Getting There - Map Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia
Australia's 1st Cittaslow Town.
With both fresh and salt water, Goolwa is a mecca for the keen fisherman and boating enthusiasts as a starting point for a day or multi-day trip into the Coorong National Park or the Lake Alexandrina area.
Goolwa offers a range of activities catering for the active through to those who would prefer to take your time and relax in a waterside cafe with morning tea and watch the activity unfold in front of you.
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Since 1887 passenger trains operating along the coast from Goolwa to Victor Harbor have affectionately been known as 'The Cockle Train'. The broad sandy surf beaches at Goolwa are famous for large cockles.
The section of the line between Goolwa and Port Elliot was the first steel railway built in Australia. The horse drawn carriage can be viewed in the main street of Goolwa.
The cockle train operates during school holiday, public holidays, Wednesdays and Sundays.
Please contact Steam Ranger to find out further details.
Ph : 1300 655 991
The Coorong National Park is one of South Australia's best eco experience locations. With an abundance of wild life Goolwa is the ideal place to set off for your Coorong Cruise. Visit the Mouth of the Murray River, see abundant bird life and marvel at this magnificent environment.
The Goolwa Barrage was built in 1940 to separate the freshwater of the Murray River from the Saltwater of the Coorong and Southern Ocean.
Goolwa Beach is ideal for swimming, surfing and digging for cockles in season. Why not walk or run along the beach. With a large carpark, cafe and nearby boardwalk this is an ideal spot for the family.
Located in a central position at the gateway to the historic Wharf precinct. The Centre promotes tourism services and experiences by providing a professional information and booking service with specialist knowledge of Goolwa, the Alexandrina Council Region, Fleurieu Peninsula and beyond. Please don't hesitate to ask our ever helpful volunteers / staff for assistance.