Coorong Half Day Cruise including Lunch

Meals included
Self drive
Fitness level low
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Highlights & inclusions

3.5 hour cruise in the Coorong National Park
Informative commentary by the captain & guide
A delicious lunch of cold meats and salads
One scenic and educational guided walks
View traditional Aboriginal campfires middens
Afternoon tea as the cruise return to port
or 4 payments of $30.00 with more info
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience

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Fri, Jul 19, 2024

What you can expect

This half day cruise departs from Main Wharf, Goolwa near Adelaide. Begin the cruise with a delicious lunch of cold meats and salads and complimentary tea and coffee before cruising out of the Goolwa Barrage through the lock into the Coorong National Park to view the mouth of the River Murray. As you cruise by, listen to the commentary by the captain and enjoy the sights of the pristine and undisturbed sand dunes and bird life of Coorong. When you arrive at the Younghusband Peninsula, disembark and enjoy a short guided walk through the sand dunes and hear about the cockling industry, Aboriginal history and the local flora and fauna. After the walk, rejoin the cruise to see additional barrages that separate Coorong from Lake Alexandrina. Enjoy an afternoon tea as you cruise back to Goolwa.

The half day cruise to Coorong departs on Thursdays and selected Mondays and Saturdays at 1pm and lasts approximately 3.5 hours. Return transfers from Adelaide CBD are available for an additional fee and can be organised directly with the tour operator. Book your half day cruise to Coorong National Park here!


What you need to know

  • Experience a half day guided tour on the Coorong Waterways, your captain will provide entertaining and informative commentary on the passing landscapes, bird life and the rich history of the area
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch of cold meats and salads served with tea or coffee as your captain will provides entertaining and informative commentary on the passing landscapes, bird life and the rich history of the area
  • Disembark for a guided walk through the untouched sand due of the Younghusband Peninsula and the white sandy beaches of the Great Southern Ocean. Your guide will provide an informative talk of the area, sharing with you the strong Aboriginal history and facts about the flora and fauna within the the sand dune
  • On return to the boat, cruise further into the Coorong to see the barrages which separate Coorong from Lake Alexandrina. Your captain will explain how the man-made barrage and lock system which extends along the River Murray works and tell you of the the associated benefits and environmental impacts
  • 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
  • Return transfers from Adelaide CBD from selected pick up points for an additional fee of $65 per person. Transfers can be arranged directly with the operator, transfer price is subject to change
  • Departs every Monday, Thursday & Saturday at 1pm
  • Boarding will commence approximately 15 minutes prior to departure time
  • Approximately 3.5 hours
  • Main Wharf Lot 356 The Cutting Road Goolwa 5214
What To Bring
  • Sun protection including a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Comfortable walking shoe
  • Jacket
  • camera
  • Binoculars (if you have them and want to maximise viewing of birdlife)
  • Extra water or snacks (optional)
Additional Information
  • Most dietary request such as vegetarian and gluten free can be catered for, please note any dietary requests on the payment page. It is also recommended to contact the operator to note any dietary needs, operator contact details will be available on the tour voucher. If you have any further questions contact our friendly reservations team on 1300 935 532
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

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