The Coorong and Lakes Alexandrina and Albert wetland is one of Australia's most important wetland areas. Australia designated the site, covering approximately 140,500 ha in South Australia, as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in 1985. Parts of the Coorong also form the Coorong National Park and Game Reserve. Due to it's diversity of ecological features, the site provides a wide range of habitats. Waders and waterfowl are the predominant species, including the Curlew Sandpiper, Banded Stilt, Red-capped Plover, Masked Lapwing, Redkneed Dotterel, Black Swan, Cape Barren Goose, Musk Duck, Straw-necked Ibis, Royal Spoonbill, Rufus Night Heron and Australian Pelican. The site has a unique mosaic of 23 wetland types and provides habitat for nationally threatened species such as the Orange Bellied Parrot, Southern Mount Lofty Ranges Emu Wren and the Murray Cod. It also contains the threatened Gahnia sedgeland ecosystem and part of the endangered Swamps of the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2010
Join us on this amazing 2 day / 1 night all-inclusive kayak tour of the Ramsar listed Coorong and Murray Mouth region accompanied by a local guide and Adventurous Women host.
We will be meeting at the Mundoo boat ramp, where parking is available for your vehicle, to organise the kayaks and start our adventure heading to Barker's Knoll for lunch and on to our campsite.
After we enjoy some afternoon tea and settle in, we will be led on a bush tucker walk through the nearby dunes to learn about and collect some ingredients for dinner before returning to the camp for some free time to explore and watch the sunset.
After dinner enjoy some star gazing, spot lighting or if you're keen, a spot of beach fishing (yes you're welcome to bring your gear along) and a supper before we turn in.
The following morning we will enjoy a relaxed start before making our way to the Murray River mouth hearing about the areaâ€™s uniqueness and current state as we travel, arriving in time for a late lunch and a walk to the Murray mount lookout where the tour wraps up and we walk a short distance back to get our vehicles.
Please note that there will not be shower facilities and some of your toilet stops will be using a spade in the bush.
Single Kayaks are available for an additional $22 inc GST
Please advise if you would like one when booking or after by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
● Paddling through wetlands
● Overnight camp next to the beach
● Visiting Coorong sand dunes
● Bush tucker walk
● Learning about the Coorong and why it's considered a National Treasure
After we organise the kayaks we will hit the water and head to Barkerâ€™s Knoll for a quick lunch before proceeding on to Godfreyâ€™s Landing camp site for afternoon tea followed by a bush tucker walk over the dunes.
We will arrive at our camp site around 5pm to set up camp followed by free time to explore until dinner is served and we can watch the sunset
After dinner enjoy some star gazing, spot lighting or if you're very keen a spot of beach fishing
Around 10pm supper is served and we wind down for the night
Meals: Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
We like to have a relaxed start so we only need to be up and ready for breaky by 8am
After breakfast we will break camp and explore Barrage and Boundary Creeks before heading to Godfrey's again for morning tea then making our way to the Murray River mouth, arriving in time for a late lunch.
After lunch we will enjoy the views from the Murray mount lookout where the tour wraps up
Meals: Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch
2 person kayak
All safety gear
Quality camping equipment
National Park entry
Experienced and knowledgeable local guide
Adventurous Women® host
Dry bags for your belongings
1 Afternoon Teas
1 Morning Teas
Transport to the starting point & return
- Detailed trip notes including what to bring along will be sent to you once your booking is confirmed and closer to the departure date
This tour by it's very nature is not designed for the 5 Star Traveller. It is for the girl who has an 'adventurous spirit' and is looking for a unique and rewarding 'experience' !
You should be able to adopt a "Go With The Flow" attitude (pun intended ) ...this will help you chill out and therefore get the best out of your holiday.
Please note that there will not be shower facilities and some of your toilet stops may be using a spade in the bush.
Due to the nature of the activity the weather forecast and conditions are of paramount importance.
Please note that the tour will be cancelled if :
In the case of a cancellation guests will be informed prior to departure and a new tour date will be negotiated.
Notice of cancellation must be in writing, with an email as an acceptable form of communication, directly to Adventurous Women with the following conditions:
No refund is available after departure of a tour has commenced unless the trip is forced to abort.