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“Travel back in time for a little nostalgia”

Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram
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Davidson, North Carolina
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183 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Travel back in time for a little nostalgia”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Our day traveling from Adelaide to Victor Harbor with family living in Adelaide was full of history and more outstanding vistas. We have for years heard about family vacations at Victor Harbor. Finally seeing this countryside and little seaside towns gave us an appreciation for all that this area of South Australia has to offer. We had to take the horse drawn tram out to granite island. Our horse's name was Thomas, just like my husband, and we decided they also shared similar personalities. Fun pictures of the two of them. Granite Island was worth exploring. We did not see the world's smallest penguins that nest in the crevices of the granite but learned about their life cycle and habitation needs. The crashing surf against the rocks impressed upon us the destructive power of Mother Nature. Fierce, Beautiful. It was a very warm (hot) day and the wind increased and temperature dropped measurably out on the island. There is a causeway going out to the island for walkers, bicyclers, and the horse drawn tram. There are other attractions like miniature golf and amusement rides. We stopped for an ice cream before continuing our drive around the Southern Ocean Coastline. A beautiful day trip from Adelaide. Don't forget your camera, hats and sunscreen.

Visited April 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Fun for the kids!”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

The kids really enjoyed watching the horse pull the tram all the way to the island and back again, great fun!!!

Visited May 2013
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Forster, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Unique transport”
Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Had a great trip. Our second time to granite island. First time we went we had to walk across as tram line was being maintained so check before you go . Beautiful day but recommend good jackets as it can get cold wind. Awesome views and great for kids. Very unique and good slow pace. Highly revommend . Victor harbour is a great place to visit and horee drawn tram a must do experience.

Visited May 2013
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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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“Travel back in time”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Enjoy a slow trip aboard a double decked tram pulled by one of the lovely horses. The views are stunning. We saw a ray in the wonderful clear water and a school of dolphins passing by. This is a must for the whole family.

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Murray Bridge, Australia
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66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Step back in time.”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

tThe Victor Harbour horse drawn tram has been travelling across the Causeway to Granite Island since i was a kid living there in 1950.. oh what fun it was to recently go back there and ride on that tram.. its brought back big memories of happy carefree days without stress and kids.. being a little kid then, ii felt like a little kid now..New miss the trip and don't forget the camera.. Sit on the top deck if you can climb the steps its really worthwhile.

Visited December 2012
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