Coonalpyn

Population 229

Nearby national parks

Eco-friendly activities around town

Birdwatching around the Fleurieu Peninsula 100 km

Abutting the Coorong, and with wetlands, beaches and a wide variety of terrain, the Fleurieu Peninsula is a top spot for birdwatching. There is a hide off Barrage Road at Goolwa, and the Goolwa Effluent Ponds can have... Find out more


Nearby breweries

The Steam Exchange Company 99 km

South Australia seems to have more than its fair share of craft breweries in significant historical locations, and The Steam Exchange Brewery is no exception. It’s housed in a heritage-listed former railway goods... Find out more


Campsites around town

Messent camping area (bush camping) 41 km

Remote bush camping is reached from Bellar Rd if you’re coming from the north, or from Salt Creek Rd if accessing from the south. Contact Parks SA for camping details and a permit.... Find out more


Bucks Camp Soakage camping area 47 km

This is a good overnight option for those on the Dukes Hwy. Access is signposted off the hwy, 16 km north-west of Keith; drive for a further 9 km to this birdwatchers’ site.... Find out more


Parnka Point camping area 47 km

There are fine views and sheltered sites from this peninsula, 23 km south of Meningie, close to the narrows marking the boundary between the north and south lagoons. Accessed from the Princes Hwy, the camping area is 2.1... Find out more


Box Flat camping area 50 km

This natural soak and seasonal wetland offers shaded campsites. Nearby ruins tell the tale of thwarted attempts to farm this area. Access is off Baan Hill Track, 38 km south of Lameroo.... Find out more


Rabbit Island Soak camping area 50 km

Good for smaller groups, and accessible with 4WD only, this site is also popular with birdwatchers. It's on the Mt Rescue Loop, 30 km north of Keith.... Find out more


Loop Road camping area 53 km

Pleasant bush sites are scattered among the mallee and tea-tree scrub close to Salt Creek, with good nature walks nearby. It is situated 60 km south of Meningie, 4 km south of Salt Creek, on Loop Rd.... Find out more


Baan Hill Reserve camping area 57 km

This is a popular picnic spot and overnight camp for self-sufficient 4WD parties overlanding through Ngarkat Conservation Park. It is situated 23.5 km south of Lameroo; take the Lameroo South Rd, turn west onto... Find out more


Tea Tree Crossing camping area 59 km

This camping area for self-sufficient campers has 4WD access only in late summer, owing to lagoon levels. It’s 9 km south of Salt Creek via Loop Rd; a permit is required.... Find out more


Long Point camping area 63 km

There are good views of the northern lagoon from this site for self-sufficient campers on the eastern shore, and there's access to a small jetty. It’s 26 km west of Meningie off Long Point Rd. A permit is... Find out more


Gum Lagoon camping area (bush camping) 63 km

Self-sufficient bush camping is signposted off Keith–Cantara Rd, 44 km south-west of Keith. Access to the camping area requires a 4WD.... Find out more


Caravan parks around town

Lake Albert Caravan Park 48 km

Located on the shores of the freshwater Lake Albert, about 1 km from the town centre, this is a budget-priced park with a great expanse of lawn and shady trees. It is a well laid out and well-managed park, with good... Find out more


Westbrook Park River Resort 67 km

This owner-operated park has grassy sites nestled by the banks of the Murray River, just 6 km north-west of town. Within easy driving distance of Adelaide, it is good for an overnight stop or suitable for a longer stay,... Find out more


Murray Bridge Resort Caravan Park and Marina 80 km

This park is in a great location, away from busy roads and a marina on the shores of the Murray River. The spacious park has good amenities and is pet friendly. It's about 3 km from the town centre. Bookings are... Find out more


Milang Lakeside Caravan Park 86 km

This neat and shady park on the western shores of Lake Alexandrina is the ideal getaway destination for those wanting to have a few quiet days in a waterside location. Bookings are required during Christmas and Easter... Find out more


Goolwa Caravan Park 97 km

Located 4 km from the town centre, in a quiet waterside area, this is a big park with large numbers of both annual sites and powered tourist sites, as well as an enormous number of unpowered sites. Reservations must be... Find out more


Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Coorong Wilderness Lodge 46 km

Opened early in 2009, the five beautiful cabins here on a limestone cliff on Aboriginal lands have 180 degree views over the Coorong, with pelicans, ducks and other birds flying past at window height. The cabins have... Find out more


Rest areas around town

Coonalpyn park area

At Coonalpyn

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.


Pinnum rest area 10 km

10km NW of Coonalpyn (L)

Sheltered among trees just off the highway. For northbound only.


Culburra rest area 14 km

13km NW of Tintinara (L)

Secluded among trees well off the highway. For northbound only.


Tintinara park area 28 km

At Tintinara

Adjacent to the highway. At the south end of town.


Coomandook park area 29 km

At Coomandook

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.


Peake rest area 37 km

At Peake

Adjacent to the highway. In the middle of town.


Sherlock rest area 42 km

At Sherlock

Adjacent to the highway under a couple of trees. Opposite the general store.


Parnka Point camping area 46 km

T/O 23km S of Meningie (R) or 121km NW of Kingston (L)

Two camping areas located 2km (unsealed) south of the highway on the foreshore in Coorong National Park. Toilets at nearby 'day use only' area.


Meningie park area 47 km

At Meningie

Adjacent to the highway and on the shores of a lake.


Loop Road camping area 53 km

T/O 61km SE of Meningie (R) or 83km NW of Kingston (L)

Opposite a lake 1km (unsealed) off the highway in Coorong National Park.


Tailem Bend South rest area 58 km

6km S of Tailem Bend (R) or 46km N of Meningie (L)

Just off the highway among trees.


Keith park area 63 km

At Keith

On the north side of town on the service road.


Forty-Two-Mile Crossing camping area 67 km

T/O 78km S of Meningie (R) or 66km N of Kingston (L)

At a clearing behind dunes 3km (unsealed) west of the highway in Coorong National Park.


Monteith rest area 76 km

4km E of Swanport Bridge (L) or 15km NW of Tailem Bend (R)

Just off the highway among a few trees.


Jackmans Lookout rest area 78 km

0.5km E of Swanport Bridge (L) or 19km W of Tailem Bend (R)

At the lookout overlooking the river.


Parilla rest area 86 km

At Parilla

Adjacent to the highway under shady trees.


Willalooka park area 89 km

At Willalooka

Adjacent to the highway and opposite the roadhouse.


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