Murray Mouth - SA

  Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Position

DEG: -35.556671 138.883606
DMS: 35º 33' 24.02" S 138º 53' 0.98" E
UTM: 54 H 6063161mN 308178mE
Altitude: 1.47m
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Description

Place Type

Geography - Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Location

74.35kms South of Adelaide - Driving 95.8 km (1 hour 32 mins)
598.19kms NorthWest of Melbourne - Driving 745 km (8 hours 18 mins)

Address & Contact

Lake Alexandrina
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Information

This is final journey for Australia’s longest River System, the Murray River. Starting over 2500 kilometres away, high in the Australian Alps, the Murray winds its way through New South Wales and Victoria before entering South Australia before pushing south to finally meet the waters of the Southern Ocean. The first recorded European to discover the Murray Mouth was Captain Collett Barker on the 30th April 1831. Swimming from one side of the mouth to the other, Barker was never seen again by his party. It was in later years revealed that he was speared to death by local Aboriginals, who feared he was a whaler coming to take their women and his body thrown into the Southern Ocean.
Access to the mouth is via a designated track exiting left of the carpark at Goolwa beach. A 12 km drive along the sand brings you to the river mouth and the dredging operation. Best done at low tide as at high tide there's not much sand left to drive on.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Hindmarsh Island at 06/11:00pm CDT
Distance from Murray Mouth 7.26km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
14.7°C10.0°C63%7.7°C1018.6hPa0.0mmS22km/hr
12knots
32km/hr
17knots

Closest Climatic Station

Victor Harbor (Encounter Bay)
Distance from Murray Mouth 25.67km W
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C24.824.023.321.518.416.115.416.418.420.122.623.8
Mean Min. °C14.614.612.710.18.77.46.56.77.68.811.612.6
Mean Rain mm19.323.022.229.959.487.174.475.156.641.032.826.7

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