SHIP'S CHANDLER - <noun>; one who deals in cordage, canvas and other furniture of vessels.

  • THE CHANDLERY
  • OUR SUPPLIERS
  • BOATING GOOLWA
  • BOATING COORONG
"Cordage, canvas and other furniture of vessels" - hardly an exhaustive list!  We also stock:

  1. Yacht fittings
  2. Boat Fittings - lights, vents, hinges, catches & electrical
  3. Stainless Steel screws & bolts (imperial & metric), copper nails
  4. Marine Paint & Antifoul
  5. Epoxy & fibreglass resins & cloths
  6. Sikaflex
  7. Lifejackets, Wet Weather & Safety Gear, including sailing gloves & boat shoes
  8. Yachting & Mooring Ropes, Dinghy Lines
  9. Marine Ply wood
  10. And assorted marine accessories
  11. Rope splicing service available


  12. If it's not on the shopfloor, we can generally get what you need within the week!

Our Suppliers

YACHT & BOAT FITTINGS

ronstan riley harken deckhardware

MARINE PAINTS

norglass wattyl international

RESINS, ADHESIVES & FIBREGLASS

westsystem botecote sika

CLOTHING & PFD's

burke stormy

Boating Goolwa and Lake Alexandrina


The historical riverport of Goolwa is situated on the last bend of the Murray River before it flows on through the Coorong and out to sea.
There are many safe anchorages around the Goolwa and South Lakes area on offer:

GOOLWA WHARF
• Jetty Mooring - 24 hour limit
• Walk to the cafes, hotels and restaurants in the heart of Goolwa
THE MARINA HINDMARSH ISLAND
• Jetty Mooring - fees may apply
• Walk to Rankine’s Landing for a meal
• Marine fuel available

WALLY'S LANDING - Finniss River
• Jetty mooring with fire pit
• Dinner by appointment at the nearby Currency Creek Winery

CLAYTON - Main Jetty
• Jetty mooring and public toilet

CLAYTON BAY SAILING CLUB
• Jetty mooring (by appointment)
• Toilets
• Meals available Friday nights from 6pm (Ph: 8537 0375)
• Sheltered picnic area

DUNN'S LAGOON - just east of Clayton
• Jetty mooring
• Walk to the Sails Restaurant or visit the Clayton Bay Sailing Club

MILANG
• Jetty mooring
• Toilets
• Undercover BBQ (coin operated)

HOLMES CREEK
• Reed mooring, limited access to the land
• Overnight camping spot on the approach to the manually operated lock on the Tauwitchere Barrage

Boating Coorong

South Australia’s best kept secret!
THE COORONG NATIONAL PARK

Please remember to only leave your footprints behind!

Camping fees apply - click on the National Parks logo for detailed information on facilities in the Coorong, including current camping fees.

There are multiple public boat ramps in Goolwa. Water access to the Coorong is via the Goolwa Lock. Hours of operation are 8.00am -12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.00pm daily. Click on the SA Water logo to link to their page for the updated opening times and lockage telephone contact numbers.

There is also a MANUALLY operated lock in the Tauwitchere Barrage which is accessible by shallow draft vessels only.

Boat ramp access on the Coorong is available from the 19th Beacon boat ramp at the end of Barrage Road or the Mundoo Channel boat ramp.

BARKER'S KNOLL
• Camping permits may be purchased here
• Beach mooring
• Composting toilets
• Walking trail through to ocean beach

GODFREY'S LANDING
• Camping permits may be purchased here
• Beach mooring
• Composting toilets (no toilet facilities beyond this point)
• Fresh water sometimes available at toilet block
• Walking trail through to ocean beach

There are numerous secluded beach mooring spots along The Coorong. Make sure you keep tidal movements in mind when mooring your boat!