One thing I always look forward to at Christmas time in Australia is seeing what creative and clever decorations everyone puts up and each year there seems to be more of an effort, maybe especially in 2020 because we are all looking for a cheerful note to end the year on. The effort put in seems to be at another level in the rural areas in particular I find. In an agricultural area near where I live, the farmers have used their imaginations this year coming up with some new fun ideas.
There are many reasons to visit Goolwa in South Australia, it’s only a little over an hour from Adelaide, the beach is a popular surfing destination, and it’s the last town on the picturesque Murray River before it winds its way out to sea. Goolwa has a holiday town feel to it whenever you visit and the boutique shopping and markets are always popular on weekends. Another experience not to miss is an afternoon on the wharf down by the river, enjoying the great views and friendly casual atmosphere at the Wharf Barrel Shed, home of 90 Mile Wines.
I have to start this with, if you’re an indecisive person, then you are really going to struggle at this restaurant. I’ll explain this later but first to where you’ll find this delicious dining experience with water views in South Australia.
The town of Goolwa on the Fleurieu Peninsula has a wide range of outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy with the beach and river, walking and bike paths and some really interesting parks and playgrounds. I’ve written before about the Bristow-Smith Reserve Nature Play space which recently was ranked number 4 in the top 10 Adventure and Nature playgrounds in South Australia by Nature Play SA, but there is another smaller and quieter one on the northern side of town which is also worth a look. Continue reading
When you’re visiting Goolwa next, take a walk out to the River Murray barrage for an interesting insight into the river management and the chance to get up close to some of the birds and wildlife that call this gateway to the Coorong home.