Mundoo Island Station

Farm Stay - South Australia


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.  

  •     Private access is gained via Goolwa and Hindmarsh Island
  •     Predominantly an Angus beef commercial herd but also runs Dorper sheep with Aussie White Stud Rams
  •     Arab / Australian Stockhorses have been bred on Mundoo Island Station for many years and are used for mustering livestock. Yearlings are sold to interested parties when they are available.
  •     Station tourism: farmstay, camping, historic tours, photography tours & birdwatching tours

This unique property is the last farming property on the River Murray - where the river meets the sea. 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, pollutants 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 which provides us with a unique ecosystem.

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, Australasian Bittern, Cape Barren geese, turtle, frog, tadpole, general bird, fish and bat surveys to ascertain species and their numbers present.  
  •     Thousands of migratory birds frequent our shorelines annually and we conduct regular shorebird surveys for Birdlife Australia. We also conduct Waterfowl surveys annually for the state government to ascertain species and numbers of waterfowl in our area.
  •     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.

You can 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. 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 Accommodation 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. 

Camp Sites Available

  •    All Alone, McLean’s, Sid’s & Annie’s (Mundoo Channel frontage – salt water) Boat & kayak access to Coorong
  •     Lighthouse & Coorong (Coorong frontage – salt water) Boat & kayak access to Coorong
  •    Billabong (Coorong frontage – salt water)
  •     Grannies Hill & Old Stock Fence (Boundary Creek frontage – salt water) - Boat & kayak access to Coorong
  •    Ewe Island (Coorong & Boundary Creek frontage – salt water) – Boat & kayak access to Coorong
  •    Rummie’s Camp, Holmes Creek (freshwater side of Mundoo Island) – Boat & kayak access to the River Murray

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