The Rushes – Goolwa Wharf Precinct, Murray River lower lakes, Murray Mouth, Coorong, Coorong National Park and Fleurieu Peninsula
A Stunningly furnished cottage offering its guests quality and luxury throughout house and gardens. Idyllicly located to take in the beautiful surroundings, adjacent the River and Goolwa wharf where you can take a tour to the Coorong and enjoy its iconic scenery.
Luxuriously appointed with remote adjustable queen bed made with linen for guests convenience, deep soaking bath, bar cart, airconditioning and heating, free wifi, smart tv and netflix. The fully equiped kitchen has a dishwasher, well stocked pantry and Nespresso coffee machine. The open fireplace is a stunning center piece and creates a warm ambiance with a view from every room. The perfect place for a romantic getaway or just to spoil yourself.
The Rushes sits beside the lower lakes of the River Murray and where this river ends its incredible 2530km journey as it flows through the Coorong before entering the Southern Ocean. Enjoy morning walks and the natural wonder of the beautiful Murray Lower Lakes and Goolwa Beach with its abundant bird life. Goolwa Beach is a popular surfing and fishing spot, famous for its Pippi’s or Cockles easily found on the beach when in season. The Coorong National Park is where the film Storm Boy is based and is a must see. The Coorong can be accessed through regular tours leaving from the wharf.
The Rushes cottage facade fits well into this State Heritage area and inside natural and recycled materials have been beautifully blended. Light fills the rooms from the central private courtyard that has an alfresco open fireplace constructed with old red bricks, the perfect spot to relax with a glass of wine. The Rushes gardens are a peaceful spot to relax over looking the river or amongst the lush gardens on the rear deck.
Goolwa offers a fine selection of restaurants, cafes, pubs and other eateries where you can enjoy a quick coffee or a full menu. Why not try the local seafood? Just a stone’s throw from The Rushes is the Goolwa Wharf Market. A great place to sample local produce, meet some of the locals or even pick up a bargain.
Goolwa is the only place in Australia where steam train meets steam paddle steamer with Goolwa being the home of the steam paddle steamer the Oscar W. The steam train departs from the wharfe on weekends and public holidays for its return trip along the coast to the beautiful seaside town of Victor Harbor.
For the history buff Goolwa has plenty to offer. Dating back to 1837 when the area was considered as the site for the colony’s capital. It is also the home of Australia’s first public railway and the filming of the original Storm Boy. There’s plenty to see with local heritage architecture particularly in the area known as Little Scotland and a selection of art galleries and shops.