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Coorong Adventure Cruise provided by Spirit of the Coorong Cruises

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Goolwa
Goolwa SA 5214, AustraliaGoolwa Main Wharf, Goolwa
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    Coorong National Park
    Stop: 6 minutes -
    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.
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Goolwa
Goolwa SA 5214, AustraliaGoolwa Main Wharf, Goolwa
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Important Information
Departure Point
Goolwa SA 5214, Australia
Duration
6h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Expert commentary
  • Local guides
  • Afternoon tea
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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James & Linda A... K wrote a review 5 Sep
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions
We had a brilliant day , the cruise was wonderful , the scenery beautiful the crew excellent , beautiful boat , lunch was very good , highly recommended .
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Stormboycountry, Marketing Manager at Coorong Adventure Cruise
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your review & recommendation!
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Lyn P wrote a review Aug 2020
Birdwood, South Australia, Australia50 contributions7 helpful votes
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We really enjoyed this cruise! Lots to see with seals playing and huge abundance of birds. Great food for lunch and comfortable seats too. Many thank to Rupert and Maddie for a friendly and intersting day
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Response from Stormboycountry, Marketing Manager at Coorong Adventure Cruise
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks so much for your great review.
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Culture215403 wrote a review Jul 2020
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Had a wonderful day, perfect weather, and the commentary from Joel was great along with Captain Dan. The lunch was very tasty, quite substantial, and need the recipe for that pasta salad. Thanks for the great relaxing day.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Stormboycountry, Marketing Manager at Coorong Adventure Cruise
Responded 24 Jul 2020
Thanks so much! The meals are all made fresh in house, so I'll chase up the recipe for you....
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eddiejanmaat wrote a review Mar 2020
Adelaide, Australia106 contributions17 helpful votes
What a lovely way to spend a day, bobbing around the Corong, watching nature close up doing it’s thing. Then a few walks mixed up with morning and afternoon tea and a lunch tray, we had a great time, optional drinks and on on-board toilet, everything that was needed. A great
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Stormboycountry, Marketing Manager at Coorong Adventure Cruise
Responded 23 Apr 2020
Thank you so much for your review - you've summed it up perfectly!
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Don W wrote a review Mar 2020
Murray Bridge, Australia3 contributions
The tour was led by two guides with a sound understanding of the Coorong, the history and outstanding delivery of facts detailing the perils of the Murray Darling system that his dire implications on the Lakes and Coorong if no considered action takes place. The beauty of the
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Responded 23 Apr 2020
Thanks for your review!
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About the operator

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By: Spirit of the Coorong Cruises
anneaT5541WY
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awesome
the boat ride was awesome and seeing the seals liked the experience of going through the lock and it was amazing
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PaulC5652
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Enjoyable morning cruise
A thoroughly enjoyable morning cruising to the Murray Mouth. Vessel clean and comfortable. Crew were polite and pro
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331rayj
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Very Informative and Interesting
The whole cruise was great. Very knowledgeable operator who had interesting and historical commentary during the tr
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sherryc95
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Fantastic trip
Fantastic! We enjoyed a lot! The captain is quite friendly and knowledgeable, we got to know some history of Goolwa
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stephaniep333
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Perfect day on the water
Perfect weather. Lovely cruise from the first check in to disembarkation. We saw a colony of seals at the Murray mo
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Doug M
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Cruising the beautiful Coorong
We had a terrific day out. The boat was fresh out of drydock and was sparkling clean. The food was great and the qu
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KACAIA
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Fantastic.
Very enjoyable trip. Friendly and knowledgeable captain who delivered an insightful history of Goolwa. Highly recom
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Juliehahn21
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A perfect way to spend a perfect day!
Everything about this day was perfect! The weather was fine and windless. The water was glassy. The lunch, deliciou
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margaret l
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Informative and enjoyable
Whole trip great. Crew knowledgeable and super friendly, cruise very enjoyable lots of birds and seals were around,
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Julie B
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Enjoyable afternoon
What a wonderful way to spend a few hours in the afternoon cruising the Coorong on the Spirit of Coorong. Lunch was
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Susan F
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Discovery Cruise
Excellent 3.5 hour tour of the Coorong with a delicious lunch. Great commentary throughout and very interesting in
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alicolbeck70
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Murray mouth cruise
A good sampler. But the really cool views start beyond the river mouth.. highly recommend The longer cruises. You
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MichelleM47
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Relaxation
This tour was great. A simple cruise with a lovely lunch and the skipper was a wealth of knowledge. Great commenta
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John G
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Great Cruise
six of us set out on the Murray Mouth Cruise from the Goolwa warf, from the onset the crew and captain were very ch
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500geoffm
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Not to be missed
Most informative trip well delivered commentary by guide who knew many details of the area and its history. Just th
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