Welcome to the Narrung Signs
Narrung is a very small settlement west of Meningie. It is situated at the northern extent of the Narrung Peninsula, which separates The Coorong from Lake Albert adjacent to The Narrows which separates Lake Albert from the larger Lake Alexandrina.
Straight across the free 24 hour Narrung Ferry you can explore Australia’s only inland lighthouse at Point Malcolm and drive past the back of the historic Poltalloch Station (now a private residence) or head west towards Raukkan.
The 2 interpretive boards aim to give you a wonderful insight into our regions Indigenous stories with Ngarrindjeri Journey and our abundant Coorong birdlife in the Ramsar Protected region.
See more: Coorong Birdwatcher’s Trail
Point Malcolm Lighthouse – Built 1878
Australia’s only Inland Lighthouse the Point Malcolm Lighthouse was first exhibited on 1st February 1878. A tender for 605 pounds ($1210) was accepted from Mr Richard Trenouth of Strathalbyn for the construction of the Lighthouse and Keeper’s Residence. This Lighthouse assisted all boating on the Lakes including paddle steamers delivering Royal Mail between Adelaide and Melbourne.
The Narrung Ferry began operating in 1928 and was a great aid to road transport in the area which saw a decline in transport across the lakes, with the Point Malcolm Lighthouse ceasing to operate in September 1931.