The river port of Goolwa is recognised as the nation’s small boat capital, and, hosts the biennial Wooden Boat Festival.
It’s a town tailored for water sports. You take your own voyage on your own vessel or aboard hire boat which range from power boats to yachts and canoes. Charter craft also cruise the Lower Murray and the Coorong.
The Signal Point River Murray Interpretive Centre and its fleet of pensioned paddle-steamers rekindle memories of the glory days of the river boats, while steam trains run between Goolwa, Port Elliott and Victor Harbor. You can also step back into town and transport history by hitching a ride round the Goolwa hot spots in Clydesdale-powered covered wagons.