Top 10 Things To Do In Goolwa

a group of friends enjoying the kayaking tour

Goolwa is a beautiful seaside town on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Read on to discover our list of Top 10 Things To Do in Goolwa:

  1. Kayaking
    Join Fleurieu Adventures on a kayak adventure into the Coorong National Park. The tours are half or full day and offer the ultimate environmentally-aware kayak experience on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

  2. Goolwa River Boat Centre
    Situated in the Goolwa Wharf Shed that was used as a loading station for goods on the paddle steamers, it houses historic photos, memorabilia and boat models that show the importance of the River Murray system.
    You can even step on-board the ‘Oscar W’, a paddle steamer berthed right outside.

  3. The Cockle Train
    Hop on board the cockle train and travel along Australia's first railway. The steam train is a great experience for the whole family and you can package this with the Paddle steamer in Goolwa too.

  4. Surfing
    Try fun-filled surf lessons at Middleton and Goolwa with Surf & Sun. Grab a wetsuit, rash top, suncream and surf board for a 2-hour surf experience!

  5. Boat Cruises
    Cruise through the Barrage or Lock with Spirit of the Coorong or Cruise the Coorong on a half day or full day boating adventure. These boats are very comfortable - keep you out of the weather and the captains are full of excellent information - fun for all ages.

  6. Goolwa Motor Museum
    This private collection of 45 cars and memorabilia dating from the 1920’s upwards will satisfy any car enthusiast or racing fan.

  7. Coorong National Park
    Explore the Coorong by boat, on foot, kayak and more. It is an amazing waterway full of birdlife and other adventures.

  8. Jet Ski Hire
    Don't get bored - the adrenalin thrill seekers can hire jet skis, SUP boards and kayaks.

  9. River Boat Trail
    Jump on board the paddle boat from the Goolwa Wharf. This historic experience is not to be missed and afterwards you can try some beer at the local brewery, the Steam Exchange.

  10. Hindmarsh Island
    Only a short bridge and drive over the Murray River Hindmarsh Island has great views of the Murray Mouth, you can enjoy the amazing Marina and more. Kayak hire is available as well as horse rides and other activities.

Get out there and explore Goolwa!