The great outdoors

Goolwa is perfect for those who love to get out in the fresh air and explore our beautiful natural environment. The coast along the Fleurieu, Murray Mouth and the Coorong is simply stunning and has to be seen and experienced. The region is tailor made for those for love to be near the beach and involved in water activities.

Some attractions and places to see in Goolwa include:

• Signal Point
• Artworx Gallery
• Goolwa Community Arts And Crafts
• Goolwa Wharf Markets
• Hutt River Internet Café
• Art @ Goolwa
• River Dolls Of Goolwa
• South Lakes Golf Club
• Murray River Mouth
• River Cruises
• Oscar W historic paddle steamer
• River Boat Trail Goolwa
• Golf courses
• Bowls clubs
• University of the Third Age
• Library
• Cockle Train
• Lions/Rotary and Heritage Club

Nearby towns that have plenty to see are Victor Harbor, Middleton, Port Elliott and the McLaren Vale wine region.


Goolwa hosts many events during the year.

Being recognised as the nation's small boat capital, Goolwa fittingly hosts the biennial Wooden Boat Festival. The 13th South Australian Wooden Boat Festival features wooden boats of all shapes and sizes, Paddlesteamers, music performances, arts and maritime craft displays, workshops, boat building, regional wine and food, two days of great entertainment for the whole family.

The marina provides the perfect setting to host many boating and yachting events and regattas such as the Goolwa Regatta Week held in January.

Activities in the Hall

• Aerobics
• Art and classes
• BBQ night
• Bush Band
• Cards
• Carpet Bowls
• Choir
• Craft
• Fish and Chip night
• Happy Hour
• Harmonica Group
• Mahjong
• Melbourne Cup Lunch
• Pancake Tuesday
• Pool
• Thornbury orchestra

Activities in the Village

• Caravan area
• Extensive Library
• Garden Walks
• Recycling
• Residents Workshop
• Vegetable garden

Outings with the Bus

• Adelaide/Colonnades/Marion
• Burnside and Stirling
• Cherry Picking in Dec
• Glenelg
• Hahndorf
• Harbor Town/Ikea
• Lobethal Lights
• Mildura for 3 days
• Monarto Zoo
• Mt Barker for meal and movies
• Mt Lofty Gardens
• Traffic Management Centre
• Virginia Nursery

Theatre Trips

• Festival Theatre
• Arts Theatre
• Daws road Players
• Blackwood Players
• Adelaide Entertainment Centre


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