Water Adventures in Victor Harbor
See the world from a whole new perspective – from the water. Victor Harbor’s turquoise oceans and flowing rivers are just waiting to be explored. Luckily there are stores offering kayak hire in Victor Harbor, or you can bring your own, of course. Kayak or canoe along secluded beaches, discover hidden coves or traverse our tranquil rivers, the glossy water passing you by on the ultimate adventure.
Once you’ve explored above the water, why not discover the magical world under the sea? Oliver’s Reef offers plenty of opportunities to see our amazing marine life with a dive into the depths of the mysterious Southern Ocean. Or, search for whales, dolphins, seals, and sea lions by boat on the Big Duck Boat Tour.
Go jet skiing, surf the break at Waitpinga or just admire the churning waves pounding against the cliffs from above. There are several places you can find paddle boards, surfboards in town. And, while you won’t find jet skis for hire in Victor Harbor itself, just head to nearby Goolwa, hop on a jet ski, and explore the coast from there.
Or, if you prefer a lazy day soaking up the sun, simply pack your sunscreen, throw down a towel and float your worries away on one of the many idyllic beaches in our wonderful region.
Nature Adventures in Victor Harbor
Pack a picnic and set out on an adventure in Victor Harbor against a backdrop of pristine waterfalls, undisturbed forest trails, wild scrub, and the dramatic coastal scenery. While Victor Harbor is well known for its beautiful beaches, it is also home to majestic waterfalls and hiking trails, where the only sound you’ll hear is the buzz of the insects and the calls of native birds.
Discover some of Victor Harbor’s best walking trails or explore the area by bike. There’s so much to explore! For an adventure of the furry variety, get up close and personal with the Australian animals at Urimbirra Wildlife Park or feed an alpaca at Softfoot Farm.
To really get the adrenalin pumping, try your luck abseiling down The Bluff – on a tour, of course! Nothing will compare to the exhilarating two-hour abseil as you take in the jaw-dropping view down the cliffs, with the waves crashing against the rocks beneath you. This activity isn’t for the faint-hearted!
Big Duck Boat Tours
Experience adventure on the water with Big Duck Boat Tours in Victor Harbor. Explore the local islands with spectacular views of Victor Harbor and the surrounding shoreline. Immerse yourself in the marine life of dolphins, long nosed fur seals and Australian sea lions and even whales if you are here during the annual whale season. Several experiences are on offer and it’s a beautiful way to enjoy the local wonders of the Bluff, Petrol Cove, Granite Island, West Island and more.
Abseiling off the bluff
If you are looking for an adrenalin packed way to explore Encounter Bay, near Victor Harbor, you can always try abseiling off the Bluff, otherwise known as Rosetta Head. This will have you elevated some 97 metres while enjoying the views over the ocean and Kings Head Beach. You can also pait this with Surf lessons for a full day of activity.
waitpinga farm quad biking
Waitpinga Farm offers quad biking experiences, just 15 minutes from Victor Harbor. A qualified tour guide will take you across the beautiful 400 acres of farmland with sweeping views of the countryside and ocean. If you are after an outdoor, fast past adventure, quad biking is a great way to explore this Fleurieu gem.
learn to surf
Learn to surf at one of the regions famous surf beaches in Middleton, just ten minutes drive from Victor Harbor. Surf and Sun Surf School have professional surfing instructors and go through all the basics you need for surfing. These classes are fun and exciting and will ensure you create a passion for surfing.
- Wheelchair Access – Victor Harbor National Trust Museum – 1
- Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park – self-contained
- Wheelchair Access – Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park – 1