Goolwa Wharf Hotel

The historic Goolwa Wharf Precinct is one of Goolwa’s prime development locations. An intimate collection of historic buildings provides opportunities for unique tourism development including a boutique hotel / tourist accommodation / regional food experience. The Goolwa Wharf Precinct which is the home of the Paddle Steamer Oscar W and the steam driven Cockle train which runs along the coast between Goolwa and Victor Harbor. Within the wharf Precinct are a range of cafés including micro-brewery, regional arts centre, Visitor Information Centre as well as a regional gallery and function space.

The 350m2 Customs House was built in 1859 and sits on a 4900m2 allotment at the end of Goolwa’s main street.

Goolwa still has many historical features from its river port history and is a popular gateway to the Coorong National Park and lakes system at the mouth of the Murray River. The build offers great potential for sympathetic restoration incorporating additional accommodation, restaurant and meeting room facilities plus retail space. Alexandrina Council which owns the site, seeks a partner to invest in a development that is sympathetic to the precinct but meets a local need for quality boutique 4 or 5 star accommodation.