Meet Sally Grundy from Mundoo Island Station Tourism

For 5 generations the Grundy family have been on Mundoo Island in the Coorong. Offering a range of tourism opportunities for locals and visitors as Mundoo Island Tourism, the family also run cattle, sheep and stockhorses. Find out more about new member Sally Grundy who lives within an unique environment.

Email address: sally@mundooisland.com.au

Business Name: Mundoo Island Station Tourism

Phone Number: 0418843299

Website address: www.mundooisland.com.au

Physical address: Mundoo Island via Goolwa

What does your business do? We are the 5th generation of the Grundy family on Mundoo Island Station in the Coorong. We run a commercial Angus herd, Dorper sheep and Arab x Australian Stockhorses and also offer a range of tourism opportunities to enable locals and visitors to our region the ability to enjoy our unique environment that encompasses the saltwater of the Coorong on one side of our islands and the freshwater of the River Murray on the other. Three of the five barrages traverse our property and there is no public access to our islands. We offer farmstay, Coorong camping, bird watching tours (very popular during the migratory bird months of October to April), historic station tours, photography tours and workshops, school group and special interest group visits, coach tour bookings and kayak & SUP hire for our farmstay and camping guests. We have beautiful wetlands on our property which have varied species of flora and fauna at different times of the year. Our farmstay and camping guests enjoy the peace and tranquility of secluded island life. Nature in its purest form. We undertake many surveys throughout the year as we have critically endangered and vulnerable species on our property. Some of the surveys we undertake are Orange-bellied parrots, White bellied sea eagles, Australasian bittern, migratory shorebirds, waterfowl, Southern bell frog, general frog surveys, tadpoles, fish, turtles, bats and feathers! Our unique environment is host to so many species.

What area do you serve? Mundoo Island via Goolwa

How long have you been in business? Farming since 1876 and tourism since 1997

Did you found the business? Farming was founded by our family a few generations ago but we commenced the tourism business.

Please provide up to 5 dot points about your business journey:

  • Registered nurse
  • Marina manager
  • Tourism operator
  • Farmer
  • Mum (!)

Name two things you’ve learned from your business journey?

  • Guests seek a unique experience that can’t be replicated elsewhere – ensure they get it.
  • Be honest with your answers – always.

Why did you join the Women in Business Network? Networking and to learn relevant information