Get out of the big smoke, and hit the road down south to Victor to rewind and refresh with the sea breeze hitting your skin.
Wake up in the morning, stroll down for a coffee, and fuel up for the day. Cafe Bavaria is your cosy local cafe with welcoming staff and a relaxed atmosphere, located perfectly with views of the reserve and sea. Its pretty much the best of all worlds. The perfect place to start the day off in Victor, and a great place to return to for morning or afternoon tea for a slice of cake and re-caffeination.
11 Albert Pl, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia |(08) 8552 7505 |
Whats a trip to the coast without fish and chips. The guys here are always happy to see you and serve up some top-notch fish and chips. Pick up a pack and head on down to Warland Reserve to enjoy the fresh sea air while snacking on lunch. Be careful of the pesky seagulls who want a bite too, I dont blame them.
21 Albert Pl, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211 |(08) 7522 4651|https://www.facebook.com/justfishandchips
Dinner at Ninos
Who doesnt love a plate full of pizza or pasta? Ninos has your back to satisfy those Italian cravings. Conveniently located just off the main street its the perfect pit-stop at the end of the day. Enjoy the traditional favourites or try out something a little different such as a hearty yiros pizza, or get a little bit fancy with pasta tossed through truffle oil and fungi, topped with rocket and parmesan. Swish.
17 Albert Pl, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia |(08) 8552 3501 |http://www.ninoscafe.com.au/
There are plenty of accommodation options in and around Victor Harbor. Holiday rental houses are a great option for families or larger groups staying for the weekend or longer. Encounter Lakes is the perfect holiday rental location with easy access to a man made lake for watersports and play space, while being close to all the action in Victor. Other options include the McCracken Country Club for a bit more of a rural and relaxing escape, or various hotel and apartment options in the heart of Victor.
Get the horse drawn tram to Granite Island
Why walk when you can enjoy the view on a tram pulled by horses. The iconic horse drawn tram is one of those must-do tourist activities while youre down at the Harbor. The tram takes you from the mainland across the causeway to Granite island, where you can spend the afternoon exploring and walking the trails.
Walk the Bluff
Far in the distance there is a giant lump of land jutting out of the coastline. The perfect place to get outdoors and enjoy the views of rolling waves coming to shore. The walking trail starts and ends at the carpark and takes you on a loop around Victor Harbors most iconic mound. If youre on the lookout for whales the best time of year to visit is May – October, but dont forget to come prepared with the winter warmers at this time of year.
Penguin and Whale Centres
The Penguin Centre located on Granite Island, and the Whale Centre right near Warland Reserve will provide you with all the knowledge to (almost) be a local marine expert. Learn about the fairy penguins and with any luck see some heading in after a big day out catching fish. Or at the Whale Centre explore the interactive exhibits and find out what happens under the deep blue sea. These educational experiences are perfect for those with curious minds.