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South Australia
Meningie Hotel
Population 940 (2006 census)
Established 1866
Postcode(s) 5264
Elevation 34 m (112 ft)
Location 143 km (89 mi) SE of Adelaide
LGA(s) The Coorong District Council
State electorate(s) Hammond
Federal Division(s) Barker

Meningie is a town on the south-east side of Lake Albert in South Australia. It is on the Princes Highway near The Coorong and was surveyed in 1866. At the 2006 census, Meningie had a population of 940.

Meningie was the first town in Australia to have ADSL broadband installed without using a Telstra DSLAM. Agile Communications installed their own DSLAM in Meningie in October 2003, following on from having established a microwave network connecting to Adelaide in May 2001. Agile's associated internet service provider, Internode Systems offered services through this DSLAM.

Meningie is located on the shore of Lake Albert, which is a part of the Murray-Darling Basin.

Meningie Post Office
Meningie Cheese Factory Museum Inc
meningie Cheese Factory Museum Inc


Meningie has attractions and amenities for travelers. The Lake provides visitors with many scenic locations place to fish, swim, kayak, jet ski and water ski / wake-board, and is the closest township to the Coorong National Park. Bird watchers also enjoy coming to see the range of rare and vulnerable wildlife that the Lake and wetlands support. There are local 4WD tracks, bush walking trails, and indigenous cultural journeys at Camp Coorong. The Meningie Cheese Factory Museum Inc. is wholly owned and operated by volunteers, and is both educational and a tourist attraction for the town. It is alongside the Cheese Factory Restaurant.

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