Located on Encounter Bay and only 83km from Adelaide is the very popular holiday destination, Victor Harbour. Victor Harbour's headland is stunning, the 100m high Bluff and Granite Island do their best to keep the wild Southern Ocean from damaging the Harbour. Victor Harbour is well known for it's whaling history and the Southern Right Whales still cause a great stir when they pass by in Winter.
This island is linked to the shore by a long jetty and a great way to get here is on the horse drawn tram. If you are lucky, in Summer and at dusk, fairy penguins by the hundreds can be spotted making their way back home. Highlights of the island are the Below Decks Oceanarium and the Penguin Discovery Tour that commences at dusk.
Museum of Historical Art
If you are into shells, rocks, coins, firearms, medals and miniature cars, they can all be viewed here in this interesting museum. Yankalilla Road (08 8552 1546).
Nagawooka Flora Reserve
Native Australian plants and trees cover this one hectare park, making it a pleasant place to walk through.
South Australian Whale Centre
The history of Victor Harbour's whaling background is displayed here as well as everything you wanted to know about their favorite whales, the Southern Rights. Railway Terrace (08 8552 5644).
Urimbirra Wildlife Park
This open range wildlife park has most of australia's native animals, as well as some other exotic breeds. A highlight is the nocturnal house. The park is located 5km from Victor Harbour. Adelaide Road (08 8554 6554).