Goolwa Riverboat Centre
Guided Riverboat Trail tours available for school and coach groups.
Step back in time at the Goolwa Riverboat Centre
From 1853 to 1914 the Riverport of Goolwa was a thriving ship building centre. Ship building for the Murray River began in Goolwa and some 60 paddlesteamers and barges were built here. Goolwa was the only place on the Murray Darling system where complete vessels were built - hulls, engines, boilers, paddle wheels - the lot.
Visit the Goolwa Riverboat Centre and browse historic photographs of many of these vessels, see scale models of many paddlesteamers and watch the past unfold in historic video presentations. View the Beam Engine that haulded vessels up the slipway at the shipyards and enjoy the interpretive panels on the Coorong Wetlands. Entry is free, river themed souvenirs are available.
Hours: 10am - 3pm, 7 days