Salt Creek to Parnka Point Suggested Routes

Suggested Routes

The routes outlined below are suggestions only. Use this information to plan a trip to suit your needs.


This section of the Coorong offers ideal paddling during the winter months (May – November) when water levels allow for wider exploration. The main channel has reasonable flow during the summer months. Water levels can be low in the area, with limestone reefs and sandbars as obstacles.The local weather pattern can change quickly in the Coorong and surrounding waterways. Be prepared for all types of weather, especially wind.


If Tea Tree crossing is closed (contact the Department for Environment and Heritage) water levels should be ideal for paddling around some of the islands.


Day and extended trips as loop paddles can be planned from several access points in the area. An example is from Jack Point, which could include paddling around some of the islands, visiting the Peninsula and walks to the Southern Ocean. There is no access to the islands as they are important bird breeding sites. At Salt Creek are several walking trails. Salt Creek itself is not part of the Park, and you should not paddle in or near it if birds are breeding in the area.


Overnight camping is permitted on Younghusband Peninsula, where minimal impact camping principles apply. On the main land side camping is available at Loop Road south of Salt Creek, Parnka Point and Policeman Point Caravan Park. Coorong Wilderness Lodge, provides parking, camping, cabins, meals and Aboriginal cultural interpretive tours by prior arrangement. There is also motel accommodation at Policeman Point. Gemini Downs has a range of accommodation options available.


Limited supplies are available from Salt Creek and Policeman Point.

The Coorong is salt water, therefore you will need to bring and carry your own water supplies.


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