Coastal Skin & Beauty Goolwa

Pamper yourself with a fabulous skincare treatment at Coastal Skin & Beauty! Facials, waxing, massage and more. Located in the Main Street of Goolwa. See their website for booking options.

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Kuti Shack Goolwa

Kuti Shack is nestled amongst the sand hills of Goolwa Beach and features local fish and many of the Fleurieu’s finest ingredients, including the mighty Kuti (Pipi) of course. Brendan and Vanessa do incredible things with Fleurieu produce. Kuti Shack is all about creating exciting new and innovative Pipi dishes with local indigenous ingredients. But for those who are still to jump on the #pipirevolution there is a host of other seafood, produce, wine and craft beer from the Fleurieu, cooked by local creative chefs. On the side of the Kuti Shack is a spectacular artwork of the Coorong which was painted by local Ngarrindjeri artist Cedric Varcoe. For more information access their website.  

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Bombora on the River Goolwa

Situated on the Murray River in Goolwa, South Australia, BOMBORA on the river offers a casual dining experience with the sparkling atmosphere of the river. With great food featuring local produce, fabulous coffee and a good selection of house-made cakes. Casey and Joel will always make you feel welcome. You are assured of loving everything on their menu from their signature Freshly Baked Baguettes to the delicious seafood selections!

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The Steam Exchange Brewery

The Steam Exchange Brewery where you can taste high quality hand crafted beer. Set in a the Historic and Picturesque setting between the Cockle Train Tracks and River down by the Wharf on Cutting Road. OPEN WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY 11:30AM – 4:00PM  

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Hectors on the Wharf Goolwa

Cafe / Restaurant located in the Wharf Precinct of Goolwa overlooking the River and Bridge. Dining available inside or on the front deck area. A beautiful spot to enjoy the views while you relax with a coffee, glass of wine or stay and linger over a delicious meal.  

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Mother Duck Cafe Goolwa

The Cutest Cafe / Restaurant, located in the Main Street of Goolwa. Where you will find good food and good wine! Using only the freshest local produce and cooking with what’s in season. A unique dining experience that won’t disappoint.

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Redwood Pizzas & More

Redwood Fired Pizzas – with the best wood fire pizzas on the South Coast! Just ask any of the locals, this is the place to grab a pizza and or ice cream after a long day at the beach or perfect for a sit down catch up with a friend. “Redwood” offers take away and alfresco dining options with a variety of options on their existing menu.

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Goolwa Beach

Glorious Goolwa Beach, approximately 18km’s of white sand stretching all the way to Middleton. Surf, swim and enjoy. The sunsets over the beach are some of the best you will see. Goolwa Beach is patrolled by Goolwa Surf Life Saving Club, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays at a minimum during the summer season – beginning early October and finishing April. Goolwa Beach can also be accessed by 4WD, and you can travel all the way to the mouth of the Murray Mouth! Make sure to pay attention to tide times and signage at the entry point. The sand dunes are out of bounds and driving on them is highly illegal. Part of the appeal of the drive is actually the expanse of untouched sand hills.

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Goolwa Skydiving

Take off from the Goolwa Airport, fly over the breathtaking south coast and experience the rush of freefall at 220kph and land on the grass outside our hanger! Full details and bookings: www.saskydiving.com.au

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Goolwa Motor Museum

Goolwa Motor Museum has classics from all over the world. Some unique one-offs. 45 interesting cars on display. 1920’s to 1970’s. Collectible Classics has been set up to take the hassle out of selling your classic car and vehicles will be stored in a near new warehouse with 24 hrs / 7 days a week monitored alarms.

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Goolwa Wharf

The beautiful central Goolwa Wharf Precinct is a destination to experience and enjoy.  Linking heritage with lifestyle and entertainment that everyone can enjoy. Jump aboard the Cockle Train from the Wharf that takes you on a scenic tour across the coast all the way to Victor Harbor. The kids will love it. More information go to: www.steamrangerheritagerailway.org Enjoy a journey on the paddleboats across the River. The historic Oscar W offers one hour cruises or twilight cruises to enjoy and will be running again from April. For bookings and information: www.visitalexandrina.com Fortnightly Markets, held every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month. With fresh produce, local food & drink, arts & crafts, something for everyone. The Award Winning Fleurieu Distillary, also situated on the wharf, specialising in whisky. A great spot to sit and enjoy a glass overlooking the wharf. The Wharf Barrel Shed Wine Bar on the riverfront offers quality food and wine, with occassional live music. Hectors on the Wharf coffee, dining & tappas on the waterfront.  

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Pipi at Middleton

Cute little cafe, behind the palms, on Goolwa Road at Middleton with Coffee and a delish all day menu.

Middleton Tavern

Situated in the centre of Middleton, the Tavern offers a range of Bistro meals at an affordable price in a family friendly atmosphere. ​Featuring a large open Bistro, private function room, modern gaming room, lotto & keno facilities as well as a Cellarbrations drive through bottle shop, a Sports bar and two 8-ball tables. Follow the link for more details and menu options: https://www.middletontavern.com.au/

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Middleton Surf Lessons

Fleurieu Adventures host Surf lessons off Middleton Beach. Perfect for kids and adults to enjoy. 2 hour surf classes available with all the equipment at one of South Australia’s most popular surf beaches! For more information: fleurieuadventures.com.au/surf-lessons-middleton-moana/learn-to-surf

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Whale Watching

Middleton is a great location for Whale Watching during the June to September periods. The Southern Right Whale can often be seen from the most common locations of Middleton Point and Basham Beach, as they migrate from Antarctica to the warm waters.

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Hill Street Yoga Port Elliot

A beautiful light filled studio with flexible modified yoga classes to suit everyone from beginners to advanced, led by the beautiful Kelly. You are supported in whichever personal preference you choose. You’re also welcome to skip the equipment and just use the mat. Contact: hillstreetyoga@gmail.com    

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Harbourmasters Walking Trail, Port Elliot

A 1.9km circuit hike between Horseshoe Bay, across the headland to Knights Beach. The trail follows a cobblestone path around the headland of Freemans Knob past Ladys Beach, Rocky Bay and Green Bay before reaching Knights Beach and returns along the Esplanade past Freemans Lookout. The trail is well marked with brown timber posts. The trail may not be ideal for prams due to the cobblestone path on the lower section of the trail. For more information view Walking SA website: https://www.walkingsa.org.au/walk/find-a-place-to-walk/harbourmasters-walking-trail-port-elliot/

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Port Elliot Markets

The Port Elliot Market happens on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 9am to 2pm. Over 30 stalls of local produce, unique artisan wares plants & yummy homemade treats. Located: Lakala Reserve, Young St, Port Elliot

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Port Elliot Bakery

31 North Terrace, Port Elliot. The famous and popular Port Elliot Bakery, where the line up for the donut of the month is well worth the wait! Serving a selection of savoury and sweet, fresh bread, pies, sausage rolls, pasties and much much more!

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The Retro Vibe Cafe Port Elliot

A great little cafe to Spin some old vinyls or just chill out on the balcony for coffee and cake. Located at 31 The Strand Port Elliot, great spot to grab some lunch.

Flying Fish Cafe & Restaurant Port Elliot

The Flying Fish cafe ~ serving gourmet fish and chips in its signature cones for over a decade. The cafe menu features  Coopers Sparkling Ale battered fish and chips, as well as salt and pepper squid, prawns, calamari, freshly-made seafood baguettes, vegetarian options and fresh salads. You can wander straight from the beach for an ice cream or light refreshment, or grab some hot fish and chips for the family. Admire the view from the open air deck area with a beer or wine to accompany your meal. The full cafe menu is available as a takeaway option. The Flying Fish restaurant ~ something a little more formal while you enjoy the beautiful views over Horseshoe Bay while sampling fresh oysters, local seafood or a premium eye fillet steak.  Extensive wine and beer list.

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Horseshoe Bay

Picturesque Horseshoe Bay is one of the most stunning beach settings in South Australia. Spend your days body boarding, swimming and building sand castles. Enjoy the Flying Fish Cafe / Restaurant & Surf Life Saving Club. Walk the trails along the coastline for stunning views and sunsets from the cliff top or head up The Strand to enjoy the boutique shops, antiques and more!

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Victor Harbor Rock “n” Roll Festival

Friday 15th September Saturday 16th September Sunday 17th September At the Warland Reserve Victor Harbor. For full details follow the link: https://www.rocknrollfestival.com.au/program

Artisan Market Victor Harbor

The Victor Harbor Artisan Market is a great place to gather with friends and family – support local and South Australian artisans, creative small businesses, food & beverage vendors and musicians. Held in the heart of Victor Harbor at Railway Plaza, under Moreton Bay fig trees and amongst the towns cherished heritage buildings. There is something for everyone! View the website for dates: www.victorharborartisanmarket.com

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Urimbirra Wildlife Park Victor Harbor

One of South Australia’s most exciting tourist attractions. Urimbirra Wildlife Park is located in Hindmarsh Valley just 5 minutes from Victor Harbor. With a range of Australian animals and a wonderful park for you to explore every day (including Public Holidays). Pet a kangaroo, pat a koala, feed an emu and watch a professional snake handler! For full information view the website: www.urimbirra.com.au

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Nino’s Cafe Victor Harbor

Italian food at its best! Located in the heart of Victor Harbor. Ninos has casual dining that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. High quality, fresh produce and a team that has a passion for great food, great coffee and great wine. Something for everyone with gluten free meals, vegetarian options, steak lovers choices & meals for children.

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Charlie & Jack

Looking for something special to take home from your holiday on the South Coast. Look no further. Charlie & Jack offers a large variety of indoor plants, ceramics, jewellery, homewares and more! Each plant is lovingly repotted, named, giving them (and you) the best start in plant life! Kristy and her staff can help guide you to choose the best indoor plant for your space, needs and lifestyle! There is even a “spa treatment” service available for your beloved plants! Pop in and say hi. You will just love this little charming store and the lovely Kristy!

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The Cockle Train

The Cockle Train travels along the oldest steel railed railway in Australia dating back to 1854 when it was constructed to provide a link between the River Murray and the ocean wharfs at Pt Elliot and later at Victor Harbor. Based at our Goolwa Depot and commences its run each day at Goolwa Station, in the historic Wharf Precinct alongside the River Murray. After crossing the main Goolwa to Victor Harbor Road the line heads off across the plains to Middleton, picking up or dropping off passengers on request, and then to Port Elliot where it reaches the Encounter Bay coast. The station here is operated by the local National Trust and features a small historical museum.

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South Australian Whale Centre

Whaling history & whale biology exhibits

Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tramway

The Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram is located on the shores of the city of Victor Harbor, South Australia, Australia. A 3.1 km tramway links the city’s visitor information centre with the nearby Granite Island. Much of its route is over a 630-metre causeway.

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