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SIR RICHARD PENINSULA - Goolwa to Murray Mouth
Distance from Adelaide
Number of Bird Species

Total area of NP - 50,000 ha


Coorong National Park - DEH

96 km (Goolwa barrage)
35° 31′ 22″ S  138° 47′ 14″ E
500 ha.
How to get there.
This is the area from Goolwa to the Murray Mouth including the Goolwa Barrage and sandhills south to the sea. The area from the barrage to Murray Mouth incorporates the western end of Coorong NP. Travelling towards Goolwa from Victor Harbor and Port Elliott turn right into Oliver Street at the BP Service Station, then left into Barrage Rd.
Where there are reeds along the shore from the Aquatic Club (on Barrage Rd) southwards, there are often Crakes, and sometimes waders along the water's edge. There is freshwater west of the barrage and saltwater on the east. Since 2007, due to low levels in the River Murray there are extensive areas of mudflats on the freshwater side of the barrage. These attract many waders during the summer and other water birds at most times of the year. There are good views from the Barrage car park, especially with a scope.