80 km south of Adelaide, Victor Harbour has been one of South Australia's top holiday resorts for generations with its wildlife on land and sea, scenery, sun, sand and surf.
This busy, commercial and tourist area is extremely popular, with good hotels and a friendly, hospitable and modern atmosphere. The local fishing and farm produce lends itself to good food in restaurants and cafes, and all the facilities, pubs and clubs are close to the town centre and the waterfront.
Top Things about Victor Harbour
Granite Island is connected to Victor Harbour by a 600 meter causeway along which a horse-drawn tram travels every 20 minutes.
A three-day “Schoolies Week" festival is held towards the end of November for South Australian school graduates, the second largest such event in the country.
The Cockle Train runs from Victor Harbour to Goolwa, and includes the oldest railway in Australia, from Port Eliot to Goolwa.
Victor Harbour is not only a major fishing port, it is also the base for whale spotting cruises between June and September for the Southern Right Whale mating and calving grounds nearby. The Southern Australia Whale Centre gives all the information needed. Granite Island is home to night roosting penguins, and the rest of the wildlife and sea life, visitors to the area can explore, is as spectacular as the scenery.
Victor Harbour Hotels
Victor Harbour accommodation is plentiful, varied and well founded. For each price range, the facilities are modern and delivered in the trademark Australian manner: relaxed, informal and hospitable. The accommodation is generally concentrated close to the centre of Victor harbour and the seafront to suit the surfers. However, cheap hotels in Victor Harbour are more likely to be found a little further out, or in satellite townships across the area.