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PS Federal Retreat Goolwa

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Aboard the PS Federal Retreat

The PS Federal paddle steamer, built in 1902 now rests on stilts in the Murray River in Goolwa.

Adjacent the bird sanctuary you’ll enjoy spoon-billed cranes, pelicans, black swan families, egret, purple swamp hens, dusky moorhens and black-winged stilt reside all in complete privacy.

Relaxation and leisure time are so important and you will unwind as soon as you step aboard the PS Federal!

This pristine location has the calmness of being on the River Murray, is close to the Coorong and has nearby sailing, windsurfing and skiing – all within walking distance of the beach, cafes and the delightful township of Goolwa.

Eco-Friendly, off grid solar powered (12 volts) system for less impact on the environment.


  • $150 per night *
  • extra person after two is $20 per head
  • cleaning fee $50 one off

Guests have complete privacy with fully self contained accommodation.

A bottle of wine is provided to welcome you on arrival. Cereal, milk, bread, tea, coffee, bacon & eggs for first morning of your stay are provided. A vegetarian option is available upon request. Towels and bed linen supplied.

Things to Do

PS Federal is ideally located for sailing, windsurfing and skiing and yet is within
walking distance of the lovely township of Goolwa.

This pristine location has the calmness of being on the River Murray as well as the energising surf of Goolwa Beach just a short walk around the corner. Close to the best local cuisine: Aquacaf on the River and just around the corner on Goolwa Beach are the most delicious fish burgers and gourmet menu at Bombora.

  • Steam Train trips to Victor Harbor
  • Tours to the Coorong
  • Lots of interesting walks
  • Goolwa Markets
  • Bike Hire
  • Wineries

Contact Details and Location

PS Federal

Barrage Road, Goolwa SA 5214
Phone: 0429 968 962


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