The superb wilderness of the Coorong - wildlife, wetlands, sand dunes and the mighty Southern Ocean. An eco-cruise to discover its serenity, beauty and harshness will leave you enthralled with a timeless portrait of nature.
This tour is one for everyone to experience. Gather friends and family and book this tour and you will have a great day out as Coorong will leave a long lasting impression.
Picturesque coastal seaside towns, Christies Beach, Port Noarlunga and Moana
The McLaren Vale Wine region - vineyards,
See leafy olive and almond groves and old stone wineries
The river Port of Goolwa where the River Murray meets the lakes and sea
The infamous Hindmarsh Island Bridge
Board the "Spirit of the Coorong" cruise vessel
Pass through the Barrage Lock system
Discover the wildlife and beauty of this pristine wilderness environment
Look for wetland birds prolific in their natural habitat
Large flocks of native pelicans - soaring, taking off, landing!
Enjoy a delicious lunch on board the "Spirit" at the mouth of the River Murray
Walk on the vast sand dunes and beach at the mouth of Australia's largest river
Watch out for crabs!
Walk along a boardwalk over the dunes across the Younghusband Peninsula
Witness the vastness of the stunning Southern Ocean at the 90 mile beach
Discover tiny settlements and historic homesteads
Stop at historic Strathalbyn on the Angas River
Tour through Mt Lofty Ranges dotted with small villages and spectacular views.
Included is Coorong cruise, lunch, afternoon tea and guided walks.
NOTE: The 2013 - 2014 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2013 - 31st March 2014. The 2014 - 2015 season rates commence on the 1st April 2014.
BOOKED DATE: Saturday 28 January 2012
"After a short visit to McLaren Vale, where we got the opportunity to briefly view the township, it was onwards to a number of other short stops to take in the views and gather a few photos before continuing our journey to the main attraction; Coorong and for me the opportunity to view the Goolwa Barrage lock system in action and the mouth of the Murray River.
Once on board the vessel and having navigated through the Goolwa Barrage we were treated to a nice lunch. We cruised into the Coorong National Park stopping at Godfrey's Landing for a guided walk across Younghusband Peninsula to view the Great Southern Ocean. The mouth of the Murray was well worth the journey and witnessing the salt water blending with the Murray River’s fresh water and the dramatic colour differences was a unique opportunity.
A stretch of the legs at the mouth of the Murray allowed some nice photos. Plenty of bird life was all around and for bird lovers it was a haven for spotting a wide range of birds, plus we saw some seals too, lurking near the lock system. Afternoon tea was also server on board. This is a tour for bird lovers, those who want to find out more about the Murray River, witness the Goolwa Lock system and experience the final part of the Murray River as it meets the Ocean and the colourful mix of Salt and Fresh water visibly mixing."
Mick (Marketing Manager) : Gold Coast, Australia.
Tour departs from Adelaide - 85 Franklin Street (Adelaide Central Bus Station)
Operates: Monday and Thursday (October to May) and Thursdays (June to September)
Full Day Tour
Child prices are applicable for children aged between 4-14 years. Adult fares apply to persons 15 years and over. Children 3 years and under are free if not occupying a seat (ie. must sit on parent's/carer's lap). If a seat is required, child fare applies.
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Murrey River meeting the Ocean
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"Hi we had a fantastic time. The employees, food, cruise we had the best experience we have had in a long time would recommend to anyone and we hope do go again.
The whole deal was awesome thanks to all involved Janine." Janine (New South Wales, Australia.)
"This is a really well organised tour. An absolute great time was had by all 21 of us on this tour. I was travelling on my own and really enjoyed sharing this experience with other people. "Wombat" our guide did a fantastic job of cooking, giving info and driving, an absolute star !!
Especially enjoyed Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur and Wineglass bay. If your looking for a compact 6 day tour to explore Tasmania then this is it." Mick (Gold Coast, Australia.)
"I wanted to send you a note to say THANKYOU for all the care taken with our booking.
We had an absolutely incredible evening and our faces were sore from smiling and laughing afterwards!
We will be sure to contact you again when we're planning our next adventure!
Thanks a million and all the best xo" Merly (Australia)
"It was perfect. Really impressed with the whole experience from dealing with you (Australian Explorer) to the driver. Will definitely use this service again. Thanks." Jacqui (Australia)
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