Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor is situated overlooking Encounter Bay, aptly given its name after the encounter of Baudin and Flinders in 1802. From 1837 the first whaling station was set up on Rosetta Harbor, with another following shortly on Granite Island, although this stopped in 1864. Just above Rosetta Harbor is The Bluff where you will see a memorial of the encounter.

An attraction around Victor Harbor is Granite Island, the home to lots of little penguins. You can watch them come home after a long day fishing, with guided walks by the Penguin Interpretive Centre.

Victor HarborThe journey across to the island is also quite special, where you can watch the beautiful scenery from a double decker tram pulled by Clydesdale horses.

There are numerous historic buildings around Victor Harbor which you should visit, including the Fountain Inn, St. Augustine's Church of England and the old Telegraph Station.

Victor HarborTo find out more about the area and the Southern Right Whales, which travel through Victor Harbor on their migration, head to the Encounter Coast Discovery Centre and the South Australian Whale Centre. You may also be able to see the whales if you stand at the top of The Bluff.

There are plenty of places to stay in Victor Harbor and a reasonable selection of eating outlets. You can easily get to Victor Harbor from Adelaide by the Premier Stateliner bus service.

If you want a different journey then hop aboard the pretty SteamRanger from Mt. Barker, or the Steam Cockle Train from Goolwa which runs on Sunday's. There are a number of tours that visit Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor Accommodation

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