There are many wonderful things to do whilst enjoying your stay at Cowsley House. Here are a few suggestions:

Take the Cockle Train (the historic Port Elliot railway station is situated 100m from Cowsley House) to Goolwa and/or Victor Harbor. The train operates daily during the school holidays & on Sundays at other times of the year. Visit for full details.

Take a cliff-top walk overlooking Knight’s & Boomer Beaches round to Ladies’ Beach and beautiful Horseshoe Bay. There are boogie boards for you to use during your stay should you desire.

Stop off for coffee at the Flying Fish on the beach at Horseshoe Bay, Retro Vibe, Thunderbird or Jelly on The Strand or Cockles on North situated on North Tce in Port Elliot.

Experience the wonderful offerings from the renowned Port Elliot bakery on North Tce - there is always a queue extending out the door in the summer months!

Dine out at the Hotel Elliot, The Flying Fish, Mr India, Thunderbird or the Royal Family Hotel (all are located within short walking distance of Cowsley House)

Take a trip to the Historic riverport of Goolwa (8km east of Port Elliot) or the larger town of Victor Harbor (7km west of Port Elliot.) From Goolwa you can join a spectacular Coorong Cruise, taking in The Coorong National Park and the lakes at the mouth of the Murray River. Visit for further information & booking details.

Whilst in Victor don’t miss the award winning horse-drawn tram over to Granite Island and the many other attractions in this bustling seaside town! Visit for further information.

Explore the Encounter Bikeway which extends from Victor Harbor to Goolwa.

Indulge in a little whale-watching at Encounter Bay or Middleton. Southern Right Whales visit these waters during the winter months. Visit for all the details.

Visit the local wine regions at Currency Creek, Mount Compass, Langhorne Creek or McLaren Vale and then uncork your purchase and relax & unwind in our courtyard!