Murray Mouth Lookout

Murray Mouth Lookout, Hindmarsh Island: Address, Murray Mouth Lookout Reviews: 4/5

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branham2016
Adelaide, Australia5,675 contributions
A Cultural Must – The Mouth of the Murray
May 2020
South Australia’s Coorong is internationally known as a tourist spot popularized by the 1976 movie Storm Boy adapted from the novel by South Australian author Colin Thiele. The Coorong National Park, of cultural significance to the Ngarrindjeri People, stretches some 145 kilometres from the Goolwa Barrage along the south-eastern coast of South Australia.

The viewing area of the Murray Mouth from Hindmarsh Island is part of the park and is known as Sugars Beach - quite often a popular fishing spot. It is a short drive from Goolwa over the Hindmarsh Bridge and onto the island. The drive is well signposted. Sugars Beach is about a kilometre further on from the first main car park. The car park at Sugars Beach is of a reasonable size and allows access via a designated walkway over the low sand dunes to the beach from where the mouth of the River Murray is clearly seen directly opposite. When we were there dredges were working on keeping the mouth open and not becoming silted up.

Sugars Beach is wide expanse of sand and offers views of not only the mouth of the Murray but also of the extensive sand dunes that are an integral part of the Coorong. It was quiet and relaxing with the waves gently lapping the shore. Really enjoyable.

Back to the main car park, where Coorong Café has set up their popup van. It was very popular with customers appropriately socially distancing. Offering freshly cooked take away with coffees and other drinks including a limited wine menu. We opted for a serve of fish and chips, where one serve of fish was actually two pieces, and soft drinks. Costs were very good and the quality of the food was superb. The chips were crispy with chicken salt and the fish was cooked in a golden crispy batter and served in a disposable cardboard box with lemon and tartare sauce included.

The service was very friendly and interactive whilst being made to feel as though you were the only person that mattered at that time.

Some found a spot on the rocks at the edge of the water and ate their choices. We took ours and went further down the road to another parking spot to enjoy.

Return? Sugars Beach is always a good spot to visit and with the added possibility of Coorong Café being there, I would have to say yes!
Written 7 June 2020
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H7342JAkathym
Mount Gambier, Australia201 contributions
sad
Mar. 2020
Very interesting to see this natural occurring meeting of river and sea. I was, however a bit sad to see this unique island so heavily built upon. New homes by the minute. The bridge is great to drive over and homes are modern but far too many.
Written 28 March 2020
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Cheryl J
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia153 contributions
Important Location
Feb. 2019 • Couples
Somewhere all Aussies should go and check out, especially those with any connection to the Murray. The Murray weaves its way thru three states and ends its journey here at the entrance to the Coorong also. Great fun on the water too for the family. And while you are there, check out the fish cafe!
Written 25 April 2019
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leah M
Adelaide41 contributions
Must see
Dec. 2018 • Family
Visit Sugars beach to see the Murray mouth beautiful swimming beach an wade out to go fishing. Must eat at the fish van parked there. The best fish ever.
Written 3 January 2019
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erika p
Adelaide, Australia280 contributions
Memorable Mouth!
Oct. 2018 • Family
We recently visited Lake Hume where we enjoyed picnic and toilet facilities. Yesterday I visited the magnificent Murray Mouth and marvelled at the end of of this most important river for the three states that use it. Unlike the beginning of the Murray as we know it, there were no picnic or toilet facilities for tourists. The closest toilet was 2.9km away!
Written 10 October 2018
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PJ P
Adelaide, Australia84 contributions
See where the Murray River Ends
Aug. 2018
We have visited the mouth of the Murray River from Hindmarsh Island and also from the Goolwa Beach. Great o see.
Written 18 September 2018
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Peter E
Adelaide, Australia11 contributions
Incredible
Aug. 2018
We have one of the most amazing morning down there it was raining in Adelaide by the time we got down there it was a beautiful winters morning we have sun and we had a fire on the beach which was great and toasted marshmallows from it
Written 28 August 2018
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WinkleBoo
Australia115 contributions
A beautiful spot, unique landscape
Jul. 2018 • Family
We visited on a sunny winter’s day with only a light breeze and we really enjoyed the scenery. We saw the dredgers at the river mouth and a colony of seals across the water on the opposite beach. The beach itself on the Hindmarsh Island side was huge and flat. The kids enjoyed running and drawing in the sand and we enjoyed the peaceful surroundings. It wouldn’t be much fun in windy or wet conditions but pick your day and it’s worth the visit.
Written 14 July 2018
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Beach Huts Middleton
Middleton, Australia12 contributions
Where the ocean meets the river
Feb. 2018
Great views, lovely location. Lots of bird life to see and hear. Great fishing area if you have a boat.
Written 19 June 2018
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Trent S
Sydney, Australia195 contributions
Easy to get to- bring a your sand digging equipment
Apr. 2018 • Family
Easy to get to- bring a your sand digging equipment. The wind can be howling, but it is great to see the Murray moth and investigate the local area.
Written 25 April 2018
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