Goolwa is one of South Australia’s most beautiful and historic coastal towns becoming increasingly popular for those looking for a seachange.

Situated on the picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula and nestled on the Murray Mouth, Goolwa’s name is from the local aboriginal word meaning ‘elbow’ – referring to its location along the Murray. Goolwa is a historic port – it was in fact the first inland port in Australia. It is also the gateway to the Coorong National park, South Australia’s internationally significant wetlands.

The region around Goolwa provides much to see and do with nearby Hindmarsh Island and the Coorong supplying many kilometres of unspoilt coastline to be explored while the entire area is a mecca for fishermen with an abundance of both saltwater and freshwater locations. The Murray Mouth is a renowned fishing spot for anglers trying to catch large mulloway.

Goolwa really has something to offer everyone. Plenty of events and activities are held throughout the year in the area while for those wishing for some down time, Goolwas relaxed atmosphere caters to those who wish to sit back and enjoy local wine and produce. All this and still only an hour’s drive from Adelaide with some of the nicest countryside you will see along the way.

The town of Goolwa itself has a blend of heritage and modern coastal living with historic attractions sitting comfortably alongside cafes, shops and accommodation. The towns historic attractions provide starting points for many great days out including river cruises which depart from the town’s wharf. With all the historic attractions, water-based activities and the stunning scenery of the region, it is no wonder Goolwa has become such a popular attraction for tourists and retirees alike.

Take the drive today and see what all the fuss is about.

Thornbury Park
17 Willmett Rd, Goolwa SA 5214

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