Victor Harbor, located just 80 km from Adelaide, is surrounded by pristine beaches, rocky cliffs and stunning views. It is an ideal town for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Here’s how you can spend 48 hours in Victor Harbor.
9:00 am: Explore Granite Island
Indulge in a short stroll or horse tram ride over the wooden causeway that connects the mainland Victor Harbor to Granite Island. Home to little penguins, the best way to experience these cute creatures is by booking a tour at Granite Island. For the more adventurous travellers, hit the Kaiki Walking Trail which is a 1.9km loop walk from the mainland by crossing the causeway.
1:00 pm: Enjoy a meal at Nino’s Café
From stone oven pizzas to hearty burgers, Nino’s café is a great place to take a mid-day break.
3:00 pm: Take in the stunning Hindmarsh Falls
Experienced best in winter or after heavy rainfall, the Hindmarsh Falls are located around 20km from Victor Harbor. These falls are quite easily viewable from a lookout at the end of a short hike.
11:00 am: Pat a Koala and feed the Kangaroo at Urimbirra Wildlife Park
Located in Hindmarsh Valley, just 5 minutes’ drive from Victor Harbor, Urimbirra Wildlife Park is great for families wanting to meet some local wildlife, with a range of Australian native animals including koalas, and kangaroos and emus. Be sure to visit at 11:00 am or 2:00pm for a chance to pat the koalas.
1:00 pm: Visit the seaside town of Port Elliot
Approximately 10kms from Victor Harbor, is the idyllic town of Port Elliot. Home to pristine beaches and interesting local shops, wandering around Port Elliot is an excellent way to spend an afternoon. Horseshoe Bay is the most popular stop. Just minutes’ walk from Port Elliot’s main street, this beach is covered in white sand and is close to many cafes. Do remember to visit the local stores in Port Elliot for fun memorabilia and collectibles.
4:00 pm: Drive back to Victor Harbor and spend time on the main street
The main street is abuzz with crowds and activities and is a great way to wind down the day. Stroll around the coastal town to experience the beauty one last time before bidding adieu.
Related: Historicockle steam train adventure! (The Cockle Stream Train, Victor Harbour)
Need a place to stay? Book your accommodation at Comfort Inn Victor Harbor conveniently located walking distance from town centre. This hotel offers a range of rooms including 10 with self contained kitchenettes, a spa suite, and a two bedroom unit perfect for family holidays.
Cover image: Victor Harbor – Image Credit Jesse Ehlers