Holiday by the sea while enjoying stunning views across the River Murray, Hindmarsh Island and the famous Goolwa sand dunes on South Australia's gorgeous Fleurieu Peninsula.
Swim, fish, surf, whale watch or go biking, golfing, wine tasting, boating, water skiing, wind surfing and jet skiing - all these activities are at your doorstep at Gool-a-watu.
Flexible accommodation for up to 10 people, $400 per night min. 2 nights.Christmas bookings one week minimum stay taken from the August prior - $450 per night.
Gool-a-watu is totally self-contained and includes all the mod cons, a laundry, air conditioning and bbq.
A large balcony with steel wire railing surrounds the house affording sweeping views which swing from the South Lakes Golf Course - a minute's walk away - to over the Murray, the island and across the dunes.
A trail directly behind the house leads straight across the dunes to the beach and some great surf.
The house sleeps a maximum of ten people, has five bedrooms, four with queensize beds and the master bedroom a king size bed. The upstairs area incorporating three bedrooms two with queensize beds and another with a king bed and two bathrooms can be rented separately. All bedrooms and living areas are air conditioned and open directly onto several balconies. Downstairs, comprises two bedrooms, living area, kitchenette and bathroom. All you need bring is food, linen and personal toiletries.
What to do
There are a million things to enjoy in and around Goolwa.
Wonderful walks through the dunes, birdwatching along the river where you will spy numerous pelicans and black swans, four-wheel driving along the beach all the way to the Murray Mouth with a bit of cockling thrown in along the way.
Walking and biking trails stretch from Goolwa to Victor Harbor taking in some of SA's most stunning coastline and hotspots for whale watchers. If you don't want to travel under your own steam, take the historic Cockle Train.
Two minutes walk from Gool-a-watu there's windsurfing, sailing and jetskiing. If you haven't got the equipment, it is usually available to hire.
Further along, river cruises offer fabulous trips to the Coorong. If you would rather skipper your own boat, they can be hired at the Hindmarsh Marina on Hindmarsh Island, while Narnu Farm on Hindmarsh Island is a great horse riding venue. If you are after fresh fish - and haven't had any luck with a line - fishermen on Hindmarsh Island at Mundoo Channel sell everybody's locally caught favourites - Coorong mullet and mulloway.
Parachuting and thrill rides on warbirds and jets is a ten minute drive down the road.
If you love art, don't miss Artworx with a wide range of works from from highly accomplished and emerging local and national artists, and a fabulous array of gifts.
You'll also be well fed and watered at many excellent wineries, the brewery, cafes and restaurants to be found in and around Goolwa, enjoy the Sunday markets or simply put your feet up at Gool-a-watu, relax on the balcony and soak up the views right at your doorstep
All the photos featured for Gool-a-watu, except the photo of speedboats at the Saharas in the Coorong, were taken within a ten minute drive of the property.