There is always plenty to do and see in Goolwa or you can just relax and absorb the charm of this old river port.
If you like history, well, there's plenty of that because Port Pullen, as Goolwa was origingally named by the white settlers, was a significant place to the Ngarrindjeri people, the original inhabitants. There are canoe trees and middens in the area as a reminder of this rich heritage.
In 1830 Charles Sturt camped at Goolwa during his famous voyage downstream in search for the mouth of the mighty Murray just a few miles away. By the 1850's the area was significant in the river trade and was soon renamed Goolwa (meaning 'elbow' in Ngarrindjeri) and was the site of Australia's first railway system on which you can still travel today on a number of different vehicles. A must for rail lovers.
All types of water sport are available in Goolwa, with boats and equipment available for hire.
Being near Hindmarsh Island and the Coorong there are vast distances of unspoiled wetlands and top wineries.
It's an ideal destination, just over an hours easy drive from Adelaide through beautiful countryside
So come on down and recharge your batteries with Goolwas fresh, clean air and your soul by communing with history and with nature.