Top Travel Questions – Answered

What is there to do in Victor Harbor?

Is Victor Harbor worth visiting?

Having been a popular holiday destination for South Australians for hundreds of years, Victor Harbor offers plenty of distinctive reasons for visiting: temperatures are comfortable, rainfall is low, and there’s an idyllic balance between both man-made and natural attractions nearby.

What is Victor Harbor known for?

Victor Harbor is the centre of the surf zone known as the “South Coast” to Adelaide and local surfers. Popular surf beaches in the area include Parsons, Waitpinga, Middleton and Goolwa. The Granite Island breakwater usually shields the town from waves.

What is there to do in Victor Harbor for free?

Free Things To Do In Victor Harbor

  • Granite Island Recreational Park.
  • Goolwa Beach.
  • South Australian Whale Centre.
  • Deep Creek Conservation Park.
  • Urimbirra Open-Range Wildlife Park.

What is there to do between Victor Harbour and Adelaide?

Which popular attractions are close to Victor Harbor?

  • Granite Island.
  • Oceanic Victor.
  • Softfoot.
  • Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram.
  • Urimbirra Wildlife Park.
  • Victor Harbor Visitor Information Centre.
  • Kaiki Walk – Granite Island.
  • Encounter Bikeway.

Are there penguins on Granite Island?

Granite Island is home to a small colony of wild Little Penguins, who return home from their day in the ocean at dusk. The best way to see the Little Penguins is in their natural habitat is with one of our experienced guides.

What is it like to live in Victor Harbour?

Victor Harbor has also become a popular retirement destination. There are lots of social activities, including lawn bowls and the local RSL Hall. Subdivisions and retirement villages are rapidly growing. House prices along the waterfront are absolutely huge, but there is good value just a few streets back.

Where is the best place to live in South Australia?

Where to live in South Australia

  • Fulham Gardens. 5/5. Ranked 1st best suburb in South Australia. …
  • Sheidow Park. 5/5. Ranked 2nd best suburb in South Australia. …
  • Evandale. 5/5. Ranked 3rd best suburb in South Australia. …
  • Aldgate. 5/5. …
  • Craigburn Farm. 5/5. …
  • Vale Park. 5/5. …
  • Clarence Gardens. 5/5. …
  • Westbourne Park. 5/5.

Where is the best place to live in Adelaide?

These are Adelaide’s best lifestyle suburbs:

  • Henley Beach. …
  • Glenelg. …
  • Kensington. …
  • North Adelaide. …
  • Glenelg North. …
  • Black Forest. …
  • Semaphore. …
  • Seacliff. Located just under 14 kilometers from Adelaide’s CBD, Seacliff is a seaside suburb where the median house price is $705,545 and the median unit price is $499,000.

Is Goolwa worth visiting?

If you’ve never heard of Goolwa, take note. The historic river port is the end of the line for the mighty Murray River – and a beautiful place to start a holiday. Just over an hour’s drive south of Adelaide, Goolwa is in the happy position of being both a seaside and riverside town.

Can you swim at Goolwa Beach?

Goolwa Beach

In summer there is a patrolled area where you can swim safely. You can hire surf boards, grab some hot chips from the café or go for a very long beach walk. There is 4WD access to the beach and you can drive to the Murray mouth.

Can you drive on Goolwa beach at high tide?

The eastern 10km from Beach Road, Goolwa, along the Sir Richard Peninsula, is accessible by 4WD vehicles, which can travel all the way to the mouth of the Murray river. Access is best closer to low tide, but possible most of the time, except during king tides or high seas, when the entire beach can be inundated.

Is Encounter Bay Nice?

Serene, safe and scenic

Lived here over 2 years, it is a beautiful suburb to live in. We don’t have much in the way of shops but it is only a 6 minute drive to Victor Harbor. We have a great library, and such a lovely drive into Victor overlooking our picturesque bluff and the ocean.

Is there a bus to Victor Harbor?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Adelaide Central Bus Station, Franklin St station and arriving at Victor Harbor. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1h 45m.

Why is it called Encounter Bay?

It was named by Matthew Flinders after his encounter on 8 April 1802 with Nicolas Baudin, the commander of the Baudin expedition of 1800–03. It is the site of both the mouth of the River Murray and the regional city of Victor Harbor. It is one of four “historic bays” located on the South Australian coast.

What Aboriginal land is Victor Harbour?

The Ramindjeri or Raminjeri people were an Aboriginal Australian people forming part of the Kukabrak grouping now otherwise known as the Ngarrindjeri people. They were the most westerly Ngarrindjeri, living in the area around Encounter Bay and Goolwa in southern South Australia, including Victor Harbor and Port Elliot.

What Aboriginal land is Mclaren Vale?

The Land. Aldinga is a beautiful place known to the Kaurna Miyurna (people) as “Ngaltingga”.

What was Granite Island used for?

Granite Island, also known by the Ramindjeri people as Nulcoowarra, is a small island next to Victor Harbor, South Australia, about 80 km south of South Australia’s capital city, Adelaide. A shore-based bay whaling station operated at Granite Island in the 1830s.

Can you walk a dog on Granite Island?

If you’re planning a visit, just remember to leave your pooch at home. Dogs aren’t allowed on Granite Island to protect the resident little penguin population. Luckily, though, most dogs aren’t known as art lovers, so we’re sure they’ll understand.

Can you still walk to Granite Island?

Open daily. Access to Granite Island is via the Victor Harbor to Granite Island Causeway. Please be aware that the causeway is exposed and offers no shelter during the crossing for pedestrians. During severe weather events access to the causeway may be restricted or closed.

Can you swim at Granite Island?

Oceanic Victor is a new nature-based tourism attraction based on Granite Island where visitors can experience life under the sea, swimming alongside southern bluefin tuna and other local marine species. Visitors are taken on a quick catamaran trip to an in-sea aquarium anchored just off Granite Island.

How long does it take to walk around Granite Island?

Kaiki Trail Granite Island

Length: 9km loop
Time: 45 minutes
Grade: Grade 1, Easy Walk
Terrain: Undulating with some stairs
Start: Victor Harbor Information Centre

Can you ride bikes on Granite Island?

Ride along the Encounter Bike Trail. Visit the SA Whale Centre Interpretive Centre. Go Fishing.

Who owns Granite Island?

Co-owner Yasmin Stehr said the first priority was to this month begin moving the 45m-diameter platform across from Port Lincoln.

Is the causeway to Granite Island still open?

The old Causeway is planned to close on . Decommissioning of the old Causeway is scheduled to commence in February 2022. The portions of the old Causeway that will be retained at each land end will be repaired and reopened as viewing platforms.

Is the causeway to Granite Island closed?

The old Granite Island Causeway closed on 31, January 2022. Preparation works will be carried out first before de- construction of the old Causeway. These works are scheduled for completion in the second half of 2022, weather permitting. All works will be undertaken during day light hours.