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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.

The unusual blend of salt and fresh water environments lend themselves to myriad birdlife and a diverse ecological wonderland with picturesque scenery.

Interesting History

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 it's former self, it stands proud and represents an instrumental turn in events.
  • Pt Blenkinsop Lighthouse, which guided paddle steamers through the Murray mouth in the 1800's, 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 to attend.
  • Dances, movies and card nights were held in the school house on weekends.
  • Mundoo Island Station is home to the first commercially built hovercraft in the southern hemisphere - the Hovergem G6 Hovercraft, built in 1969.

Much of this history, and more, will be included in Sally's new book on the history of Mundoo Island Station to be published in the coming months.  

If you are interested in being contacted via email when Sally's second book is available, please contact us.

There is something for everyone on a Mundoo Island Station Tour.

Paul Mercurio from "Mercurio's Menu" visited Mundoo Island Station to produce a segment for his wonderful show.

View our "Mercurio's Menu" Mundoo Island segment on You Tube.

Note: There is no public access on Mundoo Island or the Coorong Barrages.

Animals

You never know what you might come across on a tour of Mundoo Island ... 

Tourists have been delighted with sightings of sea lions, seals, snakes, Sea Eagles, foxes and deer to name a few oddities.

You may be lucky enough to see the wild horses that are broken-in when new stock horses are required for station use.

Birds galore ...

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 and other migratory birds can be seen feeding on the tidal flats of the Coorong in the summer months.

Further information can be found under our Bird Watching Tours tab.

Historic Station Tour Information

Adults $40.00 & children (5-15 yrs) $10.00

Bookings for 1 or 2 adults can be made but a minimum of $100 applies for a tour

Bookings are essential

Station & Bird Watching Tours are 1½ hours in duration and conducted in a mini-bus

Minimum 1 adult (minimum of $100 per tour applies) and maximum 21 passengers

Tours on private coaches are available by prior arrangement

Gift vouchers are available

Prices are subject to change without further notice

Phone Sally & Colin Grundy on 0418 843 299 with booking enquiries or contact us via email with your enquiry.

 

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