In Ngarrindjeri country, the amazing Coorong National Park is a fecund lagoon landscape curving along the coast for 145km from Lake Alexandrina towards Kingston SE. A complex series of soaks and salt pans, it's separated from the sea by the chunky dunes of the Younghusband Peninsula. More than 200 waterbird species live here. Storm Boy, an endearing 1976 film about a young boy's friendship with a pelican (based on the 1964 novel by Colin Thiele), was filmed here, and re-made for a 2019 release.
Bordering the Coorong on Lake Albert (a large arm of Lake Alexandrina), little Meningie (population 1120) was established as a minor port in 1866. The environmental health of Lake Albert – one of the 'lower lakes' – has been perilous of late, with reduced Murray River flows.