Coorong National Park

Partial park closure alert

Part of the park will be closed from 19 December 2014 until further notice.
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Stretching more than 130 kilometres, Coorong National Park protects a string of saltwater lagoons which are sheltered from the Southern Ocean by the sweeping sand dunes of the Younghusband Peninsula.

A wetland of international significance and important archaeological site, the Coorong is of enormous cultural significance to the Ngarrindjeri people, with ancient mounds of discarded shells revealing archaeological evidence of Aboriginal campsites over thousands of years.

The distinctive landscape is an important breeding area for the Australian pelican and is a refuge for ducks, swans, cormorants, terns, grebes and numerous species of migratory birds.

The park can be explored by the various walking trails, paddling along waterways by kayak, or four-wheel driving along designated tracks and the beach. The diverse number of birds that visit the area also provides ideal birdwatching and photographic opportunities. Scenic campgrounds are located on both sides of the lagoon.

Please note - dogs are only allowed on the ocean beach within the park, provided it remains under your control on a lead.

Access to the Encounter and Upper South East Marine Parks are available from this park.

Take the virtual tour of Coorong National Park, courtesy of Georama.

Park maps on your mobile

Download free maps of this park for your mobile device from Avenza PDF Maps application. Used within the app the maps allow you to calculate distances and (with sufficient signal) locate yourself within the park. The maps are also available for download below.


The Coorong National Park is located south east of Adelaide. The southern part of the park is accessible via Goolwa, Meningie and Salt Creek off Highway 1. If you are arriving from the south, enter the park via Kingston.

Opening times

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Fees apply.

Fire information

Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited throughout the year.

Gas fires are permitted other than on days of total fire ban.

Ocean beach foreshores: wood fires and solid fuel fires are permitted between high water mark and low water mark, other than on days of total fire ban.

Find out more information about fire restrictions.

Contact us

Phone: (+61 8) 8575 1200

Flora species

Important information

This park may be closed on days of extreme fire danger.

Further information