Nature Activities in Victor Harbor
From the beach to the bush, Victor Harbor has an abundance of opportunities to interact with our natural world. Hike, cycle, or stroll through rustic bushland trails while you enjoy the crisp country air. There’s plenty to see; lush woodland forests, thriving bird colonies, kangaroos bounding out of the brush, and magnificent waterfalls cascading over clusters of mossy rocks.
The coastline holds even more natural wonders; venture to Granite Island to view the distinctive granite rocks or spot a cheeky dolphin or seal cavorting through the water. From May to October, head to The Bluff to spot whales from the shore, or hop on board The Big Duck Boat Tours to see them close up in their natural habitat.
Wildlife Parks in Victor Harbor
There are endless wildlife parks in South Australia, which act as a haven for threatened and endangered species, as well as providing up-close-and-personal wildlife experiences for visitors to the area. These parks provide educational opportunities for kids and adults and are a fun day out for all. Here are the best wildlife parks in the Victor Harbor region.
Urimbirra Wildlife Park
Step into this open-range wildlife park just five minutes’ drive from Victor Harbor, where you can feed kangaroos and emus, pat a koala, and get up close with reptiles. Visit over 400 Australian animal species and or take part in a wildlife program with the kids.
Want to feed an alpaca? Softfoot Farm offers a range of wildlife experiences. By day, you can take a buggy out on a guided tour to see the alpacas. Grab a selfie with an alpaca and feed these gentle creatures in the paddocks. Softfoot also offers night tours where you can see kangaroos grazing in the dusk and spot rare Australian marsupials in the wild, like potoroos, bandicoots and cute little pademelons.
The winter months see the whale migrate to the waters of Victor Harbor, Port Elliot, Encounter Bay and Middleton. Whale sightings usually start around May and can be seen through to September. There are many great advantage points to watch the Humpback whales or Southern Right Whales as they head to our warmer waters to give birth, raise their calves or just socialise wile putting on a show for visitors and keen whale watchers.
Nature Walks in Victor Harbor
Victor Harbor offers several walking and biking trails for those who want to get out in nature. Whether you want a scenic walk across to Granite Island, one of Victor Harbors main attractions, walks along the beach or something more challenging, this region offers some of the most spectaclular walking trains in South Australia.
- 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