This is one of my all time favourite markets, with more than 80 stalls and a huge variety amongst them. As the name suggests, it’s situated right next to the Goolwa wharf, in a green park with paths throughout that make it easy to wander through. The market is held on the first and third Sunday of the month from 9am to 3pm, with the next market this Sunday the 16th of February. Goolwa is a popular day trip from Adelaide and the weather is usually a little milder than the city. If the temperature is expected to be hot in Adelaide, then you can cool off by a few degrees in Goolwa.
The weird and wonderful d’Arenberg Cube at McLaren Vale in South Australia is currently home to the Salvador Dali exhibition. Salvador Dali lived from 1904 – 1989 and this six million dollar exhibition marks the 30th year since his passing. The pieces have come from the Dali Museum in Montmarte Paris and having the exhibition at The Cube is a match made in heaven. It is on one floor of the cube and entry cost is $25 per adult which includes complete access to all the strangeness of the cube, entry to the Dali exhibition and wine tasting, complete with expansive views of vineyards and landscapes of the McLaren Vale region.
I’ve long been a fan of street art and often go in search of it, especially in cities where it’s easier to find lots of pieces in a concentrated area. You can however find walls in suburbs, towns and the odd standout single piece like silos or water towers adorned with spectacular artwork all around Australia.
There’s a lookout area that you can drive into as you enter the town of Victor Harbor on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia that’s often overlooked by those of us familiar with the area. The view is always something that grabs your attention as you drive into the town and is one that makes you go wow as you see the big blue expanse of water come into view. From here you can also see Granite Island and the causeway that leads to it, and the hills of Victor Harbor with houses sprawling in all directions.
Here’s a must do for those living in South Australia when you’re down Goolwa way on a Saturday or Sunday. If you’re not in South Australia add this experience to the list if you’re planning a visit in spring or summer.
From Goolwa take the bridge over the Murray River to Hindmarsh Island, stay on the main road and follow the signs to the Murray Mouth. This is worth the drive at anytime to see where this mighty river winds its way out to the Southern Ocean but time it right and you’ll be in for a treat.
A first for me recently was to watch a sail past to celebrate the opening of the 2019 – 2020 sailing season. More than 50 yacht races are scheduled for the upcoming season at the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club. The club began as the Goolwa Regatta Club around 1854 and included the word ‘Yacht’ in its title in 1969 to cater for the increased interest in sailing in the area.
Yet again I’ve been inspired to get out and discover a location thanks to Instagram! This time it’s a railway bridge in the locality of Currency Creek in SA. Currency Creek and the location of this railway bridge is 5.5 kilometres out of Goolwa on the Fleurieu Peninsula. There is a park on the side of the main road through to Goolwa, ‘Lions Park’ which is maintained by the Lions Club of Goolwa and the Alexandrina Council.