Tailem Bend is a major junction with a rail and three highways, the Dukes,
the Princes and the Mallee, converging just east of the township. Situated on
the banks of the Murray River the township is a great stopover, for those
travelling from Adelaide (only 100 km away) via Murray Bridge.
As you follow
the Princes Highway south of Tailem Bend, pass Wellington and skirting
around Lake Alexandrina and Lake Albert, you now follow the border of
Coorong National Park, a spectacular area that
covers some 47,000 hectares of pristine wilderness. The park starts at the mouth
of the Murray River, hugging the coastline and features a shallow saline lagoon,
stretching some 100 km in length and separated from the Southern Ocean by sand
dunes of the Younghusband Peninsula.