Explore on the Water
The Coorong lagoon
and the Lakes provide opportunities for all types of boating and sailing.
In addition, there are some vantage points and scenic walks that can
only be reached by water.
The lagoon extends
as one continuous body of water for over 100 Km. The waters from Goolwa
to Long Point are suitable for boats with a draught of within a metre.
However, the lower portion from Long Point can only be explored by vessels
that draw less than half a metre. Parts of the lagoon from Parnka Point
to Salt Creek dry up completely during summer.
lakes, Alexandrina and Albert, together cover 648 sq Km. The lakes,
estuaries, lagoon, river mouth and ocean beach make up a unique wetland
ecosystem. Together they provide a wide range of habitats from freshwater
to hypersaline. Over 200 species of birds have been recorded, some rare
and some endangered. The region is the breeding ground for many of them,
the summer destination for huge numbers of migratory birds and an important
drought refuge for others.
as an inland sea, the waters provide a haven for salmon, bream, flounder
and mullet. The Murray Mouth is one of the most popular spots for mulloway
fishing. A total of sixty-five species of fish have been reported in
the Coorong and Lakes.