4 Great reasons to visit Goolwa / Middleton / Victor Harbor over Easter

The Fleurieu Peninsula towns of Goolwa, Middleton, and Victor Harbor are packed full of reasons to visit, including to see the majestic coastal scenery and wild natural landscapes, but over the Easter long weekend, there is so much more going on.

The region is close enough to visit for a day drive from the city, suburbs, Adelaide Hills and southern areas, but if you can, it will be worth staying for longer to experience the planned events.

Here are just 4 of my top reasons to visit.

1. Watch a new sculpture being created at Middleton

Australian sculptor Silvio Apponyi will be carving a sculpture from an ancient red gum, in situ next to the Encounter Bikeway at the Encounter Marine Park at Middleton overlooking the beach. The old gum tree was given a smoking ceremony by local Ngarrindjeri man and artist Cedric Varcoe on the 28th of March and the sculpture work will take place from Monday 3rd of April and up to the afternoon of Easter Monday on the 10th of April.

The finished sculpture will be of a regular Southern Right Whale visitor to Middleton, named Buttons and her most recent calf born in 2022, and named Bobby.

2. Wander around the Goolwa Wharf Markets

There’s always loads to see at these markets and over Easter you can visit on Good Friday 7th of April and Easter Sunday 9th of April.  Bring your shopping bags for all the goodies you’ll want to purchase from delicious food to healthy plants at great prices, books, bric-a-brac and so much more. Markets are on from 9am to 3pm.

3. Spoil Yourself with the Best Dining in Goolwa

We are spoilt for choice in Goolwa for incredible places to eat with friendly local service. Try one of these favourites, Thai Days restaurant and Mother Duck café in Cadell Street, Bombora by the river, Kuti Shack at the beach or Pelicans Bistro upstairs at the surf club.

A must visit is 90 Mile Wines: Wharf Barrel Shed which is in temporary premises at Signal Point, (until repairs have been made to the wharf) overlooking the river and Hindmarsh Island bridge. Opening hours over Easter will be from 12 to 9pm.

4. Victor Harbor Easter Markets / Coral Street Art Space

The Artisan Easter Market will be held at the Railway Plaza amongst the heritage buildings, you can enjoy over 50 artisan stalls, food, drinks and live music on Saturday 8th of April from 9am to 3pm.

On Sunday 9th of April, the Beachside Markets will be held along the esplanade from 9am to 3pm too.

While in Victa, check out the latest exhibition by local artists at the Coral Street Art Space, called ‘It’s Time for Change’.

These are just some of the events on over the Easter long weekend, so you may want to stay to fit them all in. Accommodation will be busy no doubt, but you can try to see if there’s space at the one of the local caravan parks;

including Goolwa Caravan Park, Port Elliot Holiday Park, Middleton Caravan Park, Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park or Victor Harbor Holiday & Cabin Park.



7 thoughts on “4 Great reasons to visit Goolwa / Middleton / Victor Harbor over Easter

  1. I would love to visit the market. I find that if you want to get in touch with a place’s culture you have to visit local supermarkets and open-air markets because, in a certain sense, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the daily life of that specific community. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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