Victor Harbor Walking Tours provides guided entertaining and informative walking tours that aims to share the rich history and heritage of Victor Harbor and the surrounding area.
The tours cover key historical events of the town and colourful stories of key characters that influenced the development of Victor Harbor.
A range of small group tours and custom made tours are available and tours are easy walking.
On this must do walking tour of Victor Harbor you will hear about early settler life, the development of the Port, the unique heritage transportation that still runs today and how Victor Harbor grew into the popular tourist town they enjoy today.
Your local guide will walk you through the old parts of town and highlight the wonderful heritage listed buildings. While passing through you will hear about the important historical events of the town and stories of key characters that influenced the development of Victor Harbor.
They will also stroll along the Granite Island Causeway at Victor Harbor for stunning views of Encounter Bay, the offshore Islands and maybe we will spot a bottlenose dolphin or seal! The tour is easy walking along the town’s pavements and along the Causeway
On this tour, you will hear about the local maritime history, which includes the early and successful whaling industry around the Bluff and Granite Island. You will be told stories about the early fishing families and learn how a number of shipwrecks in Encounter Bay persuaded the colony administrators that it would not be a suitable capital city for South Australia.
Together with your local guide we will take you for a stroll along the coast and to out-of-the-way places around the streets of Yilki, which is four kilometres from Victor Harbor. The word Yilki is an Aboriginal word meaning place by the sea.
You will hear stories of the early European settlers who made their new home in Yilki. And you will see sites of heritage importance, including one of South Australia’s first inns.