Relaxed waterfront luxury

Simply the most panoramic views in Goolwa.

Offering waterfront luxury accommodation for up to 8 guests, The Admiral Riverside is situated on Goolwa’s premier riverfront address, providing guests with sublime vistas across the Murray River, Goolwa Lake, Hindmarsh Island and the Barrage.

Ideally suited to couples seeking a romantic escape, family celebrations or groups seeking self-catering accommodation, The Admiral Riverside is beautifully appointed, thoughtfully laid out and within easy walking distance to everything that Goolwa has to offer.

Standing on the highest point of the Murray riverbank, this Goolwa landmark is located adjacent to the wharf in the heritage listed area of the township and has been modernised and transformed from its humble 1850’s origins.  Unpretentious luxury and uninterrupted relaxation is what The Admiral Riverside is all about. The living is easy and surroundings inspiring.

Your accommodation

The Admiral comfortably sleeps 4 couples (8 people) in its four beautifully appointed bedrooms, each with queen sized bed and two with private ensuites.

The property combines two bedrooms in the main cottage with two separate elevated studio ensuites. The layout is ideal for several couples or for parents with teenage children looking to combine a family holiday with some personal privacy.  Each private studio ensuite offers a main bedroom, bathroom, HD flat screen television, mini fridge, coffee machine and tea making facilities.

Four beautifully appointed bedrooms - The Admiral Riverside, Goolwa

Four beautifully appointed bedrooms – The Admiral Riverside, Goolwa

Gather friends for a dinner party

Gather friends for a dinner party.

Gather friends for a dinner party, fire up the BBQ for outdoor entertaining with the family or light candles for a romantic dinner for two.

Settle onto the large infinity deck and feel your stress melt away watching the never-ending spectacle of light and shadow playing across the water stretched out before you. Enjoy the thrill of the yacht racing, the beauty of the pelicans and the majesty of the Oscar W paddle steamer. And try to decide how many photos of the view are too many to post.

View from the deck, looking towards The Barrage

View from the deck, looking towards The Barrage

Deck & views looking towards Hindmarsh Island Bridge - The Admiral Riverside, Goolwa

Deck & views looking towards Hindmarsh Island Bridge

Moor your boat at the public marina in front of the property or walk down to the wharf and jump on one of the many boats that cruise the Coorong and Lower Murray.

The Admiral Riverside, Goolwa Accommodation - Booking Enquiry

Goolwa – where the river meets the sea

Nestled on a small peninsula between the Goolwa Lake, mouth of the Murray River, the Coorong National Park and the stunning Goolwa Beach the charming river port town of Goolwa offers something for everyone whether you are a foodie, boatie, surfer, swimmer, fisherman, walker, kayaker, golfer or cyclist.

Throw out a rug and picnic on the banks of the river, or savour a glass of local wine, a locally brewed beer, gin and whiskey, an amazing coffee, a gourmet cooked breakfast on the Goolwa Wharf, or fine dining at the award winning Australasian – it’s all on your doorstep and only a couple of minutes walk away.

The unique combination of river, lake and beach on your doorstep provides endless options for summer aquatic adventures including sailing, wakeboarding, water skiing, kayaking, paddleboarding, jet skiing, surfing, boogie boarding, kitesurfing and fishing.

Keen fishermen are spoilt for choice. Just throw a line off the wharf just 50 metres from your door to fish for Callop, Bream, Perch, Redfin, Murray Cod, freshwater shrimp and yabbies while watching the pelicans out-fish you! Or for the more adventurous, fish the barrage, Beacon 19, Murray Mouth, Coorong or surf fish the 11km of pristine Goolwa Beach, fully accessible by 4WD.

A two minute drive (or ten minute walk) from The Admiral Riverside will have you at Goolwa Beach – one of the most beautiful and untouched parts of the South Australian coastline.

Goolwa Beach

Goolwa Beach

Head down the ramp and onto the beach itself and drive on the perfect white sand beach for 11kms to the Murray Mouth – the end of Murray River, the entrance to the Coorong and home to a colony of seals and numerous school fish which move freely through this unique and pristine channel which is not accessible by any other means.

The Admiral Riverside is a perfect choice for extended holidays, short breaks, a romantic retreat, family holiday to remember or an annual pilgrimage with friends – the choice is yours.

What our guests say

Views to literally die for. We drank cocktails on the deck and watched the sailboat twighlight racing until the sun went down. Absolutely stunning. An incredible location, every room has been beautifully furnished, and every possible requirement for a relaxing stay has been thought of – right down to the pool table, games, kyak, surfboards and the outdoor shower to get the sand off! The only hard part was leaving. - Graham, Balwyn VIC Can’t thank Rowena enough! We had the absolute best weekend away and the house is just stunning. Great location , amazing view looking out over the river, so much entertainment and everything you could possibly need all under the one roof. My partner and I spent two nights and had a blast! We had so much fun playing pool, uno on the deck, watching the sail boats , drinking in the stunning house and admiring the river view from every room. Definitely recommend walking to motherduck cafe for brekky and checking out the distillery on the wharf. Also visiting Hindmarsh island and the Goolwa barrage is great fun. Worth every cent. Honestly had the best weekend and your house is beautiful. I’ll be back most definitely and thank you so much for being such an amazing and lovely host . - Michelle, St Peters SA