Victor Harbor Information
Victor Harbor is a popular tourist destination located on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia. The town has a large population of about 11,000 people and was founded in 1863. During summer holidays the township of Victor Harbor swells quite significantly with many holidaymakers coming for the perfect holiday on the coast.
A big drawcard to Victor Harbor is Granite Island which lies about 1 kilometre off the coast. The island is popular for people coming to see the Fairy Penguins which breed and live on the island. To get to Granite Island there is a causeway bridge, which features a historic horse drawn tram and is one of the towns top tourist attraction.
During the months of June to September, Whale spotting is another great attraction to the area when the Southern Right Wales come to Victor Harbor to breed and give birth to baby calves.
Another great place to see is Greenhills Adventure Park, which is a popular family activity, and the adventure park is packed with plenty to see and do. There are waterslides, go-karts, mini golf, archery, canoes, flying foxes, bouncy castles, electric cars, trains, mazes, climbing walls and much more to keep the family entertained. The adventure park also features several playgrounds and picnic areas with barbecues.
Swimming is popular in Victor Harbor with Kent Reserve and Dump Beach being the best beaches to see. If you prefer more tranquil waters then Encounter Lakes has perfect sheltered waters.
Fishing in Victor Harbor is also excellent with numerous hotspots for beach and rock fishing. Some of the best places to fish include the Causeway Jetty, Bluff Jetty and off Granite Island.
Scuba diving and snorkelling is another great summertime activity and Bluff’s Rocks is one of the hot spots.
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