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Coorong National Park Wildlife Cruise from Goolwa Including Lunch

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A cruise on Murray River through Coorong National Park is the best way to see the wildlife and scenery, including Murray Mouth, Hindmarsh Island, and Lake Alexandria. Listen to a guide's commentary as you visit Goolwa Barrage, Aboriginal history sites, and the sand dunes at Barker's Knoll. Your group of just 16 leaves from Goolwa Wharf, and its small size ensures plenty of attention from your guide.
  • National Park fees included, no additional costs along the way
  • Morning and afternoon tea, included lunch allows travelers to pack light
  • Sightseeing cruise is the best way to take in the sights in the area
  • Live commentary for more history that you’d get traveling independently
What to Expect
If you did not upgrade to hotel pickup and dropoff from the central Adelaide business district, make your own way to Goolwa Wharf to meet your 16-seat boat. Head upstream through Clayton, passing Duck's Hospital and getting up-close riverside views from a boat, with morning tea service. Pass Coorong National Park's Lake Alexandrina and through the lock at Tauwitchere Barrage, pausing for lunch at Cattle Point. Learn about the Aboriginal Ngarrindjeri history and visit ancient midden sites, and then stop at Southern Ocean Beach or Barker's Knoll for a walk through the sand dunes. Proceed through the mighty Murray Mouth, around Hindmarsh Island, and move on to the Goolwa Barrage, where your small boat allows you to get up close with the resident New Zealand fur seals. You return to Goolwa Wharf to either make your own way home, or if you choose the transportation upgrade, you are returned to Adelaide by coach.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1 Cutting Rd, Goolwa SA 5214, Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • National Park fees
  • Afternoon tea
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Live commentary on board
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Glass of Local Wine or Craft Beer served with Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Coorong National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Murray Mouth
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Had a great day! Rupert is a darling and made it such a great day. He was knowledgeable and fun. Highly recommended!
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Wonderful cruise with entertaining staff. Lunch was plenty and tasty, morning and afternoon teas were yummy. The pipis were very tasty. The two guys running the tour were full of information and tales. Cam was a true asset, he is a funny young guy full of cheek and humour.
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Would highly recommend this cruise. Our captain for the day and tour guide Lachie is an asset to the team. He has a wealth of knowledge and was inclusive of all on the tour, not to mention his cooking skills. Lunch provided was excellent, including a glass of local wine or
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We could have hardly picked worse weather for our trip. It was windy, showery and overcast, but all this paled into insignificance with the knowledge and humour imparted by our capable captain, Michael. Lunch on board was a tasty cold offering, embellished with bush tucker
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Response from Vekim73, Owner at Coorong National Park Wildlife Cruise from Goolwa Including Lunch
Responded 17 Oct 2018
Hi Peter, Thank you for sailing with us through the rarely rugged Coorong National Park, great to see you had a good time and thank you for the 5 star review.
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Our family booked the whole boat (14) to help celebrate my 84 year old father’s birthday and cannot recommend this experience highly enough! 4 generations, aged 3 to 84 all had a ball! We were blessed with beautiful weather, which helped, but the cute little boat, the
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Response from Vekim73, Owner at Coorong National Park Wildlife Cruise from Goolwa Including Lunch
Responded 23 May 2018
Hi DT, many thanks for the detailed review, it was great to hear about your families adventure. We will pass on the positive comments about Captain Mat's great work on the boat.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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