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Granite Island - Victor Harbour

Victor Harbor, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
08 8552 7555
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Sydney
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our walk on the tramway line and a coffee at the café. An hour would cover a walk at a slow pace and a sit down for coffee

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We made a road trip from Adelaide which was a nice drive. The town of Victor Harbour is very nice with nice eating areas, nearby ok beaches, and a nice downtown. We walked the causeway over to Granite Island and it is a short pleasant walk. There is a network of paths over the island and the granite boulders are... More 

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Tumut, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Granite island is the place to visit if you want to see big sea tides, sea lions and penguins. The island is a 20 minute walk from the main land. You can also get the horse tram but be aware that it closes operation at around 5 in the evening. There are huge big sea tides striking the dam rocks... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We took the time to walk the causeway and the Island , dropping in at the Penquin Cetre and getting the Horse drawn tram back. Very pretty and well worth the time

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Muenster, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We enjoyed the walk to and around the island a lot. Even if you won't see many penguins during the day, you see a picturesque landscape, impressive rocks and waves. Don't forget to have water and a hat with you as it might be quite hot with only little shadow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

jJohn & Nel provided a warm welcome and proved perfect hosts. The self contained cottage next door to the main house allows privacy for all. The setting, high above the town of Victor Harbor commands a view over the cultivated field of Proteas, as this is a 'working' commercial enterprise. Birds sing. Ever comfort is provided, with meticulous attention to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Just jump on the old horsedrawn tram and eventually you get here across the little bit of water. It's a nice short walk around the island and nice place to sit and watch South, knowing that the next piece of land over the water is Antarctica. This place is freezing in Winter though. And the kiosk there is okay, can... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Worth a visit if you are in the area. This is the second time I have been, and this time we decided to follow the walking tracks around the island. Definitely take the trails around (pack your hat, sunscreen, water and comfy shoes) as the views are much better from higher up.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is one of the places to take out of state friends and relos to visit. Walk across the causeway and hope to see the peguins sunning themselves. Take in the view from the top of the island and buy your ice cream for the walk back.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

An ideal day for visiting Granite Island is definitely when the sun is shining. There are sea breezes which are lovely on a hot day but chilly on a cold one. Dogs are not allowed on the Island which is good to know if you were planning to take one. Luckily we'd left ours at home for the day. Be... More 

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