Located on the shores of the largest freshwater lake system in Australia, this budget motel in Meningie is the ideal stopover for those travelling between Adelaide and Melbourne or on their way to and from Kangaroo Island.
There are 11 ground floor units available, including: standard rooms (which offer a double bed), waterfront rooms (which offer a queen bed), superior waterfront rooms (which offer a queen and a single bed), and family rooms (which offer a queen and 2 single beds). Most of the motel’s stunning rooms are located just metres from Lake Albert’s edge.
All of the rooms at Meningie’s Waterfront Motel feature an ensuite bathroom, ceiling fans, reverse cycle air conditioning, clock radio, electric blankets, tea and coffee making facilities, refrigerator, toaster, remote control television and DVD player. A hairdryer can be made available upon request (from reception).
This accommodation in Meningie also offers a number of general features, including: off street parking for each unit, fax and photocopying facilities, wireless internet, free DVD hire, and tourist information (available from reception). Breakfast can also be arranged if desired.
Meningie Hotel – the Coorong Mullet is a must!
After a long day of sightseeing, guests are invited to spend time of the balcony overlooking the water and enjoy the amazing views. This is also the perfect location to photograph local bird and wildlife (if you are so inclined).
The name of the town, Meningie, is believed to have been taken from the Aboriginal word meaning “mud”. The first European exploration of the area occurred around 1830 by Captain Charles Sturt. This was followed by overlanders, who brought sheep and cattle to the region.
Whilst staying at Meningie’s Waterfront Motel, we hope that you will also take the time to visit towns in the surrounding area, including: Tailem Bend, Wellington, Narrung, Coorong, Coonalpyn and Field.
When staying at Meningie’s Waterfront Motel, we hope that you will enjoy the many attractions and activities that the town has to offer. There is sure to be something for everyone, young and old alike!
Those interested in becoming one with our natural environment will enjoy their time spent in Meningie. The area is known for being the largest breeding colony for Australian Pelicans and also boasts Egrets, Whiskered Terns, Silver Gulls and Sharp Tailed Sandpipers. Trig Hill Lookout provides one of the best views of the town and the lake beyond. Pink Salt Lake is one of many such lakes in the area that has been coloured pink from the presence of beta carotene in the water.
If you enjoy keeping fit, we recommend checking out some of the walks and trails around Meningie. The Pelican Path (or “Yunti Ngopun Ngami”) is a 400m long pathway lined with special bird viewing areas; the Lions Bushwalking Trail meanders through natural scrubland; and there are a number of walks (as short as 20 minutes and as long as 2 days) found in the Coorong National Park. Some of the more notable sites include Long Point, Parnka Point and Jacks Point.
Those who are interested in learning more about the history of the region are encourage to visit the Meningie Cheese Factory Museum, which offers both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Visitors should also checkout the Raukkan Church, which is actually featured on the Australian $50 note. Poltalloch Station is also worth a visit if you have the time; the working station has a heritage-listed farm and museum that are designed to give guests an idea of life on a station.
If you are interested in the history of the Aboriginal people who originally settled the land, Camp Coorong is the place to go. The camp is designed to teach people about the Ngarrindjeri people, which is the name of the Aboriginal tribe who live in the region. There are a number of activities available, including: basket weaving, nature walks and field trips through the Coorong, a visit to the cultural museum, listen to dreaming stories, and see traditional burial grounds.
Those who prefer arts and crafts should visit The Chambers in Meningie or Coorong Cottage Industries, where you will find plenty of local produce and crafts available for sale. Delight your taste buds with delicious homemade jams and biscuits, or fossick through the second hand wares for the perfect antique piece to take home as a souvenir. Art lovers should definitely pay a visit to Studio 77, which is working studio/gallery showcasing local and Aboriginal works.
If you are an enthusiast or you just like the idea of spending the afternoon hitting a few balls around, the Meningie Lake Albert Golf Club should be at the top of your list. It is known as being one of the best rural courses in South Australia and the fairways are lined with thousands of trees, making it both picturesque and challenging. Golf buggies are available for getting around the 18-hole course, although bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.