Goolwa Heritage Walk: Walk 2, Goolwa Wharf Precinct

Historical walk Facts
1.3 km circuit
1 hour
Self-guided heritage walk with brochure
Suitable for
Walking, Wheelchair Accessible, Pram Friendly, Dog Walking
Wheelchair accessible
Fleurieu Peninsula
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Travel options
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Travel time from Adelaide
1-2 hours
Goolwa Heritage Walk: Walk 2, Goolwa Wharf Precinct

About the Historical walk

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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:

  1.  Walk 1, Cadell Street
  2.  Walk 2, Goolwa Wharf Precinc (walk on this page)
  3.  Walk 3, Little Scotland

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