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“Beautiful Ride”
Review of Granite Island

Granite Island
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
malacca
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful Ride”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Great ride across the bridge on the horse-drawn cart.The first horse refused to work , so the minders had to change to another one! The Clydesdale horse was really strong,pulling the tram and about 30 people on board!
A good place to spend an hour or so.One can climb up the wooden steps to have a good view around.The cafe has some light snacks.

Visited December 2013
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Tully, Australia
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“Great”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Nice view, one can either ride with the horses across to the island or just walk, on the island there is a café and a lookout, was told that there are penguins that come out in the evening great for one who has never experienced wild life in the person. I recommend it to a family would be good for the little ones to see such beauty in it's own natural habitat.

Visited April 2013
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Lennox Head, Australia
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“Make time to visit Granite Island”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

A must see if in Victor Harbor.
Either walk across the causeway or take the horse drawn tram to visit this attraction.
A strong wind was blowing when I visited the island and the waves were really pounding onto the exposed coast - well worth watching for a while.
I was too early to visit the penguin display but enjoyed the walk across the top of the island, despite the wind. Magnificent views along the way.

Visited December 2013
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“Splendid”
Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

If visiting Victor Harbor then it's definitely worth taking the tram, or walking across the jetty to Granite Island.

There was a stiff breeze when we visited, which provided some excellent waves on the far side of the island.

The granite formations themselves are fascinating and the kids loved exploring (climbing), them.

There is a cafe, which also provides a great setting for a cup of coffee.

Finally, the tram is well worth a trip, providing a very relaxed way of getting to, or from the island (however the walk is easy enough).

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Wigan, G.Manchester
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“Great Place!!!”
Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Granite Island is one of the best places in South Australia to visit. Ive been a number of times and even in poor weather (winter) it is still magnificent.

The walk around the island takes about 45-60 mins and can be done by all.

There is a cafe on the island, one thing I would like to add is that due to mindless people feeding seagulls they have become quite aggressive in their pursuit for food. If it was up to me there would be a lifetime ban for anyone caught feeding the birds.

The penguin 'show' is interesting but the decline in numbers means they only have 8-10. Again this was spoiled by seagulls taking the penguins food.

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