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Coorong National Park


From Tailem Bend, the Princes Highway skirts Lake Alexandrina and the freshwater Lake Albert before passing the edge of the Coorong National Park. The coastal saline lagoon system of the Coorong (from the Aboriginal “Karangk”, meaning long neck) is separated from the sea for over 100km by the high sand dunes of the Younghusband Peninsula. This is the state’s most prolific pelican breeding ground, and an excellent place to observe these awkward yet graceful birds – there’s a shelter with seating and a telescope focused on the small islands where some birds breed at Jacks Point, 3km north of Policemans Point on the Princes Highway.

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