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Coorong National Park

Salwater lagoon park

sunny 28 °C

From Mount Gambier we travelled north-west with a short detour to see the jetty at the picturesque town of Seaport and stopped at Kingston SE to take a photograph of Larry the Big Lobster, before we travelled north to the Coorong National Park.

Stretching more than 130 kilometres, Coorong National Park protects a string of saltwater lagoons which are protected from the Southern Ocean by the sweeping sand dunes of the Younghusband Peninsula. The 110 kilometer stretch of salwater lakes and lagoons is an important breeding area for the Australian pelican and is a refuge for ducks, swans, cormorants, terns, emus and numerous species of migratory birds.

We camped at Parnka Point on the shores of one of the Coorong lagoons. It was a nice campsite but the flies spoiled our fun during the day. We were also swamped by bees trying to drink water from our external taps, an indication that there were no fresh water available in the area.

Tomorrow we will travel to Cape Jervis on the Fleurieu Peninsula to catch the ferry to Kangaroo Island, which we plan to explore for 10 days.

Kingston Big Lobster

Kingston Big Lobster

Beachport Jetty

Beachport Jetty

The Coorong

The Coorong

Parnka Point campsite

Parnka Point campsite

Coorong salt lakes

Coorong salt lakes

Coorong sunset

Coorong sunset

Pelicans on the Coorong

Pelicans on the Coorong

Emu

Emu

Pelicans

Pelicans

Posted by KobusM 01:18 Archived in Australia

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