- 1.3 km circuit
- 1 hour
- Self-guided heritage walk with brochure
- Suitable for
- Walking, Wheelchair Accessible, Dog Walking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Fleurieu Peninsula
- Download maps & GPS files
- 2 GPS files
- 1 website link
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- Travel options
- Travel time from Adelaide
- 1-2 hours
About the Historical walk
This self-guided historical walk explores the Goolwa Wharf and Railway Precinct, established in the 1840s and 50s. With the navigation of the Murray River accomplished in 1851, the construction of a horse-drawn railway was commenced linking the river port here at Goolwa to the sea port at Port Elliot.
Explore 19 historical sites, including the original official buildings such as the Post and Telgraph Office, Customs House, former Police Station & Courthouse, the Morgue, the railway buildings and wharf buildings.
Each is signposted with an interpretive sign detailing stories about the construction and use of the buildings.
The inner part of Goolwa was declared a State Heritage Area in 1987, recognising its historical importance as one of the country’s most significant River Ports.
This is a series of three historical walks in Goolwa: