Discover Goolwa - Stories by Karen Ross

The best way to experience Goolwa is to spend time exploring its heritage buildings, tasty eateries, leading beverage makers, and unique environment. Let Karen Ross guide you to some of Goolwa's best experiences. The stories are changing and developing all the time, so its worth coming back, time and time again or signing up to Weekend Notes. Here are a few of Karen's stories...

A 'Slow' Fundraiser for Bushfire Relief

Goolwa is a Cittaslow, or 'slow town'. Cittaslow encourages residents to work with their local council and local businesses to identify the town's unique qualities and to make it possible for everyone, including visitors, to slow down and enjoy these special qualities together. Cittaslow Goolwa provides a great opportunity for this to happen when they run the "At The Wharf" community event. Anyone attending the free event, gets to enjoy local food and beverages along with great music and great company. Recently the participants also had the chance to support fundraising efforts following recent severe bushfires on Kangaroo Island and in the Adelaide Hills. Read more...

South Coast Op Shop Trail

An updated list for 2019 If there's one thing better than an op shop, it's a whole trail of them. I can happily while away most of a day fossicking around my locals and there are lots to choose from on SA's south coast. I counted twelve and a half of them. Maybe you know of others? Read more...

Goolwa Bargain Barn

The Bargain Barn has actually been in Goolwa all along but recently disappeared from its usual location. It was conspicuous by its absence from my op shop trail and posed a mystery as to its whereabouts. Sue Ryan, who runs the op shop, says she has now found the ideal spot at 15 Cadell Street. Read more...

One Weekend in Goolwa

There's more than enough to do - There's a squillion things to do in gorgeous Goolwa in the summer and this list is just the start. There's more than enough ideas here to fill a whole weekend, maybe even a long one. Read more...

Pianos for the Public in Goolwa

Release your inner pianist Two old pianos have dodged a bullet (or rather the local dump) recently, and been given a new lease of life in Goolwa. Reqd more...

School Holiday Fun in Goolwa

Top ten ideas for the kids these school holidays - There's lots of fun things for kids to do in Goolwa, especially in the first two weeks of October when schools take a break. Here's my list, I'd love you to add to it. (Note: These change each holidays, but is a great guide.) Read more...

Goolwa Ghost Walk

Paranormal experience anyone?I'd been hearing about the Ghost Walk in Goolwa for some time and decided to join in at the next opportunity. - The walk is conducted at least twice each year and is organised by the local community radio station, Alex FM, and hosted by local clairvoyant Kym Stevens. Read more...

Karen is an active member of Cittaslow Goolwa and has played a significant role in the success of "At the Wharf" events during summer and the recent New Years Eve Fireworks off the Hindmarsh Island Bridge.