is an interpretive walk, highlighting the European, Aboriginal and environmental history of the Meningie district. The viewing platforms are great for waving hello to the pelicans.
- For the children, there is a great playground back in town, including a marooned ‘storm boy’ inspired boat to inspire the mini sailors within.
- After Pelican Point, trail goers will see the surface changes to a well-maintained rubble surface and further along it is a formed earthen track towards Noonameena.
- Travel through some scrublands and see the beautiful natural flora which manifests in the southern parts of the trail.
- Pass farming properties they reside in the region. The Murray Coorong Trail is proud of it’s agricultural business which make the region spin round. Please be sure to respect any private property which you come in close proximity to.
- Woolshed Bay Reserve is a great public reserve you will approach. Situated on the banks of Lake Albert, it is a great resting place, especially for lunch.
- Be sure to keep an eye out for our feathered friends in the sky. The Lake Albert and Coorong areas of the trail are commonly described as a birdwatcher’s paradise.
- As you near the end of the trail, and enter the Coorong National Park at Noonameena the Old Woolshed can be seen from afar, a landmark known to the locals as having great significance in the area’s history.
- Have a rest on the seating and shelters provided. Enjoy the scenery of the Coorong National Park, a wetland of internal importance.
*sections with enclosed paths are suitable for wheelchairs and bikes with trainer wheels, sections without paths enclosed are not.