Top 9 Things to do in Victor Harbor, Australia

March 20, 2018 Rebbecca Marino

Discover the best top things to do in Victor Harbor, Australia including Victor Harbor Visitor Information Centre, Urimbirra Wildlife Park, Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram, Granite Island, South Australia Whale Centre, Oceanic Victor, Waitpinga Beach, Kaiki Walk - Granite Island, Penguin Centre.
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1. Victor Harbor Visitor Information Centre

The Causeway, Victor Harbor, South Australia, Australia +61 8 8551 0777
Excellent
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4.5 based on 121 reviews

Victor Harbor Visitor Information Centre

The Victor Harbor Visitor Information Centre (VIC) is a one-stop shop for all visitor information needs. Our welcoming centre offers a wide range of free brochures, maps and event guides, with plenty of suggestions and friendly advice on what to see and do in Victor Harbor and the Fleurieu Peninsula. Souvenirs and internet access are available, along with accommodation and tour-booking services.

Reviewed By TIersHasie - Sydney, Australia

If you need info or to acquaint yourself with the town and nearby attractions, this is the place. Well staffed and very helpful but can get very busy at times. Also offer eftpos facilities for horsedrawn carriage (otherwise have to pay cash only on board).

2. Urimbirra Wildlife Park

Adelaide Rd, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia +61 8 8554 6554
Excellent
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4.5 based on 196 reviews

Urimbirra Wildlife Park

Reviewed By agchristie - Chilliwack, Canada

If you don’t do anything else in the Victor Harbour area, visiting this wildlife park is a must! A real highlight of our trip to South Australia. Very reasonable and natural. $10 adult admission with the money being used for the park and animals. Can stroll through at a leisurely pace to enjoy all the animals and birds. Kangaroos all in natural surroundings and very friendly. Buy a bag of food and they’ll eat right out of your hand! Koalas in large cages but at certain times throughout the day, the keeper opens the gate for guests to pat them, no holding or feeding though which is fine. Great photo ops throughout the park. BBQ and picnic area for guests to bring their own food to enjoy. This attraction is the best!

3. Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram

Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia +61 8 8551 0563
Excellent
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4.5 based on 378 reviews

Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram

Reviewed By James C - Melbourne, Australia

The ride is inexpensive, and frequent, reasonably long ride as well, which is good fun, sitting downstair on the horsetram is nice , cool and historical , upstair is scenic with a excellent beach and ocean view and getting nice sea breeze, lots of fun!!

4. Granite Island

Victor Harbor, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia +61 8 8551 0777
Excellent
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4.5 based on 824 reviews

Granite Island

Take a short stroll or horse tram ride over the wooden causeway that connects the Mainland at Victor Harbor to Granite Island Recreation Park. Enjoy the coastal scenery and discover the island's interesting history along the Kaiki Walk or go fishing from the jetty, or causeway (no fishing from breakwater). You may even spot a southern right whale between June and October.

Reviewed By Pollycdc - Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Nothing can detract from the ruggedness of Granite Island but the new art installations were a talking point amongst the visitors .
Last Easter time we walked the island , heavy seas with magnificent spray hitting the rocks , a windy day but being well wrapped up we were comfortable and warm . We were too late in the season for the horse drawn tram across the causeway to the island , so walked across with scores of others .
We took the anti clockwise route , a gentle climb up and around the island , descending the wooden stairway to the cafe below , we d savoured our thoughts of hot chocolate and cake on the way down .
Bitter disappointment , the cafe was closed , all boarded up , every person we spoke to gave negative comments about the closure .We ve spent many hours having lunch looking out to sea , we regarded it as our reward after our exertions ,so a very disappointed family .There was just a machine outside the toilet block , a far cry from the eatery and shop that used to be . We returned in January to Victor , the horse drawn tram was in full swing taking passengers too and fro , but we didn't have time to go over to Granite Island on this occasion but we noted a board on the causeway stating , Cafe Open .
HURRAH , we ll come back and have lunch , the meals were always excellent and the views to die for , so we planned another trip for the following week .
A lovely Summer s day , we returned and headed across the causeway taking the anti clockwise route again , we prefer to descend the steps at the end of the walk, then to ascend them at the start . Surprised to find art installations along the route ,which weren't there East er , the majority fitting in well with nature and the rugged cliffs but several causing much discussion amongst the passing tourists .
I'm no expert , but an eight foot high white pottery , ( lace doiley ?or possibly a cake plate ? ) sitting atop the cliffs looking onto the Southern Ocean just didn't fit the scene . On display in a mall outside a crockery / cookware shop would be superb and the artist's work appreciated , but totally wrong in this setting , everyone we spoke to on our walk agreed . We descended the steps looking foward to lunch , shock , horror , the cafe was still boarded up and looking even more neglected than at Easter . We couldn't believe it , there must have been twenty or more people having a chunter about it . Then a couple approached us , who were doing the clockwise walk, starting at the steps, they said further on by the jetty and the ridiculous beef burger ?????? was a kiosk serving drinks and snacks .
We found the kiosk and had a cuppa , we also found the sixfoot beefburger chained to the jetty , the kids loved it but as I said before , I'm no art expert !
We past the Fairy Penguin burrows , I've been walking the island 20 years now and am yet to see one , it's a big joke with the family , fairies are invisible , so penguins probably so.After visiting the Mornington peninsular and being surrounded by hundreds in the nineties ,this colony was a shock .
Back to the causeway and lunch in Victor Harbour , sad the cafe had gone , thought it woud have been a Gold Mine for Granite Island , a most magestic place , do go and explore , easy walking .

5. South Australia Whale Centre

2 Railway Tce, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia +61 8 8551 0750
Excellent
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4 based on 125 reviews

South Australia Whale Centre

Reviewed By Donna C - Adelaide, Australia

A quick visit and loved it learnt alot about different types of whales and the history of victor harbor and its whaling back on the day.. great place for children or animal lovers like me
under $20 to enter well worth it and lots for children to do and touch and play

6. Oceanic Victor

Granite Island | Marine Centre, Granite Island, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia +61 8 8552 7137
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5 based on 23 reviews

Oceanic Victor

Reviewed By TIersHasie - Sydney, Australia

Didn't at all expect to find a tuna farm / aquarium setup off Granite Island but it's a bit of a unique touristy experience promoting marine biology on the side. The staff are very helpful and tuna very fast!!!
A tad pricey but fun experience nevertheless with a quick scenic boatride to the platform.

7. Waitpinga Beach

Dennis Road, Waitpinga, Victor Harbor, South Australia, Australia
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5 based on 23 reviews

Waitpinga Beach

Reviewed By Tim J - Orange, Australia

What more can you say when visiting Victor Harbour but to go to the beautiful beach at Waitpinga. Unspoilt beauty with walks a plenty. Good fishing for those inclined. Even on a cold wet November day it was worth a stroll along the pristine sands. Beautiful Beach well worth the effort to visit.

8. Kaiki Walk - Granite Island

Granite Island, Victor Harbor, South Australia, Australia
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Kaiki Walk - Granite Island

Reviewed By ruthandvern - Wilton, California

The ability to walk out to Granite Island at your own pace and look out and down into the clear blue waters and see what's moving through was great. We saw at least three kinds of sea grasses and being from California it sure looked like a mini kelp forest with the strands beginning at the sea floor and reaching to the surface.

9. Penguin Centre

Granite Island | 2 Ocean Street, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia +61 8 8552 7555
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 105 reviews

Penguin Centre

Reviewed By John B

Very enjoyable and informative evening with Steve from the Granite Island Penguin Centre. We saw a number of penguins plus a Long Nosed Seal and Dolphins chasing fish and squid. Highly recommended and not to be missed when you are in Victor Harbor.

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