8 Things to Do in Goolwa That You Shouldn't Miss

December 23, 2017 Vivienne Hutton

Discover the best top things to do in Goolwa, Australia including Goolwa Animal Farm, Goolwa Visitor Information Centre, The Goolwa Barrage, Goolwa Beach, Goolwa Motor Museum, The Steam Exchange Brewery, [email protected] Inc., Shaw Family Vintners.
Restaurants in Goolwa

1. Goolwa Animal Farm

85 Airport Rd, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia +61 451 502 858
Excellent
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5 based on 73 reviews

Goolwa Animal Farm

Please check website to confirm opening times. Animal Farm Goolwa is a family run farm where old and young can interact with animals. The farm is set in the beautiful South Australian countryside and yet is only 6 minutes drive from the best surf Beaches in SA. There are typical farm animals but also a 3 different types of kangaroos, alpacas, emus, potoroos, rabbits, Guinea pigs and birds. Pony rides,trailer rides, play areas and a small cafe for refreshments ensure a great trip for all.

Reviewed By kzolls - Adelaide, Australia

Just had the most enchanting morning at Goolwa Animal Farm. The staff are so welcoming and accomodating and make every child feel special. Lots to do, excellent coffee, yummy biscuits, the friendliest animals and excellent facilities. A relaxing and fun filled time for all. Excellent value.

2. Goolwa Visitor Information Centre

Goolwa Post Shop 4 Goolwa Tce, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia +61 1300 466 592
Excellent
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

Goolwa Visitor Information Centre

The Goolwa Visitor Information Centre stocks a wide range of tourist information brochures for the Fleurieu Peninsula region as well as the regional brochures for the rest of South Australia. We are also a Booking Agent for: local tours & cruises, accommodation, Coorong & Murray River cruising, Coorong National Park Camping Permits & Kangaroo Island Sealink. This multi-award winning centre is located in the main street at the gateway to the historic Goolwa 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. Come and see us to help plan your stay in our beautiful region. We have an extensive souvenir and gift shop stocking a large selection of books including: local, River Murray & Australian histories and stories, children's books and field guides, local & Australian made products, jewellery, clothing, DVD's, magnets, toys, postcards & cards. We can also provide tour guides for walking or bus tours, (by appointment only). The Centre is Open: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays (closed Christmas Day & Good Friday).

Reviewed By Mon55 - Brisbane, Australia

The staff were lovely and had lots of information on what to do in the area. We had a week and with their help had more than enough to fill in each day. So nice to have so much assistance when in a new area.

3. The Goolwa Barrage

Barrage Road, Goolwa, South Australia, Australia
Excellent
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4.5 based on 48 reviews

The Goolwa Barrage

Reviewed By Bartonbears - Coffs Harbour, Australia

The Murray-Darling river system is one of Australia's greatest resources and often at the centre of debate and controversy. This barrage and the informative displays help to explain the nature of this iconic system. It probably won't hold the attention of children for long but after visiting the barrage there is a picturesque walk that will entertain them from the car park across dunes to the ocean. It's good for mobile adults as well. All worth a visit.

4. Goolwa Beach

Goolwa, South Australia, Australia
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Goolwa Beach

Reviewed By nipper73 - South Australia, Australia

Family fun at Goolwa Beach. Definitely recommend this beach for anyone wanting to boogie board or surf. Suitable for beginners to more experienced. Life guards patrol in a small area but this section does get busy. Drive the beach in a AWD or 4WD which stretches for kms. Hunt for Goolwa cockles. Sun bake, play cricket and just have fun. Definitely my favourite surf beach close to Adelaide by far!

5. Goolwa Motor Museum

45 Gardener Street, Goolwa, South Australia, Australia +61 8 8555 3338
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Goolwa Motor Museum

Reviewed By IMVO19 - Adelaide, Australia

Michael, the owner, has lots of interesting stories of the cars he has owned and people he has known, worth visiting just to hear his past. Only about 30 vehicles on display but well worth the visit to see some very unique cars. A collection of memorabilia and model cars to view as well. Good way to fill in an hour or so.

6. The Steam Exchange Brewery

Lot 1 Goolwa Wharf, Public Road, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia +61 8 8555 3406
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4 based on 63 reviews

The Steam Exchange Brewery

Reviewed By AstroBloke - Adelaide, Australia

This micro brewery is in a converted railway goods shed nestled between the water's edge and the Goolwa railway station. The interior is replete with vats, etc giving it a distinct industrial look. The sign says it "was not made over by marketing stylists", but it looks like they simply ran out of money to finish the refurbishment. Has real potential to be so much more.

13 Porter St, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia +61 8 8555 0095
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Art@Goolwa Inc.

Art Gallery in a National Trust Building. We are an association of Artists showcasing our work in our local community, exhibiting an exciting mix of Original Art.

Reviewed By IMVO19 - Adelaide, Australia

Well done little gallery full of interesting and reasonably priced work. A good variety of work, something to suit most people. Good to see lots of local artists being displayed, a few overseas items which I thought was unnecessary with the quality of the local work available.

8. Shaw Family Vintners

Signal Point, Wharf Precinct, Goolwa, South Australia 5214, Australia +61 8 8555 0810
Excellent
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Shaw Family Vintners

Cellar door offering wine tastings, overlooking the river on the wharf at Goolwa. Local produce and wine accessories available for purchase. Now offering wine by the glass and cheese or sweet platters. Complex has adjoining licensed cafe - lunch & coffee 7 days and gallery next door.

Reviewed By S_J_Adelaide - Adelaide

Always a must visit - awesome views...great welcome - but it got better again
Just finished the latest Sparkling Pinot - flash new bottle and label - and as good as Aussie bubbles we've had - just nudged out our favourite (from the Ad Hills)
Make this a visit - and grab some Sparkling Pinot!!!!!

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