Mundoo Island is a privately owned cattle & sheep station only 1.5 hours drive south of Adelaide in the Coorong on the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. Access is gained via Goolwa and Hindmarsh Island. Mundoo Island Station has a wonderful history in a unique part of South Australia dating back to 1843. We offer historic station, bird watching and photography tours, farm-stay, camping on the Coorong water’s edge, kayak hire for guests,
The station is run over a series of islands nestled in the mouth of the River Murray, the largest being Mundoo Island – 3,000 acres (approx 1,200 hectares).
The fresh water passes through the barrages (under normal river flow) and mixes with the salt water corridor of the Coorong, flowing out to the Southern Ocean via the Murray mouth, taking with it the accumulated salts and nutrients from the entire length of the Murray-Darling Basin System.
Three of the five River Murray Barrages, in the Coorong at the end of the river, dissect Mundoo Island Station.
Thus, our islands have the salt water of the Coorong on one side and the fresh water of the River Murray on the other.
Due to the amazing wetland features of Mundoo Island Station, it is home to myriad birdlife and native animals including endangered and vulnerable species. It is vital that regular surveys are conducted to record the species that call Mundoo Island, and the surrounding waterways and wetlands, home. Regular surveys are conducted including Orange-bellied parrot, turtle, frog, bird, fish and bat surveys to ascertain species and their numbers present. Thousands of migratory birds frequent our shorelines annually and we conduct shorebird surveys for Birdlife Australia. 140,000 trees, shrubs and grasses have been planted on Mundoo and Ewe Islands to enhance the vegetation and hopefully provide a wonderful habit with varied and abundant food sources, shelter and an environment to encourage breeding for the many species that frequent our islands.
Book a historical station tour or birdwatching tour – marvel at the diversity of the unique freshwater / saltwater environments providing varied habitat for numerous bird species. Bring your binoculars for your birding adventure on Mundoo Island, adjacent the Coorong waterbody and Lake Alexandrina. Photography tours are also available. Further details on our Tourism Tab above.
Self-contained accommodation for up to four guests is available on Mundoo Island Station. This would suit those who enjoy the environment, birdlife, fishing, kayaking (available for hire), paddock picnics and Coorong vista. There is restricted access on and off Mundoo Island, so this accommodation is not for guests wishing to come and go every day. A stay at “The Retreat” will allow you to get-away from life as you know it and enjoy a ‘real’ break! See our Accommmodation tab above for further information and photographs.
Coorong camping is also available for those who wish to set up a tent, camper or caravan adjacent the Coorong water’s edge – details are available on our Camping tab.
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