There’s something very special about Goolwa
Our beautiful clean environment makes Goolwa a popular destination for travellers. We have a large number of places to eat and/or drink offering a wide variety of choices. There are 36 of them - from coffee and cake to fine dining, or fish and chips by the water.
While-away the hours wandering through 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 – go for a gentle paddle, some adrenalin-filled action, or take a guided tour.
The township and waters of Goolwa are full of history beginning with the Ngarringjeri. 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 farewell the River Murray to the ocean then take a ride on a paddle steamer and steam train all in the same day.
Spending time in Goolwa offers opportunities for indulgence, relation, education, exercise, entertainment, sports participation, artistic inspiration and lots more. There is something for all the family and we welcome you to share it with us. The place we love. The place we call home.