Victor Harbor Nature & adventure

Our most recommended Victor Harbor Nature & adventure

From Victor Harbor: Seal Island Cruise

1. From Victor Harbor: Seal Island Cruise

Embark on a scenic cruise along the north coast of Granite Island. Victor Harbour is located on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia, about 90 minutes and 80 km south of the center of Adelaide. Pass the route of the old horse-drawn tramway and see the historic Screwpile Jetty as you venture around the breakwater and into the open ocean. Continue for 5 minutes to arrive at Seal Island (also known as "Seal Rock"), where New Zealand fur seals and Australian sea lions can be seen basking in the sun. Delight to the sight of the seals that often swim to the stationary boat for a good look at the passengers!  Keep a lookout for other wildlife, including petrels, shearwaters and cormorants, on or around Seal Island. You might even spot some common or bottlenose dolphins that are often in the vicinity and sometimes race the boat. After 15 minutes of wildlife viewing at Seal Island and around Wright Island, cruise back to the Granite Island Causeway at Victor Harbour and disembark.

Penneshaw: Shore Excursion Kangaroo Island Scenic Tour

2. Penneshaw: Shore Excursion Kangaroo Island Scenic Tour

Discover Kangaroo Island and enjoy an abundance of wildlife as you take in spectacular scenery. Watch fur seals at Seal Bay and admire fascinating rock formations along the coast. You will be met at the Sealink Terminal in Penneshaw where the guide will be on the wharf when your tender arrives. Making your way to Flinders Chase National Park to enjoy visiting landmarks such as the Remarkable Rocks, Weirs Cove and Admirals Arch. From there we head to Seal Bay where you can enjoy a boardwalk tour and watch the seals frolicking on the beach. Sometimes you will spot many different kinds of wildlife, including kangaroos, koalas, and echidnas. See fur seals at Seal Bay and also challenge yourself and try to spot all the different bird species.  • Pennington Bay: view over the popular surf and fishing spot - if time permits • Remarkable Rocks * Weirs Cove * Admirals Arch • Seal Bay: unguided visit to the conservation and seal colony

From Adelaide: Victor Harbor & Southern Highlights Day Tour

3. From Adelaide: Victor Harbor & Southern Highlights Day Tour

Enjoy a delightful tour of South Australia’s premier tourist region, the Fleurieu Peninsula. This tour begins with a picturesque journey through the Adelaide Hills to the historical Scottish settlement of Strathalbyn. Here you will stop for some free time and morning tea in High Street (own expense). Continue on to the paddle steamer town of Goolwa where you'll have a brief tour of the town including the wharf, barrage and beach. On your way to Victor Harbor, cruise past the charming coastal town of Port Elliot including Horseshoe Bay, and stop at Whale Lookout for a photo opportunity. Upon arrival at Victor Harbor, South Australia’s most popular seaside village, wander through the main street, sampling the fresh local product. Enjoy free time to explore Victor Harbor. Visit one of the many pubs or cafes for lunch, and following that, you may choose to explore Granite Island, where you’ll find the Little Penguins and might even catch a glimpse of a Southern Right Whale during the winter months. Your tour then continues to the wine-making region of McLaren Vale, best known for producing outstanding Shiraz. Wander the main street, sample the fresh local produce including the delicious cheeses at Blessed Cheese, taste some of the fine wines or grab a coffee at one of the many cafés. From here, enjoy a scenic drive through South Australia’s southern metropolitan beaches of Port Noarlunga and Moana before returning to Adelaide.

Adelaide: Full-Day Vines and Victor Harbor Eco Adventure

4. Adelaide: Full-Day Vines and Victor Harbor Eco Adventure

Take a scenic drive to Victor Harbor through the stunning Mclaren Vale region. Get a glimpse of the vineyards and rolling hills in the distance that you will be back to explore later. Arrive in Victor Harbor and be greeted with ocean views, discover the history, geology, and nature of the local area. Next, enjoy a 90-minute open ocean boat cruise through the Southern Ocean passing by Seal Rock, The Bluff and West Island. Witness the spectacular Waitpinga Cliffs and look out for seabirds such as petrels, shearwaters, and cormorants. Looping around Seal Island, see Australian sea lions and long-nosed fur seals basking in the sun or frolicking in the water. Following your Southern Ocean Adventure boat cruise sit down and enjoy a picnic lunch in one of the many reserves along Victor Harbor's foreshore. Soak up the atmosphere of this popular tourist town, with Granite Island in the distance you may even see one of the local horse-drawn trams crossing over the Causeway. After a short drive to the McLaren Vale wine region arrive at d'Arenberg Winery with time to explore the famous cube before enjoying a tasting session of their delicious biodynamic wines. Then heading onto Gemtree Winery, begin your progressive wine tasting and learn about the biodynamic practices and philosophy behind this family-owned property. Finish off the afternoon with a Vintner’s platter and a glass of Gemtree regional wine, before your afternoon drive back to Adelaide city.

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What people are saying about Victor Harbor

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 11 reviews

It was excellent. The boat was very comfortable, visibility obviously very high and the two crew members very friendly and knowledgeable. They knew the waters well and the burst of speed was fun.Lots of dolphins right by the boat and then lots of seals on the islands.Again a close up look at them.

we loved it ! funny & informative commentary. we loved seeing the dolphins so up close & seeing the seals on seal island. the ride back was fun with the boat going side to side & donuts in the water :)

Our guide Phil was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. He continued telling us about history and stories of SA throughout the tour. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you Phil!

The staff were informative, easy to talk to and really helpful! The experience was fantastic and we can’t wait to do it again! Also excellent value for money

Excellent cruise with great cometary. Mice to get an upgrade as well.