Birks River Retreat

  • Cottages & Cabins



    • A deluxe couples retreat only an hour drive from Adelaide
    • Perfectly located overlooking the Birks Harbour Waterfront
    • Elegant maritime interiors, artworks & furnishings
    • Alfresco dining areas with barbecue & sun lounges
    • Gourmet breakfast basket & regional treats included


Located in the historic town of Goolwa, Birks River's Boathouse Retreat offers a deluxe accommodation option only an hour from Adelaide. This intimate couples retreat overlooking the harbour is ideal for those looking to escape the city for some relaxation and romance.

The idyllic location of the Boathouse allows for easy exploration of Goolwa, the last town on the mighty Murray River. If you enjoy history, your days can be spent exploring the waterfront, visiting the historic wharf and absorbing the history of some of the classic wooden boats at Birks Harbour.

For those who enjoy a more relaxed pace, you can watch as the boats sail past the harbour, enjoy the scenic highlights of the Fleurieu Peninsula or revel in the deep sunsets with a glass of Southern Australian Wine in hand. There are also numerous pristine beaches to discover, nature walks, farmers markets, local artisan galleries and world-class wineries all within easy reach of the Boathouse.

Back at the property, you can wake up to beautiful views and rippling reflections of the Birks Harbour Marina. The open-plan living area features a comfortable lounge and elegant maritime décor. There is a galley kitchen with everything you need to prepare freshly cooked meals and a wonderful alfresco dining deck complete with a barbecue and sun lounges. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine at sunset and enjoy the breathtaking harbour views. 

Inside, there is a combustion wood burning fire for chilly evenings and a luxurious king size bed with fine linens that ensures a comfortable night’s sleep. The separate ensuite bathroom features a shower and a wonderful claw foot bath complete with luxury organic toiletries.

24 Hour Booking Confirmation

Upon confirmation of rates & availability, you will pay the operator directly according to their own terms & conditions.

Birks River Retreat may charge additional fees not shown above. Please see the information below for further details.

Accommodation Information

Type: Cottages & Cabins
Confirmation: On Request
Check In: 14:00
Check Out: 11:00
Min. Nights: 3
Max. Guests: 2
Child Friendly: No
Pet Friendly: No
Events: Parties & events are not permitted
Beds: 1 King


Payment: Direct to operator
Currency: AUD
Fees: 3% credit card fee
Deposit Amount: 50% booking total
Payment Methods: Visa, Mastercard, Bank Transfer
Balance Due: 60 days prior to arrival
Terms & Conditions: Your booking will be made directly with the operator according to their regular terms & conditions.


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Air Conditioning Kitchen Barbecue
Dishwasher DVD Player Coffee Machine
iPod Dock Microwave Television
Bath CD Player Blu-Ray Player
Swimming Pool Oven Fridge


Breakfast Hamper

Note: Accommodation facilities, inclusions, fees & payment information is subject to change without notice. If you find any incorrect information, please let us know.

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