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Hindmarsh Island, South Australia

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Hindmarsh Island is a great place to rest and relax near the Murray Mouth.

Easily accessible from Goolwa over the Hindmarsh Island Bridge you'll find a nice little corner of the world to experience. From here you can also easily access great beaches near the Murray Mouth and Mundoo Barrage.

Stay a while in the Hindmarsh Island Marina or at Award-winning Narnu Farm.

The first European to set foot on Hindmarsh Island was Captain Charles Sturt in 1830. Sturt used the Island as a viewing point and from there he sighted the Murray Mouth. The following year (1831) Captain Collet Barker surveyed the Murray Mouth but was killed by Indigenous Australians after swimming across the mouth.

The island was named by Captain John William Dundas Blenkinsop in 1837 after South Australia's first Governor, Sir John Hindmarsh.

Read more about our unique island history.

The Island also forms the boundary for the Coorong National Park. The Coorong is a place of tranquility, solitude and wonderment. A place that calms the mind, soothes the soul and appeases the senses. Venture into a timeless, untamed wilderness and marvel at the diversity nature has provided. A great way to experience the Coorong is through Spirit of Coorong Cruise.

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