Explore and Enjoy

Natural beauty as far as the eye can see. With so many different ways to enjoy Goolwa, where would you like to start?

Heritage Locations

Armfield Slip, volunteer wooden boat restorers, 56 Riverside Drive, Goolwa

Canoe Trees, Currency Creek

Cemeteries (Search website [https://www.alexandrina.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=2208] for names of persons interred in Alexandrina Council region including:

Goolwa Barrages, Barrage Road, Goolwa

Goolwa History Room, Alexandrina Library, 11 Cadell Street, Goolwa

Goolwa Visitor Information Centre, 1 Cutting Road, Goolwa (previously telegraph station, railway station, post office [longest operating post office in Australia until it moved in 20??])

Goolwa Museum History Centre, National Trust, Goolwa 11 Porter Street, Goolwa

Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club – first regatta yacht club in Australia, Barrage Road, Goolwa

Little Scotland State Heritage area - State Heritage Precinct

Paddle Steamer Oscar W, Goolwa Riverboat Centre, Goolwa Wharf

SA Heritage Register: Goolwa State Heritage Area - bow-fronted shop, railway goods shed, Corio Hotel, police station and courthouse, Australasian Hotel, Goolwa-Port Elliot railway horse stables, wharf complex, Railway Superintendant’s Cottage, Cockenzie House

SteamRanger Heritage Railway (1854 first public steel rail railway in Australia), Goolwa Railway Station – run by volunteers every day during school holidays; Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday at other times of the year (not always steam, especially on fire ban days)

Mundoo Island Station

Beaches / Rivers / Lakes

Parks / Playgrounds

Goolwa and Hindmarsh Island have lots of interesting playgrounds to entertain all members of your family.

Tours / Activities / Sports


Clubs / Groups

Marinas / Marine Supplies

Photographic Locations

Mundoo Island – Photography Tours of the Coorong

Entry to Coorong National Park

Hindmarsh Island Bridge and Goolwa Wharf

Murray Mouth (viewed from Sugars Beach on Hindmarsh Island)

The Barrages, Goolwa

Currency Creek (from Lions Park)

Goolwa Beach, especially at sunset

Cockle (Pipi) Season at Goolwa Beach

Closed Season for Goolwa Beach: 1 June to 31 October (inclusive)

Closed areas: Recreational fishing for Pipi cockles is prohibited on the Younghusband Peninsula (Coorong Beach) between the Murray Mouth and 28 Mile Crossing.

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