There’s something very special about Goolwa

Our beautiful clean environment with all its heritage provides you with a unique destination. We have many places to eat and/or drink with plenty of choices where you can enjoy fresh local produce. These range from coffee and cake to fine dining, or fish and chips by the water.

We have a myriad of art galleries and gift shops stocked with locally made goods - you’re sure to find that special something to take home.

If you love the beauty and adventure of the outdoors, there are walking and bike trails as well as parks, gardens and playgrounds or if you prefer water-based activities, we have the river, the Coorong and the sea. Options include a gentle paddle, some adrenalin-filled action, or taking a guided tour.

The township and waters of Goolwa are full of history beginning with the Ngarrindjeri. Learn about the first white settlement here, the river trade and ship building at the wharf and Australia’s first passenger railway.

Our unique features include the Murray Mouth and the combination of steam transport – nowhere else in the world can you explore the amazing environment of the Coorong and the River Murray as well as taking a ride on a paddle steamer and a steam train.

Spending time in Goolwa offers opportunities for indulgence, relaxation, education, exercise, entertainment, sports participation, artistic inspiration and lots more. There is something for all members of the family and we welcome you to share it with us. Goolwa in the Alexandrina Council area is the first town in Australia to be accredited as Cittaslow.

Bookings and inquiries can be made by either following the links to the businesses listed on this website or at the Goolwa Visitor Information Centre, on the corner of Cadell Street and Cutting Road, Goolwa. Information is also available from the Visit Alexandrina website.

Goolwa and the surrounding towns and environment are places that you need to EXPLORE! Find out more about us!

Events around Goolwa

Cittaslow Goolwa Smoke Off

November 4, 2018 11:00 am

Location: Garden of Honour, Goolwa RSL, Cutting Road, Goolwa

Annual Food Festival hosted by Cittaslow Goolwa.

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Goolwa Tourism 5214 Annual General Meeting

November 8, 2018 7:00 pm

Location: Goolwa Hotel, 7 Cadell Street, Goolwa

The AGM for Goolwa Tourism 5214 Inc. will follow the Tourism Gathering. You are welcome to join us for dinner at the Hotel as well. Please book with Lyn Clark 0447 988 084 or email lyn@riverdolls.com.au by 5 Nov. 2018.

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Goolwa Tourism 5214 Committee Meeting

December 5, 2018 7:00 pm

Location: The Community Hub, corner Goolwa Terrace and Loveday Street, Goolwa

December monthly meeting of Goolwa Tourism 5214

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Goolwa Christmas Festival

December 16, 2018 6:00 pm

Location: Cadell Street and Goolwa Oval

Annual Goolwa Christmas Festival with pageant, children's entertainment, carols and fireworks

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Where to find Goolwa