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Goolwa: Murray River Cruise

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Activity provider: Spirit of the Coorong

Goolwa: Murray River Cruise

Activity provider: Spirit of the Coorong

From US$ 32.03 per person

Cruise down to the Goolwa Barrage, through the lock, and down to the mouth of the Murray River. View the entrance to the Southern Ocean for Australia's longest river system before cruising back to Goolwa.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Meet the resident seal colony at the Goolwa Barrage
  • Learn about the river's history with detailed commentary onboard
  • Take in breathtaking views of the meeting of the Murray River and the sea
Full description
The Murray Mouth cruise is roughly 90 minutes in duration. Departing from the Main Wharf in Goolwa at 10:30 AM, cruise downstream to the Goolwa Barrage and through the lock where you will get to view the resident seal colony and drop down to sea level. Learn about the history of the lock and it's importance to the health of the river before continuing down toward the mouth of the Murray River. Take in the ambiance of the region that inspired the book, Storm Boy on your way there. On your return cruise to Goolwa, you will pass sand dunes supporting native vegetation and see an abundance wetland birdlife.
  • 14-kilometer roundtrip cruise
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    Important information

    Know before you go

    •  Minimum cruise numbers apply
    • This is a 14-kilometer roundtrip cruise
    •  The cruise operates rain or shine, but is subject to cancellation in the event of strong winds
    •  Cancellation fees may apply
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    4.9 /5

    based on 12 reviews

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