Lower Lakes & Coorong Experience
- Duration: 6 Hours
- Location: Goolwa, SA
Board either Spirit of the Coorong or Spirit of the Murray at 10.00am, from the Historic Goolwa Wharf to begin your Lower Lakes and Coorong Experience.
Travelling upstream you will view the Goolwa and Hindmarsh Island waterfront whilst passing the Lower Murray tributaries of Currency Creek and Finniss River. Continuing upstream we pass the township of Clayton Bay and the private islands: Goose, Goat and Rat Islands.
We head past Point Sturt into Lake Alexandrina, Australias largest freshwater lake, at Point Mcleay view (from the water) the first Aboriginal Mission in Australia “Raukkan”. We then pass the Historic Point Malcolm Lighthouse and the township of Narrung as we enter the “Narrows” which join Lake Alexandrina and Lake Albert.
We then cross Lake Albert to Meningie and board our coach to travel the short 25 kms by land to Long Point on the Coorong.
At Long Point, board our “Spirit of the Coorong” and cruise through the Coorong National Park. Head towards the Murray Mouth, passing the barrages Tauwitchere and Ewe Island. Then onto the old fishing village of “Sleep Hollow”.
Continue cruising passing by Mundoo Channel and to the mouth of the Mighty Murray River, where you will hear the tragic history of this iconic site. We continue past the mouth into the lock of the Goolwa Barrage and return to the departure point The Goolwa Wharf at approx 4pm.
Please note that the tour operates in reverse and some passengers will depart the Goolwa Wharf and travel into the Coorong first.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are included during the cruise and the captain provides an informative commentary throughout the day.
- Adult = $160 per person
- Seniors/Child/Conc = $140 per person
- All cruising (2 vessels);
- Expert commentary;
- Morning Tea;
- Afternoon Tea;
- Coach Transfer between 2 boats.
WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable walking shoes, hat and sunscreen, jacket, camera, binoculars (if you have them and want to maximise viewing of birdlife).
We'd love to have you aboard one of our Spirit of the Coorong Cruises. If you'd like to join us, it's important to book so you don't miss out!
If you would like any assistance to book your cruise, please contact our friendly office staff on 1800 442 203 or (08) 8555 2203.