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Victor Harbor & The Granite Island

2011, Australia, Clydesdale-drawn, Encounter Bay, Fleur Peninsula, Fleurieu Way, Horse, Island, Mainland, Penguins, SA, SA Whale Centre, Scenery, South Australia, tour, tram, travel, Victor Harbor, view, Whales

On the Fleurieu Way, Victor Harbor is a must on the places to stop and enjoy this part of South Australia. Encounter Bay is home to Granite Island which is connected to Victor Harbor by a 600 meter causeway.

A Clydesdale-drawn tram has gone between the mainland and the island, ferrying many tourists who don’t feel like the walk across to see the Penguins that can be seen on Granite Island.

 

We visited the island in the middle of the day and walked up and over the top of granite island, saying hello to the horses who were working that day pulling the tram and watching it trundle across the causeway.
In addition to Granite Island, although sadly absent for our visit, you can also see whales in Encounter Bay from May through to October. The SA Whale centre has recently been renovated and is a great place to learn more about the whales and other marine life in the area. The whales of Encounter Bay are slow moving and often come within 30m of the shoreline making them easily viewed.

 

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