Destination guide

Experience Goolwa with holiday homes to rent

The historic river port of Goolwa is a popular holiday destination for many travellers experiencing Australia. Named after the Ngarrindjeri word for ‘elbow’, Goolwa has grown to be an exciting place to visit for those looking for a relaxing time or outdoor adventures. With various holiday homes to rent available, it’s easier than ever to experience everything Goolwa has to offer, even if you plan on bringing the whole family along for the trip.

History

Historical sites near Goolwa holiday homes

Goolwa is packed full of history and museums, and you can explore it all from the area’s holiday rentals. You can visit the Goolwa Soldiers Memorial to see an intricately crafted 1921 statue dedicated to the brave local soldiers who left to fight in World War I, and on the face of the monument itself you can see a detailed, engraved list of all the soldiers who served. If you’re more interested in automotive history, you’ll find a comprehensive collection of decades-old vehicles at the Goolwa Motor Museum. While each old vehicle is impressive to look at, the guide is always happy to offer additional insight about any particular vehicle’s history as well. To truly take in the history of the area, you may want to embark on the Goolwa Heritage Walk. This trail takes you through the historic district with informational signs throughout as you pass by historical buildings, some of which date back over a century.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Goolwa

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Goolwa has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Goolwa Golf Course (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Currency Creek Estate Wines (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • McCracken Golf Course (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Victor Harbor Golf Club (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventures near Goolwa holiday rentals

There’s no shortage of exciting things to do outdoors near Goolwa holiday homes. If you have kids with you, they’re sure to enjoy the Goolwa Nature Playground. With numerous tactile and musical interactive features here, kids can easily enjoy hours of fun exploring everything the playground has to offer. The entire family can enjoy a relaxing picnic at Richard Ballard Park. With vibrant green fields and a scenic view of the river, it’s easy to get lost in its beauty. You may also want to visit Deep Creek Conservation Park for its numerous walking paths and vibrant vegetation populated by native wildlife like western grey kangaroos and short-beaked echidnas.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Goolwa

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Goolwa is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Horseshoe Bay (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Port Elliot Dog Park (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Knights Beach (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Boomer Beach (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Nangawooka Flora Reserve (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Hindmarsh River Estuary Boardwalk (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
Beaches

Beaches near your Goolwa pet friendly accommodation

Beaches are plentiful near your holiday accommodation, with Goolwa Beach being the most popular. You should keep in mind that this beach is primarily suitable for surfers rather than swimmers as the current outside of the inner surf zone is notably strong. Middleton Beach is another favourite of surfers, as the best waves are easily accessible. Rock fishing is easy here if you’re looking to try your hand at angling. Basham Beach is a great place for swimmers provided they stick to the eastern side away from the rocks.

How to get there

Transport to and around Goolwa

The nearest airport is in Adelaide, SA (ADL), located 40.8 mi (65.6 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, the main station is Goolwa Station.

How to get around

Transport to Goolwa holiday homes

Getting into Goolwa is easy as the town has its own airport. However, Goolwa Airport is domestic only, so if you’re coming from another country you’ll have to stop at Adelaide Airport first. From there you can take the SteamRanger Heritage Railway all the way to your holiday accommodation. Another option is coach service that runs from Adelaide to Victor Harbor, with Goolwa being one of the stops along the way. Once you’re in town you can get around by walking or cycling, but there are car hires and bus service available as well.

Where to stay near Goolwa?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 784 holiday rentals near Goolwa. From 623 Houses to 84 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Goolwa for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Goolwa?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Goolwa. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Goolwa Station: 888 holiday rentals
  • Artworx Gallery: 887 holiday rentals
  • Goolwa Motor Museum: 889 holiday rentals
  • Bremerton: 887 holiday rentals
  • Bleasdale Winery: 886 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Goolwa listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Goolwa?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 623 Houses in Goolwa. Our other popular types of Goolwa holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 84 holiday houses
  • Villas: 2 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 34 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Goolwa?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 40 holiday homes with pool available in Goolwa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.