quietly rowing your boat next to the reed beds, listening to the gentle
sounds of nature and watching a host of water birds dabbling and diving
for their dinner. The views of the old station buildings from the water
are simply wonderful.
At Poltalloch, we are lucky to have some wonderful boating opportunities and other water activities right on our doorstep. All our guests can enjoy using our condor paddle canoes and the rowboat (full-size life jackets provided) and are welcome to bring their own windsurfer, sailing or motorboat. Facilities include sheltered moorings, a boat launching ramp and jetty.
The freshwater of Lake Alexandrina is open, shallow near the banks, and there are many tall reed beds where you can rest in shelter. Most afternoons in warm weather, a pleasant sea breeze comes across the lake from the west.
There are many places to explore from Poltalloch: our local shoreline, the picturesque Narrows (Lake Albert Channel), or further afield to the Coorong, across the lake to Milang or Goolwa, or upstream to the mighty Murray River. If you have a motorboat, take a day trip upriver for lunch at Wellington, or pack a picnic lunch and explore the Narrows, visiting Point Malcolm lighthouse on the way. Bring your own waterskiing or windsurfing equipment for a fun day on the water.
For many years, the water of the lakes and River Murray formed a major transport route and the main way to Poltalloch Station was by paddlesteamer or sailing boat. Today, you can still arrive under sail and stay overnight in one of our sheltered moorings or in a cottage. Boat moorings for one night visiting boaties are provided on a "no service, no charge" basis, but please let us know you are coming. You will need to provide your own cooking and bathroom facilities on board, and take away your rubbish. There is no charge for boat moorings for guests who are staying in cottages.
Good sailing boats can be hired from Goolwa/Hindmarsh Island for a truly memorable holiday. Long-term boat moorings at Poltalloch are very welcome.
When using any boat, it is important to plan your activities around the weather conditions and forecast for the day.
Poltalloch Rd, Narrung, near Meningie, South Australia
PMB3, via Tailem Bend, South Australia, 5260
Phone: +61 (0)8 85740043
Fax: +61 (0)8 85740065
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