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.
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 .
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.
Goolwa Animal Farm is a family run business that provides a fun and relaxing day out for the whole Family.
85 Airport Rd, Goolwa South Australia, 5214
0451 502 858
The Award Winning South Lakes Golf Club, situated at Goolwa on the Fleurieu Peninsula and only 80km from Adelaide by road. A seaside resort where the River Murray meets the Southern Ocean.
For a full range of bait and tackle, ice and bbq gas swaps and refills. Open 7 days 6am 10pm
36 Cadell St Goolwa
Built around 1872 as a Blacksmiths shop the museum displays the history of Goolwa, Currency Creek and Hindmarsh Island.
11 Porter Street, Goolwa, SA 5214
(08) 8555 2221
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.
1 Beach Road, Goolwa Beach, South Australia
0487 921 232
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.
The Marina Hindmarsh Island is now Coorong Quays. A large freshwater marina & residential development on Hindmarsh Island just across the Murray River from Goolwa and gateway to the Coorong.
The Port of Goolwa is the last major stop of the mighty Murray-Darling River basin, and Australia’s unique geography presented many challenges to early colonisation. And it was this location which meant Goolwa played a major role in Australia’s early expansion, using the waters for transport, business and pleasure.