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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“Great experience catching the horse-drawn tram across the causeway and exploring the island”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bakery
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“That's a joke right? Sorry international travellers, Port Elliot Bakery is a legend in South Australia. I'm trying to think of the best thing to try when you get there but I can't...just get it all.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sea, surf, wind and salty air. Nature at its finest and food to match. Sitting on Goolwa Beach, this little gem is a find.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
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“If you like fish and chips this might be your next favourite spot to stop! On a good day we will ride our bikes along the Encounter bike path (about 15km one way) to this cafe and spend the morning enjoying the wonderful views of Horeshoe Bay. Of course they sell coffee as well however the menu is primarily fish and chips. This can be also be accessed by driving or catching the Cockle Train to Port Elliott.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fresh, local produce in a relaxed yet upmarket environment. One of our favourites for coffee or a small bite to eat.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Establishment
“Treat the kids (ok yourself then) to the most scenic steam train ride you'll find - at least in SA. Affectionately known as the Cockle train) the route hugs the coastline into Victor Harbor and return, each Wednesday and Sunday or everyday during School holidays.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Pub
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“An oldie but a goodie. Exceptional pub meals are eaten here and after 30 years of dining, they haven't failed us.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Scenic protected beach. Great for bodysurfing and swimming (follow safe swim rules). Cliff path walks. Nearby shops and restaurants.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
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“The food is consistently good, you know that they always say where the locals go is where you should go. Need I say more, that was pretty convincing. It's position directly underneath the bridge connecting Goolwa to Hindmarsh Island and next to paddle steamer docking station is a true Goolwa experience.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Well worth a browse on a lazy Sunday morning. Food, bric-a-brac, treasures to be found, books and local producers.”
  • 15 locals recommend
General Travel
“Catch the historic horse drawn tram to Granite Island. Admire the majestic Clydesdale horses.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Health
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“Situated in the Goolwa Shopping Mall .Other shops; butcher, newsagent, Liquor Shop, seafood, Post Office ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located in the heart of Victor Harbor’s main street precinct, Nino’s is a local icon and award winning family restaurant.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
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“Fantastic pizzas, amazing stone cooked steaks and live music on certain weekends”
  • 13 locals recommend
Supermarket
“Locally owned by a family that supports almost all the clubs in the community, can get most things here and if not Woolworths is next door. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cinema
“Unique olde world charm 2 screen cinema showing all the latest hollywood blockbusters.”
  • 5 locals recommend