Just over an hour’s drive from Adelaide, Goolwa has the river, beach, and historic charm. It also has some luxurious new accommodation, called Mill Cottage.
Built in 1853, it was basically a ruin until it was painstakingly restored over a period of several years. Now, this beautifully styled three-bedroom abode looks like something out of an interior design magazine. Roomy, and with a large self-contained kitchen and generous dining area, it’s perfect for families or groups of up to six.
On the same property is another stunning option called The Abode. Featuring an open plan kitchen and living area, king-sized bed, and bathroom complete with spa – it’s just made for a romantic getaway.
If you want to venture out, you’ve got options galore. Goolwa Beach is just minutes away, as is The Wharf precinct, where the markets are held on the first and third Sunday of every month – or you can catch the Cockle Train to Victor Harbor.
The always popular family-run Mother Duck Café is just the place for a bite and a cute reference to owner and head chef Mel – who runs it with her daughters.
Mel’s motto is “You can taste the love in every dish”. Keeping things fresh, local and seasonal is what keeps people coming back for more.