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Granite Island - Victor Harbour

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Address: Victor Harbor, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
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Take a short stroll or horse tram ride over the wooden causeway that...

Take a short stroll or horse tram ride over the wooden causeway that connects the mainland at Victor Harbor to Granite Island Recreation Park. Enjoy the coastal scenery and discover the island's interesting history along the Kaiki Walk or go fishing from the jetty, or causeway (no fishing from breakwater). You may even spot a southern right whale between June and October.

                   

                   

                   

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Climb the steps and watch the waves crash against he granite. Great view of ocean and back across to town.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Bullis H
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Balranald, Australia
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Echuca, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This once flourishing place is now a very sad place to visit. Penguin attraction on the Island is left with nothing but the structure. The Food n drink places are all closed down. Speaking to one of the ladies involved in the horse-drawn Tram to the Island, it seems that the costs saw all these facilities closed down. Several attempts... More 

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Balranald, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Climb the steps and watch the waves crash against he granite. Great view of ocean and back across to town.

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Thank Bullis H
Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there by accident and were positively surprised. Island is beautiful (walk up via stairs) with big rocks, cliffs and bushes. We noticed there might be (only few left) penguins walking during sunset. Did not see them, but we saw many dolphins and seals swimming around the island very near. Some fisherman got big salmon. Sunset there was great.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The horse drawn tram ride is worth taking even if you do it one way. There is also walks to do out on the island and a restaurant as well.

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Thank Ian M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting island rocks and trees and views. About 40 min walk around in easy path. Kids loved it even despite the strong winds. Tram not in use due to winds - next time

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I use to causeway to walk to granite island to enjoy a leisure walk before sunset. The weather is nice and scenery is good. You can see the beautiful sunset as well as the special plant and birds as well as rocks on the Granite island

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Blacktown, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views of the harbour, the causeway and out to the Great Australian Bight from the lookout on the island.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a pleasant day so the walk was quite easy. There is a good walkway all around the island with some easy steps, so any one can make it. Scenery was nice, and the wind carved rocks gave us some good photo opportunities. We didn't see any penguins. The Penguin Center was closed indefinitely. The Granite Island is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, there are still a couple of penguins on the Island, about 20-30 or so. And yes, it pays out to be Patient and still with your guide as they know the place. Sadly some local do not respect the rules. In the evening it is a walk, it can get cold, so prepare accordingly. And the tickets for the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can walk over the bridge or take the horse and carriage(quite slow and you'll have to wait) to this Island just off Victor Harbour. It can be very windy. There is paths around, exposed to the sea in places. Unusual rocks, windswept trees, orange moss rocks and bird life. Take care especially with children there is some danger. There... More 

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