Victor Harbor, SA: Destination Guide

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Soak up the beauty of the Fleurieu Peninsula from the exciting coastal town of Victor Harbor.

Read on to discover the best things to see and do in Victor Harbor or find and book accommodation near the Victor Harbor today.

About Victor Harbor

Located on the scenic Fleurieu Peninsula, Victor Harbor is a popular tourist destination, owing not only to its proximity to Adelaide, but to its lovely beaches, surrounding coastal towns, and friendly wildlife. Victor Harbor proper is a notably pet-friendly town, where locals and holidaymakers can enjoy a fresh beverage and hearty tucker at the pub or one of the local cafes with their four-legged friends.

Things to do in Victor Harbor

Visitors to Victor Bay in the summer months will relish the bay and beaches. Waitpinga and Parsons surf beaches, dispersed between the Fleurieu Peninsula’s signature ochre outcrops, are a few kilometres from town, and offer an exciting alternative to the relaxing waters of Victor Harbour’s centre.

Winter time brings in a new range of attraction, with June to September very popular for whale watching. Visitors can sit back and relaxing, and watch majestic southern right whales migrate through the bay.

Attractions in Victor Harbor

Granite Island

The Granite Island Recreation and Nature Park is a favourite with visitors to Victor Harbour, as the island is home to a number of adorable little penguins. Accessed via the Victor Harbor Causeway, Granite Island offers curious guests a range of walking tracks to explore on their own, as well as guided tours after dark.

Horse drawn Tram

The horse drawn tram is the best way to access Granite Island. Pulled by one gentle Clydesdale horse, the heritage double decker tram operates across the 630m wooden causeway to Granite Island, beginning at the Victor Harbor Visitor Information Centre. The tram departs every 20 minutes, with 14 horses working on a rotational basis to pull up to 50 people at any one time.

SteamRanger Heritage Railway

All train enthusiasts will relish a trip to the SteamRanger Heritage Railway, which runs between Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills and Victor Harbor. The railway runs a number of heritage steam and diesel hauled tourist trains, including the iconic Cockle Train, and offers passengers spectacular views of the Fleurieu Peninsula and its picturesque coastal scenery.

Horseshoe Bay

Horseshoe Bay is considered one of the safest swimming bays in Australia, making it a relaxing and pleasant destination of families and body surfers.

Kings Beach

Located on the other side of Rosetta Head, aka, “The Bluff”, is Kings Beach, a family favourite destination. The secluded beach offers stunning coastal walks along cliff tops, amazing sea views, and relaxing shores.

Weather

Victor Harbor is warmest over the summer months, with average temperatures of 25 degrees Celsius, while the winter months can dip to around 8 degrees Celsius.

Getting to Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor is 80km south of Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

By car

Victor Harbor is a little over an hours’ drive from Adelaide, right down the A13.

By coach

Premier Stateliner operates buses between Adelaide and Victor Harbor, running one to four times a day.

Where to stay in Victor Harbour

Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park is located right on the water. For more accommodation options in and around Victor Harbor, click here.