Events & Things To Do

There are plenty of events and things to do year round in Goolwa, surrounding regions and Adelaide.

Thursday May 11th, 1pm
Short ‘n sweet history tour of The Australasian

Drop in to the state heritage-listed Australasian for a short and sweet guided history tour. We tour the lobby, lower deck and dining room. Hear about the remarkable first builder/publican and the many other interesting residents and tenants. We finish with current owner Juliet Michell’s links to Goolwa.
Gold coin donation, enter by the front door at 1pm. Cheers!
1 Porter St, Goolwa


This story from Qantas Travel Insider talks about what you can do on the South Coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula using The Australasian as your base:

South Australian Whale Season,  Middleton, Pt Elliot and Victor Harbor
Whales are sighted in the winter months from May

Spirit of the Coorong – Eco cruise of the Coorong National Park, launch from Goolwa Wharf

Cruise the Coorong – Cruise the Lower Murray River, Lakes and Coorong, launch from Goolwa Wharf

Canoe the Coorong – Launch from Mundoo Channel Drive, Hindmarsh Island, Goolwa

Mundoo Island & Coorong Tours – 1.5 hour station and island tour adjacent Coorong

Murray Mouth Tours – 4X4 bus along Goolwa Beach to Murray Mouth, pick up from Goolwa

Encounter Bikeway – Cycle from Goolwa Wharf to Victor Harbor along the coast

Shaw Family Vintners: Cellar Door, Goolwa Wharf Precinct

Fleurieu Distillery (& Steam Exchange Brewery) Goolwa Wharf – Whiskey, Gin & Craft Beers

Golf course: South Lakes, Billabong Road, Goolwa

Goolwa Wharf Markets

Bombora @ Goolwa Beach – licensed café, Beach Rd, Goolwa Beach

No.58 Cellar Door & Gallery – licensed cafe, 58 Waterport Rd, Pt Elliot

Surf & Sun – Learn to Surf, Middleton Beach

The Big Duck, Victor Harbor’s Ocean Adventure Tour (seals, wildlife and winter whale watching)

Victa Cinemas, Art Deco cinema in Victor Harbor

Deep Creek Conservation Park, access from Range Road via Victor Harbor

LANGHORNE CREEK REGION (35 minutes from Goolwa)

Bremerton – cellar door, Strathalbyn Road, Langhorne Creek

Bleasdale – cellar door, Wellington Road, Langhorne Creek

Angas Plains – cellar door, Angas Plains Road, Langhorne Creek


Hither & Yon – cellar door, 17 High St, Willunga, McLaren Vale

Willunga Farmers Market, Willunga Town Square (Saturday mornings)

Coriole Cellar Door Restaurant – restaurant, Willunga, McLaren Vale

Penny’s Hill The Kitchen Door Restaurant – restaurant, near McLaren Vale

Angove McLaren Vale Cellar door, Chaffeys Rd, McLaren Vale

Red Poles – licensed café and gallery, McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale

d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant and d’Arenberg Cellar Door, Osborn Rd, McLaren Vale

Star of Greece – restaurant, Port Willinga