Coorong National Park
Coorong Long Point
This stretch of lagoon heading north to the Murray Mouth is the deepest section of the Coorong. On the opposite shore is the Younghusband Peninsula, accessible by water-craft. From the opposite shore you can walk through the sand dunes to the Southern Ocean. The dune crossing at this point is just under 2kms. Freshwater soaks near the Coorong edge provide sustenance to a wide variety of birdlife. Freshwater may be seen as a damp layer at the base of sand-hills and across the marginal flats into the lagoon. Soaks are associated with a dense, impenetrable growth of sedges and low shrubs.
Long Point through cultural eyes, related by Peter and Meryl Mansfield
Long Point known to our people as (MULLOWINGHERUNG) is the southern part of the Talkundjera Tribe’s country of the Yaraldikald language group. The family connected to this tribe is the Sumners. The Tribe’s (Lakalinyeri) name is derived from the word Talkundjeri which is a scrub turkey (bustard). There was also a property called Talkinyera through which the Murray River (many thousands of years ago flowed into the sea). The actual point Mullowingherung is named as such because it was a good place to catch Mullowi. The Totems (ngatji’s) of this tribe were the Tulkundjeri the wild swamp turkey or bustard and the Tulatji the swamp or bush Kangaroo.
There are numerous designated camping spots along the lagoon edge from Long Point north to Mark Point. All campsites provide spectacular views across the water to the Youndhusband Peninsula. If you are sleeping on your boat you can find your own secluded site along the Coorong.
Visit Parks SA to book a campsite.
Fishing at Long Point Coorong
Boats can be launched at makeshift ramps at both Long Point and Mark Point.