SteamRanger

SteamRanger Heritage Railway operates a number of different heritage steam and diesel hauled tourist trains between Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills, up over the crest of the southern Mt Lofty Ranges, down to Strathalbyn and on through the coastal holiday towns of Goolwa and Port Elliot to the tourist resort town of Victor Harbor.

Read more

Goolwa Station, Goolwa

1300 655 991

view website

Oscar W

One hour paddle steamer cruises departing from the Goolwa Wharf. Booking via the Goolwa Riverboat Centre for the Goolwa Visitor Information Centre.

Read more

The Cockle Train

SteamRanger Heritage Railway operates a number of different heritage steam and diesel hauled tourist trains between Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills, up over the crest of the southern Mt Lofty Ranges, down to Strathalbyn and on through the coastal holiday towns of Goolwa and Port Elliot to the tourist resort town of Victor Harbor.

Read more

Canoe the Coorong

Canoe the Coorong showcases one of South Australia’s best-kept secrets. Located just 85 km south of Adelaide is the internationally recognised Coorong Wetlands. Stretching more than 140 kilometres, the Coorong National Park protects a string of spectacular saltwater lagoons which are sheltered from the Southern Ocean by the sweeping, rolling sand dunes of the Young Husband Peninsula. The best way to explore these waterways is by kayak. This is a chance to explore Storm Boy country.

Read more

Fleurieu Distillery and Steam Exchange Brewery

The Fleurieu Distillery has already gained national and international awards since it began production. Meet the head brewers Angela and Gareth Andrews.

Read more

Goolwa Wharf, Goolwa Wharf Precinct, 1 Cutting Road, Goolwa

Gareth Andrews

Angela Andrews

(08) 8555 3406

view website

Goolwa Riverboat Centre

As a museum, it houses many exhibits that illustrate the river and its place in the development of Australia, including many models of boats from the trading era, as well as historic photos and relics of the former trade, all backed up by panels discussing the various artefacts and their place in history.

Read more

Goolwa Wharf, end of Cutting Road, Goolwa

view website

Spirit of the Coorong - Spirit Australia Cruises

We offer 2 hour, 3.5 hour, and 6 hour cruises from Goolwa, 90 kilometres south of Adelaide, South Australia, through the Goolwa Barrage, to the River Murray Mouth and into the Coorong National Park.

Read more

Cruise the Coorong

Cruise the Coorong operates cruises into the Coorong National Park from September through to May on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays (during school holidays) and Saturdays. The cruise is suitable for all ages and is a great way to explore the beautiful Lower Murray River, Goolwa Lakes and the Coorong. The cruises depart from the Goolwa Wharf .

Read more

Southern End of Main Wharf Goolwa SA 5214

Michael Veenstra

0410488779

view website

Cockling at Goolwa Beach

As long as you do it within the limits of the cockle season, you can do the 'cockle shuffle' and raise enough of these molluscs to the surface for a meal. Note that there are limits in size and weight.

Read more

Ocean Living Surf School

Learn how to surf and have surfing lessons from Ocean Living Surf School, located at Goolwa Beach, 80 minutes south of Adelaide CBD. Ocean Living Surf School offers group and private surf lessons; team building; surfing awareness lessons for kids, adults, parties, school groups, women only, corporate and community groups. Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. Proprietor Philip Ball and his instructors provide a great learning experience with the latest gear and techniques with all equipment provided (surfboard, wetsuits, sun block). We also incorporate safety and ocean awareness into all lessons, all of which is designed to get you surfing and improving and above all having fun.

Read more

1 Beach Road, Goolwa Beach, South Australia

Phil Ball

0487 921 232

view website

Mundoo Island Station Tours

Enjoy a scenic tour (1.5 hours) of this unique cattle and sheep station, run over a series of islands in the heart of the Coorong. We offer historic station tours, bird watching tours or photography tours. The unusual blend of salt and fresh water environments lend themselves to myriad birdlife and a diverse ecological wonderland with picturesque scenery and natural flora and fauna. Your tour begins on Hindmarsh Island and progresses across the Mundoo Barrage to Mundoo Island where the historical story begins to unfold.

Read more

Mundoo Island via Hindmarsh Island

Sally Grundy

0418 843 299

view website

National Trust Goolwa - Goolwa Museum

Built around 1872 as a Blacksmiths shop the museum displays the history of Goolwa, Currency Creek and Hindmarsh Island.

Read more

11 Porter Street, Goolwa, SA 5214

Anthony Presgrave

(08) 8555 2221

view website

Armfield Slipway

Armfield Slipway aims to preserve historic wooden boats, maintain traditional boat-building skills and to provide a community meeting place for boat-minded people.

Read more

56 Riverside Drive, Goolwa SA

0428 634 188

Other options:

  • Goolwa Animal Farm
  • Goolwa Boating Experience
  • Kingo Surfing
  • SA Skydiving