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Victor HarborAustralia

Lie down on the sand, visit a penguin colony and go on scenic coastal walks and bike rides at this seaside getaway.

Travel to the oceanfront Victor Harbor, a popular destination with beaches, watersports, wildlife and coastal scenery. Spot whales from land or sea, learn about the town's whaling history and hike around a rocky island.

Victor Harbor is small enough to walk around, with many attractions close to each other. Head toward the town's shoreline for the Warland Reserve, home to the South Australian Whale Centre. Inside, three floors of exhibits and artifacts cover the natural history of whales and the area’s whaling past. After your tour, enjoy a picnic or barbecue in the reserve and walk to the Soldiers' Memorial Garden with its rows of Norfolk Island pine trees.

Nearby is a short wooden causeway that connects to Granite Island. Walk across it or ride the horse-drawn tram, a service that has been in operation since 1894. On the island, amble along the loop trail encircling the small rocky outcrop and see the colony of little penguins, also known as fairy penguins. For whales, dolphins and other wildlife, embark on a boat tour of the coastline and offshore islands. Find good land-based whale-watching from the town, especially between June and October when southern right whales visit local waters.

Take advantage of the town's seaside setting with relaxation on a beach. Swim at Yilki Beach and try surfing and surf fishing at Waitpinga Beach and Parson's Beach. Kayak or canoe around the reefs and islands of Encounter Bay and zip across the water on a Jet Ski.

Explore Victor Harbor's beautiful surroundings on long coastal walks. Hike or cycle along the Encounter Bikeway. This on-road and off-road route stretches along the coast for about 19 miles (30 kilometers). At night, dine out in local restaurants, which include casual and fine dining options.

Victor Harbor is about a 1-hour drive south of Adelaide. Alternatively, travel by bus or coach and get around on bike, foot, taxi or rental car. Stay for the wildlife, beaches and coastal scenery.

Top hotels in Victor Harbor

McCracken Country Club
McCracken Country Club
3.5 out of 5
Mccracken Drive, McCracken, SA
The price is NZ$126 per night from 22 Oct. to 23 Oct.

Situated near the beach, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of McCracken Golf Course and Victor Harbor Convention Centre. Hindmarsh River Estuary ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (982 reviews)

"The accommodation was good, clean, modern and comfortable bed. The only down point was the breakfast food was quite average. Dinner at the bistro was great, but the breakfast was disappointing."…"

Reviewed on 10 Sep. 2020

McCracken Country Club
Port Elliot Holiday Park
Port Elliot Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
Victor Harbor-Goolwa Rd, Port Elliot, SA
The price is NZ$105 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.

Situated in Port Elliot, this beach cabin is within a 10-minute walk of Horseshoe Bay, Pullen Island Conservation Park, and Basham Beach. Encounter Bay and Green ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (23 reviews)

"Great customer service. Will be back! Probably need a bigger space for family of 5 😃"…"

Reviewed on 4 Jul. 2020

Port Elliot Holiday Park
Anchorage Seafront Hotel
Anchorage Seafront Hotel
3.5 out of 5
21 Flinders Parade, Victor Harbor, SA

With direct access to the beach, this Victor Harbor hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Encounter Bay, Soldier Memorial Gardens and Warland Reserve. Victor Harbor ...

4.2/5Excellent! (851 reviews)

"Had a sea view room with balcony, would have been lovely on a warmer day. Room was comfortable and clean. The menu at this hotel was a bit sea food heavy for us so we went elsewhere for tea. Great breakfast though."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

Anchorage Seafront Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Victor Harbor

Port Elliot Holiday Park
Port Elliot Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
Victor Harbor-Goolwa Rd, Port Elliot, SA
The price is NZ$105 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.

Situated in Port Elliot, this beach cabin is within a 10-minute walk of Horseshoe Bay, Pullen Island Conservation Park, and Basham Beach. Encounter Bay and Green ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (23 reviews)

"Great customer service. Will be back! Probably need a bigger space for family of 5 😃"…"

Reviewed on 4 Jul. 2020

Port Elliot Holiday Park
The Bluff Resort Apartments
The Bluff Resort Apartments
4 out of 5
123 Franklin Parade, Encounter Bay, SA
The price is NZ$143 per night from 12 Oct. to 13 Oct.

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Encounter Bay and Victor Harbor Heritage Trail: Petrel Cove Trailhead. The Bluff and West ...

4.4/5Excellent! (557 reviews)

"Everything was lovely. Great views Clean and modern Beautiful pool"…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep. 2020

The Bluff Resort Apartments
NRMA Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park
NRMA Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park
4 out of 5
114 Victoria Street, Victor Harbor, SA
The price is NZ$123 per night from 11 Oct. to 12 Oct.

Offering direct access to the beach, this Victor Harbor campsite is within a 15-minute walk of Encounter Bay and Kent Reserve. Warland Reserve and Soldier Memorial ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (442 reviews)

"Studio was clean and for the money well worth it. But the bed was rock solid so up and down most of the night. Otherwise what I have seen it is a clean and friendly park."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jul. 2020

NRMA Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Victor Harbor

South Australian Whale Centre
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South Australian Whale Centre

4.5/5(20 reviews)

Pick up insights into the maritime history and whaling past of Victor Harbor when you take a self-guided tour of this fascinating museum.

Soldier Memorial Gardens
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Soldier Memorial Gardens

4.5/5(26 reviews)

Visit a beautiful green spot in Victor Harbor that features memorials to brave servicemen and women killed during international conflicts.

Top activities in Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor Seal Island Tour
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Victor Harbor Seal Island Tour

NZ$44
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Coorong and Murray Mouth Highlights
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Coorong and Murray Mouth Highlights

NZ$71
Per adult
Coorong Discovery Cruise
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Coorong Discovery Cruise

NZ$109
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Sunset Murray Mouth Kayaking Tour
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Sunset Murray Mouth Kayaking Tour

NZ$98
Per adult
Full-Day Coorong Kayaking Tour
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Full-Day Coorong Kayaking Tour

NZ$147
Per adult
Tandem Skydive Adelaide - Basham Beach (Goolwa)
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Tandem Skydive Adelaide - Basham Beach (Goolwa)

NZ$348
Per adult

Reviews of Victor Harbor

4.6

Top Destination

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3 - Okay
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Mar. 2020

The ocean side of Granite Island would be an excellent site for wind and solar power generation and the site turned into a show place for renewable energy.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

25 Feb. 2020

Its a beautiful coastal town

5/5 - Excellent

Ed

19 Jan. 2020

The cockle train and horse drawn tram

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

8 Jan. 2020

Nice coastal town

5/5 - Excellent

Mrs

19 Oct. 2019

Nice ice-creamery, pleasant walk to Granite Island visited Goolwa and Murray river mouth.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

19 Oct. 2019

Lovely town and locality, great for a holiday.

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