What to do in Victor Harbor and Hayborough Area
Greenhill Adventure Park
If you want a day packed full of fun, food and adventure, there is only one place to go; Greenhills Adventure Park at Victor Harbor. Nestled in the picturesque Hindmarsh Valley just over an hour's drive south of Adelaide, Greenhills Adventure Park offers something for all ages. From golf and go-karts to the waterslides and archery, it's easy to have a whole day of fun.
While you're here, you might like to try your hand at something new. A paddle on an aqua bike or a spin on a moon bike? Challenge your friends to scale the climbing wall. Or maybe a leisurely paddle in a canoe is more your style. When you have exhausted your spirit for adventure, grab an ice cream from the kiosk or relax in the cafe with a cappuccino.
Whatever the activities you choose, we're sure you'll have a day pack full of fun, food and adventure.
The park closes at 5pm during non daylight saving time. Closed during August and reopens in September each year.
Location: Waggon Road, Victor Harbor, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
Fax: 8552 5001
Phone: 8552 5999
Granite Island Nature Park - Guided Penguin Tours
The ever-popular guided penguin walks are a favourite to visitors to this area. The tours commence at dusk every night. Participants are part of a small group and accompany a professionally trained guide to view the penguins as they come ashore after a days fishing. The penguins make their way to their burrows where they can be seen displaying various behaviours, depending on the season.
A professionally trained guide will take visitors to view the penguins in their natural habitat and interpret the biology, ecology, behaviours and adaptations of these charismatic creatures. Scientific research measuring the health of the colony and environmental management strategies implemented to benefit the penguins is interpreted to tour participants, which adds interest to the tour.
Tour groups are small to ensure a high quality experience. This is a highly reputable, ethical and professionally managed eco tourism experience for all visitors to the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Tour times are variable throughout the year, see the website for times. Bookings are essential.
Location: Granite Island, Victor Harbor, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
Fax: 8552 8011
Phone: 8552 7555
Encounter Coast Discovery Centre & The Old Customs and Station Masters House
At the Encounter Coast Discovery Centre, learn about the historic Australian meeting between English and French explorers Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin in 1802.
Walk through the Discovery Centre to encounter stories of Victor Harbor and the sea. Discover some of the relics from the early whaling industry and unusual bottles found at the bottom of the bay.
Listen to the stories recalled by some of the early residents of Victor Harbor, Port Elliot and Goolwa - the local midwife, a merchant, a local boarding house keeper and others. Or gaze out to sea through the 'parlour window' of Mount Breckan, one of Victor Harbor's finest 19th century mansions.
Wander through to the Old Customs and Stationmasters Residence, which was built in 1866 and furnished in the style of the era.
Location: 2 Flinders Parade, Victor Harbor, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
Fax: 8552 7566
Phone: 8552 5388
Phone: 8552 8392
Urimbirra Wildlife Experience
The Urimbirra Wildlife Experience gives you the chance to see more than 70 species of Australian fauna in their natural surroundings.
The paths through Urimbirra allow you to see the animals at close range and a walk through the 16-hectare site is a photographer's delight. Freshwater and saltwater crocodiles are on display, as well as venomous snakes, pythons and lizards.
Located just five kilometres from Victor Harbor on the main Adelaide Road, Urimbirra is an Aboriginal word meaning 'to preserve' or 'to take care of' and there is evidence on the site indicating canoes and shields were made from some of the trees by local Aboriginal groups in the past.
Visitors can interact with a range of animals daily.
Koala shows at 11am, 2pm and 4 pm;
Crocodile feeding at 1.30pm; and
Snake handling displays at 4pm.
Location: Adelaide Road, Victor Harbor, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
Phone: 8554 6554
Ocean Art Gallery
The old bakehouse and residence in Railway Terrace, Victor Harbor is the home of the Ocean Art Gallery, which displays traditional and modern works of art from a cooperative of 17 local artists.
A wide range of subjects, media, styles and techniques makes this gallery a must for the casual and serious gallery visitor.
The Ocean Art Gallery is part of the Fleurieu Art Trail.
Location: 7 Railway Terrace, Victor Harbor, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, Australia
Phone: 8552 1316
For more Victor Harbor attractions or to find out what else there is to do in the Victor Harbor, Hayborough area check out the local information centre.