TripAdvisor Reviews

5 star ratingDiscover this wonderland Why did we wait so long to discover the Coorong. The crew were great and gave you a balance of facts and intrigue about this magnificent part of south Australia. Food was good, plenty of time to walk along historical parts of the national park. Whether you want to relax for the day, experience the wildlife or learn about the history of the area, this is a must do trip.

Oldboyjep Avatar Oldboyjep
4/23/2018

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 ratingA Fantastic Day Out We booked on the afternoon cruise which included lunch and afternoon tea and sailed out from Goolwa along the Coorang via the Murray River mouth. The trip was very informative describing the various sea birds along the way. We anchored off Barker's Knoll for a walk to the beach to look for cockles before returning home around 4.30 pm. A great trip -well worth the $90 fee.

ChrisGibbs Avatar ChrisGibbs
2/19/2016
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