- 2.7 km circuit
- 1 hour 15 mins
- Suitable for
- Walking, Hiking
- Grade 1, Easy Walk
- Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
- Coorong National Park
- Murray River, Lakes & Coorong
- Download maps & GPS files
- 2 GPS files
- 3 website links
- 8 photosJump to Photos section
- Travel options
- Travel time from Adelaide
- 2+ hours
About the Walking Trail
Ngrugie Ngoppun means ‘good walk’ in the Ngarrindjeri language. This short loop offers wildlife viewing and access to some local history.
This easy short walk commences in the heart of Salt Creek and follows a path through low scrub to the point at which the Salt Creek enters the Coorong. Abundant birdlife is a feature of this walk and can be viewed from a number of vantage points along the length of the trail. Panoramic views of the southern Coorong lagoon and sand dunes of the Younghusband Peninsula are provided at the headland.
Start the hike from one of 4 locations:
- The main trailhead in Salt Creek, opposite the replica oil rig (in which case the walk can be done as a 2.7km loop)
- The trailhead on Loop Road at the junction with the main highway (in which case the walk can be done as a 2.7km loop)
- The Hooded Plover Campground, about 1km from Salt Creek (in which case the walk can be done as a 3.7km lollipop shaped loop)
- The carpark on Loop Road, about 1.3km from Salt Creek. There are toilets and a picnic area here. The Lakes Nature Walk Trail also starts here (in which case the walk can be done as a 3.8km lollipop shaped loop)
The Friends of the Coorong provide detailed information about the walk.