The numerous private moorings at Goolwa

Goolwa - Places to See

Goolwa (including Hindmarsh Island)
Attractive and unusual town which was once the main entry port on the Murray River.
Located only 83 km from Adelaide, Goolwa (it is said that 'goolwa' is a Ngarrindjeri word meaning 'elbow') is an historic port which is now an upmarket holiday resort for Adelaide people. It is only an hour's drive from Adelaide. The town has been given a very self-consciously Heritage feel by painting local buildings, like the Goolwa Hotel, in heritage colours and getting some feeling of harmony in the main street. Genuinely old hotels like the Corio Hotel have been refurbished and revitalised so they look excellent. Along with this 'gentrification' of what was once the main seaside (although it was inland) port on the Murray River has come an overpowering local desire to 'develop' the area which has brought Goolwa, and its battle with the local Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal people over Hindmarsh Island, to the attention of all Australians.

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Schnapper Point further up the coast from Cape Jervis

Cape Jervis - Places to See

Cape Jervis (including Delamere & Rapid Bay)
Major access point for travellers to Kangaroo Island.
Located 108 km south of Adelaide, Cape Jervis is the terminal for the main car and passenger ferry across to Kangaroo Island. It is positioned at the very south-western tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

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The rocks beyond the obelisk at the south of the headland, Port Elliot

Port Elliot

Port Elliot (including Middleton)
Historic port on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Located 91 km south of Adelaide, Port Elliot is a pleasant township which was once the major port for good moving up and down the Murray River. Today it is a popular holiday destination on the South Coast.

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Schnapper Point near Aldinga.


Attractive beach and holiday destination at the edge of Adelaide's commuter belt.

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