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Meningie's Pelican Path - Yunti Ngopun Ngami

The Friends of Meningie and the Lower Lakes and Coorong Recovery team have created a wonderful Pelican Path, Meningie's new interpretive trail.

The Pelican Path is an interpretive walk which highlights the European, Aboriginal and environmental history of the Meningie region.

The trail is the first step in restoring habitat along Meningie's lakefront for local wildlife, and to improve Lake Albert's health in the Meningie area. It also aims to make the lakefront even more attractive for the local community and visitors to enjoy.

The environmentally sensitive design of the trail includes a 400 metre textured pathway, interpretive signage, seating and viewing platforms. It focuses on the importance of the environment to the region, local community and the Ngarrindjeri, as well as the area's history.

Community volunteers planted more than 1,000 native plants along the foreshore as part of the project to improve habitat along the lakefront.

This project is part of the South Australian Government's Murray Futures program funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future strategy.

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Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Site

From $20

The Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Site offers a walk through Aboriginal dreaming and culture.

Join the guides on a tour through the Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Site and experience Aboriginal culture as you journey through the ancestral home of the Nganguraku People. Visit the birthplace of the "Black Duck Dreaming" on the banks of the mighty Murray River, just a pleasant 45-minute drive from the riverboat town of Mannum.

Climb the boardwalk as it meanders up the majestic cliffs of a seabed laid down eons ago and view the majesty of one of the most pristine and beautiful stretches of water the River Murray has to offer.

Marvel as the story of rock art and a culture older than antiquity unfolds before you. This experience will challenge your perception of Aboriginal culture and leave you in awe of the resourcefulness of Australia's indigenous people.

Please note tours require a minimum of 10 people to operate. Not available Sundays and total fire ban days.


Parilla is named after an Aboriginal word meaning 'cold place'. It was surveyed in 1904 and proclaimed a town in 1907 but, like Lameroo and Pinnaroo, it came to life in 1906 with the arrival of the railway.

This Mallee area has both traditional and newer crops including potatoes, carrots, onions and olives.

Parilla is a great spot to take a break from travelling at the well appointed rest area. There is a children's playground nearby and also a hotel and general store for something to eat and drink.

A short walk to view the wall mural is a must.

Explore more of the Murraylands - one of South Australia's favourite aquatic playgrounds, with the mighty Murray River meandering through.

This is where you'll find your perfect houseboat holiday. There's nothing that quite compares to a holiday on a houseboat, cruising up and down the river at your leisure in your own floating hotel.

And the towns of the Murraylands have a relaxed, casual feel - the ideal place to spend a lazy afternoon in the sun after a day of watersports or fishing.

There are plenty of opportunities to go bushwalking, or enjoy an old-fashioned singalong by the fire at a camping site. And you'll find a range of accommodation options, great places to relax, shop and enjoy a drink at a local pub.