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Address: | Victor Harbor, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Great natural resource to enjoy

We had a lovely couple of hours wandering around. kids enjoyed climbing the rocks and looking at the granite formation. slightly disappointment the cafe was closed.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Clare, Australia
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Clare, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lovely couple of hours wandering around. kids enjoyed climbing the rocks and looking at the granite formation. slightly disappointment the cafe was closed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit GI every time I come to Victor; the walk over the causeway is lovely and the walk around the island interesting and invigorating. I have done it in all weather conditions, including in the rain at night. Never disappoints. Actually what DOES disappoint is the situation with the penguins; such a shame they are in critical decline here... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Entry to Granite Island is along a causeway (approx.600 meters)linking the Isla nd to Victor Harbour.One can walk or take a horse drawn antique tram.The horse was a magnificent Clydesdale and really worked hard. It takes about 45 minutes to wa,lk round the Island and apart from the magnificent views out to sea and Victor Harbour there is n ot... More 

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Shepparton, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a lot of birdlife/wildlife seen on the island but some nice rugged coastline was seen with some fun and fanciful dolphin activity that kept us entertained

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fleurieu peninsula is a wonderful holiday destination. There is Victor Harbor with the walk out to granite island, touring the island which is quite an easy walk and hopefully spotting a penguin in its burrow on the way. In the summer you can swim at the beach, either from the island or victor harbor beach. There are plenty of... More 

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Penrith, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice walk out along the jetty as you watch the horse drawn tram go past. The lookout on top of Granite Island provides an excellent view back over Victor Harbot and it is an easy walk around the Island. The kiosk is shut so don't expect to get refreshments on the Island, take drinks with you.

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Thank Mick R
Alton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a walk around first thing - advised to walk anti-clockwise. Great views and interesting rocks. Well worth the walk.

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy a good walk this is the place. The causeway is just on 1k then an easy walk around the island will take about an hour and a quarter. The paths can be a little confusing, and I needed a couple short double backs. Some nice scenery with views to the town and the bluff.Shops on the island... More 

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

My wife & I took the horse drawn tram across the pier with our 11mo daughter. What a fun experience! The scenery was spectacular. The island itself is relatively small and quick to explore but it's beauty could keep you there forever.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked across the causeway and around the island and it takes about an hour. Nice views and easy.

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