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Granite Island

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Address: | Victor Harbor, Victor Harbor, South Australia 5211, Australia
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Take a short stroll or horse tram ride over the wooden causeway that...

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.

                   

                   

                   

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Interesting place to visit

Went over here on the tramway a couple of time while staying in Victor Harbour. Very interesting rock formations have been sculpted by tide, rain and wind. Lovely walks across... read more

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Castletown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Went over here on the tramway a couple of time while staying in Victor Harbour. Very interesting rock formations have been sculpted by tide, rain and wind. Lovely walks across the island and fantastic views.

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Wagga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to visit. Getting to the island by horse-drawn tram is a walk through the nostalgia of yesteryear. Walking over the island presents beautiful views and a walk back along the jetty to the main Victor Harbour foreshore is well worth the time.

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Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quaint island along a walkway. Natural habitat for local wildlife well looked after by the staff. penguin tours at the right times.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The day we visited the tram wasn't operating, so we walked the bridge to the island. Great scenic views from the bridge and the beautiful island are a must. it's well worth the time as it's a easy short walk not far to go. Take a camera!

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent walking track. Great views of the ocean. You have a choice to walk across the jetty to the island or take the beautiful horse drawn tram

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Echuca, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This once flourishing place is now a very sad place to visit. Penguin attraction on the Island is left with nothing but the structure. The Food n drink places are all closed down. Speaking to one of the ladies involved in the horse-drawn Tram to the Island, it seems that the costs saw all these facilities closed down. Several attempts... More 

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Balranald, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Climb the steps and watch the waves crash against he granite. Great view of ocean and back across to town.

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there by accident and were positively surprised. Island is beautiful (walk up via stairs) with big rocks, cliffs and bushes. We noticed there might be (only few left) penguins walking during sunset. Did not see them, but we saw many dolphins and seals swimming around the island very near. Some fisherman got big salmon. Sunset there was great.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The horse drawn tram ride is worth taking even if you do it one way. There is also walks to do out on the island and a restaurant as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting island rocks and trees and views. About 40 min walk around in easy path. Kids loved it even despite the strong winds. Tram not in use due to winds - next time

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