South Australia

Click on the logo to enter Tourism South Australia's comprehensive website and learn all about our exciting state

Hills and Fleurieu Regions

Comprehensive on-line guides to major areas through which our trains operate. Click on the region name to access the appropriate website

Hills and Fleurieu Regions

Comprehensive on-line guides to major areas through which our trains operate. Click on the logo to access the appropriate website

 

Towns and Cities

Towns and cities along our train line. Click on the photos below to look at their websites which describe local attractions, accommodation options, cafes and hotels and local tour operators.

Mt Barker

Mt Barker is the retail centre of the Adelaide Hills. It is the ideal location for nature lovers with many walks and conservation parks in the area. Headquarters for the SteamRanger Heritage Railway. 

Strathalbyn

A charming 19th century Scottish influenced town, complete with a village green, ducks on the river, rose gardens, galleries, cafes and delightful picnic spots. Two shopping areas with highly regarded antiques and secondhand shops.

Goolwa

The River Port of Goolwa is the gateway to the Coorong National Park and the mighty Murray River and Alexandrina Lake system. Lots of water sports for the whole family to enjoy and much history to learn. And don't miss the boutique brewery in the old wharf goods shed! 

Middleton

A picturesque beach town that is perfect for swimming, surfing, fishing, and holiday opportunities. The Southern Right Whale can often be seen off the low cliffs from June to September and the beaches are also great for kite flying.

Port Elliot

A charming coastal town that still reflects its mid 19th century origins. The Strand is an attractive shopping precinct, famed for its cafe's, antique and gift shops and Horseshoe Bay is very popular for swimming and fishing. 

Victor Harbor

Nestled on the wide sandy arc of Encounter Bay, Victor is one of South Australia's favourite holiday destinations. Wildlife and adventure parks, beaches, whale and penguin watchin make it an ideal location for summer and winter holidays. 

Accomodation

There's plenty of accommodation available in the Hills and Fluerieu penninsula - click the link below to make your visit, just that little bit longer.

Hotels Combined

 

Visit www.hotelscombined.com to find the latest deals on accommodation in the district.

Attractions

A multitude of attractions can be found from the town websites above. Here are just a few located close to our stations that you might like to visit during a one or two hours stopover. Click on the photos below to obtain more information.

Goolwa Wharf - Signal Point Gallery

Located in the distinctive building overlooking our Goolwa Station, Signal Point Gallery showcases contemporary artists from across the region as well as nationally touring exhibitions, bringing exceptional cultural material for residents and visitors to immerse themselves in year round.

Goolwa Wharf - Paddle Steamer OSCAR W

The historic OSCAR W was built in 1908 and after working up and down the river was eventually returned to Goolwa and restored to complement the Signal Point Centre. It is operated as a working exhibit with the support of an enthusiastic team of local volunteers. It operates public excursions from time to time and can be viewed at the wharf when tied up there. Contact Signal Point for details. 

Goolwa Wharf - The Steam Exchange Brewery

The Steam Exchange is located in the restored historic railway Goods Shed right on Goolwa Wharf across from our station. It opens daily from 10am until 6pm. Enjoy a quiet ale on the deck or take in the river views. 

Victor Harbor - Horse Tram to Granite Island

The Horse Drawn Trams are an SA icon and have been serving visitors to Victor since 1894. Today, an experience aboard the tramway enables visitors to capture the efforts of one gentle Clydesdale Horse taking visitors in a heritage double-decker tram across the 630 metre wooden Causeway to Granite Island.

Victor Harbor - Whale Centre

Located in the historic Railway Goods Shed, the SA Whale Centre is the only whale focused marine interpretive centre of its kind in South Australia. It delivers an extraordinary display of Victor Harbor's bloody whaling history on three levels and provides whale-watching tips, maps and information on whale cruises. 

Victor Harbor - Discovery Centre

Step back in time through the doors of the Encounter Coast Discovery Centre just a few steps from our station and be amazed at this audio visual interpretation of the magic of Dreamtime, struggles of early settlers, local whaling heritage and to current times.