Victor Harbor is a seaside town located in the Fleurieu Peninsula region of South Australia, about 80 kilometers south of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. It is a popular tourist destination known for its scenic beauty, beaches, wildlife, and historic sites.

The town was named after Captain William Wright Victor, who was the first European to explore the area in 1837. Victor Harbor grew rapidly during the 19th century due to its importance as a port for the wool trade, and later as a popular holiday destination.

Today, Victor Harbor is a thriving town with a range of attractions for visitors. Some of the popular attractions include the Granite Island Recreation Park, which is home to a colony of little penguins, the Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tramway, which takes visitors to and from Granite Island, and the Encounter Bikeway, a scenic 30km cycling and walking trail that follows the coast from Goolwa to Victor Harbor.

Other popular attractions in Victor Harbor include the historic Cockle Train, which runs between Victor Harbor and Goolwa, the South Australian Whale Centre, and the Urimbirra Wildlife Park, where visitors can see a range of Australian animals.

Things to Do in Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor Rock “n” Roll Festival

Friday 15th September Saturday 16th September Sunday 17th September At the Warland Reserve Victor Harbor. For full details follow the link:

Artisan Market Victor Harbor

The Victor Harbor Artisan Market is a great place to gather with friends and family – support local and South Australian artisans, creative small businesses, food & beverage vendors and musicians. Held in the heart of Victor Harbor at Railway Plaza, under Moreton Bay fig trees and amongst the towns cherished heritage buildings. There is something for everyone! View the website for dates:

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Urimbirra Wildlife Park Victor Harbor

One of South Australia’s most exciting tourist attractions. Urimbirra Wildlife Park is located in Hindmarsh Valley just 5 minutes from Victor Harbor. With a range of Australian animals and a wonderful park for you to explore every day (including Public Holidays). Pet a kangaroo, pat a koala, feed an emu and watch a professional snake handler! For full information view the website:

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Nino’s Cafe Victor Harbor

Italian food at its best! Located in the heart of Victor Harbor. Ninos has casual dining that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. High quality, fresh produce and a team that has a passion for great food, great coffee and great wine. Something for everyone with gluten free meals, vegetarian options, steak lovers choices & meals for children.

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Charlie & Jack

Looking for something special to take home from your holiday on the South Coast. Look no further. Charlie & Jack offers a large variety of indoor plants, ceramics, jewellery, homewares and more! Each plant is lovingly repotted, named, giving them (and you) the best start in plant life! Kristy and her staff can help guide you to choose the best indoor plant for your space, needs and lifestyle! There is even a “spa treatment” service available for your beloved plants! Pop in and say hi. You will just love this little charming store and the lovely Kristy!

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The Cockle Train

The Cockle Train travels along the oldest steel railed railway in Australia dating back to 1854 when it was constructed to provide a link between the River Murray and the ocean wharfs at Pt Elliot and later at Victor Harbor. Based at our Goolwa Depot and commences its run each day at Goolwa Station, in the historic Wharf Precinct alongside the River Murray. After crossing the main Goolwa to Victor Harbor Road the line heads off across the plains to Middleton, picking up or dropping off passengers on request, and then to Port Elliot where it reaches the Encounter Bay coast. The station here is operated by the local National Trust and features a small historical museum.

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South Australian Whale Centre

Whaling history & whale biology exhibits

Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tramway

The Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram is located on the shores of the city of Victor Harbor, South Australia, Australia. A 3.1 km tramway links the city’s visitor information centre with the nearby Granite Island. Much of its route is over a 630-metre causeway.

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