Boathouse Birks River Retreat

Retreat Goolwa From $325/night


Check In: 14:00
Check Out: 11:00
Hours: 7 Days

Birks River Retreat luxury accommodation overlooking Birks Harbour Marina on the banks of the River Murray. The Retreat is located at the historic river port of Goolwa, the last town on the Murray River near the Southern Ocean. Birks Harbour Marina is home to some of Goolwa’s classic wooden boats, where Goolwa hosts the iconic South Australian Wooden Boat Festival.
Whether you would like to walk, cycle, train, boat, swim or drive, it is all accessible from Birks Harbour or within 1km. Or perhaps you would like to relax and unwind and recharge, this is the perfect place to get away from it all with magnificent views.
Guests can explore the waterways by Paddlesteamer or an eco cruise to the Coorong from the historic wharf at Goolwa. You can jump aboard the cockle train for a coastal journey, Goolwa is the only place in Australia where paddle steamers and steam trains meet. There are great coastal walks nearby as Goolwa fronts the Southern Ocean, the beach is a popular surf beach and 4WD track. Nearby picturesque coastline of Port Elliot, Middleton, Victor Harbor, as well as Kangaroo Island.
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Private, self-contained luxury Retreat - Boathouse (sleep 2), located in a unique setting surrounded by majestic trees and gardens overlooking the Murray River at Goolwa. Situated at historic Birks Harbour marina with classic wooden boats, abundant birdlife and magnificent views, a perfect place for guests to relax and enjoy. Goolwa is the last historic town on Australia’s largest river and joins the Great Southern Ocean at the mouth of the Murray River, gateway to the Coorong National Park. Each Retreat has been individually designed with maritime features and coastal style. Birks River Retreat offer stunning views, surrounded by majestic trees and beautiful gardens and ideal for the perfect romantic hideaway. Relax and unwind in the creative and stylish interior of the Retreat, surrounded by local artwork and books, coastal ambience with modern luxuries. Indulge in the locally sourced goods provided in the gourmet breakfast basket.
Bird and nature lovers will love the surrounding wetlands of Birks Harbour, Goolwa, Lower Murray, the Lakes and Coorong, all important sites for migratory waders from the Northern Hemisphere. It is a haven for wildlife. Birks Harbour has sited 38 different bird species surrounding the majestic historic trees and gardens of the Retreat.


  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast provisions provided
  • CD Player
  • Continental Breakfast included
  • DVD Library
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Microwave
  • Open fire place
  • Self Contained
  • Swimming Pool

Map & Directions

138 Liverpool Road, Goolwa SA 5214, Australia


Located 1 km from historic Goolwa Wharf, restaurants, market, Galleries, Paddlesteamer and cockle train at Goolwa.

Cancellation Policy

WE UNDERSTAND CIRCUMSTANCES CAN CHANGE BUT IN THE EVENT THAT A RESERVATION IS CANCELLED WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHARGE A CANCELLATION FEE. Cancellations notified more than 60 days prior to arrival will be entitled to a full refund less $100.00 Administration fee within 6 months of original booking. Cancellations notified less than 60 days prior to arrival will forfeit all monies paid unless the property is re-booked. If the property is re-booked the payment made may be used for a future booking less an administration fee. Any changes to a booking will be charged at full booking rate unless 30 days notice is given prior to arrival. No refund can be given in the event of non-arrival. Travel insurance is recommended for all bookings to provide adequate protection against cancellation of travel. Strict Policy - Birks River Retreats maintain a strict policy with no unauthorised parties group gatherings or functions are strictly prohibited. The retreats are for guests only and extra charges will apply per person if extra persons use the facilities or stay on any night.