Great Article that appeared in The Age, Melbourne

July 04, 2016 0 comments

Thank you Greg Clarke for your great article that appeared in The Age, Melbourne on Friday 1st July 2016.

Check it out here: http://www.traveller.com.au/cruising-the-coorong-gpsg9z

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5 star ratingExcellent! Highly recommended. Go now while the birds are there in their thousands. The trip we did on the Spirit of the Coorong runs for six hours on a Sunday. It was fabulous. I booked months in advance and it was full (it's a small boat).

Although cold and windy, we sat upstairs the whole time in order to maximise our view and our bird watching experience. This involved a woolly hat, scarf, gloves and three layers under a thick waterproof jacket which was required when the occasional full face of water was received! It was worth it as we would have seen thousands of birds .. black swans, pelicans, various types of cormorants, waders and birds of prey. Most people sat downstairs where it was warmer and a lot less windy and I reckon they missed out because they didn't have the gear.

The captain was friendly and knowledgeable about the area and the bird life. There were two stops, both fascinating in terms or Indigenous history, landscape and flora and fauna. The views are stunning.

It isn't always like this. A few years ago there were hardly any birds. Now they are there in the thousands and it's a wonderful experience to behold.

Lunch and morning tea is provided .. simple but adequate fare. Lunch is provided in little lunch boxes. My lettuce flew away given that I chose to be outdoors in a gale but it was worth it to see the birds!

TravellerFaye Avatar TravellerFaye
9/23/2011

5 star ratingMagnificent Wildlife We did the 6 hour Adventure Cruise which took us down the Younghusband Peninsula. Seals were frolicking at the Goolwa Barrage. We saw Emus, Pelicans, Cormorants, Swans and Pied Oyster Catchers. Being Spring, everything was coming to life. There was good water flow around the mouth of the River Murray - a welcome sight after years of drought. We had two walks through sandhills - one to the ocean and another to an Aboriginal midden. Be prepared for a little exercise to get through some deep sandy patches. Lunch on board the vessel was a nice assortment of cold meats and salads presented in our own container. The commentary was very informative and the Captain and staff looked after the group very well.

internetken Avatar internetken
9/25/2012

5 star ratingSpirit of the Coorong Cruise Have just this last Sunday spent the day with Bain and Dave on the Spirit. A great day, little cool and windy but still a beautiful day. Very informative and interesting.

Add a super packed lunch and afternoon tea into the mix for a Sunday well spent.

Bird life in abundance, seals at the Barrage very unexpected, walks in the sand hills for a recommended day out.

Glenice M Avatar Glenice M
2/20/2017
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