In 1860 a rail link between Victor Harbor with Adelaide was commenced. 1864 saw
the opening of Victor Harbor jetty and tramway from Goolwa. The jetty was
extended to Granite Island in 1872, and the breakwater off the island was
completed in 1882.
Today you can still stroll or ride the horse tram across
the 600 m wooden causeway to Granite Island (sometimes referred to as ‘Penguin
Island’ after the Fairy Penguins that live on the island). There are scenic
walking trails pass fascinating rock formations and great whale-watch lookouts.
Check out our listing of
Harbor accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide
information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for
more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.