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Goolwa: Murray River Cruise

1. Goolwa: Murray River Cruise

The Murray Mouth cruise is roughly 90 minutes in duration. Departing from the Main Wharf in Goolwa at 10:30 AM, cruise downstream to the Goolwa Barrage and through the lock where you will get to view the resident seal colony and drop down to sea level. Learn about the history of the lock and it's importance to the health of the river before continuing down toward the mouth of the Murray River. Take in the ambiance of the region that inspired the book, Storm Boy on your way there. On your return cruise to Goolwa, you will pass sand dunes supporting native vegetation and see an abundance wetland birdlife.

South Australia: Guided Full-Day Highlights Tour

2. South Australia: Guided Full-Day Highlights Tour

Get picked up from your accommodation in Glenelg at 9 AM or Adelaide at 9:20 – 9:30 AM for a full day of sightseeing around the gorgeous Fleurieu Peninsula.  Enjoy the scenic drive from Adelaide through the Adelaide Hills before arriving in the historic German village of Hanhdorf. Treat yourself to morning tea at The Haus, visit the Antique Clock Museum, or shop around in the village's boutique stores. Travel on to the old paddle steamer port of Goolwa for a stroll along the beach where the Murray River meets the sea. Make a short stopover at South Australia's greatest surfing beach before continuing on to Victor Harbor. Keep your eyes peeled for whales as you pass Basham Beach during whale season.  Next, explore the seaside town of Victor Harbor where you can visit the Whale Center and Museum. Take advantage of the chance to visit Granite Island and check out the fairy penguins or ride the famous horse-drawn tram. Purchase lunch from one of the many quaint restaurants and pubs. Your last stop of the day will be McLaren Vale, one of Australia's oldest and finest olive, wine, and almond-growing regions. Taste some of the area's best wines, purchase some locally-grown, homemade delicacies before returning back to your accommodation at around 5:30 PM.

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What people are saying about Goolwa

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Had a great time on this tour highly recommend going .the whole day was brilliant our tour guide was great and I was lucky to have a great bunch of people with me on the day.. Coming to Adelaide and want to see lots while relaxing at the the same time book this tour you would be mad to.miss it

The cruise was awesome. We sat on the top deck and enjoyed the informative tour guide. We got to see some beautiful bird life and some seals. We went through the lock, which was very different and cool and then saw the Murray Mouth. Would highly recommend the cruise.

this tour was a great way to tick off a few places off the list of things to see and a good way to judge if i want to go back and visit places for longer. the guide had great food recommendations.

Both the Captain and assistant were very informative and pleasant

good for who wanna quick see Adelaide and surrding.