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“Fun Way to Get to Granite Island” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Victor Harbor Tramway - Horsedrawn Tram

Victor Harbor Tramway - Horsedrawn Tram
Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
08 8551 0720
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Ontario
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Fun Way to Get to Granite Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Instead of walking across to Granite Island, take this non-traditional method. The tram is pulled by beautiful Clydesdale horses. It's a bargain at $8.00 an adult and runs on the half hour to the island and on the hour back. The horses only work 3 hours a day, 3 days a week and then they are switched, giving each a break.

Visited February 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“very cruel, people should walk over”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I hate that the horses have to pull over a large vehicle with people on it, they dont seem to have any water and cab be so hot for them. I think this is cruel and always walk over, animals should be thought of more considerately.

Visited November 2012
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Gold Coast
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“You don't have to do it but you should”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Victor Harbour is a toursity town on weekends and one of the things to do is to get to Granite Island which is at the end of the jetty. The history of Horse Drawn train to granite island is interesting but the re-instatement of the Clydesdale horse drawn tram to Granite island has made the 0.5 km journey easier and nostalgic.

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Adelaide, Australia
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“Iconic horse tram ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The clatter of the horse drawn tram on the short haul across to Hindmarsh Island is one of the iconic trips in South Australia. The huge Clydesdales horses are well cared for, rested appropriately and much loved by the operators and public alike.

Visited January 2013
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“Great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Lovely leisurely way to get to granite island. Well worth a trip. A unique experience and not unreasonably priced either. We all enjoyed it.

Visited January 2013
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