Fleurieu Peninsula Visitor Guide : 2015 2016 Fleurieu Peninsula Visitor Guide
HISTORIC HOT SPOTS Goolwa Goolwa National Trust History Centre Goolwa Riverboat Centre PS Oscar W History & Old Goolwa Police Station and Courthouse HERITAGE European history In 1802, English explorer Matthew Flinders met French explorer Nicolas Baudin – both exploring Australia – near the mouth of the Murray River. Baudin named this region after his patron, the French Navy Minister Charles Pierre Claret, Comte de Fleurieu, while the bay itself was named after the historic meeting, becoming Encounter Bay. In the 1790s, American whalers were based at Victor Harbor chasing the Southern Right whales that are now a winter tourist attraction. During 1836, Colonel William Light made his first landing in South Australia at a sheltered port he named Rapid Bay in honour of the ship in which he was sailing. Light had been sent PS OSCAR W Indigenous history The history of the Fleurieu Peninsula dates back many thousands of years before European arrival and is documented by the Kaurna, Peramangk and Ngarrindjeri people. These people, who are linked by sites that tell stories about the creation of their lands and document their knowledge about plants, animals, seasons, climate and their relationship to ‘country’ in being the traditional custodians, continue to take responsibility for its wellbeing. The language areas have been shown on the map in this guide. STEAMRANGER HERITAGE RAILWAY Cockle Train, Victor Harbor Old Reynella Old Reynella Horse Changing Station Port Elliot Port Elliot Historic Centre and Railway Station Explore the Fleurieu Peninsula’s fascinating history by visiting some of these sites of great historical interest. to search for a harbour and find a site for the capital of the colony. Prospect Hill Prospect Hill Museum Strathalbyn Strathalbyn and District Heritage Centre Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram SteamRanger Heritage Railway’s Cockle Train Victor Harbor Encounter Coast Discovery Centre Willunga Willunga Courthouse, Slate Museum and Nature Reserve and Bassett Boys’ Schoolroom Yankalilla Yankalilla District Historical Museum Cruise the River Port of Goolwa • Experience the bygone age of steam on the 1908 PS Oscar W • One hour cruises monthly with additional cruises on holidays and special events • Charters available for up to 45 persons by arrangement • Please check schedules on website Further information: Ph: 1300 466 592 (Goolwa Visitor Information Centre) www.oscar-w.info Ride the HISTORIC COCKLE TRAIN between Goolwa and Victor Harbor Magnificent coastal scenery. Stopovers possible to visit other Fleurieu tourist attractions. Operates Easter, most South Australian school holidays (steam hauled except in July) and, every Wednesday and Sunday (diesel hauled or railcar). Tickets are available at Goolwa, Port Elliot and Victor Harbor stations on the day of travel, however, large groups should book in advance. Ph: 1300 655 991 www.steamranger.org.au history and heritage | fleurieupeninsula.com.au 21 For details of timetables, fares and general information, please visit us at www.steamranger.org.au or telephone 1300 655 991. (Please note extreme temperatures and fire bans may restrict services).
2014 Fleurieu Peninsula Visitor Guide
2016 2017 Fleurieu Peninsula Visitor Guide