COORONG WILDERNESS LODGE - INFO
The Coorong Wilderness Lodge was first established and built by the Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal community, officially opened on November 3, 2000 by Professor Lowitja O'Donoghue AC, CBE.
The Lodge offers a range of activities to experience the Ngarrindjeri way of life and the local flora and fauna, providing visitors, including local, national and international tourists, with a range of indigenous cultural and nature-based experiences. Activities include:
- Guided bush tucker walks
- Guided kayak tours
- Storytelling and Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal history in the Coorong
- Kayak Hire
- Bush walks
The Coorong Wilderness Lodge Ngarrindjeri guides will explain fascinating aspects of Coorong traditional life, such as the medicinal uses of the Coorong's native plants, and share their instructive narratives of the Dreamtime. Paddle the Coorong's waterways, taste traditional foods, and trek across the dunes to the ocean beach. Guests will also be shown the ancestral trails and gather cockles and crabs from the sands of the surf just as the ancestors did. The evidence is in the ancient midden sites.
Accommodation options at the Coorong Wilderness Lodge include private studio style contemporary cabins situated on the waterfront to capture 180-degree uninterrupted views over the Coorong wilderness, or Bunkhouse ensuited accommodation for up to 16 people. Caravan and camping sites with an ablution block to service campers and backpackers, are also available.
The main Lodge with spectacular views of the surrounding waters and native bush land houses the restaurant/café where delicious home style cooked meals are served, including the locally caught Coorong Mullet, for guests staying at the Lodge and visitors. Small group tours can be catered for by prior arrangement.