One of the great attractions in Goolwa is the ‘Cruise the Coorong’. This company operates cruises into the Coorong National Park from September through to May on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays (during school holidays) and Saturdays. The cruise is suitable for all ages and is a great way to explore the beautiful Lower Murray River, Goolwa Lakes and the Coorong. The cruises depart from the Goolwa Wharf.
Where: Goolwa Wharf, Goolwa SA
Phone: (08) 8555 2203
The Signal Point Centre, a substantial modern building positioned above the Wharf and looking across the bridge to Hindmarsh Island, was completed in 1988, opened by Prince Charles, and is a display centre devoted to the long and complex history of the Murray River.
It is an excellent starting point for any exploration of the region as it has an extensive historic photo display; a detailed history of humans living beside the river with exhibitions about the shipping and shipbuilding which defined early Goolwa and a display which explains how Goolwa is an integral part of the history of the Murray.
The complex also contains the Signal Point Gallery, the Signal Point Cafe and is a place to purchase tickets for cruises and other local activities. It is open seven days a week from 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Address: 5 Laurie Ln, Goolwa SA 5214
Phone: (08) 8555 3488