Mundoo Island Station Tours
Enjoy a scenic tour (1.5 hours) of this unique cattle and sheep station, run over a series of islands in the heart of the Coorong.We offer historic station tours, bird watching tours or photography tours.
The unusual blend of salt and fresh water environments lend themselves to myriad birdlife and a diverse ecological wonderland with picturesque scenery and natural flora and fauna.
Your tour begins on Hindmarsh Island and progresses across the Mundoo Barrage to Mundoo Island where the historical story begins to unfold.
- The Old Mundoo Barrage (Dam) was built in 1914, a skeleton of its former self, stands proud and represents an instrumental turn in events in local history.
- Pt Blenkinsop Lighthouse, which guided paddle steamers through the Murray mouth from 1877, is now a solar powered lighthouse on Mundoo Island.
- The Intercolonial Electric Telegraph from Adelaide to Melbourne, commissioned in 1857, passed through the islands.
- The barrages were built from 1935 - 1940 and represent an amazing era of engineering.
- A township was built in one of the paddocks on Mundoo Island Station to house the barrage construction men and their families.
- The Mundoo Island School operated from 1936 - 1938 for the children of the Mundoo Island township to attend.
- Mundoo Island Station is home to the first commercially built hovercraft in the southern hemisphere - the Hovergem G6 Hovercraft, built in 1969.
We are spoilt for choice with birdlife on Mundoo Island Station.
The Coorong is a wetland of international significance playing host to 12 species of international migratory birds and is the largest breeding habitat for the Australian Pelican. Approximately 85 species of waterbirds have been recorded in the region including Red-necked Avocets, White-necked Heron, Stilts, Godwits, Stints, Plovers, Dotterels, Ducks, Swan, Cape Barren Geese and Ibis. The Coorong provides invaluable habitat and feeding sites for birds that have travelled from China, Japan and Siberia.
Red-necked Stints are tiny birds that migrate annually from breeding grounds in the Arctic, approximately 10,000km for a one way journey. Red-necked stints, Sharp-tailed sandpipers and other migratory birds can be seen feeding on the tidal flats of the Coorong in the summer months.
Tours on private coaches are available by prior arrangement
Gift vouchers are available