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Murray River

Hindmarsh Island

Hindmarsh Island is the site of the southern hemisphere's largest freshwater marina development.

It's a river bound island, connected by a bridge from Goolwa, a boatie's haven. This is where you can find cruises into the Coorong National Park, bare boat and skippered yacht charters.

Hindmarsh Island offers you the chance to marvel at the Murray Mouth, impeded by a twisting, shifting mass of sand dunes.

There is a range of accommodation available and marsh land on the eastern end of Hindmarsh Island has been incorporated into the Coorong National Park. Recognising good aquatic bird habitats, the island is popular with bird watchers. Local Ngarrindjeri people have particular interests in the island.

See more of the Fleurieu Peninsula – a coastal playground famed for its laidback lifestyle, beach breaks for surfers of all levels of experience, and top fishing spots.

It's a paradise for divers and snorkellers, with dramatic shipwrecks and stunning marine life, including the famed Leafy Seadragon.

Enjoy some of the best produce and vineyards in Australia. The Fleurieu Peninsula is home to some prestigious winemaking regions, including McLaren Vale. The history of winemaking in this region goes all the way back to 1842 and it consistently produces some of the best drops you'll ever taste.

There are also national parks, golf courses, top quality cuisine and more.