"Goolwa - At the Mouth of the Mighty Murray River" Goolwa by aussiedoug

Goolwa Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 60 photos

A Train Ride from Victor Harbour

Yes indeed my train travel VT friends we visited Goolwa with our good friends Steven and Cheryl (Cheryl's from Kenora, Ontario) when we were having an extended weekend in fantastic south Australia.

It was a great little train trip of about 30 minutes and if you really couldn't hang on you could have a pee and watch it splash out onto the tracks below. Just like when I was a wee (no pun intended!) nipper going from home to Sydney on the North Coast Mail.

The village of Goolwa itself was a bit of a pleasant surprise. Mind you we had absolutely no expectations to begin with because we had actually driven down to Victor Harbour and were staying overnight there. We happened to notice this notice about this train ride to Goolwa so away we went!

Very pretty little place with plenty of recreation opportunities.

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  • Pros:Fascinating area at the mouth of the mighty Murray
  • Intro Updated Feb 1, 2004
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  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2010 at 2:48 AM

    Hey Doug Am in Goolwa now- river is free flowing to the mouth now- flushing well. Loving Goolwa-tomorrow onwards to Mt Gambier, Best regards for the New Year

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2009 at 4:03 AM

    Been a while since I've been there, must put it on my list.

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2007 at 3:09 AM

    What an interesting little town. The visitors centre really does offer alot of info on the area. And it was nice of you to assist in cooling down the railroad tracks when you were a wee lad...

  • adelaidean's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2005 at 2:31 AM

    I love Goolwa...I must get down there and do a page or two on it!!! and BTW hello doug!!!!!!

  • Jul 27, 2004 at 5:10 PM

    Bet not too many people on VT have heard of Goolwa. Good to see you showcasing our country's little out of the way places.

  • ancientmariner's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2004 at 4:05 PM

    Goolwa at the mouth of the mighty Murray River. Very interesting dougieboy1

  • Mar 20, 2004 at 2:06 AM

    Goolwa is a neat little place & did have a neat little surf shop, but don't know if it' still there. Mind you there aren't too many good waves right nearby!

  • GeminiKerry's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2004 at 9:17 PM

    Goolwa sure was a great lttle train ride & visit with Cheryl & Steven!

  • Mar 8, 2004 at 3:39 AM

    Goolwa..., interesting name for a place. You sure get to some out of the way places here in OZ don't you. Keep it up, makes for interesting reading!


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