Murray Mouth Cruise
1 hour 30 minutes
Spirit of the Coorong Murray Mouth Cruise is our shortest cruise experience, which takes only 2 hours. On this cruise you will go through the Goolwa Barrage and see where the Murray River meets the Southern Ocean.Cruise to the Goolwa Barrage, through the lock and down to the mouth of the Murray River, before returning to Goolwa.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Murray Mouth, Goolwa, South Australia 5001 AustraliaView the exit to the sea for Australia's longest river system
Coorong Discovery Cruise
3 hours 30 minutes
Spirit of the Coorong Discovery Cruise is our 3.5 hour cruise which takes you past the Murray Mouth and into the Coorong National Park for 1 guided walk.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, The Main Wharf, Goolwa, South Australia 5214 AustraliaCruising the Lower Murray River and Coorong National ParkPass By: Murray Mouth, Goolwa, South Australia 5001 AustraliaWhere Australias largest river flows out to sea
Coorong Adventure Cruise
Spirit of the Coorong Adventure Cruise is the ultimate 6 hour cruise experience, which goes deep into the Coorong National Park and includes 2 guided walks.Our Adventure Cruise departs from the Main Wharf in the old river port town of Goolwa. Cruise to the Goolwa Barrage, through the lock and into the Coorong National Park to view the mouth of the River Murray. From the mouth the cruise heads into the pristine waters of the Coorong, past the spectacular white sand dunes and bird life, as your captain provides an informative and entertaining commentary on the passing scenes, bird life and history of the area. Disembark for a guided walk through the sand dunes of the Younghusband Peninsula to the undisturbed white sandy beaches of the Great Southern Ocean. Along the walk your guide will talk about the cockle industry here, the sand dune flora and fauna and how the Aboriginal people lived in the area. A delicious lunch of cold meats and salads is served with tea or coffee (special meals are available by prior request – vegetarian, gluten free etc) as the cruise continues deeper into the Coorong waterway. As you pass the Ewe Island and Tauwitchere Barrages, that separate the estuary Coorong from fresh water Lake Alexandrina, your captain will explain the man-made barrage and lock system that extends along the River Murray and tell you of the associated benefits and environmental impacts. Deep into the Coorong, at Cattle Point, walk with your guide into the sand dunes again to learn more about the Aboriginal occupation of the area, see the middens left around their old campsites and discover fresh water as the Aboriginals did. Afternoon tea is served as the cruise returns past the imposing sand dunes and back through the lock to the Goolwa Wharf where the cruise ends.
Half-Day Kayaking Tour in Coorong National Park
Relax on this 6-hour, small-group kayaking tour of the Coorong National Park and Murray Mouth region. A walk across the sand dunes to the Southern Ocean will allow you to stretch your legs while the guide takes you on a bush tucker walk. This tour includes delicious food, three hours of kayaking, and numerous stops along the way. During this 6-hour tour, explore the Coorong and see one of South Australia’s best-kept secrets. Just 52 miles (85 km) south of Adelaide is the internationally recognized Coorong Wetlands. Stretching more than 86 miles (140km), the Coorong National Park protects a string of spectacular saltwater lagoons that are sheltered from the Southern Ocean by the sweeping, rolling sand dunes of the Young Husband Peninsula. The best way to explore these waterways is by kayak. See your itinerary for this tour below: • 9am - Arrive at the end of Mundoo channel drive (Hindmarsh Island) • 9:30am - Everyone on the water • 10:15am - Arrive Barkers Knoll for morning tea • 11:45am - Arrive at Young Husband Peninsula • 12pm - Complete dune walk at the beach side • 1pm - Finish lunch • 1:30pm - Depart Young Husband Peninsula • 2:10pm - Arrive at Murray Mouth • 2:30pm - Depart Murray Mouth • 3pm - Arrive at Murray Mouth LookoutKayaking is the most enjoyable and sustainable way to see the Coorong, allowing an intimate experience with the wildlife of the Coorong without impacting the natural ecology.