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21 Feb 2011 iProperty Network 0 Comment

Victor Harbor is located approximately 80km south of Adelaide with a southern ocean frontage.

It has long been a favoured holiday destination for many. With moderate temperatures and friendly locals, it certainly has a lot to offer.

The many attractions to this great seaside town include: Granite Island, which is connected to the mainland by a short tram/pedestrian causeway. The tram service is provided by the Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram, one of the very few horse-drawn tram routes remaining in public transit service. Another popular attraction is the Cockle Train historic railway operated by SteamRanger to Goolwa.
During the months of June to September Southern Right whales can be sighted throughout the waters of Victor Harbor’s Encounter Bay.

The South Australian Whale Centre located at Victor Harbor provides hands on interactive activities and presentations as well as information on whale watching tips, which has become one of the regions most popular tourist activities.
Another popular tourist attraction at Victor Harbor is the penguins at nearby Granite Island. Colonies of penguins inhabit the island and each evening come ashore, returning to their burrows. Daily penguin walks are held at dusk.
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 ensures that the surf in the centre of Victor Harbor itself is fairly calm, although when the swell is really big there is a break known as the “Dump” that breaks right in town.

Victor Harbor also offers numerous fishing opportunities varying from offshore reefs for larger boat based anglers to excellent surf fishing on the beaches closer to the Murray Mouth.

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