The Coorong, a national park in South Australia, is where the movie Storm Boy was filmed. Full of native birds and mammals, it extends from the mouth of the Murray River for a hundred miles southeast.
The name is derived from the Aboriginal word "Coorang" which means "sand dune". This is because there are sand dunes separating the mainland from the Southern Ocean, which can be seen clearly from the park.
Flora and fauna
Park access is from Goolwa or Kingston SE.
Fees and permits
The easiest way to cross the Coorong is at 42 Miles Crossing. An unsealed road leads to a small camping ground. From there you can walk along a path to the coast (about 20 minutes) or use the 4WD road.
- Fishing - The Coorong is renowned for its fishing, from both the shore and boats. However, limits are more stringent than those for the rest of the state. They apply to the size and boat limits of fish caught within the Coorong. Beach fishing at the Murray Mouth, at the Coorong entrance, is also popular, but be aware that the strong current and undertow at the mouth can send the unwary and unlucky into deep trouble in a matter of minutes - in other words, don't swim there.