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    GOOLWA RIVERBOAT CENTRE

    by balhannah Written Aug 8, 2012

    I came across the Goolwa Riverboat centre when I was looking at the Paddlesteamer "Oscar."
    This is a ticket and booking office for the cruises, and also a shop that sells nautical souvenirs.

    Inside, there was more, and it was FREE to view.

    The history of Goolwa was told, and there were models of how the Paddlesteamers were in the olden days.

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    'THE OSCAR'

    by balhannah Written Aug 8, 2012

    The "Oscar" is a woodfired paddlesteamer, purchased by the Alexandria council to ensure that it was preserved and maintained for future generations. They restored the Paddlesteamer, and now today, you can go for a one hour cruise which departs from the Port of Goolwa wharf.
    The paddle steamer "Oscar W" was built in 1908 at Echuca, Victoria. The builder of the Paddlesteamer named it after his son "Oscar," whom he hoped would continue his shipping business, but young Oscar was killed in action in World War I.

    Cruises operate mostly Saturday and Sunday however check the website incase times are changed.

    CRUISE....11:00am....12:30pm...2:00pm
    FARE.......Adult $20 ....Children 5-15years $8

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    STRATHALBYN to GOOLWA

    by balhannah Written Aug 8, 2012

    The scenery between these two towns is mainly undulating farm land, with higher hills in the background. You will see plenty of Sheep in the paddocks, and at the right time of the year, crops.
    Views are far reaching and the scenery is quite nice.
    These days, around Currency creek near Goolwa, a few vineyards and small Wineries are to be found and have their Cellar doors open for business.
    A list of the wineries is on the website listed below.

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    CANOE TREE

    by balhannah Written Aug 8, 2012

    We drove to Goolwa by car from Strathalbyn, along the Strathalbyn/Goolwa Road.
    Near Currency Creek, is the "CANOE TREE," which is a River Red Gum.
    It is located on the side of the road, so can be seen at any time.

    This Tree is important, because Aboriginal's cut the bark of the tree to make a Canoe capable of carrying more than one person. The scar is about 5 metres long.
    It is a short drive from Goolwa, and is one of a few Canoe Trees left in Australia.
    It's a shame somebody has ring-barked the tree, resulting in its death. It used to be alive, even though the Canoe shape had been cut from the Tree.

    The Canoe Tree is located on the side of the Strathalbyn to Goolwa main road in the Currency Creek area, near the railway crossing and Winery Rd.

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    Discover the History & Significance of the Murray

    by aussiedoug Updated Feb 1, 2004

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    Signal Point is where the River Murray Visitors Centre is located. It is labelled as the National Exhibition Centre for the Murray Darling Rivers.

    It has a number of different features to inform, by entertaining, most members of the family. For example a 25 screen video wall with different shows screeing continuously. You can do such things as take any of six trips with explorers using this. There is a great touch screen presentation of the birds, animals and reptiles of this river system. You can learn about the dreamtime legends that relate to the rivers and also the riverboat days in the signal mast theatre. This is fascinating because just as with the Mighty Mississippi, steam driven paddlers plied the river system on Australia's most imprtant trade route. But, my favourite bit was the restored Oscar "W" paddlesteamer moored outside. Just great! The cuppa in Signal Point's Cafe wasn't too bad either.

    Open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission was when we visited, $5 for adults, $2.50 for ch'n $12 for a Family Pass of 2+2 while Pensioners & concession Card Holders were $3.50 each.

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