Poltalloch Station

poltalock station

polltaloch farmstay accommodation

near the Coorong, South Australia

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What to bring
You need only bring your food and drinks, as all cottages are fully self-contained. All household linen is supplied, but you may need your own swimming towels. Please bring your own tennis racquets (hire racquets available), fishing gear, pushbikes, binoculars and CDs & DVD's. You may also wish to bring your own windsurfer, motor or sailing boat if you have one. However, it is always advisable to check water conditions with us first. Rubber boots are handy for lakeside walks following wet weather.
Please do not bring pets, candles or children's felt-tip pens. We have had good reports from previous guests regarding the boarding kennels at Tailem Bend.

Most guests choose to prepare their own meals as the cottages all have a stove, oven, microwave and barbecue. If you wish, we can place provisions for a hearty cooked breakfast in your cottage. These include a choice of cereals, orange juice, our own delicious homemade bread, selection of jams, bacon, eggs, milk and good tea and coffee. If you do not feel like cooking dinner or lunch, there is a good coffee shop and a restaurant in Meningie, and a pub and courthouse cafe in Wellington, all about 20 minutes drive from Poltalloch Station. Please let us know if you are interested in a local caterer providing meals for a group.

Smoking is not permitted inside the cottages and other buildings at Poltalloch. Smokers' buckets are provided on each cottage verandah.

Poltalloch Station is an ideal holiday base for couples and for families. Children are very welcome and must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times. There is no charge for infants sleeping in your own portable cot.

Wood Fires
Your slow combustion wood heater can provide both a romantic wood burning fire and a good source of heating. In winter you will be provided with sufficient wood to have a good fire each evening. The cottages also have reverse-cycle air conditioners and electric blankets for warmth.

Drinking Water
Rainwater for drinking is provided in each cottage in addition to regular mains water. Please refer to the guest information folder in your cottage for which taps are rainwater.

Arrival and Departure Times
Cottages are available from 3.00pm on the first day of your stay and must be vacated by 10.00am on your departure day, unless other arrangements are made.

You can buy most things in Meningie, which has a variety of services. The two supermarkets are open 7 days a week until 6.00pm. Coorong Mullet, a delicious local fish, can be purchased from the butchers or directly from fishermen in Meningie. Most general supplies can also be purchased in Tailem Bend.

Mobile Telephones
There is quite good coverage for handheld CDMA and Next G mobile phones at Poltalloch Station. Standard digital mobile phones have a more limited reception, which seems to vary depending on the conditions of the day and where one is standing. Generally speaking, there is virtually no reception for Optus phones, and hand-held Vodaphone and Telstra phones can make quite clear calls at times. Most guests with car-kits for Telstra and Vodaphone mobile phones are able make clear phone calls most of the time.

Travelling times

We suggest you allow the following driving times to reach Poltalloch Station.
Sightseeing and other stopping times are not included.
  • Adelaide 90 minutes
  • Adelaide airport 2 hours
  • Victor Harbor 90 minutes
  • Cape Jervis 2 hours
  • Meningie 20 minutes (via Highway 1)
  • Robe 2 hours
  • Mt Gambier 3 hours
  • Pt Fairy 5 hours
  • Melbourne 7 hours (via Duke's Highway)

The car ferries at Narrung and Wellington operate continuously and are free of charge. Poltalloch Rd is now sealed (bitumen) from the Narrung turn-off on the Highway all the way to Poltalloch Station


Poltalloch Station
Poltalloch Rd, Narrung, near Meningie, South Australia
PMB3, via Tailem Bend, South Australia, 5260
Phone: +61 (0)8 85740043
Fax: +61 (0)8 85740065
Email: info@poltalloch.com.au
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