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.
Tucked away off the busy Goolwa Terrace is an interesting park full of Australian plants native to the area and a pathway leading through them, dotted with interpretive signage. The signs explain how the plants were used by the local indigenous Ngarrindjeri people for food and medicine. The park was created in 2007 as a joint project between the Alexandrina Council, the Ngarrindjeri people and local artists and is intended to bring people into a welcoming and healing space to learn a bit of history as you meander through.
A new and eye catching work of art has joined other colourful pieces around the town of Goolwa on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. Goolwa is a Cittaslow Town and in the spirit of that whole concept, a Friendship Seat has been created out of stone and covered in a colourfully tiled mosaic.
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.
This boat house style café is an institution in Goolwa South Australia and is perfectly situated on the Wharf overlooking the Murray River and the bridge to Hindmarsh Island. It’s open from 9am to 4.30pm, every day so whether you’re in the mood for a morning coffee, a hearty breakfast or slow lunch, this is one place that must be on the list of places to see when you’re travelling on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Are you familiar with the term Peace River? It was a new one to me but Australia’s largest river, the Murray River has been dedicated as one. I was only aware of it when I noticed a dedication plaque that is fixed to the bridge that spans the river from Goolwa to Hindmarsh Island.