Goolwa’s transformation into the ultimate holiday destination is almost complete

Construction is well underway for the soon be a kids paradise at Discovery Parks Goolwa with the grand opening set for December 26.

Image credit: G’day Group

Construction is well underway at the Discovery Parks Goolwa with the grand opening set for December 26.

The space is soon be a kids paradise with a new waterpark, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, an outdoor cinema, and a coastal nature playground. The property will also include 60 new accommodation cabins, 100 new and improved caravan and camping sites and improved amenities.

Ground was broken on the site in July kicking off construction of the $22 million investment designed to turbo charge family tourism in the area.

The Goolwa development is part of the G’day Group’s $40 million vision to boost day trips in the Fleurieu region after purchasing the McCracken Country Club and Goolwa Camping and Tourist Park (now called Discovery Parks – Goolwa) last year for a major revamp.

Patio sites with fire pits and barbecues will mean guests can toast marshmallows too and the new accommodation will have disability accessible facilities, as well as an alfresco camp kitchen.

The development will also allow access to a neighbouring skate park, BMX track, new pump track and basketball stadium.

Guests staying at the Discovery Parks Goolwa will be able to access the waterparks and facilities free of charge. Day passes will be accessible for the local community depending on capacity.

Since booking became available about one month ago, Discovery Parks Goolwa is already booked out until mid January.

Alexandrina Council Mayor Keith Parkes said the Goolwa development would be a major drawcard for families and provide valuable economic stimulus.

“G’day Group’s investment in Goolwa confirms the confidence levels we are currently experiencing, with 60 new accommodation cabins, 100 new and improved caravan and camping sites, improved amenity and the addition of a nature play area and water park.”

“This will further accommodate visitors and customers for our existing businesses ensuring creation of more local ongoing jobs, as well as tapping into the visiting friends and relatives market, a very important contributor to our local economy,” Mayor Parkes said.

The south coast investment is expected to have created more than $12 million in economic benefit to the region in the first year and 118 jobs during construction and $17 million per year additional economic benefit and nearly 130 jobs ongoing.

The G’day Group’s General Manager of Investment, Amanda Baldwin, said the investment was a vote of confidence in South Australian regional tourism which had been booming following the COVID lockdowns of 2020.

“People are rediscovering regional tourism which is increasingly providing that touch of luxury and connection with nature they are looking for – we’re excited by the potential of regional tourism.”

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