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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 bought my first home when I was 38, …

Invest Wellington East

5 Reasons to Invest in Wellington East

As completely biased, and proud locals, we think that Wellington East is an emerging investment hot spot. Here are our five reasons why…

Don’t miss seeing SA’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 excuse to explore this incredible …

How to be Dad’s favourite this Father’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 Father’s Day haul. …

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 at its finest …

Mum & Dad’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 about saving, then …

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 that the Coorong is one of Australia’s most important …

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 Wellington Courthouse, and check out all the changes that …

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 around the Coorong, we’ve got some tips to help you …

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 bit of fun, and has a foodie focus on all things …

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 houses.  So when we go in with our cleaners to …

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 suggestions for some …

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 Coorong.  So get busy and start ticking off …

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 owners of …

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, Raukkan lookout, towering …

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 last year was huge, and it was a big thrill …

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 spot for epic sunsets over the water), to …

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 brave!), and they think outside the box, which …

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 stunning walks. Pelican …

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 about …

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 you out on your next trip through the Coorong, we’ve put together …

Pssst…want 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 can get some answers to …

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 stuff to see and do …

Are you up for an epic Coorong pub crawl?

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 …

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 with …

Meningie’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, Meningie …

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 to storm the …

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 volunteering in her local community. Lyn …

Frank stopped for a beer, and bought the pub – 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 years after they first owned the …

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 years in the corporate world and army, Glenn works with Coorong Realty as a …

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 attitude are a timely reminder of the real meaning of resilience in the country. …

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 River when she and Roger …

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 into farming at a young age, after …

Property styling is Sam’s happy place.

Property Solutions Manager, Sam Hicks, discovered decorating early in life. She loves to help with styling, and working out the best use of space for clients.

Luke is pumped with his first investment

An investor at 19! Luke Medlow has achieved stage one of his property dream and he’s not about to stop anytime soon.

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.

Community drives Adam!

The newest member of the Coorong Realty team, Adam Hurle, is an enthusiastic volunteer in his home town of Meningie.

A small community making a BIG difference!

This small community is changing how we approach dementia care. Careship Coorong is a care farm providing people living with disabilities and dementia with a holistic alternative to traditional care.

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.

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.

Coorong Realty Kerry Swan

How to live life your way!

Kerry Swan is a gamechanger. She thinks outside the box and works to make change happen. This is her story.

Meningies Cheese Factory Restaurant for Sale

Meningie – Open for Business

Proud local identities, Jo Schulz and Tony Turner, have invested in the Meningie region and are here for the long haul.

Growing a range of options

Robert and Anne are choosing to focus on cereal production and contract work, which means that their growing sheds are now up for lease!

Master Juggler

Local juggler, and master story teller, Kelly Kuhn has proven that life is simply a juggling act and nothing but fun!

A slice of Italy

Renowned market gardeners, Don and Kathy Ruggerio, of Swanport Harvest fame are selling their eclectic family home to prepare for their transition to retirement.

Coorong Wild Seafood

Every day is like an adventure!

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.

Lake Albert Caravan Park Meningie

A community in the park

The Lake Albert Caravan Park is home to living legends Jacqui Grant and Troy Fynnaart who are community minded personalities that believe tourism is vital to the success of Meningie and the Coorong.

A hidden gem!

Hidden away in sleepy Coonalpyn is a hidden gem that has been lovingly prepared by owners Derek and Jodie.

SOLD 80 Princes Highway Meningie

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.

Tailem Bend Gun Alley

From gangsta’s to a property boom!

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.