A world away from busy Adelaide, Victor Harbor is the perfect place to get away from the city and relax.
Victor Harbor is situated on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula south of Adelaide. Though easily accessible from the city as a day trip, it would be remiss not to spend a few days exploring the peninsula in its own right – wineries, national parks, ocean views and historical attractions abound in the area.
The drawcard of Victor Harbor is first and foremost the gorgeous outlook over Encounter Bay. A wide, sweeping beach and clear water is backed by colonial architecture encasing boutique shops, cafes, and restaurants. A horse-drawn tram is a nod back to history as it takes visitors across a causeway to Granite Island and its colony of Little Penguins.
When to visit Victor Harbor depends on your interests. While the area is beautiful year round, visiting between June and September will afford views of whales as Southern Right Whales use the waters nearby as a nursery for their newborn calves. Fishing and surfing is good in all seasons, though warmer in summer! Visiting in Spring grants visitors the opportunity to try new season wines and olive oils.