Here’s a must do for those living in South Australia when you’re down Goolwa way on a Saturday or Sunday. If you’re not in South Australia add this experience to the list if you’re planning a visit in spring or summer.
From Goolwa take the bridge over the Murray River to Hindmarsh Island, stay on the main road and follow the signs to the Murray Mouth. This is worth the drive at anytime to see where this mighty river winds its way out to the Southern Ocean but time it right and you’ll be in for a treat.
The Coorong Café is a food van which is set up in the public reserve area next to the car park of Sugars Beach, a boat launching spot and an area with a view directly through to the Murray Mouth. The café sells freshly caught Coorong Mullet and Mulloway amongst other varieties of fish and big, salty, tasty chips to go with it. You can wash it down with a soft drink, coffee or tea and they are licensed too, so a cheeky beer or wine can also be ordered. Dessert is even taken care of with a few ice creams available too.
The café has been operating since 2015 and is very popular with locals and visitors to the area. You can treat yourself to some very tasty fish and chips and burgers, enjoying the food while you watch the parade of birdlife and boats on Saturdays from 11am to 8pm and Sundays from 11am to 4pm, now and all through summer. Dining is in the great outdoors, just the way we like it, but there is a marquee area set up if you need to be out of the weather.
Fish and chips never taste as good as eating them at the source! Yum