Caravan Correspondent

Australian Travel Writer and Photographer 💙 Caravan Holidays.

Goolwa Cockle Season and the Kuti Shack 2020

14 Comments

The season is open for collecting cockles at Goolwa Beach and whether you cook with them or use them for bait, it’s a heap of fun collecting your own. Cockle season starts from the 1st of November and goes through until the 31st of May each year. You can dig them out of the sand anywhere along the beach, parking in the beach carpark or at any number of places along this stretch of coast, then head down to the waterline with a bucket and a measure and you’re on your way. But for an even better experience you can’t beat jumping in the 4wd for a trek along the beach, finding a patch of sand all to yourself.

View the pictures →

This gallery contains 0 photos


11 Comments

Fleurieu Surf

The south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula is always a popular spot for surfers, from novices to the most experienced, there are beaches to suit all abilities in this region around 80 kilometres from Adelaide. Middleton, Goolwa, Waitpinga and Parsons are magnets depending on the daily conditions that suit the different beaches. The beauty of this part of the coast are the long straight beaches and mostly easy access points to surf spots and lots of car parking.

Continue reading


8 Comments

Kuti Shack Goolwa Beach

It’s hard to imagine a more perfect setting for a relaxed restaurant specialising in dishes containing Goolwa cockles, than behind the sand dunes overlooking the beach where they can be harvested. The Kuti shack is at the end of Beach Road at Goolwa Beach and sits between the new Goolwa Surf Life Saving Club and the popular surf beach. If you’re planning a holiday to the Fleurieu Peninsula region of South Australia, you will want to add the Kuti Shack to your list of places to try if you want the best views and seafood experiences on the coast.

Continue reading


7 Comments

Ever Heard of Send n Slash?

I stumbled across this event on Goolwa Beach by accident earlier this month and had no idea what it was all about. So what is Send n Slash? Well this is only the third time this event has occurred here in South Australia and it’s a freeride jetski competition, put on by the people involved in the sport to showcase the skills of riders in this wild activity. It was held over two days with teams of riders from around Australia converging on Goolwa Beach for the competition.

Continue reading


4 Comments

Searching for Beach Wildlife

fur seals in GoolwaWinter in Southern and Eastern Australia usually means whale migration time along the coasts. They are starting to be seen with a little more frequency on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, just in time for the winter school holidays.

Continue reading


8 Comments

Firstly, have a Wonderful Christmas…Then Let the Holidays Begin!

It’s Christmas Eve and if you are like our family, Christmas is already in full swing with extended family members to visit, food to eat, drinks to celebrate with and a year of ups and downs to look back on. The presents are all bought and wrapped, food waiting to go when it’s needed and chores done to prepare for the holiday season.

Continue reading