Sitting at Hectors, watching the pelicans, boats and people drift by is a delightful way to pass the time while drinking excellent coffee. But if you contemplate eating a delectable cake as well you'll need to go for a walk first!
On this 2.6km Food Walk you'll cross over the bridge to Hindmarsh Island and look back towards the mainland. It's nice to get a new perspective on places.
Next to the Goolwa Wharf is Signal Point Gallery. The gallery showcases works from local artists as well as other South Australian and national exhibitions. Go in and have a look if you have time, it's always worth a look.
Keep walking over the bridge and you'll reach the island. Just a short distance ahead, on the right, you'll see an Information Bay where you can read a bit of history about the area and jot down some phone numbers for local services (you might want to hire a kayak and go for a paddle on the river!).
Normally you could stand on the platform and get another great view of the mainland. Sadly the platform has recently been burnt, perhaps vandalised, and is therefore inaccessible. Hopefully Alexandrina Council are onto it.
So head back along the bush path, back over the bridge and towards your ultimate reward.