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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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We walked across the causeway , enjoying the sea breeze and lovely views! It's an easy walk. The ride back on the horse drawn tram was the highlight for me! The tram glides... read more

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked across the causeway , enjoying the sea breeze and lovely views! It's an easy walk. The ride back on the horse drawn tram was the highlight for me! The tram glides smoothly over the tracks laid out on the causeway and Clydesdale horse are just magnificent creatures! $7 for 1 way ride which was the best $7 I... More 

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Loxton
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great tourism asset. A lovel horse drawn tram trip over and back, then a leisurely walk around the island. I even got to photograph the fairy penguins. Great natural views. Not great for wheelchairs or those who find difficulties with walking up slopes or stairs

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Thank debbiemsg
Victoria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked out to Granite Island for a morning walk around and caught the Tram back. The walk is relatively easy and our kids (aged 9 and 6) did it with ease. Beautiful views and very interesting to take in the scenery. Got some great advice from the helpful staff at the Visitor Information Centre which was to walk out to... More 

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Thank haronine
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its worth walking over the bridge (you can go by horse pulling a Double Decker people carriage). Allow an hour for a nice walk from land over, around the island, and back to land. BEWARE there are stairs at the far end and if you have bubs in pushers etc you will need two to carry either up or down... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Victor Harbour with family from New Zealand a must the horse drawn Tram Trip over to Granite Island. Great views of the causeway, the Southern Ocean plus the breakwater making this man built harbour. Sadly the kiosk/restaurant is no longer operating can't understand why we had many a nice meal there.

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Thank Waynedvh
Singapore
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Granite Island is great for a family hike as it is not difficult for both young and old to walk around the island. It is connected to the mainland by a bridge that offers a horse tram ride for those who decide against walking to the island.

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Thank Yeow Hwee H
Adelaide, Australia
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Short stroll from Victor yet like a world apart. What a scenery, vegetation, rocks and bird life. Will not disappoint you.

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Thank Platon13
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to walk around as long as you are happy to use the boardwalk and stairs to the top of the island. Walk over the Causeway or ride the famous Horse Drawn Tram either way it a great way to see Victor Harbor from the water and the surrounding coastline. Have a coffee at the Causeway Cafe before and... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much to see on the island. It feels like another state! Loved the scenery. There is a nice cafe and you walk from Victor Harbour on the safe jetty or take the horse drawn tram. Well organised path and steps on the island. An old friend of ours used to run sheep on Granite Island!

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking over the wharf, seeing stingrays on the way to Granite island. The experience of being on this island and watching the Great Southern Ocean pound the rocks as they have for millions of years is humbling. A really beautiful and rough place to visit. Enjoyable experience.

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