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A Christmas message from Coorong Realty

A Christmas message from Coorong Realty

๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€: ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐˜† ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—˜๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜€.As the Coorong Realty team, composed of Kerry, Adam, Nicki, Heidi, Luke, Mia and Sharon, we collectively take a moment to reflect on the extraordinary real estate journ...

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Where to eat in the Coorong Region!

Where to eat in the Coorong Region!

Freshies     Freshies, located along Lake Albert in Meningie, offer seasonal events from live music, Jukebox, and special nights, accommodating travellers’ staying at the park. Their food is unforgettable, and their customer service is very welcoming. Before Freshies, ...

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November newsletter 2023

November newsletter 2023

  HOME    ABOUT    CONTACT   HOLIDAY LAUNDRY SERVICEDid you know? We provide a commercial in house linen service to...

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October newsletter 2023

October newsletter 2023

  HOME    ABOUT    CONTACT   Help to put a smile on faces Let's spread some sunshine in your life Pop in to an...

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September newsletter 2023

September newsletter 2023

  HOME    ABOUT    CONTACT     EASY WASH LAUNDRY SERVICEDid you know?We provide a line...

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August newsletter 2023

August newsletter 2023

  HOME    ABOUT    CONTACT August 2023 Edition of the Coorong Realty Newsletter Heidi hits ...

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Investors / New Landlords Mini Bible

Investors / New Landlords Mini Bible

Investing in the real estate market can be a very daunting time, especially with recent interest rate increases and lots of legislation and compliance to consider.     The property management and sales departments at Coorong Realty have come together to create a mini bible ...

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July Newsletter 23

July Newsletter 23

SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN JULY! Newest retailer on the block! Nicki's Top Picks Boardroom Hire Commercial Linen Service For SALE SOLD Stamp Duty Relief Looking for a new statement piece for summer? Look no further!Hide & Horn Australia has got you covered! Hide & Horn Austr...

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Tenant Tips with Heidi Elliott, Property Solutions Manager!

Tenant Tips with Heidi Elliott, Property Solutions Manager!

Wondering how you can ace your next rental application?  Our Property Solutions Manager, Heidi Elliott talks you through the four steps you need to consider when applying for a rental.    See the link below to find out more! How to ace your rental application!   With you...

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Stamp Duty Relief Information

Stamp Duty Relief Information

  Stamp duty will be abolished for thousands of eligible first home buyers building or buying a new home! The state government has made some welcoming changes that results in the stamp duty fee being abolished. The full abolition of the stamp duty will apply to new homes va...

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May Newsletter 2023

May Newsletter 2023

  LIFESTYLE AND SMALL ACREAGE  If you have been on the fence about selling your lifestyle or small acreage property, now might be the time to think  a little further about it. We currently have buyers looking for lifestyle and small acreage properties across our region...

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Can you really eat Carp?

Can you really eat Carp?

  Can you really eat Carp?   When you order fish at a restaurant or the local pub, you’re more than likely going to pick something mainstream like Salmon, Coorong Mullet, Butter fish etc. What if Carp was on the menu! Would you order it? In Australia, Carp is considered a ...

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Winter Specials 2023

Winter Specials 2023

See Wren Cabin Here: https://coorongrealty.guestybookings.com/properties/6194419e587ce100331b53ae  See Pelican Cabin Here: https://coorongrealty.guestybookings.com/properties/61944187587ce100331b4f06  See Serene Shores Here: https://coorongrealty.guestybookings.com/properties/619442...

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April Newsletter 2023

April Newsletter 2023

WELCOME TO APRIL    See Holiday Accommodations here: https://coorongrealty.guestybookings.com/properties    See blog here: https://www.coorongrealty.com.au/post?post_id=11851        

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Exploring Coonalpyn!

Exploring Coonalpyn!

Exploring Coonalpyn, South Australia.   Ever wondered what the small town of Coonalpyn has to offer?  Coorong Realty has done some investigating, read on to find out!   DID YOU KNOW? Coonalpyn was part of the Ninety-Mile Desert?The Ninety-Mile Desert was a large stretch o...

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Mad March Newsletter!

Mad March Newsletter!

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February Newsletter 23

February Newsletter 23

 

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December Newsletter

December Newsletter

It's that time of year again! Merry Christmas from us!Our highlights in December include: • Swan Group Christmas Show! • Staff profile - Get to know Nicki Fegen! • Recent sales! • Coorong Cottage Industry in Meningie!• Tailem Bend Christmas Parade!• Coorong R...

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What to eat in the Coorong? We have got you covered!

What to eat in the Coorong? We have got you covered!

    Here is everything you need to know about where to eat in the Coorong! The Coorong region is filled with amazing foods and are home to many local businesses who produce unforgettable foods. These country businesses are unlike no other. So try them out for yourself.   &n...

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December Holiday Rental Newsletter

December Holiday Rental Newsletter

The festive season is back! And the Coorong Region is packed with places to stay and places to eat! And there is plenty of things to do... especially in summer! December is the perfect time for a getaway. The flowers have bloomed and summer is here. It's just perfect! Let our Coo...

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Coorong pub crawl anyone ? We have you covered!

Coorong pub crawl anyone ? We have you covered!

Embark on the mother of all pub crawls when you explore these country pubs in the Coorong and Murray River. You will find pubs with views that you just can’t beat, great food and beer, award-winning wine lists and things to amuse the kids.  So take a day trip, or stay a few days and t...

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Where to stay in Meningie? The Lake Albert Caravan Park, the place to be!

Where to stay in Meningie? The Lake Albert Caravan Park, the place to be!

The Lake Albert Caravan Park is home to living legends Jacqui Grant and Troy Fynnaart who are community-minded personalities that believe tourism is vit al to the success of Meningie and the Coorong. These dynamic business partners met some years ago at the Glenelg Football Club, Adelaide. At...

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Where to eat in Meningie?  The Freshies Cafe, Bars, new menu!

Where to eat in Meningie? The Freshies Cafe, Bars, new menu!

What do three farmers and a baby have to do with running a restaurant?  It's a funny way to start a business; but the proof is in the results! Farmers know food and these three have rapidly transformed Freshies Cafe, Bar and Restaurant into one of the best places to eat in Meningie. When S...

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November Newsletter

November Newsletter

  This months highlights include:• Buyer alert!• For sale!• Introducing our new Property Manager, Bec!• Get to know Bec Thrussell - Staff profile • Wellington East Project  - Official Opening Day • New Coorong Realty hats - Sun s...

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Every day is like an adventure!

Every day is like an adventure!

Coorong Wild Seafood As a boy from the suburbs of Melbourne, Glen Hill of Coorong Wild Seafood, Meningie, was lured to the pleasure of recreational fishing from a young age, but never thought it would lead him to where he is today. It took one commercial fishing trip and he was hooked! “...

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Secret Coorong Camping Spots

Secret Coorong Camping Spots

Love the great outdoors?  Want to discover some secret camping spots in the Coorong, and truly get away from everything (and everyone!)? The Coorong has lots of options for happy campers, from caravan parks on the lake or river (Lake Albert Caravan Park at Meningie is the spo...

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November Holiday Rental Newsletter

November Holiday Rental Newsletter

The Coorong Region is packed with places to stay and places to eat! And there is plenty of things to do... especially in spring! November is the perfect time for a getaway. The flowers have bloomed and summer is near. It's just perfect! Let our Coorong Realty team guide you to yo...

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Get to know our new Property Manager Bec more!

Get to know our new Property Manager Bec more!

  We are thrilled to welcome Bec Thrussell to the Coorong Realty family. We are expanding, and Bec has joined us as Property Solutions Manager.   Bec is a registered Property Manager, and with 11 years of real estate industry experience, and seven years as a Property Manager, B...

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10 Things to do in the Coorong!

10 Things to do in the Coorong!

  Ten things to do in Meningie! And while you are staying in the Coorong region, you might like to explore! Here are our (Coorong Realty team) top ten things to do in Meningie.   1. Lions Walking Trail The Lions Walking Trail is one of the most popular walking trails in Meningie. T...

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October Holiday Rental Newsletter

October Holiday Rental Newsletter

  The Coorong Region is packed with places to stay and places to eat! And there is plenty of things to do... especially in spring! October is the perfect time for a getaway. The flowers are blooming, day light savings is here, and the spring weather is not too hot for outdoor ac...

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Meet and greet with Bec!

Meet and greet with Bec!

      Welcome Bec!       As previously communicated to you, we are expanding our team.  We’re excited to have Bec Thrussell join us as your Property Solutions Manager.  With over 11 years in the real estate industry, Bec has been ...

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 September Holiday Rental Newsletter

September Holiday Rental Newsletter

The Coorong region is packed with places to stay and places to eat! And there is plenty of things to do... especially in spring! September is the perfect time for a getaway. The flowers are blooming, days are slowly getting longer, and the spring weather is not too hot for outdoor activities...

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Exciting changes happening at Coorong Realty!

Exciting changes happening at Coorong Realty!

There are some exciting changes happening at Coorong Realty! INTRODUCING OUR NEW PROPERTY MANAGER Now that the dust has settled, we are making a number of changes. We are expanding our team and our experience. First up, we are excited to announce your new Property Solutions Manager, Bec Thrus...

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All the news from August !

All the news from August !

THIS MONTHS HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDES • Tiarnie's Apple editing day  • Staff profile - Get to know our Adam Hurle! • New Wellington Reserve project    • Pink Rhino • Just listed!• V8 Super Cars • Join the team!!!       &nbs...

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August Holiday Rental Newsletter

August Holiday Rental Newsletter

The Coorong region is filled with places to stay and things to do... even in the cooler months! August is the perfect time for a getaway as we are transitioning into spring.... so the weather is juuust right! Let our Coorong Realty team and our Holiday rental speci...

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All the news from the Coorong in July

All the news from the Coorong in July

    WHATS NEW THIS MONTH? In this issue...   • Hosting Addison Mammone for work experience • Get to know our staff- Luke Medlow! • Mid Winter Specials • Appreciation for our Holiday House cleaners! • SOLD! • Just listed •The Bl...

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A career in real estate in Meningie!

A career in real estate in Meningie!

In July, we were pleased to host work experience for a local student from Meningie Addison Mammone. Addison expressed an interest in a career in real estate in Meningie, and we were happy to show her around recently. Over the week, Addison worked with various people from our team. During her time...

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All the news from the Coorong in June

All the news from the Coorong in June

    What's new at Coorong Realty? In this issue...... • New Guesty Software implemented• 77 Warrengie Drive - Sold this month• Happy Daise is on the market!• Our laundry is in full swing• Winter getaway specials on offer• Get to kn...

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What to do in Meningie? Race your Lawnmower of course!

What to do in Meningie? Race your Lawnmower of course!

What to do in Meningie? Ben Reusch is, The Lawnmower Man. He is also the Manager of the Meningie Hotel. Having travelled from Adelaide to Darwin (via Perth) relief managing, he arrived six years ago and took on the role of managing the Hotel.  And, when Ben arrived in  Meningie, so di...

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Where to stay in the Coorong? Check out 42 Mile Crossing!

Where to stay in the Coorong? Check out 42 Mile Crossing!

42 Mile Crossing Nothing else says “Aussie lifestyle” more than our passion for the great outdoors. Four-wheel driving, hiking, camping, fishing, sleeping under the stars & cooking on the beach. What’s not to love! The Coorong region in South Australia boasts “42 Mil...

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Where to live in the Coorong?  Wellington East!

Where to live in the Coorong? Wellington East!

Wellington East Wellington East, or for the historically inclined East Wellington, sits where the River Murray opens into Lake Alexandrina; the conclusion of the Murray-Darling system in South Australia. A peaceful enclave of house proud permanent and holiday homes laid out in a prist...

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What to do in the Coorong?  Visit the Riverside Hotel

What to do in the Coorong? Visit the Riverside Hotel

The Riverside Hotel  The midday sun prompts the lazy ‘ol River Murray to sparkle and dance as a houseboat gracefully moors up to the grassy bank. It joins two speedboats bobbing silently. A small group disembark and stroll across the manicured lawn with excited rabble as they anticipa...

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Where to stay in the Coorong? Connect With Your Family at Coorong Cabins!

Where to stay in the Coorong? Connect With Your Family at Coorong Cabins!

Where to stay in the Coorong? A visit to the Coorong will bring back your childhood memories.  We promise. Memories of fishing trips and beach buggy days will come flooding back as you pass little bush tracks weaving away from the main highway. And, if you are lucky you might bump into lo...

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A labour of love!

Holiday Accommodation With the opening of Anna and Bruno Bellon’s The Races comes three much needed high-end holiday/workforce rentals to Murray Bridge and the ever- growing Coorong, Lower Lakes and River Murray region. Both originally from Tailem Bend, the brother and sister du...

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Investment faith rewarded!

Investment faith rewarded!

Villa Serra   Workforce and holiday / event accommodation SMALL and large investors, from near and far, are flocking to the Coorong region with the opening of The Bend Motorsport Park.   With the need for workforce and holiday/event accommodation growing, investors Rick and Ngaire ...

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Where to live in the Coorong - Living off grid!

Where to live in the Coorong - Living off grid!

Living off grid! Holiday Accommodation Positioning his base camp at Wellington East, retired policeman, Matt Baillie of Bankstown NSW, lives off the grid pursuing his passions of motorcycle racing and more importantly, spending time with his young son, Don.   Choosing to investing into i...

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Invested in the Coorong

Invested in the Coorong

Invested in the Coorong After five years of owning his own restaurant, Sandeep Tati owner of the Meningie Cheese Factory Restaurant is moving on, leaving a strong Coorong property portfolio for his family’s future. Leaving his job as a Console Attendant at Caltex Meningie, Sandeep backed ...

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Where to live in Wellington?  Here are the 5 reasons to invest in Wellington East!

Where to live in Wellington? Here are the 5 reasons to invest in Wellington East!

5 Reasons to Invest in Wellington East! We are completely biased, and proud locals, but we think that Wellington East is an investment hot spot! #1. You live, eat, sleep and breathe Motorsport If you love, eat, sleep and breathe motorsport, there has never been a better time invest in Wellingt...

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Want to live in Meningie? Here are 5 Reasons to Invest in Meningie!

Want to live in Meningie? Here are 5 Reasons to Invest in Meningie!

5 Reasons to Invest in Meningie! We are completely biased, and proud locals, but we think that Meningie is an emerging investment hot spot. #1. Lifestyle If you love the outdoors, the ocean, the water and nature, then Meningie is the place for you. Located at the head of the Coorong, a wetlan...

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Where to stay in Tailem Bend?  The Bunkhouse!

Where to stay in Tailem Bend? The Bunkhouse!

From Railway Gangs to Motorsport Luxury Identified as the ‘Barracks’ for well over fifty years, John Scott’s ground-breaking facelift of Tailem Bend’s Railway Barracks is finally ready to meet the ever-growing accommodation needs of the region. Taking just on t...

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Where to stay in the Coorong?  Carbon Neutral Coorong Cabins

Where to stay in the Coorong? Carbon Neutral Coorong Cabins

Coorong Cabins achieves Carbon Neutral Status Nestled in the hillside at Noonameena near Meningie, are the award winning Coorong Cabins that were established in 2016, by Mik Batki.   With infinite care and attention to detail, these Cabins not only look good and feel good, but a...

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A pit stop at the Masonic Hall for Accommodation

A pit stop at the Masonic Hall for Accommodation

From takeaway to accommodation Listing Tailem Takeaway and Pizza for SALE , owners Michael and Karen Alleman, are ready for a new challenge. After all the work put into renovating, refurbishing and refitting the shop since purchasing it in 2014, the Alleman’s are selling up and ...

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Sea Change!

Sea Change!

Rick and Monica, from Adelaide, have long been fans of the Coorong lifestyle. Spending most weekends at their shack at Parnka Point, this adventurous duo have their eye on the horizon and a move to semi-retirement. Rick is a general builder and commercial gyprocker by trade and he is focused ...

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Where to stay at Wellington?  Check out River-Life - Holiday Accommodation right on the rivers edge.

Where to stay at Wellington? Check out River-Life - Holiday Accommodation right on the rivers edge.

Holiday Accommodation at Wellington An Investment in Family Finding an investment his whole family can enjoy, tradie, Daniel Novotny of Precise Plaster, Hallett Cove, joins the ever-growing number of investors looking to the Coorong for lifestyle and higher than average financial returns. Slow...

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A piece of paradise!

A piece of paradise!

JURY ROAD ORCHARD CAMPING AND HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION Growing up across the lake at the Van Den Brink Farm, Margy Gambling of Meningie daydreamed about what was beyond the gates of Jury Road Orchard – not knowing that her husband’s love of single piston motors would bring he...

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Schools and Beyond!

Schools and Beyond!

Founded in 1993, the Murray River North Group calls Tailem Bend home as it builds seven buildings for the Meningie Primary School with more projects looming on the horizon. With two Junior, three Intermediate and two Senior School transportable buildings on his drawing board, Murray River North ...

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Customer centered and community focused!

Customer centered and community focused!

Hughes Newsagency, Tailem Bend When deli owner, Jeff Hughes saw an opportunity to buy the newsagency next door in 1943 he knew what great customer service was all about – being a friend.   For three generations now, Jeff, Robert and Tony Hughes have successfully grown their business...

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Securing the future!

Securing the future!

Tailem Bend Community Centre With the ever-changing landscape of government funding, the Tailem Bend Community Centre looks to invest in regional property to safeguard its delivery of services. Expanding its services to over 25,000 square kilometres, the Tailem Bend Community Centre (...

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Thinking outside of the box!

Thinking outside of the box!

There is no doubt that Tailem Bend is in the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime generational change. With the opening of The Bend (SA Motorsport Park) in 2018, and its maiden Super Bikes event in April and the inaugural V8 Super Cars race in August, Tailem Bend is buzzing like never before. Add to t...

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From gangstaโ€™s to a property boom!

From gangstaโ€™s to a property boom!

Gun Alley Tailem Bend Tailem’s infamous Gun Alley is quickly transforming from its legendary ‘gangsta’ status, where tough railway men and the Connolly clan of fifteen roamed, to a more refined lane of property investors. Gun Alley, gazetted as Webb Street, Tailem Be...

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A slice of Italy

A slice of Italy

Don Ruggerio, owner Swanport Harvest Renowned market gardeners, Don and Kathy Ruggerio, of Swanport Harvest fame are selling their eclectic family home to prepare for their transition to retirement. No stranger to work, Don and Kathy have spent many years building their vegetable growing busi...

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Master Juggler

Master Juggler

Local juggler, and master story teller, Kelly Kuhn has proven that life is simply a juggling act and nothing but fun! A mother of two, entrepreneur, community spokesperson, wife, sister and all round Super Star, Kel has embarked on her latest challenge, Juggle House Experiences. ...

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Growing a range of options

Growing a range of options

Cropping in the Mallee is always a tough gig, but none more so than the 2018/2019 season, with less than 150mm of rain falling in the critical growing season. Northern parts of the Coorong, and neighbouring Karoonda and Southern Mallee have all been drought declared, but this hasn’t slow...

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Meningie โ€“ Open for Business

Meningie โ€“ Open for Business

Proud local identities, Jo Schulz and Tony Turner, have  invested in the Meningie region and are here for the long haul. Both, originally & separately, farmers, Jo & Tony found their way into the tourism business almost by accident. Jo explained that about 15 years ago, T...

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Coorong farmers leading the way

Coorong farmers leading the way

Can you imagine being a farmer, with your entire livelihood dependent on the Weather Gods?  It’s not for the faint-hearted, that’s for sure. So how do they survive, let alone prosper, when so much is out of their control?  Coorong farmers are innovative (and a little bit br...

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What to do in Meningie??  Ask us about the biggest dairy barn in South Australia

What to do in Meningie?? Ask us about the biggest dairy barn in South Australia

Revolutionising dairy! In 2017, Brad & Karin Fischer revolutionised the way that they produce milk when they installed a 10,100m2 barn to house their 600 head of milkers. And, while locals joke that you can see the barn from moon, this strategic investment is paying real dividends for the F...

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Where to stay in Meningie? The perfect couples retreat - Pelican Perch Retreat!

Where to stay in Meningie? The perfect couples retreat - Pelican Perch Retreat!

Pelican Perch Retreat is perfect for couples interested in an authentic stay in Meningie. Located right on the edge of Lake Albert at Meningie, Pelican Perch Retreat has a million-dollar view.   The current owners lovingly built this comfortable home in their spare time! In between makin...

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Your local real estate agent - Kerry Swan

Your local real estate agent - Kerry Swan

How to live life your way! Ever been stuck on the wrong side of a decision? A decision like ending a marriage? Quitting a job? Or going broke? This is the Kerry Swan Story. Kerry has been at the bottom, with loads of debt and little kids. At 38, I found myself with 2 little kids and a lar...

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Your local property manager - Luke Medlow

Your local property manager - Luke Medlow

Luke is pumped with his first investment Luke Medlow has achieved stage one of his property dream – at the age of 19, he has bought his first investment property.  He’s stoked and we can’t help but be impressed with this incredible achievement. So how did Luke manage to b...

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Your local real estate agent - Adam Hurle

Your local real estate agent - Adam Hurle

Community drives Adam! The newest member of the Coorong Realty team seems to have trouble sitting still.  Never one to be doing nothing, Adam Hurle is an enthusiastic volunteer in his home town of Meningie.  Having grown up in Meningie, Adam is now raising his two young children with ...

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Nicki Fegen - the smile behind your local real estate agent

Nicki Fegen - the smile behind your local real estate agent

New Beginning for Coorong Realty Dynamo Coorong Realty’s Nicki Fegen has embraced a new life in Australia and a new career in property marketing.  Nicki, her husband and two young children emigrated from South Africa just a few years ago, and have embraced their new life with enthusi...

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A small community making a BIG difference!

A small community making a BIG difference!

In the Mallee region of South Australia, is a very special woman, passionately leading her community, and changing how we approach dementia care.  Claudia Ait-Touati, from Coonalpyn, has spent years establishing Careship Coorong, a care farm that is providing people living with dis...

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A Coorong Love Story

A Coorong Love Story

Celia Kernick came to the Coorong for love, when she met her husband, Neville twenty years ago, and then promptly fell in love with the region as well.   A city girl born and bred, Celia has thrived and is proud to live and work in the Coorong.  Twenty years after movin...

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Property styling is Samโ€™s happy place.

Property styling is Samโ€™s happy place.

Property Solutions Manager, Sam Hicks, discovered decorating early in life, and drove her mother nuts when she constantly rearranged her room.       ‘I took sewing lessons from a local woman when I was in school so I could start sewing my own curtains and cushions for my ...

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Farming for the future

Farming for the future

Jason and his wife Penny are farming for the future, at their sheep and beef farm at Field, east of Meningie. The Schulz’s live and work at ‘Coolaroo’ – the original family farm, owned and operated by Jason’s parents.  Jason grew up on the farm, and was thrust...

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A lifetime love of the Murray

A lifetime love of the Murray

Deb Cox and her husband Roger loved the river so much, they upped stumps and moved from Adelaide. Now, three generations are enjoying the river lifestyle, and their retirement plans are on hold. Deb, who cleans and prepares Coorong Realty holiday houses for guests, fell in love with the Murray R...

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Work hard and you can survive anything

Work hard and you can survive anything

‘Just put in a hard day’s work.  Keep doing that and you can survive anything.’ Such is the life philosophy of farmer, community man and former regional Councilor Bob Simcock. Given the many challenges facing rural communities, Bob’s endurance and can-do at...

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Turning challenges into opportunities

Turning challenges into opportunities

Glenn Power turned life’s challenges into opportunities, and embraced creativity as a career. ‘I spend my days doing two of my favourite things – wandering around the stunning Coorong taking photos, and chatting to interesting people while I’m at it.’  After ye...

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Frank stopped for a beer, and bought the pub โ€“ again!

Frank stopped for a beer, and bought the pub โ€“ again!

For the second time, Frank and Alison Dean are back behind the bar at the Tailem Bend Hotel, enjoying seeing old friends and renovating the main street building. ‘It’s my wife’s fault again, I just wanted a cold beer!’ So what bought them back for a second stint, thirty y...

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The different faces of volunteers

The different faces of volunteers

Small communities rely on volunteers and they come in all shapes and sizes. Local Tailem Bend woman Lyn Simcock likes to keep busy, working part time providing finance support to the Coorong Realty and Simcock Commercial teams, helping her husband Bob on the farm, cooking for the masses and volu...

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From pocket money to the Adelaide Foodie Scene

From pocket money to the Adelaide Foodie Scene

The brain child of a 12 year old immigrant, from Belgium, is about to smash the foodie scene in Adelaide. Simply looking for some pocket money, Chabane Ait-Toutati, convinced Mum and Dad to set up shop in sleepy Coonalpyn and the rest, as they say, is history. Waffles and Jaffles is about ...

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Meningieโ€™s best kept secrets

Meningieโ€™s best kept secrets

Trevor Rasheed has been the keeper of secrets for more than 30 years. He has seen people come and go in his time as a sales agent in Meningie, and believes the town is once again on the verge of change. And he has seen it before.  ‘In the early 2000’s, before the drought, Men...

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How a little red brick wall charmed Amy

How a little red brick wall charmed Amy

Tailem Bend locals can thank a red brick wall for having the best coffee, drinks and desserts in the region. On a whim, Amy Chinsami convinced her husband Neil that an unassuming shopfront in the main street of Tailem Bend was the perfect place for a coffee shop, all because she fell in love w...

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Tick off the Coorong bucket list this Winter

Tick off the Coorong bucket list this Winter

Feeling restless now the cold weather has set in?  Dreading the upcoming school holidays?  Then pack the family and the car, and get out of the house for a day or a weekend.  The Coorong Winter playground is less than two hours from Adelaide, and there is lots of awesome stuf...

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Pssstโ€ฆwant to know a secret

Pssstโ€ฆwant to know a secret

Ever wondered, just what is at the end of that long driveway?  Where is that cute little church on our $50 note?  Why on earth do we need an inland lighthouse? The Coorong is full of unseen and secluded experiences, and these are just a few. We’ve discovered how you ca...

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Keep the kids busy in the Coorong

Keep the kids busy in the Coorong

‘Are we there yet?’ ………’Are we there yet?’ Seriously? Any parent who has been on a family road trip would be familiar with this annoying noise from the back seat of the car.  Ahhh…the joys of the family road trip.  So to help yo...

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Every good road trip includes food

Every good road trip includes food

Local food and produce are a major part of any holiday.  How it’s grown and how best to enjoy it is always a question worth exploring. The Tastes of the Coorong Tour has gone a step better, and will take you straight to the producer, who will love to chat and tell you all ab...

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Secrets of a bushranger

Secrets of a bushranger

Did you know the Coorong had its very own bushranger? And, he rode an ostrich in his pursuit of crime! Learn about the adventures of this bandit (and snap a selfie riding his ostrich), when you explore the Pelican Path.  If you’re keen to explore the Coorong on foot, here are five st...

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Love an organised cupboard

Love an organised cupboard

Who out there delights in perfectly organised cupboards?  Is anyone a little obsessed with, say, linen cupboard order, like we are?  Now let me explain – our obsession is borne of necessity and appreciation, because we are property managers, looking after more than 30 holiday hou...

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Building community, one event at a time

Building community, one event at a time

There are some pretty cool things happening at the The Lake Albert Caravan Park of late. You may have noticed vintage caravans gathered by the lake, or the locals gathered at the park for a session. It's all part of the grand plan devised by Jacqui Grant and Troy Fynnaart, the community minded o...

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Short and sweet road trips

Short and sweet road trips

Who doesn't love a good road trip? Especially ones packing the double whammy - they take less than a day and have cool stuff to see.  We've rounded up our pick of short drives in the Coorong, and included all the highlights – Coorong National Park, two huge lakes, the Murray River, Rau...

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The best ways to watch the V8 SuperSprint

The best ways to watch the V8 SuperSprint

Fire up your jets Revheads - the countdown is on for the V8 SuperSprint at Tailem Bend!  The Australian Supercars Championship is returning to The Bend in August, and we can’t help but notice the growing buzz of anticipation around the Coorong.   The inaugural race ...

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Discover foodie hot spots in the Coorong!

Discover foodie hot spots in the Coorong!

The Coorong is less than two hours from Adelaide, and there are lots of great eating experiences for the foodies amongst us.  Check out our tips on the best spots to find unique local produce, artisan sugar bombs, great coffee and boutique beer, in the glorious River, Lakes and Co...

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Stay and relax after the V8 SuperSprint!

Stay and relax after the V8 SuperSprint!

Not looking forward to returning to work after the excitement of the OTR V8 SuperSprint? Then spoil yourself with a few days of relaxation, exploring the magical Coorong. There is so much to see and do in Winter, and the best part?  Less people to share it with. So, check out our sugge...

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Brewing a little bit of fun

Brewing a little bit of fun

Boutique beers and cider on tap. Local food (most importantly, pizza). Lake views. CHECK. CHECK. CHECK! Welcome to Meningie’s newest tourism venture, The Coorong Brewing Co. It’s the creation of Stacey Peckover and Peter Reichelt, who have created a venue that is a little b...

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Where to live in Wellington East?  5 Reasons to Invest!

Where to live in Wellington East? 5 Reasons to Invest!

As completely biased, and proud locals, we think that Wellington East is an emerging investment hot spot. Not only is Wellington East located in the best spot, right on the rivers edge, and central to everything, but it also presents some real lifestyle choices for families, investors and retire...

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How anyone can build a property portfolio, anywhere

How anyone can build a property portfolio, anywhere

For nearly twenty years, Mark Lemon, has quietly got on with the job of building a serious property portfolio in regional South Australia. Starting with his first purchase in Tailem Bend in around 2001, Mark has tackled four major renovations to build an impressive portfolio today. ‘I b...

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Donโ€™t miss seeing SAโ€™s newest racetrack

Donโ€™t miss seeing SAโ€™s newest racetrack

Do you love a day out at the races?  You could be one of the first punters to experience SA’s newest racecourse and facilities at Gifford Hill, Murray Bridge. The Murray Bridge Gold Cup is one of the most popular country race meets in SA, and it’s also a perfect excu...

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How to be Dadโ€™s favourite this Fatherโ€™s Day

How to be Dadโ€™s favourite this Fatherโ€™s Day

Want to be Dad’s favourite this Father’s Day, but totally stuck for a great idea? We’ve come up with the goods so you can leave your siblings in the dust.  Check out some great Coorong inspiration to treat Dad like a King, and enter our competition to win him a pretty cool ...

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Top 5 Holiday Houses with Water Views Part 1

Top 5 Holiday Houses with Water Views Part 1

Who doesn’t love to relax with a water view from the deck of their holiday house?  Well, the Coorong is all about water views.  Take your pick from the Murray River, Lake Albert or the stunning Coorong lagoons with a backdrop of sand dunes. So sit back, relax and gaze at nature a...

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Five Most Instagrammable Spots in the Coorong

Five Most Instagrammable Spots in the Coorong

It’s no secret the River, Lakes and Coorong is one of the most stunning regions in South Australia.  Its rapid growth in popularity with interstate and international visitors is because of the endless natural beauty and wildlife, which they can immerse themselves in. Did you know th...

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How to host a cracking holiday rental

The self-listed accommodation game sure is crowded these days (we’re looking at you, Airbnb).   Whether you are self managing, or have an agency looking after your property, you want to stand out from the crowd.  As property and listing managers of over 30 gorgeous homes arou...

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How to host a cracking holiday rental

How to host a cracking holiday rental

The self-listed accommodation game sure is crowded these days (we’re looking at you, Airbnb).   Whether you are self managing, or have an agency looking after your property, you want to stand out from the crowd.  As property and listing managers of over 30 gorgeous homes arou...

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New experiences at Wellington Courthouse

New experiences at Wellington Courthouse

Picture yourself cosied up on leather chesterfields with friends, a glass of Langhorne Creek red, with the pot belly stove warming our toes. We think we’ve found the perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon.  Sounds like your thing too? Then get yourself booked into the Wellingto...

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Mum & Dadโ€™s Hotel is worth $24K!

Mum & Dadโ€™s Hotel is worth $24K!

    Are you working hard and saving for your first home?  Then we hope you get on great with the parents! The real benefits of living with Mum and Dad have been revealed, and it turns out the amount of dollars you can save is a whopping $24,300 per year. If you’re serious...

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