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5 star ratingA 6 hour cruise of discovery from Goolwa Wharf to the reaches of the Coorong National Park We took our cruise of the Coorong aboard the Spirit of the Coorong and found the whole experience exhilarating, informative and very good value. Lunch and an entree of freshly cooked cockles/pipi in a creamy white sauce along with afternoon tea were all included. The boat is modern and comfortable and even though the boat was almost full everybody was served with expertise and a smile. The crew, Bain and Dave, were experienced, informative and friendly. The history of the creation of the barrage system that keeps the sea from encroaching on the Murray River and the Lakes was a feature as was the Murray mouth and the many bird species that either live or migrate too and from the area.

The boat departs the Goolwa Wharf and travels through the lock in the Goolwa Barrage up to the river mouth and then onto the Coorong National Park. The first stop allows the passengers to take a guided walk through the dunes to the sea. Explanations of the history of the area from the indigenous past to the early settlers to the modern day and the flora and fauna of the area were a highlight. Lunch in transit to the second spot was excellent. The second walk is about half way into the dunes and focuses on the indigenous way of life.

You know when you have had a good day out when six hours flashes by all to soon.

John T Avatar John T
4/05/2017

5 star ratingAbsolut empfehlenswert! Im Informationscenter von Goolwa buchten wir die 4-Std Cruise mit der "Spirit of the Coorong". Es war ein einmalig schöner Ausflug, der absolut zu empfehlen ist! Es gab vielen informative Erklärungen zum Murray River und der Tierwelt. Wir konnten das Schiff zweimal verlassen, so zB beim Murray Mouth, jenem Punkt, wo der Murray ins Meer mündet. An der anderen Stelle konnten wir zu Fuss durch die Dünen zum Südlichen Ozean spazieren. Ein Mittagessen (kaltes Fleisch und Salat) war im Preis inkludiert und hat sehr gut geschmeckt. Die Besatzung hat sich gut um die Gäste gekümmert, so dass die Fahrt sehr entspannend war. Wir bekamen einen sehr schönen Einblick in den Coorong National Park.

Downunder65 Avatar Downunder65
12/26/2012

5 star ratingExcellent cruise experience. Fantastic cruise in a very comfortable boat, with interesting, knowledgeable crew. The Coorong scenery is superb, the wildlife photography opportunities are fantastic. All this, with a tasty lunch, then afternoon tea. Thanks to Matt & Richard, it was a most enjoyable way of showcasing some of the treasures of our State to visiting Kiwi friends! Highly recommended.

carole2710 Avatar carole2710
3/26/2015
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