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Port Elliot, South Australia

With the Murray Mouth being generally un-navigable, Horseshoe Bay became a busy seaport with Ships from Port Adelaide and Overseas. Its first ship arrived in 1851 but 7 shipwrecks saw the Port closed in 1864. Port Elliot was also home to the first train in the Commonwealth. This Horse Drawn train ran on rails linked from Goolwa to the terminus at the Jetty.

Port Elliot is a popular tourist destination, offering a wide variety of activities including:

Swimming

Horseshoe Bay - Often regarded as one of the safest and most pleasant swimming bays in Australia - great for body surfing for the whole family.

Ladies Beach - This beach is perfect for exploring rock pools and relaxing on the white sand.

Crockery Bay - If you are after seclusion - head down to Crockery Bay, sheltered from the wind this bay is great for the not-so-hot days.

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Walks

Take a relaxed stroll along the cliff path; you will pass Ladies Bay, the breakwater and Christmas Rock finally reaching the magnificent Rocky Bay. Continue along the path to the outstanding rock formations at Green Bay.

Learn about the history of the town through a conducted History Walk or do-it-yourself following the marked trails around the township.

Follow the walking trail from Commodore point to Basham Beach in order to view the beautiful views towards Middleton, Goolwa and the Coorong.

 

Wineries

Currency Creek
Located approx. 10 km out of Goolwa on the Strathalbyn Road.

Middleton Estate
This boutique winery is located 6 km north of Middleton.

Langhorne Creek
A well known wine making area. Approximately 45 minutes from Port Elliot.

McLaren Vale
Famous wineries only 35 minutes towards Adelaide..

 

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Things to see & do

Swim, body board or surf, it is all at your doorstep.

Take a surfing lesson

Ride the cycling track along the beautiful coast from Goolwa to Victor Harbor.

Try out your skills at Port Elliot Go Carts, fun for all of the family.

Enjoy a game of golf at any of several world class golf links in the area.

Ride the historic 'Steam Ranger' or 'Cockle Train' from Goolwa through Port Elliot to Victor Harbor

Port Elliot market takes place in the first and third Saturday of each month, it is held at Lakala Reserve Port Elliot, a pleasant location within walking distance of the main street, which boasts a lake with ducks and other bird life. There is also a small children's playground.

Take a trip to Granite Island and visit the famous fairy penguin colony.

Visit the Whale Watch Centre, in Victor Harbor. For the latest information on Whales in the area and educational displays.

View the vast collection of Australian Wildlife at Urimbirra Wildlife Park - an open-range park.

The Victor Theatre offers films every day throughout the year.

For more information please contact us on 0418 817 394 or by email.