Narrung & Lake Albert Scenic Loop

Poltalloch Road, Poltalloch, 5259 SA (Map)

If you are in the Meningie area, take this scenic loop around Lake Albert.

Travelling northwest from the Noonameena, turnoff (Seven Mile Rd) towards Narrung provides the opportunity to view the northern reaches of the Coorong as well as the Tauwitchere Barrages at Pelican Point via the unsealed but well graded Long Point or Mark Point Roads. Continue north east on the unsealed road from Mark Point to the small town of Narrung, and across the free 24 hour ferry at ‘The Narrows’ where Lake Alexandrina meets Lake Albert.

Here you’ll find Point Malcolm Lighthouse on the hill, the only inland lighthouse in Australia, built in 1878. Point Malcolm Lighthouse was of great importance to the paddle steamers crossing the Lakes transporting all sorts of cargo between Milang and Meningie.

While near Narrung visit Raukkan (home of the Ngarrindjeri) and see the famous church built in 1868 that appears on the $50 note. Follow the sealed road in an easterly direction and you will soon drive past the historic Poltalloch Station to discover the southern panoramic views of Lake Alexandrina.

Finally, at the Princes Highway turn right and return to Meningie past the old Ashville Hall and the Pink Lake.

Poltalloch Road, Poltalloch, 5259 SA