Spirit of the Coorong

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Spirit of the Coorong operate 1.5, 3.5 and 6 hour cruises departing from the historic port of Goolwa, 90 km south of Adelaide. Cruise to the Murray Mouth on the 1.5 hour Murray Mouth cruise, or across the Murray Mouth and into the wetland wilderness of the Coorong National Park on a 3.5 hr Coorong Discovery or 6 hour Coorong Adventure cruise.

Visit the area where both Storm Boy films were filmed, by the spectacular 90 mile beach. Look for the Storm Boy inspired character Mr Percival.

The long, narrow, Coorong wetland lagoon complex extends almost 150 kilometres from the Murray Mouth and is a special place of great beauty and tranquility. The book, and later the movie Storm Boy were based in the Coorong wetland area.

Recognised for spectacular sand-dune scenery and internationally significant as a migratory wader and waterfowl refuge, the Coorong is spiritually significant to the local Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal people and has archaeological sites attesting to Aboriginal occupation and use of the area over many thousands of years.

Enjoy the Captain’s commentary on the Aboriginal and European history, ecology and bird life of the area. Guided walk(s), a delicious lunch, and afternoon tea are included.

Facilities

Adventure and Outdoors Tours Australian Tourism Accreditation Basic Birdwatching Boating Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for people with allergies and intolerances. Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Cultural and Theme Tours Family Friendly Full Day Half Day or Less Hiking Land - Self Propelled Moderate Nature and wildlife Non Smoking Public Toilet Sightseeing Tours Walk Walking and Biking Tours Water - Motorised

Services

$99

Storm Boy inspired Coorong Discovery Cruise

Depart from the Main Wharf in the old riverport town of Goolwa and cruise along the shore to the Goolwa barrage where we pass through the Lock. Lunch is served cruising to the Murray River Mouth and into the Coorong National Park where we stop for a guided walk across the peninsula, through dune vegetation to 90 Mile Beach. Learn about the abundant flora and fauna found here and how the Aboriginal people lived in the area. Visit and explore the area where Storm Boy was based and filmed.

Afternoon tea is served cruising back past wetland bird life and spectacular sand dunes, across the Murray Mouth and through the barrage back to Goolwa.

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

$120

Spirit of the Coorong Adventure Cruise

Depart from the Main Wharf in the old river port town of Goolwa and cruise along the shore to the Goolwa Barrage where we pass through the Lock. Cruise along the last stretch of the Murray River to the river mouth and across into the Coorong National Park. Stop for a guided walk across the peninsula, through dune vegetation to 90 Mile Beach. Learn about the abundant flora and fauna found here and how the Aboriginal people lived in the area.

See the countryside where the iconic Storm Boy films were made, visit Storm Boy inspired country.

Enjoy lunch on board while cruising further into the Coorong past spectacular white sand dunes and abundant native and migratory wetland bird life before mooring amongst the sand dunes at beautiful Cattle Point. Take another guided walk to find water and visit an old Aboriginal midden site.

Afternoon tea is served cruising along the Coorong, past more wetland bird life and spectacular sand dunes, across the Murray Mouth and through the Lock back to Goolwa.

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

$40

Murray Mouth Cruise

Depart Goolwa Main Wharf and cruise downstream through the lock in the Goolwa Barrage and down the final stretch of the Murray River. Cruise back past sand dunes supporting native vegetation and past abundant wetland bird life, through the Lock again and back to Goolwa. Visit the Coorong seal colony and feel the Storm Boy inspired region.

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

$149

Join ‘Spirit of the Coorong’ & ‘Kula-Tind-Jeri’ for an authentic tribal experience into the Coorong-Kurangk National Park. Gain an understanding of the history and rich knowledge of the local indigenous Tribes-Laklinyeri. Cruise the beautiful waterways of the wetlands and head ashore with an Indigenous guide for a trek through cultural sites, finding traditional foods, medicines and discovering how the Ngarrindjeri have survived here for thousands of years.

The Tour will include cruising down the last stretch of fresh water in the river Murray, travelling through the Goolwa lock, down into the brackish tidal waters of the Coorong, exploring the sand banks & mudflats for migratory water birds before seeing the Murray Mouth. We will then continue into the Kurangk for and pull ashore for an expert guiding experience through the dunes, beach & middens – your Ngarrindjeri guide will share knowledge, language and initiate you into the country with a smoke ceremony, while learning all the bush-food berries, foods and medicinal plants along the way.

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

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