Cut Hill Distillery

Cut Hill Distillery was founded by highly motivated beverage industry professionals. We share mutual passions, aspirations, and a drive to add our own distinct contribution to the wonderful world of whisky.

Our vision for Cut Hill Distillery is to produce whisky that will be admired, which builds on the foundations of classic Australian whisky, and paves the way for generations to come.

Australia’s whisky history dates back to 1820. It was a booming industry between 1894 and 1960, with millions of litres of local single malt and blends produced each year.

Cut Hill Distillery is committed to exploring our Australian whisky roots, tapping into the history books, and evolving the traditions of old. A combination of old-world techniques and modern technology will form the basis of our whisky production, creating a contemporary take on a classic style.

Why Cut Hill?
In 1868 Jabez Grimble was commissioned for an ambitious project to make the descent into Victor Harbor safer, via Cut Hill. Stone was carved out of Cut Hill and laid to form a retaining wall without the use of lime or mortar. It is a wall admired around the world for its engineering and execution.

Fast forward over 150 years and the road now offers safe passage to Cut Hill Distillery’s 40-acre property in Hindmarsh Valley and to Victor Harbor.


Key Facilities
Opening Hours
Open weekends from 11.30 to 4pm
What's of offer
Wine tastings and wood fire oven pizzas
Located in Mount Jagge, justb a few minutes from central Victor Harbor
What else
Check out their website for events
When to go
In the summer, you can sit on the grass outside while in winter, enjoy the warmth of the indoor fireplace
What we love
Amazing wine, friendly hospitality and gorgeous views over the vineyards


A marketplace of makers, designers, doers and dreamers

The Victor Harbor Artisan Market is a great place to gather with friends and family – in support of local and South Australian artisans, creative small businesses, food & beverage vendors and musicians. Held in the heart of Victor Harbor at Railway Plaza, under Moreton Bay fig trees and amongst the towns cherished heritage buildings.

We have an epic line up of 50 + Artisan stalls, food trucks, craft beverages, workshops and live music.



Lost Phoenix Farm

Lost Phoenix Farm is an idyllic, sprawling property located in the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula’s Hindmarsh Valley. An easy 55 mins drive from the CBD or 6 minutes from Victor Harbor. We are super easy going. We love getting out on the weekend for fun, festivities, friends and fur-babies. We enjoy delicious and simple local food and the pick of locally made wine, cocktails and beer. We are never in a rush and all we really want, is to listen to good music and celebrate (anything and everything). Restaurant, Functions, Weddings, Bar and more.



Waitpinga Farm Quad Bike Adventures

Real farm – real adventure

Offering guided quadbike farm tours with a qualified tour guides through 400 acres of beautiful farming country with views of the ocean, local farm animals and possible sightings of native animals. Ride their quadbikes through grassy hills and plains and creek crossings.



Hindmarsh Falls - Hidden Treasure amongst the rolling hills

Enjoy a short walk to the lookout to see the Hindmarsh Falls, as water cascades over numerous pools.

The upper carpark is small. The lower car park is adjacent to a picnic area.

The Falls can be accessed at the end of Waterfall Road, Hindmarsh Valley (off of Hindmarsh Tiers Road).



Key Facilities
Opening Hours
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Self check-in
Check yourself in with the smart lock.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Free cancellation
48H prior to arrival
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Encounter Bikeway

The Bikeway is an on-road and shared trail that links the coastal city of Victor Harbor and the river port town of Goolwa, via the coastal towns of Port Elliot and Middleton. The total distance of the bikeway is 30km. However, a range of riding distances is available, making it suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. The Bikeway can be used by cyclists, walkers, skaters, rollerbladers and is wheelchair accessible.

The trail is located on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula, approximately one hours drive from South Australia’s capital city, Adelaide. The region has plenty to offer the visitor: great options for accommodation, fantastic food and wine, surf beaches, bushwalking and much more. Contact our local Visitor Information Centres to obtain further information.




Key Facilities
Cyclists and handcyclists: Please give way to other path users and use your bell when approaching others from behind.
Two abreast & keeping to the left:
While it is legal to ride two abreast, please respect users and allow plenty of room for others to pass. Wherever possible keep to the left hand side of the pathway or road.
All cyclists, including handcyclists, are required to wear a helmet that meets the approval of Standards Australia. Please ensure it is secured properly prior to setting off on your ride.
Please keep to the left and be aware of safety in respect to other users of the pathway
Please ensure you carry adequate supplies of drinking water.
Respect the fragile dune systems by staying on designated pathways and boardwalks at all times. • Do not disturb plants and animals. • Do not leave any rubbish behind. Either place it in the bins provided or take it home with you.


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Granite Island is one of the most recognised ecological attractions in Victor Harbor.

Granite Island is around 62 acres and is one of the most recognised ecological attractions in Victor Harbor due to its unusual granite formations with crashing white waves, elevated views, flora and fauna, and walking trails that provide outstanding panoramic coastal views.


Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram

Ride the historic Horse Drawn Tram across The Causeway to Granite Island. The Tramway commenced operation in 1894 and is one of two remaining in the world that operate a daily service.


Kaiki Walking Trail

This 2.9 kilometre walking trail takes you on a journey around Granite Island Recreation Park. Follow the link to find our more about the Kaiki Walking Trail, including map and key points of interest.


Dolphin and Whale Watching

Granite Island is situated in the Encounter Marine Park and full of marine life including dolphins, penguins, leafy sea dragons, seals and an abundance of marine life.

From May to October you may spot a Southern Right Whale or Humpback Whale while on their annual migration.

Big Duck Boat Tours offer daily tours departing from the Causeway, where can spot dolphins, seals and whales (during whale season).

Find out more on the Encounter Marine Park website, Big Duck Boat Tours, or visit the SA Whale Centre Facebook page for the latest whale sightings.


Big Duck Boat Tours

South Australia’s unique ocean adventure experience. Take our boat tour to see seals, dolphins and whales, as well as spectacular islands, cliffs and beaches. Bookings essential.

Find out more on the Big Duck Boat Tours page


Granite Island

You can find out more about Granite Island Recreation Park on the National Parks website.



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The Stables - Experience behind the scenes of the Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram

Have you ridden the historic Horse Drawn Tram across The Causeway to Granite Island and are eager to experience more?

The Stables is the Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram’s new state-of-the-art stables where you can book a behind-the-scenes experience.

Home to the Tram’s Clydesdale horses, The Stables is a meticulously crafted and constructed dwelling, dedicated to ensuring the horses contentment, training, and welfare.

Beyond serving as a home base for the much loved Clydesdales, these stables also function as an inviting environment for community involvement. The Stables exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences allow individuals to interact with the horses, providing a distinctive chance to meet and greet these majestic creatures while getting an insider’s view into the operations of the acclaimed Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram.

Bookings are essential.

Don’t miss your opportunity to get up close and personal with these beloved horses and learn all about the rich history and heritage of the Tram.

Immerse yourself in the world of horsemanship as you explore the stables and interact with the Clydesdales.

So whether you’re a horse enthusiast or simply looking for a unique experience during your visit to Victor Harbor, The Stables is a must-visit destination. Come see for yourself why these magnificent animals have captured the hearts of locals and tourists alike for over 150 years.

Book your behind-the-scenes experience today!



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Big Duck Boat Tours in Victor Harbor

Big Duck Boat Tours is Victor Harbor’s spectacular ocean adventure experience…

  • See seals, dolphins, seabirds and whales
  • Explore inaccessible areas of coastline and islands in our 12m expedition-style rigid inflatable boat (RIB)
  • Purpose built for Southern Ocean conditions
  • Seats 24 passengers
  • Spray jackets provided
  • Departing from Granite Island Causeway landing (walk 200m from mainland)

Tours …

  • Seal Island Tour (45 minutes)
  • Wildlife & Sightseeing Tour (90 minutes)
  • Or contact The Big Duck Boat Tours to organise a custom Private Charter – POA.

Adults/Kids/Family – please visit our website for prices, tour times and availability



Cruise the Coorong and Spirit of the Coorong



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Horsedrawn Tram

Ride the historic Horse Drawn Tram across The Causeway to Granite Island. The Tramway commenced operation in 1894 and is one of two remaining in the world that operate a daily service.

Meet our beautiful Clydesdales at their day yard and at the station for a great photo opportunity. Each of our six working horses share working shifts of four or five return trips each or approximately two and a half to three hours after which they are given a feed of chaff and grain then spend the time dozing under the pines or being petted by admirers.

You can learn some of the history of the Tramway, The Causeway and the region from the photo displays inside the trams. The replica trams were built in 1986, based on the original design, but extended by two windows and given extra headroom. They weigh 4.8 tonnes each and use roller bearings to minimise rolling effort. A single tram driver can roll one out of the barn on their own! A working Clydesdale weighs between 800 to 1000kg, but only needs to use 80kg of weight to start the tram rolling.

You may purchase a return ticket (return on any tram throughout the day) or ride oneway and make a leisurely stroll the other.

Climb the boardwalk stairs to the highest point on the island for spectacular views of Victor Harbor and Encounter Bay. Explore the scenery and many other vantage points on the walking trail around the island.

The Tramway operates every day, except for Christmas Day (weather permitting). Visit for information about fares and running times.



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